World News: 15:19 GMT Tuesday 14th January 2020. [Capgemini SE via Globe Newswire via SPi World News]
Paris, January 14, 2020 – Capgemini’s board of directors, held on January 14, 2020, approved the new price proposed to the shareholders of Altran Technologies (Euronext Paris: ALT) in its friendly tender offer. Following this decision and acquisition of Altran shares by Capgemini, the offer price has been automatically increased from €14.0 to €14.5 per share.
Paul Hermelin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Capgemini Group, and Aiman Ezzat, who will become Chief Executive Officer of the Capgemini Group as from the General Meeting of May 2020, said: “ .”
In response to the allegations disseminated by certain players, thereby exposing Altran’s shareholders to the risk of not being able to benefit from this opportunity, Capgemini makes the following additional undertakings as part of the communication of this improved offer:
Capgemini restates that the subsequent reopenings of the offer period will be at €14.5 per share and will only take place if the offer is successful at the end of the first offer period. In that respect, not tendering the shares by January 22 (inclusive) does not create a new opportunity but raises the risk that the offer will fail, and therefore will not reopen.
In addition, the increase in the offer price is in accordance with the provisions of the General Regulations of the French financial market authority (- AMF) and results from today’s acquisition of Altran shares by Capgemini for a price of €14.5 per share. Capgemini holds 29,378,419 Altran shares representing 11.43% of Altran’s share capital.
All other conditions of the tender offer remain unchanged and Altran’s shareholders have until January 22, 2020 (inclusive) to tender their shares.
Capgemini's offer document and Altran's response document, as approved by the AMF on October 14, 2019 under visa no. 19-489 and visa no. 19-490 respectively, as well as documents relating to the other information of each company, are available on the AMF website (www.amf-france.org), and on the websites of Capgemini (www.capgemini.com/altran-en) or Altran Technologies (www.altran.com). These documents can be obtained free of charge from Capgemini (11 rue de Tilsitt, 75017 Paris, France) or Altran Technologies (96 avenue Charles de Gaulle, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine, France), depending on whether they relate to Capgemini or Altran Technologies.
This press release is disseminated for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer to purchase, or a solicitation of an offer to sell, any securities of Altran Technologies.
Investors and shareholders are strongly advised to read the documentation relating to the tender offer, which includes the terms and conditions of the offer, as well as any amendments or supplements to those documents as they will contain important information about Capgemini and the proposed transaction.
This press release must not be published, broadcast or distributed, directly or indirectly, in any country in which the distribution of this information is subject to legal restrictions. The tender offer will not be open to the public in jurisdictions in which its launch is subject to legal restrictions.
The publication, broadcasting or distribution of this press release in certain countries may be subject to legal or regulatory restrictions. Therefore, persons located in countries where this press release is published, broadcasted or distributed must inform themselves about and comply with such restrictions. Capgemini disclaims any responsibility for any violation of such restrictions.
Globe Newswire: 15:19 GMT Tuesday 14th January 2020
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