20 February 2017
Randstad Holding nv, Diemen – Following the results of Randstad France's reopened cash tender offer for Ausy securities in France (the "Offer") which was closed on 8 February 2017, Randstad France holds today 5,872,828 Ausy shares, representing 95.18% of the share capital and at least 95.17% of the voting rights of Ausy.
Following the successful completion of the Offer and in line with its intentions, Randstad France has requested to the AMF the squeeze-out of the remaining outstanding Ausy shares and ORNANE not tendered to the Offer which will occur on February 23, 2017, as indicated in the notice published today by the AMF (AMF notice n° 217C0491), it being specified that the treasury shares held by Ausy will be excluded from the squeeze-out.
The amount of compensation paid under the squeeze-out will equal that of the prices of the Offer, i.e. € 55.00 per Ausy share and € 63.25 (plus accrued interests), i.e. € 63.51, per Ausy ORNANE.
Ausy’s shares and ORNANE will be delisted from Euronext Paris on February 23, 2017, after the closing of the markets.
The Randstad Group is a global leader in the HR services industry and specialized in solutions in the field of flexible work and human resources services. Our services range from regular temporary Staffing and permanent placements to Inhouse Services, Professionals, and HR Solutions (including Recruitment Process Outsourcing, Managed Services Programs, and outplacement). By combining our human touch with technology-driven solutions and tools, we aim to offer both clients and candidates the best tools and solutions for increased efficiency and engagement, connecting more people to more jobs. Randstad has top-three positions in Argentina, Belgium & Luxembourg, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States, and major positions in Australia and Japan. At year-end 2016, Randstad had 36,524 corporate employees and 4,752 branches and Inhouse locations in 39 countries around the world. In 2016, Randstad generated revenue of € 20.7 billion. Randstad was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Diemen, the Netherlands. Randstad Holding nv is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, where options for stocks in Randstad are also traded. For more information, see www.randstad.com.
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Ausy (ISIN code: FR0000072621, mnemonic code: OSI) is one of France's leading Advanced Technology Consultancies. Its offering is based on two areas of specialisation: Information System’s management and organization, as well as Engineering Services and Industrial Systems. The company holds the "Tech 40" label awarded to emblematic high-tech companies listed on Euronext markets. On 29 December 2015, Ausy shares were admitted to the Long-Only Deferred Settlement
Service. As of 29 January 2016, Ausy is listed on compartment B of Euronext Paris.
See the company website for more information: www.ausy.com.
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This press release was submitted for publication on February 20, 2017 at 18:00 CET.
This press release contains certain statements and information that constitute forward-looking statements. All statements (other than statements of historical fact) that address activities, events or developments that we intend, expect, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on current expectations and projections made by Randstad's and/or Ausy's management in light of their respective experience and perception of historical trends, current economic and industry conditions.
These forward-looking statements related to future events are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in such statements as a result of a variety of factors, including changes in general economic, financial and market conditions and other changes in business conditions, changes in regulations and institutional framework.
This press release does not constitute and cannot be construed as an offer or invitation to purchase any securities of Ausy by Randstad. These statements do not represent investment advice neither a solicitation for the purchase or sale of financial instruments as contemplated by the laws in any country or state.
For more information, please contact: David Tailleur/Saskia Huuskes, telephone: +31 (0)20 569 56 23