Press release notifying the availability of the prospectus having received visa n° 14-490 from the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) on September 8, 2014
Paris, September 9, 2014. Upon the sale of Safran shares by the French State, pursuant to Articles L. 412-1 and L. 621-8 of the French Monetary and Financial Code and its general regulations, in particular Articles 211-1 through 216-1, the AMF has granted visa n° 14-490 dated September 8, 2014 to the prospectus comprised of:
- The 2013 Safran registration document submitted to the AMF on March 28, 2014 under number D.14-233 (the "Registration Document"),
- The 2014 half-year financial report of the company Safran for the first half of 2014, including the Safran interim condensed consolidated financial statements for the first half of 2014, submitted to the AMF on August 4, 2014 (the "2014 Half-Year financial Report"),
- The Offering Memorandum, and
- The summary of the Prospectus (included in the issue note).
Upon the sale by the French State of a maximum of 3,611,111 existing Safran shares to employees and former employees of Safran, this prospectus shall be made available to employees and former employees of Safran residing within countries of the European Union that deem the transaction a public share offering. It was prepared by the issuer and is binding on its signatories. Former employees have the option to subscribe to the offer under certain conditions and should contact the following toll-free number for more information: +33 0 800 800 455 (Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 6:00pm). Copies of the Prospectus are available free of charge from the Safran head office at 2, boulevard du Général Martial-Valin, 75015 Paris (France), online (www.safran-group.com) and on the AMF website (www.amf-france.org). This document shall also be made available to employees by concerned Safran companies. The distribution of the Offering Memorandum and other documents comprising the prospectus and relating to the acquisition of Safran shares can be, in some countries, subject to specific regulatory provisions. The Offering Memorandum and other documents comprising the prospectus, or any other document relating to the Offer may not be distributed except in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, and cannot constitute an offer to subscribe in those countries in which such an offer would violate applicable legislation. Restrictions pertaining to the United States of America: Safran shares have not and will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). Safran shares may only be acquired within the framework of transactions benefiting from an exemption to this registration requirement set forth in the Securities Act, and in compliance with regulatory provisions applicable at the time. The issue note must not be distributed in the United States of America.
Safran is a leading international high-technology group with three core businesses: Aerospace (propulsion and equipment), Defence and Security. Operating worldwide, the Group has 66,300 employees and generated sales of 14.7 billion euros in 2013*. Working alone or in partnership, Safran holds world or European leadership positions in its core markets. The Group invests heavily in Research & Development to meet the requirements of changing markets, including expenditures of 1.8 billion Euros in 2013. Safran is listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the CAC40 index.
* Sales in 2013 restated for the impacts of IFRS11 amounted to 14.4 billion euros.