Utrecht, February 13, 2009
The Executive Board of Royal Wessanen nv announces the closure of the public
offer followed by a mandatory buy-out of the remaining 0.4% of the shares of
Distriborg Groupe, initiated by its French subsidiary Wessanen France Holding.
As a result, Wessanen France Holding now holds, directly or indirectly, 100% of
the shares of Distriborg Groupe.
Following the buy-out, Distriborg Groupe’s shares were delisted from Euronext
Paris (compartiment B) on February 9, 2009.
During the offer period, 1,475 of the 6,613 shares that were still in the
market were presented. The remaining shares that have not been presented have
been automatically transferred to Wessanen France Holding under the mandatory
buy-out. The investors who did not present their shares may request the payment
of the compensating amount, equal to EUR 157, in cash, per transferred
Distriborg Groupe share, from the brokers of the public offer, CM-CIC
On September 1, 2008, Wessanen reached an agreement with Laboratoires Lehning
to acquire all of their 159,667 shares in Distriborg Groupe, representing 9.92
% of Distriborg’s share capital. On October 17, 2008, Wessanen requested the
suspension of trading in the shares of Distriborg Groupe in anticipation of a
public offer for the remaining shares. This public offer was open from January
26, 2009, to February 6, 2009.
Royal Wessanen nv
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