This is a joint press release by LBi International N.V. (“LBi”) and Publicis Groupe S.A. (“Publicis Groupe”) pursuant to the provisions of Article 17, paragraphs 3 and 4, and Article 13, paragraph 1 of the Dutch Public Takeover Decree (Besluit openbare biedingen Wft) (the “Takeover Decree”) in connection with the recommended public offer by Publicis Groupe, through its indirectly wholly owned subsidiary, Publicis Groupe Holdings B.V., for all the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of LBi.
This press release does not constitute or form part of an offer for shares in LBi. The Offer is made only by means of the offer document published on 12 November 2012 (the "Offer Document"). The Offer was declared unconditional on 15 January 2013. The Post Acceptance Period expired at 17:40 hours CET on 29 January 2013.
Digital copies of the Offer Document are available on the website of LBi (www.lbi.com) and Publicis Groupe (www.publicisgroupe.com). Copies of the Offer Document are also available free of charge at the offices of Publicis Groupe, the Offeror, the Settlement Agent, the Swedish Settlement Agent and LBi at the addresses mentioned below. The Publicis Groupe and LBi websites do not constitute a part of, and are not incorporated by reference into, the Offer Document.
Terms not defined in this press release will have the meaning as set forth in the Offer Document.
The Offer is made for the securities of a Dutch company and is subject to Dutch disclosure requirements, which are different from those of the United States.
Please note that, to the extent permissible under applicable law or regulation, the Offeror and its affiliates or brokers (acting as agents for the Offeror) may, from time to time, and other than pursuant to the Offer, directly or indirectly purchase, or arrange to purchase, shares in LBi that are the subject of the Offer or any securities that are convertible into, exchangeable for or exercisable for such shares. To the extent information about such purchases or arrangements to purchase is made public in The Netherlands, such information will be disclosed by means of a press release or other means reasonably calculated to inform shareholders of LBi of such information.
This press release may not be published, distributed, disseminated or otherwise sent into Japan or Canada.