Casino, Guichard Perrachon : Casino Group: Pursuance of the Monoprix share acquisition process

  Casino, Guichard Perrachon : Casino Group: Pursuance of the Monoprix share
                             acquisition process

             Pursuance of the Monoprix share acquisition process




Casino exercised  today its  right to  have a  subsidiary of  Crédit  Agricole 
Corporate &  Investment  Bank temporarily  hold  the 50%  stake  in  Monoprix, 
previously owned by Galeries  Lafayette, in accordance with  the terms of  the 
transaction agreement signed on July, 26^th 2012.

The sale by Galeries  Lafayette was completed, as  previously disclosed, at  a 
price of € 1 175 Million, funded by Casino.

This temporary holding arrangement* will be in place until the examination  of 
the case by the French Competition  Authority is completed, which is  expected 
over the course of the summer. Once  the decision is obtained, Casino will  be 
in a position to complete the acquisition of the shares.

*In compliance with the merger control regulatory framework

                        ANALYST AND INVESTOR CONTACTS
                 Régine GAGGIOLI - Tel: +33 (0)1 53 65 64 17
                          rgaggioli@groupe-casino.fr
                                      or
                             +33 (0)1 53 65 64 18
                          IR_Casino@groupe-casino.fr

                   Group external communication department
                                press contacts
                                Aziza BOUSTER
                          Tel: +33 (0)1 53 65 24 78
                          Mob: +33 (0)6 08 54 28 75
                          abouster@groupe-casino.fr
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                                Grégoire LUCAS
                          Tel: +33 (0)1 53 70 74 95
                          Mob: +33 (0)6 71 60 02 02
                               glucas@image7.fr

2013-04-05 - PR Monoprix

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