VINCI announces its intention to make a simplified public offer for the outstanding shares of ENTREPOSE Contracting that it does not already own
10 April 2012 - Acquisitions
VINCI has decided to make a simplified public offer for the outstanding ENTREPOSE Contracting shares that it does not already own at a price of €100 per ENTREPOSE Contracting share, which will be followed by the required withdrawal of the Offer if conditions permit (the Offer).
ENTREPOSE Contracting, listed on the B compartment of the regulated market NYSE Euronext in Paris (ISIN code FR0010204321), became a subsidiary of VINCI in 2007 by way of block share acquisition contracts and a public offer. Today, VINCI holds directly and indirectly 4,141,216 ENTREPOSE Contracting shares, representing 80.2% of the capital et 88.3% of the voting rights of ENTREPOSE Contracting.
Consequent to these transactions, VINCI now plans to completely integrate ENTREPOSE Contracting within the VINCI group. Pursuant to market regulation, the board of directors of ENTREPOSE Contracting will name an independent expert tasked with preparing a report on the financial conditions of the Offer and who will provide an opinion concerning the terms and conditions of the Offer.
The Offer and the prospectus prepared by VINCI will be filed with the Autorité des marchés financiers during the current quarter.
Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP are advising Vinci with respect to this transaction.
This press release does not constitute and should not be construed as a public offer to buy ENTREPOSE Contracting shares by VINCI. Pursuant to French law, documentation relating to the Offer, which will include its terms of conditions, will be filed for review with the Autorité des marchés financiers. The Offer will only be valid once it is declared valid by the Autorité des marchés financiers.
VINCI is a global player in concessions and contracting, employing close to 211,000 people in some 100 countries. We design, finance, build and operate infrastructure and facilities that help improve daily life and mobility for all. Because we believe in all-round performance, above and beyond economic and financial results, we are committed to operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. And because our projects are in the public interest, we consider that reaching out to all our stakeholders and engaging in dialogue with them is essential in the conduct of our business activities. VINCI’s goal is to create long-term value for its customers, shareholders, employees, and partners and for society at large.