Global Placement and Open Price Offer
Conditions applying to both Global Placement and Open Price Offer - Maximum selling price: 37 euros - The first share price will be set at the end of the Offer and will take into account the demand expressed in the Global Placement. The prices of the Global Placement and the OPO are the same. The definitive price will be set on October 24, 2006 after centralisation of the OPO and should be published by Euronext Paris in a notice that same day. The final share price may be different from the maximum selling price. Characteristics of the Global Placement Prior to the quotation, a part of the shares will be distributed to institutional investors, within the framework of a Global Placement realised in France and abroad, excluding the United States of America. - Number of shares: 403 045 shares, i.e. 90% of the offered shares, excluding the exercise of the over-allotment option. - Underwriters: Société Générale and Gilbert Dupont The number of shares offered within the Global Placement may be increased if the OPO is not fully subscribed. Characteristics of the Open Price Offer The OPO is meant for retail investors, legal entities and certain UCITS (fonds communs de placement). - Number of shares in the OPO: 44 783 shares, i.e. 10% of the offered shares, excluding the exercise of the over allotment option. The number of shares offered within the Global Placement may be reduced in order to increase the OPO.
Admission on Eurolist by Euronext 3 401 875 existing shares representing the outstanding share capital.
The admitted shares will represent the outstanding share capital and voting rights in the Company as of the date of listing. Since the admission, the shares will be either in bearer form, or in registered form, at the option of the shareholder.
447 828 existing shares, over-allotment option excluded, will be made available to the public and distributed within the framework of a Global Placement and an OPO.
In order to cover any over-allotments, will agree to grant up to 67 172 additional existing shares at the introductory price, i.e. 15% of the total number of shares offered. It will be possible to exercise this option in whole or in part at any time until 30 days after the date of the close of the selling period for the shares, i.e. from November 23, 2006.
- Period of the Global Placement: from October 18, 2006 to October 24, 2006 (12:00) - Period of the OPO: from October 18, 2006 to October 23, 2006 (17:00) - First quotation: October 24, 2006 - Beginning of trading: October 25, 2006