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02/04/2012 - Press release GDF SUEZ
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IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A
VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OR REGULATIONS OF THAT
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT AN ANNOUNCEMENT OF A FIRM INTENTION TO
MAKE AN OFFER UNDER RULE 2.7 OF THE CITY CODE ON TAKEOVERS AND
MERGERS (THE "CODE") AND THERE CAN BE NO CERTAINTY THAT AN OFFER
WILL BE MADE.
The Board of Directors of GDF SUEZ met on Monday 2 April 2012 under
the chairmanship of Gérard Mestrallet and unanimously confirmed its
support to the possible offer of 390 pence per share for the
remaining International Power shares not already held by GDF
The Board of Directors decided to offer to the shareholders the
possibility to receive the final dividend for 2011 (€0.67) in GDF
The conditions for setting the value of the dividend in shares will
include a 10% discount to the average share price over the twenty
trading days immediately preceding the Annual General Meeting.
To enable the implementation of this option, the payment of the
final dividend for 2011 is postponed from 30 April to 24 May 2012,
the ex-date remaining on 25 April 2012 as originally announced.
The Board decided to offer the same option, for any interim
dividend for the fiscal year 2012 that may be decided by the Board
of Directors, subject to the success of the potential offer for the
remaining shares of International Power it does not own.
In this context, the French State and Groupe Bruxelles Lambert
(GBL) expressed to GDF SUEZ their intention to take up the option
of receiving GDF SUEZ shares in respect of their share of the
This resolution is intended to supplement the financing of
the proposed offer for the remaining International Power
not already held by GDF SUEZ in complement to the
upwards revision of the disposal plans previously announced.