Following the formal announcement on December 17, 2017 in respect of Thales’ intended recommended all-cash offer for all issued and outstanding ordinary shares (“Shares”) of Gemalto N.V. (“Gemalto”) (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), all transactions by Gemalto concerning shares are to be announced in a press release under the Dutch public offer rules. Accordingly Gemalto makes the relevant disclosures below.
Transactions related to Gemalto’s Global Equity Incentive Plan
Today Gemalto delivered a total number of 10,000 Shares out of its treasury shares to one eligible employee for no consideration in exchange of vested restricted share units previously granted under Gemalto’s Global Equity Incentive Plan.
This is a press release by Gemalto, pursuant to the provisions of Section 13 paragraph 1 of the Decree on Public Takeover Bids (Besluit Openbare Biedingen Wft). This announcement does not constitute an offer, or any solicitation of any offer, to buy or subscribe for any securities in Gemalto. Any offer will be made only by means of an offer memorandum. This announcement is not for release, publication or distribution, in whole or in part, in or into, directly or indirectly, in any jurisdiction in which such release, publication or distribution would be unlawful.
Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is the global leader in digital security, with 2017 annual revenues of €3 billion and customers in over 180 countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.
From secure software to biometrics and encryption, our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.
Gemalto’s solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software – enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things.
Our 15,000 employees operate out of 114 offices, 40 personalization and data centers, and 35 research and software development centers located in 47 countries.
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