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
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,
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
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
Chief Financial Officer
Financial Communication and Investor Relations Officer
Financial Communication Assistant and Individual Shareholder Relations
Tel: + 33 (0)4 73 63 44 85 Fax: + 33 (0)4 73 63 41 80
VILMORIN LAUNCHES A FIRST FREE ALLOTMENT OF SHARES
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