PR Newswire/Les Echos/ The document prepared by CFAO in response to the tender offer initiated by TTC for the shares of CFAO and the information relating, in particular, to the legal, financial and accounting characteristics of CFAO are available Sèvres, October 18, 2012 This notice has been prepared and published by CFAO, in accordance with the provisions of articles 231-27 3° and 231-28 of the General Regulations of the Autorité des marchés financiers (the "AMF"). Pursuant to article L. 621-8 of the French Monetary and Financial Code and article 231-26 of its General Regulations, the AMF delivered visa No.12-494 on October 16, 2012, on CFAO's response document to the tender offer initiated by Toyota Tsusho Corporation ("TTC") for the shares of CFAO. In accordance with the provisions of article 231-28 of the General Regulations of the AMF, the information relating, in particular, to the legal, financial and accounting characteristics of CFAO was filed with the AMF on October 17, 2012. This document contains in particular information on CFAO's revenue as of the end of August 2012 and financial objectives for the year 2012. The response document which received the visa of the AMF and the other information relating, in particular, to the legal, financial and accounting characteristics of CFAO are available on the website of the AMF (www.amf-france.org), on the website of CFAO (www.cfaogroup.com) and are made available, free of charge, to the public at the registered offices of CFAO 18, rue de Troyon, 92316 Sèvres, France and of Société Générale, CORI / COR/ FRA, 75886 Paris Cedex 18, France. About CFAO CFAO is the foremost specialized retail brand in its main business areas - vehicle and pharmaceuticals distribution - in Africa and the French overseas territories. In Africa, CFAO also distributes equipment, produces and distributes consumer goods and is a provider of a number of technology-related services. CFAO is present in 34 countries, 31 of which are in Africa and seven in the French overseas territories, and had a headcount of 10,100 at end-2011. In 2011, CFAO generated consolidated revenue of EUR3,124 million and recorded recurring operating income of EUR256.3 million. CFAO is listed on NYSE Euronext in Paris and is included in the SBF120 and CAC Mid 60 indices. Find CFAO on Bloomberg: CFAO:FP and Reuters: CFAO.PA To find out more, go to www.cfaogroup.com Investor and Analyst Relations Sébastien Desarbres Vice President Financial Communications and Investor Relations +33 1 46 23 56 51 Press Relations Laurence Tovi Director of Communications +33 1 46 23 58 80 About Toyota Tsusho Corporation TTC is a general trading company that develops diversified businesses through 500 consolidated companies in Japan and overseas and with customers around the world, via a global network covering Japan and more than 60 countries worldwide. The group operates seven business divisions, namely: the Metals Division, the Global Production Parts & Logistics Division, the Automotive Division, the Machinery, Energy & Project Division, the Chemicals & Electronics Division, the Produce & Foodstuffs Division, and the Consumer Products, Services & Materials Division. With these various activities, the group provides products and services in a broad range of business domains that are essential to achieving the creation of a prosperous and fulfilling society. TTC is listed in the Tokyo Stock Exchange as well as in the Nagoya Stock Exchange. The Offer is made exclusively in France. This notice does not constitute an offer to the public. This notice is not intended for distribution in countries other than France. The distribution of this notice, the Offer and the acceptance of the Offer may be in some countries subject to specific regulations. Accordingly, persons in possession of this notice are required to inform themselves about local restrictions that may apply and comply with them. PARIS:168704.1 The content and accuracy of news releases published on this site and/or distributed by PR Newswire or its partners are the sole responsibility of the originating company or organisation. Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of our services, such releases are not actively monitored or reviewed by PR Newswire or its partners and under no circumstances shall PR Newswire or its partners be liable for any loss or damage resulting from the use of such information. All information should be checked prior to publication. -0- Oct/18/2012 07:06 GMT
Document prepared by CFAO in reponse to the tender initiated by TTC
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