Paris, France / Boston Massachusetts, the U.S. / Amsterdam, the Netherlands – 28 August 2019
With reference to the joint press releases dated 10 April, 8 May and 11 July 2019, along with the Offer Memorandum, the Consortium and Wessanen jointly announce that they have obtained the unconditional approval of the European Commission in connection with the Offer. Consequently, all competition clearances required to close the Offer have been obtained.
The Consortium and Wessanen continue to work constructively to satisfy other Offer Conditions and are making timely progress, anticipating that the Offer Period closes on 6 September 2019 and settlement of the Offer will take place in Q3 2019, as planned. Please see the Offer Memorandum for information on how shareholders can tender their Shares under the Offer.
The extraordinary general meeting of Wessanen shareholders, during which the Offer will be discussed, will be held tomorrow, Thursday 29 August 2019, commencing at 14:00 hours CET at the hotel Okura in Amsterdam.
This announcement contains select, condensed information regarding the Offer and does not replace the Offer Memorandum and/or the Position Statement. The information in this announcement is not complete and additional information is contained in the Offer Memorandum and the Position Statement.
Digital copies of the Offer Memorandum can be obtained through the websites of Wessanen (www.wessanen.com) and PAI Partners (www.paipartners.com). Copies of the Offer Memorandum are also available free of charge at the offices of Wessanen and the Exchange Agent at the addresses mentioned below. Digital copies of the Position Paper can be obtained through the websites of Wessanen (www.wessanen.com).