Amsterdam, December 22, 2017 at 11:00 PM - 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 and takes the opportunity to give an update on some other matters.
Transactions related to Gemalto's Global Equity Incentive Plan
Gemalto delivered a total number of 27,346 Shares out of its treasury shares to nine eligible employees having exercised their stock option rights granted in September 2008 under Gemalto's Global Equity Incentive Plan ("GEIP") for an exercise price of EUR 26.44 per Share, the details of which are stated below:
on December 12, 2017: 2,700 Shares
on December 13, 2017: 12,700 Shares
on December 14, 2017: 1,150 Shares
on December 19, 2017: 5,000 Shares
on December 21, 2017: 5,796 Shares
Transactions related to Gemalto's Global Employee Share Purchase Plan
Under Gemalto's Global Employee Share Purchase Plan ("GESPP"), 656 eligible employees of Gemalto have subscribed during an offering period from October 30, 2017 to November 10, 2017 to a total of 93,147 Shares for a price of EUR 27.77 per Share. These shares have been transferred today to the relevant employees out of Gemalto's treasury shares.
Gemalto's liquidity contract with Exane BNP Paribas
Gemalto confirms that it has suspended its liquidity contract managed by Exane BNP Paribas. For the sake of completeness, Gemalto confirms that since December 12, 2017, the following transactions have been made under the liquidity contract:
on December 12, 2017: sale of 40,336 Shares for a price of EUR 45.14 per Share, and
on December 13, 2017: sale of 27,748 Shares for a price of EUR 46.26 per Share.
Reallocation of treasury shares
As of today:
Gemalto has reallocated 155,000 Shares as treasury shares held for the purpose of settling employee incentive plans, previously held for the purpose of external growth,
Gemalto has reallocated 217,316 Shares as treasury shares held for the purpose of settling employee incentive plans, previously held for the purpose of the liquidity program managed by Exane BNP Paribas.