Further to the announcement by NYSE Euronext of the extension of the Liquidity Provider scheme to equities rights, hence to BSAARs, effective as of 10 June 2013, it is anticipated that at least one financial institution will be acting, on its own account, as liquidity provider on the BSAAR as from the date of listing. This recent development is expected to encourage the liquidity of BSAAR as from July 23, 2013.
In addition, and in order to facilitate the first day of trading on July 23, 2013, the financial institution in charge of centralizing subscriptions of BSAARs in 2009 will propose to those holders that are eligible* and interested to participate in an off market placement on July 23, 2013, following a period of centralization of sale orders. BSAAR holders seeking information regarding how to participate in such placement may contact the financial intermediary through which they hold their BSAARs.
For more information regarding the BSAAR, please refer to the listing prospectus, approved by the French market regulator, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) under visa no. 09-140, delivered on May 14, 2009.
This announcement appears as a matter of information only and does not constitute an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of the BSAARs or the underlying shares. Neither the BSAARs nor the shares have been or will be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933.
Cap Gemini makes no representation or undertaking regarding the development of a liquid market for the BSAAR.