“Share Buy-back Program”
Atos SE announces today the pursuance of its share buy-back program by implementing, as announced on November 15th, 2013, a second tranche for an amount of 115 million euros.
This second tranche is implemented pursuant to the authorization by the Ordinary General Meeting of December 27th, 2013 of an additional purpose for the share buy-back program, namely the payment in Atos SE shares for a maximum amount of 115 million euros to the Atos Dutch employee pension fund, in accordance with the final agreement dated December 18th, 2013. This amount is in addition to the 43 million euros amount already paid in cash.
To this end, Atos SE mandated irrevocably an Investment Service Provider (ISP) to purchase Atos SE shares, in its name, by tranches of 25% of the buy-back program during 4 successive periods of 20 exchange trading days starting as of January 8th, 2014.
The mandate enables Atos SE, through a hedging mechanism negotiated with the ISP, to acquire its own shares for an average cost approximating the 20 days VWAP (average of the volume weighted average prices on a period of 20 exchange trading days), with a maximum purchase price of 81.99 euros per share in accordance with the resolution adopted by the Combined General Meeting of May 29th, 2013. The mandate will be automatically adjourned during the next period of 20 exchange trading days in the event the 20 days VWAP falls below 50 euros and will start again for a new period once this threshold is crossed again.
At the end of each period of 20 exchange trading days, shares which have been purchased on the market only will be automatically transferred to the Dutch pension fund.
Transactions carried out under this program will be regularly reported to the financial market, in accordance with the applicable regulation.
Atos SE (Societas europaea) is an international information technology services company with 2012 annual revenue of EUR 8.8 billion and 77,000 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers IT services in 3 domains, Consulting & Technology Services, Systems Integration and Managed Services & BPO, and transactional services through Worldline. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following market sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Services; Public sector, Healthcare & Transports; Financial Services; Telco, Media & Utilities.
Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. It is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is quoted on the NYSE Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting & Technology Services, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.
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