Bureau Veritas share split in four

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                   Bureau Veritas share split in four 
Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, June 18, 2013 - The nominal value of Bureau Veritas 
shares is to be divided by four on June 21, 2013. This stock split was preceded
by an increase in the share capital. 
The Bureau Veritas share price has enjoyed sharp growth since its flotation, 
rising 131% between October 24, 2007 (EUR 37.75) and June 17, 2013 (EUR 87.1). 
This performance reflects the Group's rapid growth with a doubling in earnings 
and near-doubling in revenue and headcount over 2007-2012. With the nominal 
value split in four, the Bureau Veritas share price valuation will stand closer
to average share prices of listed companies in the Euronext Paris SBF 120 
index. Bureau Veritas aims to continue diversifying and extending its 
shareholder base. 
1- Increase in share capital by incorporation of sums levied on the issue  
 premium account 
In compliance with the twenty-fifth resolution adopted by the Annual 
Shareholders' Meeting on May 22, 2013 (General Meeting), the share capital of 
Bureau Veritas was increased on June 12, 2013 by EUR 39,793,414.56, including: 
* EUR 3,476.40 from the exercise between January 1 and June 10, 2013 of  
28,970 stock options by their beneficiaries, and 
  * EUR 39,789,938.16 from the incorporation of sums levied on the issue  
premium account by increasing by four (4) the nominal value of shares  
making up the share capital, namely from EUR 0.12 to EUR 0.48. 
Following these operations, the share capital of Bureau Veritas stands at 
EUR 53,053,250.88. 
2- Nominal value of Bureau Veritas shares split by four 
As an extension to this capital increase, in the twenty-sixth resolution the 
General Meeting also approved a division by four of the nominal value of each 
Bureau Veritas share, with effect from June 21, 2013. 
The nominal value of the Bureau Veritas share is to be reduced from EUR 0.48 
to EUR 0.12 and the number of outstanding shares is to be multiplied by four 
to 442,110,424 compared with 110,527,606 previously. 
Shareholders are therefore set to receive four new shares for one old one. The 
Bureau Veritas share price is to be automatically split in four when the 
Euronext Paris market opens on June 21, 2013. 
This operation will have no impact for shareholders given that the value of 
their portfolio will remain unchanged. The operation is to be undertaken with 
no costs, formalities or loss of rights for shareholders. 
Consequently, the maximum unit purchase price of EUR 200 (excluding acquisition
costs) and the maximum number of 11,049,863 ordinary own shares likely to be 
acquired by Bureau Veritas under the framework of the share buyback programme 
approved by the General Meeting in the thirteenth resolution are to be fixed at
respectively EUR 50 (excluding acquisition costs) and 44,199,452 ordinary 
shares. The other conditions of the programme to buy back ordinary own shares 
remain unchanged. 
About Bureau Veritas 
Bureau Veritas 
is a world leader in conformity assessment and certification services. Created
in 1828, the Group has close to 60,000 employees in 1,330 offices and
laboratories located in 140 countries. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to
improve their performances by offering services and innovative solutions in
order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet
standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental
protection and social responsibility.
Bureau Veritas is listed on the Euronext Paris and belongs to the Next 20 
index, Compartment A, code ISIN FR 0006174348, stock symbol: BVI). 
Analysts/Investors:                      Press:
Claire Plais: +33(0)1 55 24 76 09      
Domitille Vielle: +33 (0)1 55 24 77 80   Véronique Gielec: +33 (0)1 55 24 76 01
finance.investors@bureauveritas.com      veronique.gielec@bureauveritas.com 
Press release - June 18, 2013 
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