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Alstom (Paris:ALO) announces today the success of its private placement
of 13,133,208 new shares, representing 4.45% of its share capital before
capital increase and 4.26% after capital increase, at a subscription
price of €26.65 per share, i.e. a discount of 4.40% on the volume
weighted average price (VWAP) of the last 3 trading days.
The transaction was largely oversubscribed reflecting investors’
confidence in Alstom. Therefore Alstom decided to extend the size of the
operation from €300 million to €350 million.
The settlement-delivery of the new shares will take place on October 4th
2012. On the same date, the new shares will be listed on Euronext Paris
on the same line as Alstom’s existing shares (ISIN Code FR0010220475).
The new shares will be fully fungible with Alstom’s existing shares.
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power
transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for
innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the
fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world,
provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated
services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear,
gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power
transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 92,000
people in around 100 countries. It had sales of €20 billion and booked
close to €22 billion in orders in 2011/12.
This document does not, and shall not, in any circumstances,
constitute a public offering nor an invitation in any jurisdiction in
connection with any offer.
This document does not constitute or form part of an offer or
solicitation of an offer to purchase or subscribe for securities in
France. The securities referred to herein may not be and will not be
offered or sold to the public in France except to qualified investors
("investisseurs qualifiés") and/or to a limited group of investors
("cercle restreint d’investisseurs") acting for their own account, as
defined in, and in accordance with Articles L. 411-2 and D. 411-1 to D.
411-3 of the French Monetary and Financial Code.
This document is only being distributed to, and is only directed at,
persons in the United Kingdom that (i) are "investment professionals”
falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act
2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended, the "Order"), (ii)
are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) ("high net worth
companies, unincorporated associations, etc.") of the Order, or (iii)
are persons to whom an invitation or inducement to engage in investment
activity (within the meaning of section 21 of the Financial Services and
Markets Act 2000) in connection with the issue or sale of any securities
may otherwise lawfully be communicated or caused to be communicated (all
such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). This
document is directed only at relevant persons and must not be acted on
or relied on by persons who are not relevant persons. Any investment or
investment activity to which this document relates is available only to
relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons.
This document has been prepared on the basis that any offer of the
new shares in any Member State of the European Economic Area ("EEA")
which has implemented the Prospectus Directive (2003/71/EC) (each, a
"Relevant Member State") will be made pursuant to an exemption under the
Prospectus Directive, as implemented in that Relevant Member State, from
the requirement to publish a prospectus. Accordingly any person making
or intending to make any offer in that Relevant Member State of
securities which are the subject of the placement contemplated in this
document may only do so in circumstances in which no obligation arises
for Alstom or any of Joint Lead Managers and Bookrunners
publish a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Directive,
as amended by the Amending Prospectus Directive (2010/73/UE) in relation
to such offer. Neither Alstom nor the Joint Lead Managers and Bookrunners
have authorized, nor do they authorize, the making of any offer of
the new shares in circumstances in which an obligation arises for Alstom
or any of the Joint Lead Managers and Bookrunners
to publish a
prospectus for such offer.
This document is an advertisement and not a prospectus for the
purposes of applicable measures implementing Directive 2003/71/EC.
This press release is not an offer of securities for sale in the
United States or any other jurisdiction. Securities may not be sold or
offered in the United States unless they are registered or are exempt
from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
Alstom does not intend to register any portion of this offering in the
United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the
United States. Copies of this press release are not being, and should
not be, distributed in or sent into the United States.
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or Australia. The information in these materials does not constitute an
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