STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - Jan 30, 2013) - This is a joint press release by LBiInternational N.V. ("LBi") and PublicisGroupe S.A. ("Publicis Groupe") pursuant to the provisions of Article 17,paragraphs 3 and 4, and Article 13, paragraph 1 of the Dutch PublicTakeoverDecree (Besluit openbare biedingen Wft) (the "Takeover Decree") inconnectionwith the recommended public offer by Publicis Groupe, through itsindirectlywholly owned subsidiary, Publicis Groupe Holdings B.V., for all the issuedandoutstanding shares in the capital of LBi.
This press release does not constitute or form part of an offer for sharesinLBi. The Offer is made only by means of the offer document published on 12November 2012 (the "Offer Document"). The Offer was declared unconditionalon15 January 2013. The Post Acceptance Period expired at 17:40 hours CET on29January 2013.
Digital copies of the Offer Document are available on the website of LBi(www.lbi.com) and Publicis Groupe (www.publicisgroupe.com). Copies of theOfferDocument are also available free of charge at the offices of PublicisGroupe,the Offeror, the Settlement Agent, the Swedish Settlement Agent and LBi attheaddresses mentioned below. The Publicis Groupe and LBi websites do notconstitute a part of, and are not incorporated by reference into, the OfferDocument.
Terms not defined in this press release will have the meaning as set forthinthe Offer Document.
The Offer is made for the securities of a Dutch company and is subject toDutchdisclosure requirements, which are different from those of the UnitedStates.
Please note that, to the extent permissible under applicable law orregulation,the Offeror and its affiliates or brokers (acting as agents for theOfferor)may, from time to time, and other than pursuant to the Offer, directly orindirectly purchase, or arrange to purchase, shares in LBi that are thesubjectof the Offer or any securities that are convertible into, exchangeable fororexercisable for such shares. To the extent information about such purchasesorarrangements to purchase is made public in The Netherlands, suchinformationwill be disclosed by means of a press release or other means reasonablycalculated to inform shareholders of LBi of such information.
This press release may not be published, distributed, disseminated orotherwisesent into Japan or Canada.
With reference to the joint press releases of Publicis Groupe [EURONEXTParis:FR0000130577] and LBi [NYSE EURONEXT Amsterdam: LBI], issued on 20September2012, 9 October 2012, 12 November 2012 and 15 January 2013, respectively,Publicis Groupe Holdings B.V. ("Publicis Groupe Holdings" or the"Offeror"), anindirectly wholly owned subsidiary of Publicis Groupe, and LBi herebyjointlyannounce that including Shares tendered during the Post Acceptance PeriodandShares purchased today the Offeror holds 95.41% of all the issued andoutstanding shares in LBi.
During the Post Acceptance Period, which ended at 17:40 hours CET on 29January2013, 1,049,998 Shares have been tendered for acceptance under the Offer,representing a value of EUR 2,992,494.
In the course of today, Publicis Groupe has acquired 7,106 shares in LBi atavolume weighted average price of approximately EUR 2.85 per share, aminimumprice of EUR 2.85 and a maximum price of EUR 2.85 per share.
The shares in LBi owned by the Offeror after 29 January 2013, together withtheshares in LBi tendered under the Offer during the Post Acceptance Period,representing a total of 143,362,826 shares in LBi, represent approximately95.41% of all the issued and outstanding shares in LBi.
Disregarding shares in LBi held by LBi after settlement of the Offer, thetotalof shares in LBi owned by Publicis Groupe and shares in LBi tendered undertheOffer during the Post Acceptance Period represents approximately 98%2 oftheshares in LBi.
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About Publicis Groupe
Publicis Groupe [Euronext Paris FR0000130577, part of the CAC 40 index] isthethird largest communications group in the world, offering the full range ofservices and skills: digital (Digitas, Razorfish, Rosetta, VivaKi),traditionaladvertising (BBH, Leo Burnett, Publicis Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi),publicaffairs, corporate communications and events (MSLGROUP), media buying andstrategy (Starcom MediaVest Group and ZenithOptimedia) and specializedcommunications with PHCG (Publicis Healthcare Communications Group).Present in104 countries, the Groupe employs 56,000 professionals.
Viva la Difference !
LBi International N.V. [NYSE Euronext Amsterdam: LBI] is Europe's largestindependent marketing and technology agency, blending insight, media,creativityand technical expertise to create value for brands. Headquartered inAmsterdam(the Netherlands), the company has operations in 16 countries and a staffofapproximately 2,200. As a marketing and technology agency, LBi offersservicesto brands and (clients) to help them engage with their customers throughdigitalchannels across a wide spectrum of their points of engagement, from initialawareness of the brand, through direct interaction with the services orproductsoffered by the brand, to on-going relationships with the brand.LBi offers a suite of services that are designed to help its clientsattract,engage and manage customers, more effectively. This full service offeringcombines analytical, direct marketing and digital competences, which meansthatthey are able to develop big creative ideas in the digital space, build andmanage complex transactional websites, run complex CRM programmes and evenhandle the media buying, planning and electronic public relations for bluechipcompanies.
Publicis Groupe S.A. ? final results public offer for LBi:http://hugin.info/86897/R/1674038/545050.pdf
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