Newly Incorporated CNOVA NV Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering of Ordinary Shares

 Newly Incorporated CNOVA NV Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial  Public Offering of Ordinary Shares  F-1 Press Release  SAO PAULO, Brazil and BORDEAUX, France, June 4, 2014 /CNW/ - CNOVA NV  ("Cnova"), a newly incorporated Dutch corporation and a global eCommerce  player, announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form F-1  with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to a proposed  initial public offering of its ordinary shares.  The number of shares to be  offered and the price range for the offering have not yet been determined.  As announced by Casino Group today, the Board of Directors of Casino, as well  as those of its subsidiaries CBD, Via Varejo and Exito, approved the principal  terms for the creation of the Cnova Group.  One of the largest eCommerce  companies in the world, Cnova will include the businesses of Cdiscount in  France, Colombia, Thailand and Vietnam, and Nova in Brazil.  Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan will act as joint bookrunners for the proposed  offering.  The proposed offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of  the preliminary prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained when  available from Morgan Stanley & Co LLC, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New  York, NY 10014, Attention: Prospectus Department or J.P. Morgan Securities  LLC,  Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue,  Edgewood, New York 11717.  A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the  U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective.  These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to  the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release  shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy,  nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction  in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to  registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or  jurisdiction.  About Cnova Cnova will be one of the largest global eCommerce companies and  includes the businesses of Cdiscount in France, Colombia, Thailand and Vietnam  and Nova in Brazil. The Company will offer more than 11.7 million active  customers access to a wide and growing assortment of more than approximately  9.2 million product offerings through a combination of its direct sales and  sales by for third-party vendors. The Company's website is www.cnovagroup.com.  Forward-looking Statements  Certain statements and information included in  this release may constitute "forward looking statements" within the meaning of  the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such  forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and  other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements  of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance  or achievements expressed or implied in such forward looking statements.  Additional discussion of such factors is contained in the companies'  Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The company does not undertake any  obligation to update any forward-looking statements.    SOURCE  Cnova  CNOVA CONTACTS - Leigh PARRISH, FTI Consulting, +1 (212) 850-5651,  Leigh.parrish@fticonsulting.com, or Hugh BARKER, FTI Consulting, +1 (212)  850-5621, Hugh.barker@fticonsulting.com; Casino Group contacts - Régine  GAGGIOLI (Analysts and Investors), Tel: +33 (0)1 53 65 64 17,  rgaggioli@groupe-casino.fr, or Aziza BOUSTER (Media), Tel: +33 (0)1 53 65 24  78, Mob: +33 (0)6 08 54 28 75, abouster@groupe-casino.fr; Companhia Brasileira  de Distribuição and Via Varejo S.A. contacts - Daniela SABBAG (Analysts and  Investors), Tel: +55 11 3886-0421, daniela.sabbag@gpabr.com, or Paola PEDRAO  (Media), Tel: +55 11 3886-0465, Mob: +55 11 99212-3982,  Paula.pedrao@gpabr.com, or Marcelo RIZZI de OLIVEIRA (Analysts and Investors),  Tel: +55 11 4225-8650, Mob. +55 11 96385-0871, marcelo.rizzi@viavarejo.com.br,  or Wilma LOURES (Media), Tel: +55 11 4225-9228, Mob: +55 11 94136-9120,  wilma.loures@viavarejo.com.br  http://www.cnovagroup.com  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2014/04/c8615.html  CO: Cnova NI: CPR ELE INTERNET ECOM NEWSTK  
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