Identification
Symbol
BVI
ISIN code
FR0006174348
Exchange / Market
Euronext
Trading location
Europe
Paris
Products family
Stocks
Market organization
Euronext-LocalSecurities
ICB
Business Support Services
Activity description

<p>
<strong>Bureau Veritas</strong> is No. 2 worldwide in providing compliance evaluation and certification services applied to the quality, safety, health, environment and social responsibility fields. The group&#39;s activity consists of inspecting, analyzing, auditing, and certifying products, assets (buildings, industrial infrastructures, equipment, ships, etc.) and management systems (primarily ISO standards) compared to regulatory or volunteering reference standards. Net sales break down by activity as follows:</p>
<ul>
<li>
industry and infrastructures (68.8%): analysis and control of hygiene, safety and environment, inspection and certification of industrial equipment, verification of construction compliance, certification of management systems,</li>
<li>
consumer goods (13.6%);</li>
<li>
marine (11.9%): inspection and classification of ships;</li>
<li>
services for governments and international commerce (5.7%).</li>
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At the end of 2009, the group owns a network of 747 offices and 181 laboratories throughout the world.</li>
<li>
Net sales are distributed geographically as follows: France (26%), Europe/Middle East/Africa (34%), Asia/Pacific (25%) and Americas (15%).</li>
</ul>

Website address
Issuer website
www.bureauveritas.fr
Operation
IPO date
IPO type

<p>
Global Placement and Open Price Offer</p>

IPO price
37.75 euros
IPO type
Initial Public offering
Catégorie
IPO
Operation procedure

<p>
Global Placement procedure - Number of shares: 22,348,413 shares at the maximum representing 90% of the Offer (before extension option exercise and excluding the over allotment option) - Book runners: BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank AG, Goldman Sachs International, HSBC France, Soci&eacute;t&eacute; G&eacute;n&eacute;rale Open Price Offer procedure - Subscription open for Retail investors, legal entities, certain UCITS, investment clubs and associations - Number of shares offered: 2,483,157 shares at the minimum representing 10% of the Offer (before increase option and over-allotment option exercice). The allocation of purchase shares between the OPO and the Global Placement will depend on the nature and the size of the demand.</p>

Operation description
Operation calendar

<p>
- Period of the Placement: from October 9, 2007 to October 22, 2007 (20:00, except in case of early closing) - Period of the Offer: from October 9, 2007 to October 22, 2007 (17:00 and 20:00 for orders placed by Internet) - First quotation: October 23, 2007 - Beginning of trading: October 24, 2007</p>

Price range
32.50 euros - 37.75 euros
Broker to issue

<p>
BNP PARIBAS<br />
DEUTSCHE BANK AG<br />
GOLDMAN SACHS INTERNATIONAL<br />
HSBC FRANCE<br />
SOCIETE GENERALE</p>