VILMORIN & CIE : VILMORIN LAUNCHES A FIRST FREE ALLOTMENT OF SHARES AS PART OF ITS SHAREHOLDING STRATEGY ON BEHALF OF ITS

VILMORIN & CIE : VILMORIN LAUNCHES A FIRST FREE ALLOTMENT OF SHARES AS PART OF
      ITS SHAREHOLDING STRATEGY ON BEHALF OF ITS INDIVIDUAL SHAREHOLDERS

Public limited company with Board of Directors, with a capital of
262576040,25 Euros.

Head Office: 4, Quai de la Mégisserie - F-75001 PARIS

SIREN Paris 377 913728

Fiscal year from July 1^st to June 30^th

NYSE Euronext Paris (Compartment A) - Eligible for Deferred Settlement Order

                                                              January 16, 2013

 VILMORIN LAUNCHES A FIRST FREE ALLOTMENT OF SHARES AS PART OF ITS
SHAREHOLDING STRATEGY ON BEHALF OF ITS INDIVIDUAL SHAREHOLDERS

 Free allotment of 1 new share for 10 old shares held

The board of the  company Vilmorin, acting by  delegation of the Joint  Annual 
General Meeting of Shareholders  held on December 12,  2012, decided the  free 
allotment of shares at a rate of 1 new share for 10 old shares held.

Attribution operations will begin on Monday January 21, 2013 and will  concern 
all shares held at the  close of trading on  Euronext Paris on Friday  January 
18, 2013. Any shareholder having acquired shares before this date will benefit
from this allotment of shares.

The 1,721,810 new shares will be assimilated  to old shares as of January  21, 
2013.

The attribution  right  will  not  be  listed.  Shares  corresponding  to  the 
fractional rights will be sold on the market, and the amount raised from  this 
sale will be allotted  to holders of fractional  rights as of Monday  February 
11, 2013, and at the latest 30  days after registration of the number of  full 
shares allotted in their account. 

Consequently, Vilmorin's new share capital will stand at 298,833,642.75 Euros,
divided up into 18,939,911 shares with a nominal value of 15.25 Euros.

Operations will be centralized by BNP Paribas Securities Services.

 Adjustment of the conversion rate of Vilmorin's convertible  bonds 
^(1)

Following the free allotment of  shares, the exchange and/or conversion  ratio 
of the convertible bonds ^(1) is to be adjusted according to the methods  used 
for convertible or  exchangeable bonds.  The conversion  and/or exchange  rate 
will therefore be raised from 1.08 Vilmorin shares for one convertible bond to
1.19 Vilmorin shares for one convertible bond.

NB: the NYSE EURONEXT notice concerning this free allotment of shares and  the 
adjustment of the conversion ratio for the convertible bonds was disclosed  on 
January 16, 2013.





^(1) Bonds  with  option  of  conversion and/or  exchangeable  in  new  or 
existing shares, ISIN FR0010627109, issued on June 6, 2008

COMING DISCLOSURES 2012-2013 (at the end of trading on the Paris stock market)



Tuesday February 5, 2013: sales for the first semester

Tuesday February 19, 2013: results for the first semester

Monday April 29, 2013: sales at the end of the third quarter

Wednesday July 31, 2013: sales for the fiscal year

As the  world's fourth  largest seed  company, Vilmorin  develops vegetable  and 
field seeds with high added value, to better meet global food requirements.

True to  its  vision of  sustainable  development, Vilmorin  relies  on  ongoing 
investments in  research  and  international growth  to  strengthen  its  market 
shares. An ambition that is  driven by its corporate  culture which is based  on 
the sharing of knowledge, quality of life and respect for the needs of mankind.

For                any                further                 information:Daniel 
Jacquemond
Chief Financial Officer
daniel.jacquemond@vilmorin.info

Claire Planche
Financial Communication and Investor Relations Officer
claire.planche@vilmorin.info

Claire-Marie Sonnier
Financial Communication Assistant and Individual Shareholder Relations
claire-marie.sonnier@vilmorin.info


    Tel: + 33 (0)4 73 63 44 85 Fax: + 33 (0)4 73 63 41 80

Website: www.vilmorin.info

VILMORIN LAUNCHES A FIRST FREE ALLOTMENT OF SHARES

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