“Worldline registers its document de base (base registration document) with the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF)”
7 May 2014
Atos SE announces that its subsidiary Worldline filed its document de base with the French Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) on 6 May 2014.
Registration of the document de base is the first step towards the planned initial public offering of Worldline's shares on the regulated market of Euronext Paris. The process is subject to receipt of the AMF's visa on the prospectus for the transaction.
Worldline's document de base is available on the websites of the Company (www.atos.net), Worldline (www.worldline.com), and of the AMF (www.amf-france.org), and free of charge upon request to Worldline at 80 quai Voltaire, Immeuble River Ouest, 95870 Bezons. Atos notes that Worldline's document de base contains detailed information about Worldline's business, results and prospects going beyond that previously published by Atos, and draws the attention of investors in particular to Chapters 12 “trend information” and 13 “profit forecasts” respectively containing medium term (through 2017) objectives and profit forecasts for 2014.
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Atos is an international information technology services company with 2013 annual revenue of EUR 8.6 billion and 76,300 employees in 52 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers information technology services through Consulting & Systems Integration, Managed Operations, and transactional services through Worldline, the European leader and a global player in the payments services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, it works with clients across the following business sectors: Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation; Public Sector & Health; Financial Services; Telecoms, 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 and Paralympic Games and is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris Market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Worldline and Atos Worldgrid.
Worldline, an Atos subsidiary, is a major player in the European payments and transactional services industry, with an expanding emerging markets footprint. Worldline delivers new-generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer. Key actor for B2B2C industries, with 40 years of experience, Worldline is ideally positioned to support and contribute to the success of businesses and administrative services in a perpetually evolving market. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model built around a global and growing portfolio, thus enabling end-to-end support. Worldline's activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services and Terminals, Mobility and e-Transactional Services, Financial Processing Services and Software Licensing. In 2013, Worldline's activities within the Atos Group generated (pro forma) revenues of 1.12 billion euros. The company employs more than 7,200 people worldwide. worldline.com
No communication or other information related to this transaction or to Worldline may be transmitted to the public in a country in which any approval or registration is required. No steps to such end have been taken (or will be taken) by the company in any country (other than France) in which such steps would be required.
This press release does not constitute a prospectus within the meaning of Directive 2003/71/CE of the European Parliament and Council dated November 4, 2003, as amended, in particular by Directive 2010/73/UE to the extent implemented in the member states of the European Economic Area (together, the “Prospectus Directive”).
The offer will be open to the public in France after the delivery by the AMF of a visa on a Prospectus composed of the document de base and a note d'opération that will be subsequently submitted to the AMF.
With respect to the member states of the European Economic Area other than France (the “Member States”) having implemented the Prospectus Directive into law, no action has been or will be taken in order to permit a public offer of the securities which would require the publication of a prospectus in one of such member states. In any EEA Member State other than France that has implemented the Prospectus Directive, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive.
These materials are not an offer for sale of Worldline shares in the United States or in any other jurisdiction. Worldline shares may not be sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Worldline does not intend to register any portion of the offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of the shares in the United States. Any shares sold in the United States will be sold only to qualified institutional buyers (as defined in Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended) pursuant to Rule 144A.
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