Document prepared by CFAO in reponse to the tender initiated by TTC

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
(, on the website of CFAO ( 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  
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. 
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