Allocation of Bonus Shares
1 New Share for every 50 Shares held
In application of the authorisation granted to him by the afore-mentioned Board meeting, the Chief Executive Officer decided on 2 November 2009, to increase the share capital by € 8,019,799.20, to be deducted from “share premium”, through the issue of 5,174,064 shares of a par value of € 1.55 each.
As permitted by the regulation, the exercise of options to subscribe for new shares continued until 11 November 2009, being six days prior to the allocation of shares. In addition, the figures approved on 2 November 2009, had to be restated to reflect the new shares resulting from the exercise of options to subscribe for shares.
The allocation procedure will be initiated on 18 November 2009.
Consequently, the share capital will be increased on 18 November 2009 to € 409,016,862.85, comprising 263,881,847 shares.
These new shares will give right to cash dividends decided or paid on or after their date of issue.
The fractional rights may not be traded. However, the shares corresponding to the fractional rights will be sold which will permit the payment in cash as compensation to the rights holders with effect from 9 December 2009.
About Pernod RicardPernod Ricard is the world’s co-leader in wines and spirits with consolidated sales of € 8,575 million in 2012/13. Created in 1975 by the merger of Ricard and Pernod, the Group has undergone sustained development, based on both organic growth and acquisitions: Seagram (2001), Allied Domecq (2005) and Vin & Sprit (2008). Pernod Ricard holds one of the most prestigious brand portfolios in the sector: ABSOLUT Vodka, Ricard pastis, Ballantine’s, Chivas Regal, Royal Salute and The Glenlivet Scotch whiskies, Jameson Irish whiskey, Martell cognac, Havana Club rum, Beefeater gin, Kahlúa and Malibu liqueurs, Mumm and Perrier-Jouët champagnes, as well Jacob’s Creek, Brancott Estate (formerly Montana), Campo Viejo and Graffigna wines. Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of nearly 19 000 people and operates through a decentralised organisation, with 6 “Brand Companies” and 80 “Market Companies” established in each key market. Pernod Ricard is strongly committed to a sustainable development policy and encourages responsible consumption. Pernod Ricard’s strategy and ambition are based on 3 key values that guide its expansion: entrepreneurial spirit, mutual trust and a strong sense of ethics.
Pernod Ricard is listed on the NYSE Euronext exchange (Ticker: RI; ISIN code: FR0000120693) and is a member of the CAC 40 index.
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