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Result and reopening of TTC cash tender offer

PR Newswire/Les Echos/


Sèvres, France and Nagoya, Japan on December 4, 2012



As indicated in the 'Autorité des marchés financiers' ("AMF") notice dated November 30, 2012 (D&I n°212C1588), 35,931,623 CFAO shares have been tendered to the cash tender offer initiated by Toyota Tsusho Corporation ("TTC") on CFAO shares for a price of 37.5 euros per share (the "Offer").

As a result, at the settlement date of the Offer, TTC will hold 54,266,329 CFAO shares representing 88.20% of CFAO's share capital and voting rights.

In its notice dated December 3, 2012 (D&I n°212C1596), the AMF indicated that the Offer will be reopened for a 10 trading day- period beginning on December 4, 2012 and ending on December 17, 2012 (included), in accordance with provisions of article 232-4 of its General Regulation.

TTC reminds that if, at the end of the reopened Offer, minority shareholders represent less than 5% of capital and voting rights of CFAO, it reserves the possibility to implement within the three months following the end of the reopened Offer, a squeeze-out procedure at a price of 37.5 euros per CFAO share.

TTC's tender offer document (AMF visa n° 12-493 dated October 16, 2012) as well as the document containing the other information relating to the characteristics, in particular legal, financial and accounting, of TTC are available on AMF's website ( and on the website of TTC (, and may be obtained free of charge upon request to Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank, 9 quai du Président Paul Doumer 92920 Paris La Défense Cedex and Rothschild & Cie Banque, 29 avenue de Messine, 75008 Paris.

The response document to the tender offer initiated by TTC, prepared by CFAO (AMF visa n°12-494 dated October 16, 2012), together with the document containing the other information relating to the characteristics in particular legal, financial and accounting characteristics of CFAO, are available onAMF's website (wvvw, and on the website of CFAO ( and may be obtained free of charge upon request at the registered offices of CFAO, 18 rue Troyon, 92316 Sèvres, France and of Société Générale, CORI/COR/FRA, 75886 Paris Cedex 18, France.

About Toyota Tsusho Corporation

Toyota Tsusho is a general trading company that develops business together with over 500 consolidated Group companies in Japan and overseas around the world, via a global network covering Japan and more than 60 other countries worldwide.

Toyota Tsusho has a divisional system made up of seven 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 this system, the company provides products and services in a broad range of business domains that are essential to realize the creation of a prosperous and fulfilling society.

TTC reported consolidated net sales of 5,916 billion yen for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012.

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 technologyrelated 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 posted 2012 third-quarter revenue of EUR911.5 million, up 17.1% in the third quarter. Over the first nine months of the year, the revenues reached EUR2,654.6 million, up 17.2%.

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

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