Breach of an enforceable court decision by Veolia which prohibits Veolia from filing an hostile tender offer

SUEZ challenges the validity of the filing of the tender offer Veolia indicates having initiated today, in breach of the enforceable order rendered by the President of the Commercial Court of Nanterre, which indeed orders Veolia:
  • not making the French stock market regulator “AMF” recipient of a tender offer project;
  • not initiating a tender offer over Suez’s securities not previously approved by the board of directors of SUEZ;
  • taking all required measures to ensure effectiveness of this order until the outcome of future proceedings.

SUEZ will challenge the publication by the AMF of the filing notice of the tender offer, which was done in spite of this enforceable court decision.

As a result of this court decision, SUEZ will not be in a position to proceed further with the filing notice published by the AMF.

Veolia shall, for its part, take all appropriate steps to ensure effectiveness of this court prohibition on the filing of a tender offer.

SUEZ will defend by all means the interest of its shareholders, of its employees and of all its stakeholders.


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