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Lagardère announces the completion of the sale, of circa 61 million shares of EADS, representing approximately 7,4% of the share capital of the company, for a total amount of circa 2,283 million Euros, by means of a private placement, through an accelerated bookbuilding with qualified investors.
EADS has participated to this placement for a total amount of circa 500 million Euros, at the price of the book.
Upon completion of this transaction, Lagardère will have sold its entire stake in EADS.
This announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy any securities, and the offer of EADS shares by Lagardère does not constitute a public offering in any jurisdiction, including in France.
This communication is for distribution in the United Kingdom only to (i) investment professionals falling within article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”) or (ii) high net worth entities and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”).
This announcement is not an offer for sale of securities in the United States. The offer and sale of the securities referred to in this announcement has not been, nor will be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) and the securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent such registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. There will be no public offering of the securities in the United States in connection with this transaction.
Any investment decision to buy shares in EADS must be made solely on the basis of publicly available information regarding EADS. Such information is not the responsibility of Lagardère.
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