Vivendi: Published in Accordance with the General Regulations of the AMF
PARIS -- May 15, 2013
Vivendi (Paris:VIV) is carrying out a capital increase reserved for employees
of the Group.
Vivendi intends to more closely associate its employees to the Group’s
development and results.
The subscription period will take place from June 13 to June 28, 2013
inclusive. In Morocco it will take place on the same dates subject to the
authorization of the CDVM.
The settlement-delivery of the shares is expected to occur on July 25, 2013.
The principal terms and conditions of this offering are described below.
VIVENDI (the “Company”)
Registered headquarters: 42, avenue de Friedland
75008 Paris - France
Share capital: € 7,287,357,407
Registration number in the Paris Trade and Companies Registry: 343 134 763
Compartment A of NYSE Euronext Paris (France)
ISIN code for ordinary shares: FR0000127771 – VIV
Security admitted to the Deferred Payment Service (Service de Règlement
FRAMEWORK OF THE OFFERING
In connection with Article L.225-138-1 of the French Commercial Code and
Articles L.3332-1 et seq. of the French Labor Code, the Combined Shareholders’
Meeting of April 30, 2013 delegated, in its 16^th resolution, its authority to
the Management Board for the purpose of carrying out, on one or more
occasions, an issuance of shares reserved for members of a company savings
plan (plan d’épargne d’entreprise) of the Company and the French or foreign
companies related to it in accordance with the provisions of Article L.225-180
of the French Commercial Code and of Article L.3344-1 of the French Labor
42 avenue de Friedland / 75380 Paris Cedex 08 / France
Tel: +33 (0)1 71 71 10 00 / Fax: +33 (0)1 71 71 10 01
Public limited company with Management Board and Supervisory Board (Société
Anonyme à Directoire et Conseil de surveillance) with share capital of €
7,287,357,407 / Company Registration N° 343 134 763 Paris / SIRET 343134763
In its 17^th resolution, the Combined Shareholders’ Meeting of April 30, 2013
delegated its authority to the Management Board for the purpose of carrying
out an issuance of shares reserved for employees of companies of the Vivendi
Group related to the Company in accordance with the provisions of Article
L.225-180 of the French Code of Commerce and Article L. 3344-1 of the French
Labor Code and to certain financial institutions, within the conditions set
forth in such resolution.
Share capital increases reserved for employees of the Group are proposed in
the following countries: France, Germany, Brazil, the United States of America
(in the form of a bonus), Morocco, the Netherlands and United Kingdom, subject
to obtaining local approvals in certain of these countries.
Beneficiaries of the reserved issuance: the beneficiaries of the reserved
issuance provided for in the 16^th resolution are employees of the Group’s
companies in France, Germany, Brazil, Morocco, the Netherlands and the United
Kingdom who have become members of the group savings plan (plan d’épargne
groupe, or “PEG”), irrespective of the nature of their employment contract,
and subject to a seniority condition of at least three months as of the last
day of the subscription period. In addition, employees of certain U.S.
companies of the Group, will be able to benefit indirectly from shares issued
under the 17^th resolution. A financial institution mandated by Vivendi will
participate in the hedging of a leveraged plan with guaranteed capital “OPUS
Type of issuance: this issuance is carried out without preferential
Maximum Subscription Amount:
The Management Board has decided that the number of new shares to be issued
shall be limited as follows:
*3,000,000 shares for the share capital within the framework of the classic
plan “Groupe Vivendi Relais 2013” FCPE, section “Relais Vivendi Epargne”
*12,000,000 for the share capital increase within the framework of the
leveraged plan “Vivendi Opus 13”.
On June 13, 2013, the Chairman of the Management Board will set the
subscription price which will be equal to 80% of the average of the opening
prices of the Vivendi share on the Euronext Paris market over the twenty (20)
trading days preceding the date of June 13, 2013.
Creation and listing of the shares: the new Vivendi shares to be created will
bear benefit entitlement (jouissance) as of January 1, 2013 and will therefore
be fully assimilated to existing shares. The admission of the new Vivendi
shares to trading on the Euronext Paris market on the same listing line as the
existing shares should occur as soon as possible following the completion of
the capital increase scheduled to take place on July 25, 2013.
Maximum subscription amount: pursuant to Article L.3332-10 of the French Labor
Code, annual payments made by beneficiaries of the offering over the course of
a year cannot exceed one-quarter of their gross annual remuneration. This
legal maximum amount takes into account all other payments that may be made by
employees in connection with a savings plan of their Company and/or of the
Lock-up period: pursuant to Article L.3332-25 of the French Labor Code, the
employees subscribing to the issuance must hold their FCPE units, until April
30, 2018 inclusive, except in the event of an early exit.
Reduction of subscription requests:
For each plan, in the event that the total number of Vivendi shares subscribed
is greater than the number of shares offered (oversubscription), a reduction
will be carried out in accordance with the following principles:
- in order to allow the participation of a maximum of employees, the Chairman
of the Management Board, to who full authority has been granted to this
extent, will determine a guaranteed minimum number of shares per subscriber
(equal to the maximum number of shares offered in the plan divided by the
number of subscribers to such plan);
- a subscription request that is less than or equal to this minimum number
will be met in full;
- a subscription request that is higher than this minimum will be satisfied up
to this minimum amount; the portion of the request that exceeds the minimum
number will be reduced proportionally, up to the limit of the maximum number
of shares offered in the plan.
The implementation of the leveraged plan in the context of the “Vivendi Opus
13” plan could lead the financial institution structuring the offer (Société
Générale), to undertake hedging transactions, as of the date of publication of
the present press release and over the entire course of the plan.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to
purchase Vivendi shares. The offering of Vivendi shares reserved for employees
will only be carried out in those countries where such an offering has been
registered with or notified to the competent local authorities and/or
following the approval of a prospectus by the competent local authorities or
in consideration of an exemption from the requirement to prepare a prospectus
or register the offering or notify authorities of the offering. IN PARTICULAR,
THE SHARES HAVE NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED IN THE UNITED STATES UNDER
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AND WILL ONLY BE OFFERED IN THE UNITED STATES TO
ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES IN TRANSACTIONS NOT REQUIRING REGISTRATION UNDER SUCH ACT.
More generally, the offering will only be carried out in those countries where
all required filing procedures and/or consultation or information obligations
with respect to organizations representing employees and/or notifications have
been completed and the necessary authorizations have been obtained. This press
release is not destined for, and copies thereof should not be sent to,
countries in which such a prospectus has not been approved or such an
exemption is not available or where all of the required filing procedures
and/or consultation or information obligations with respect to organizations
representing employees and/or notifications have not been completed or where
the necessary authorizations have not been obtained.
This press release constitutes the information document required pursuant to
Articles 212-4 (paragraph 5) and 212-5 (paragraph 6) of the AMF’s General
Regulations and to Article 14 of instruction n°2005-11 of December 13, 2005,
published in the form of a press release in accordance with Article 221-3 of
the AMF’s General Regulations.
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