STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - Jan 30, 2013) - 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
Decree (Besluit openbare biedingen Wft) (the "Takeover Decree") in
with the recommended public offer by Publicis Groupe, through its
wholly owned subsidiary, Publicis Groupe Holdings B.V., for all the issued
outstanding shares in the capital of LBi.
This press release does not constitute or form part of an offer for shares
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
15 January 2013. The Post Acceptance Period expired at 17:40 hours CET on
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
Document are also available free of charge at the offices of Publicis
the Offeror, the Settlement Agent, the Swedish Settlement Agent and LBi at
addresses mentioned below. The Publicis Groupe and LBi websites do not
constitute a part of, and are not incorporated by reference into, the Offer
Terms not defined in this press release will have the meaning as set forth
the Offer Document.
The Offer is made for the securities of a Dutch company and is subject to
disclosure requirements, which are different from those of the United
Please note that, to the extent permissible under applicable law or
the Offeror and its affiliates or brokers (acting as agents for the
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
of the Offer or any securities that are convertible into, exchangeable for
exercisable for such shares. To the extent information about such purchases
arrangements to purchase is made public in The Netherlands, such
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This press release may not be published, distributed, disseminated or
sent into Japan or Canada.
With reference to the joint press releases of Publicis Groupe [EURONEXT
FR0000130577] and LBi [NYSE EURONEXT Amsterdam: LBI], issued on 20
2012, 9 October 2012, 12 November 2012 and 15 January 2013, respectively,
Publicis Groupe Holdings B.V. ("Publicis Groupe Holdings" or the
indirectly wholly owned subsidiary of Publicis Groupe, and LBi hereby
announce that including Shares tendered during the Post Acceptance Period
Shares purchased today the Offeror holds 95.41% of all the issued and
outstanding shares in LBi.
During the Post Acceptance Period, which ended at 17:40 hours CET on 29
2013, 1,049,998 Shares have been tendered for acceptance under the Offer,
representing a value of EUR 2,992,494.
In the course of today, Publicis Groupe has acquired 7,106 shares in LBi at
volume weighted average price of approximately EUR 2.85 per share, a
price of EUR 2.85 and a maximum price of EUR 2.85 per share.
The shares in LBi owned by the Offeror after 29 January 2013, together with
shares in LBi tendered under the Offer during the Post Acceptance Period,
representing a total of 143,362,826 shares in LBi, represent approximately
95.41% of all the issued and outstanding shares in LBi.
Disregarding shares in LBi held by LBi after settlement of the Offer, the
of shares in LBi owned by Publicis Groupe and shares in LBi tendered under
Offer during the Post Acceptance Period represents approximately 98%2 of
shares in LBi.
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About Publicis Groupe
Publicis Groupe [Euronext Paris FR0000130577, part of the CAC 40 index] is
third largest communications group in the world, offering the full range of
services and skills: digital (Digitas, Razorfish, Rosetta, VivaKi),
advertising (BBH, Leo Burnett, Publicis Worldwide, Saatchi & Saatchi),
affairs, corporate communications and events (MSLGROUP), media buying and
strategy (Starcom MediaVest Group and ZenithOptimedia) and specialized
communications with PHCG (Publicis Healthcare Communications Group).
104 countries, the Groupe employs 56,000 professionals.
www.publicisgroupe.com | Twitter:@PublicisGroupe | Facebook:
Viva la Difference !
LBi International N.V. [NYSE Euronext Amsterdam: LBI] is Europe's largest
independent marketing and technology agency, blending insight, media,
and technical expertise to create value for brands. Headquartered in
(the Netherlands), the company has operations in 16 countries and a staff
approximately 2,200. As a marketing and technology agency, LBi offers
to brands and (clients) to help them engage with their customers through
channels across a wide spectrum of their points of engagement, from initial
awareness of the brand, through direct interaction with the services or
offered by the brand, to on-going relationships with the brand.
LBi offers a suite of services that are designed to help its clients
engage and manage customers, more effectively. This full service offering
combines analytical, direct marketing and digital competences, which means
they are able to develop big creative ideas in the digital space, build and
manage complex transactional websites, run complex CRM programmes and even
handle the media buying, planning and electronic public relations for blue
Publicis Groupe S.A. ? final results public offer for LBi:
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