Essilor International: Pre Stabilisation Notice

Essilor International: Pre Stabilisation Notice  PARIS, FRANCE -- (Marketwired) -- 04/03/14 --  Essilor International (EURONEXT PARIS: EI)  Not for distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States or any jurisdiction in which such distribution would be unlawful.  Essilor International (Compagnie Generale d'Optique)   Stabilisation Notice   NYSE Euronext Paris: EI, HSBC Bank plc (contact: Alison Chan telephone: +44 207 991 5602 hereby gives notice that the Stabilising Manager(s) named below may stabilise the offer of the following securities in accordance with Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2273/2003 implementing the Market Abuse Directive (2003/6/EC).      ----------------------------------------------------------------- ----------- The securities:                                                              ----------------------------------------------------------------------------                                       Essilor International (Compagnie       Issuer:                               Generale d'Optique)                    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Parent Guarantor:                     NA                                     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Aggregate nominal amount:             Eur benchmark                          ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Description:                          Eur Fixed due April 2024               ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Offer price:                          tbc                                    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Other offer terms:                                                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stabilisation:                                                               ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stabilising Manager(s):               HSBC, Citi, Natixis, Societe Generale  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stabilisation period expected to start                                       on:                                   3rd April 2014                         ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Stabilisation period expected to end                                         no later than:                        2nd May 2014                           ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Existence, maximum size & conditions  Up to 5% of the aggregate nominal      of use of over-allotment facility:    amount                                 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------    In connection with the offer of the above securities, the Stabilising Managers may over-allot the securities or effect transactions with a view to supporting the market price of the securities at a level higher than that which might otherwise prevail. However, there is no assurance that the Stabilising Managers will take any stabilisation action and any stabilisation action, if begun, may be ended at any time.  This announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute an invitation or offer to underwrite, subscribe for or otherwise acquire or dispose of any securities of the Issuer in any jurisdiction.  This announcement and the offer of the securities to which it relates are only addressed to and directed at persons outside the United Kingdom and persons in the United Kingdom who have professional experience in matters related to investments or who are high net worth persons within article 12(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 and must not be acted on or relied on by other persons in the United Kingdom.  In addition, if and to the extent that this announcement is communicated in, or the offer of the securities to which it relates is made in, any EEA Member State that has implemented Directive 2003/71/EC (together with any applicable implementing measures in any Member State, the "Prospectus Directive") before the publication of a prospectus in relation to the securities which has been approved by the competent authority in that Member State in accordance with the Prospectus Directive (or which has been approved by a competent authority in another Member State and notified to the competent authority in that Member State in accordance with the Prospectus Directive), this announcement and the offer are only addressed to and directed at persons in that Member State who are qualified investors within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive (or who are other persons to whom the offer may lawfully be addressed) and must not be acted on or relied on by other persons in that Member State.  This announcement is not an offer of securities for sale into the United States. The securities have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration. There will be no public offer of securities in the United States.   Contact:  Alison Chan  telephone: +44 207 991 5602     
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