Atos takeover and buy-out offers on Bull - Early redemption and additional payment for the OCEANE bonds
Thierry Breton, Chairman and CEO of Atos said: “I welcome this combination as a major step to anchor our European leadership in Cloud, Big Data, and Cybersecurity, toward our 2016 Ambition to become a Tier 1 company and THE preferred European global IT brand. Bull’s highly recognized teams in advanced technologies such as high computing power, data analytics management, and cybersecurity ideally complement Atos’ large scale operations. Thanks to our integration capabilities and operational effectiveness culture, this transaction will strongly benefit Bull and Atos clients, employees, and shareholders.”
Philippe Vannier, Chairman and CEO of Bull Group, commented: “Bull Group will strongly benefit from joining Atos, one of the most successful global IT company, in order to accelerate “One Bull” strategic plan implementation. I’m looking forward to being part of this new development within which each member of staff will add their own value. Together with Atos we share the same passion for business technology.”
This web page is dedicated to documents and information relating to the tender offer on the shares and OCEANEs issued by Bull (the "Offer"). This Offer is made only in France and participation in the Offer may be subject to legal restrictions outside France.
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This communication has been prepared for information purposes only. It is strongly recommended that all shareholders and that all holders of OCEANEs read the listing documentation pertaining to the tender offer, as approved by the French Financial Markets Authority (Autorité des marchés financiers), along with all communications published by the initiator of the said tender offer. The information note of the initiator approved by the French Financial Markets Authority under number 14-327 dated June 24th, 2014, as well as the “other information” note relating to the characteristics, in particular legal, financial and accounting of the initiator (the “Atos listing documentation”), are available to the public on the French Financial Markets Authority’s website (www.amf-france.org ). A copy of the Atos listing documentation may also be obtained free of charge at the following addresses: Atos SE, 80 Quai Voltaire River Ouest, 95870 Bezons, France, and Rothschild & Cie, 23bis avenue de Messine, 75008 Paris, France. The response information note approved by the French Financial Markets Authority under number 14-328 dated June 24th, 2014, along with the “other information” note relating to the characteristics, in particular legal, financial and accounting of Bull, which includes the Bull prospectus filed with the French Financial Markets Authority on March 14th, 2014 under number D.14-0144 (the “Bull listing documentation”), are available to the public on the French Financial Markets Authority’s website ( www.amf-france.org ). A copy of the Bull listing documentation may also be obtained free of charge at the following address: Bull, rue Jean Jaurès, 78340 Les Clayes-sous-Bois, France. The said tender offer is exclusively made in France and limited to France. This communication shall neither be construed, in any way whatsoever, as to constitute an offer to the public, nor shall it be construed as an offer to acquire Bull securities. The listing documentation is not intended to be distributed in countries other than France. The distribution of the listing documentation, any document related to the said tender offer, the offer and the acceptance of the offer may be restricted by law and subject to specific regulations in certain jurisdictions. Accordingly, potential users and readers of the listing documentation are requested to inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Atos SE disclaims all liability in the event of a violation by any person of such applicable specific regulations.