Bonds public tender offer announcement
Casino launched this morning a tender offer on some of its notes maturing January 2023, February 2025 and August 2026.
The indicative targeted amount of this transaction reaches 500 million euros in total.
Results will be released on next Monday, June 13th.
This transaction will allow the Group to reduce its gross debt and its financial costs as soon as 2016.
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This announcement does not constitute an invitation to participate in the tender offer for the Notes (the " Tender Offer ") in or from any jurisdiction in or from which, or to or from any person to or from whom, it is unlawful to make such invitation under applicable securities laws. The distribution of this announcement in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes are required to inform themselves about, and to observe, any such restrictions.
Tenders of Notes for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer will not be accepted from Qualifying Holders in any circumstances in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful. Casino, Guichard-Perrachon does not make any recommendation as to whether or not Qualifying Holders should participate in the Tender Offer.
The Tender Offer is not being made and will not be made directly or indirectly in or into, or by use of the mails of, or by any means or instrumentality (including, without limitation, facsimile transmission, telex, telephone, email and other forms of electronic transmission) of interstate or foreign commerce of, or any facility of a national securities exchange of, or to owners of Notes who are located in the United States as defined in Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the " Securities Act ") or to U.S. Persons as defined in Regulation S of the Securities Act (each a " U.S. Person ") and the Notes may not be tendered in the Tender Offer by any such use, means, instrumentality or facility from or within the United States, by persons located or resident in the United States or by U.S. Persons. Accordingly, copies of this document is not being, and must not be, directly or indirectly, mailed or otherwise transmitted, distributed or forwarded in or into the United States or to any such person. Any purported offer to sell in response to the Tender Offer resulting directly or indirectly from a violation of these restrictions will be invalid, and offers to sell made by a person located in the United States or any agent, fiduciary or other intermediary acting on a non-discretionary basis for a principal giving instructions from within the United States or any U.S. Person will not be accepted.