Press release related to Atos’ offer on Gemalto
Paris, December 17, 2017
Atos SE [Euronext Paris: ATO] (“Atos”), a global leader in digital transformation, acknowledges today’s offer by Thales to acquire Gemalto, at €51.0 per share.
Following its financial discipline, during its meeting this evening, the Board of Atos has decided not to pursue its offer to acquire Gemalto at €46.0 per share.
Atos wishes Thales, Gemalto and its employees full success for their project. Should, for any reason, Thales’ conditional offer not be completed, Atos shall remain available to discuss a combination with Gemalto.
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This announcement by Atos SE is being made on the basis of Section 4, paragraph 3 of the Dutch Decree on Public Takeovers (Besluit openbare biedingen Wft).
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