SOCIETE GENERALE : SOCIETE GENERALE: CLOSING OF THE SALE OF THE STAKE IN NATIONAL SOCIETE GENERALE BANK (NSGB) Paris, 28 March 2013 CLOSING OF THE SALE OF THE STAKE INNATIONAL SOCIETE GENERALE BANK (NSGB) Societe Generale finalised today the sale of its entire stake in its Egyptian subsidiary National Societe Generale Bank (NSGB) to Qatar National Bank. The closing of the transaction occurred after the settlement of the mandatory tender offer into which Societe Generale tendered its 77.17% stake, as previously communicated on the 12^th of December 2012. Societe Generale received for its stake a payment of USD 1,967 MM (equivalent to USD 1,974 MM net of foreign exchange transaction costs), representing a multiple to the last stated book value of NSGB of 2.0x. The transaction generates a net gain of EUR370 MM in Q1 2013 and increases the Group's Basel 2.5 Core Tier 1 ratio by 32 bps. Under Basel 3, the increase is expected to be 29 bps on a pro forma basis at the end of 2013, in line with the announcement made on the 12^th of December 2012. Societe Generale Societe Generale is one of the largest European financial services groups. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial solidity with a strategy of sustainable growth, and aims to be the reference for relationship banking, recognised on its markets, close to clients, chosen for the quality and commitment of its teams. More than 154,000 employees, based in 76 countries, accompany 32 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Societe Generale's teams offer advice and services to individual, corporate and institutional customers in three core businesses: *Retail banking in France with the Societe Generale branch network, Credit du Nord and Boursorama; *International retail banking, with a presence in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, in the Mediterranean basin, in Sub-Saharan Africa, in Asia and in the French Overseas Territories; *Corporate and investment banking with a global expertise in investment banking, financing and global markets. Societe Generale is also a significant player in specialised financing and insurance, private banking, asset management and securities services. Societe Generale is included in the socially-responsible investment indices FTSE4Good and ASPI. For more information, you can follow us on twitter @societegenerale or visit our website www.societegenerale.com. CLOSING OF THE SALE OF THE STAKE IN NATIONAL SOCIETE GENERALE BANK ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: SOCIETE GENERALE via Thomson Reuters ONE HUG#1688972
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