SOURCE: Lectra

April 17, 2007 12:06 ET

LECTRA : Public Stock Buyback Tender Offer for 7,064,792 Shares of Lectra Stock for the Purpose of Reducing the Company's Capital Stock

PARIS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 17, 2007 -- Natexis Bleichroeder - subsidiary of NATIXIS

Société Générale - Corporate & Investment Banking

Terms of the Tender Offer: EUR 6.75 per Lectra share (ex-dividend)

Duration of the Tender Offer: May 3—May 22, 2007

This official notice has been prepared and released as prescribed in articles 231-27 and 231-28 of the General Regulation of the Autorité des marchés financiers ("AMF").

Pursuant to article L.621-8 of the French Monetary and Financial Code and article 231-23 of its General Regulation, the AMF has issued a stated of compliance regarding the draft public stock buyback tender offer (the " Tender Offer") filed by the Company. This statement of compliance also constitutes approval of the Offer document number 07-124 dated April 17, 2007.

It is pointed out that the Tender Offer is subject to approval of the second resolution concerning the reduction of the capital stock by means of a public stock buyback tender offer by the Extraordinary General Meeting of Lectra Shareholders called for April 30, 2007. The Company plans to issue a statement on May 2, 2007 informing the public of the approval of this resolution.

The Offer document is available on the websites of the Company (www.lectra.com) and of the Autorité des marchés financiers (www.amf-france.org); copies may be obtained at no charge from:

Restrictions concerning the Tender Offer outside France:

The tender offer for Company stock applies exclusively in France. Circulation of the Offer documents, the Tender Offer, and acceptance of the Tender Offer may be subject to specific regulations or restrictions in certain countries. This Tender Offer does not apply to persons subject either directly or indirectly to these restrictions, and cannot be accepted in any form from any country in which the Tender Offer is subject to such restrictions. Consequently persons in possession of this Offer document are required to inform themselves of such local restrictions as may apply and to comply with said restrictions. This Offer document is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is illegal. Lectra declines all liability in respect of any breach of these restrictions by all persons whomsoever.

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Contact Information

  • Lectra
    16-18, rue Chalgrin
    75016 Paris
    Tel : +33 (0)1 53 64 42 00
    Email Contact

    Natexis Bleichroeder
    Filiale de NATIXIS
    100, rue Réaumur
    75002 Paris

    Société Générale
    CAFI/EUR/ECM
    17, cours Valmy
    92972 Paris-La Défense Cedex