AGREEMENT BETWEEN CASINO AND MR DINIZ Business Wire PARIS -- September 6, 2013 RegulatoryNews: On the date hereof Casino Guichard-Perrachon (Paris:CO), the controlling shareholder of the Company (“Casino”), and Mr.Abilio Diniz have, together with its related parties, entered into a Private Settlement and Waiver Agreement (“Settlement Agreement”) under which the parties agreed to settle any and all disputes, complaints or claims related to their partnership in Brazil, namely as shareholders of Wilkes Participações S.A. (“Wilkes”) and CBD. Among other provisions contained therein, the Settlement Agreement provides for: (a) Share Swap: Casino and its affiliates (“Casino Group”) will exchange 19.375 million preferred shares issued by CBD it owns in consideration for the 19.375 million common shares issued by Wilkes currently owned by the group led by Mr. Abilio Diniz (“AD Group”). The transfer of 11,229,075 shares is subject to the previous authorization from Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica- CADE. (b) Termination of Agreements: The Settlement Agreement also provides for the immediate termination of the agreements firstly entered into by Casino Group and AD Group, such as the Wilkes Shareholders Agreement, CBD Shareholders Agreement and the Conditional Put Option Agreement. (c) Resignation of Directors: The AD Group delivered to the Board of Directors of CBD, the following resignation letters: (a) resignation letter of Mr. Abilio Diniz as Chairman of the Board of Directors of CBD, as well as member of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee, (b) resignation letter of Mr. Abilio Diniz as director of Wilkes; (c) the resignation letters of the other two (2) persons appointed by the AD Group as members of the Board of Directors of CBD, as well as members of CBD’s special committees. (d) AD Group rights as shareholders of CBD: As a result of the share swap mentioned above, neither the AD Group nor Mr. Abilio Diniz will hold any shareholder right different than those granted by Brazilian Corporation Law to shareholders. (e) Ongoing Arbitration Proceedings and other claims: Also as a consequence of the mutually agreed settlement, the parties filed with the ICC a petition seeking the termination of all the existing ICC Arbitration Proceedings No. ICC 17977/CA (C-18055 /CA) and 19165/CA. The parties also agreed to terminate any and all pending claims against each other or any other third party (in connection with the parties’ disagreements), as well as agreeing not to bring any action or file any complaint against the other party based on rights set forth in any of the agreements prior executed by the parties or based on understandings of the parties prior to the date hereof. (f) Non-Compete: With regards to the non-compete obligation originally established in Sections 14.3 and 14.3.1. of the Wilkes Shareholders Agreement, in view of the Settlement Agreement, the AD Group was released from any and all obligation contemplated on such matter. (g) Real Estate: The real estate contractual framework, under which the AD Group acquired from and leased back to CBD 60 stores since 2005, to which CBD is a party, shall remain in full force. Contact: Groupe Casino ANALYST AND INVESTOR Régine GAGGIOLI, +33 (0)1 53 65 64 17 firstname.lastname@example.org or +33 (0)1 53 65 64 18 IR_Casino@groupe-casino.fr or GROUP EXTERNAL COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT PRESS Aziza BOUSTER, +33 (0)1 53 65 24 78 / +33 (0)6 08 54 28 75 email@example.com or IMAGE 7 Grégoire LUCAS, +33 (0)6 71 60 02 02 firstname.lastname@example.org
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