Two-for-one share par value split01/11/2008
Pernod Ricard reminds the market that the Combined General Meeting of Shareholders, meeting on 7 November 2007, decided in its seventeenth resolution to implement a two-for-one split of the Pernod Ricard shares, and consequently to exchange each share outstanding at 15 January 2008, with a par value of € 3.10 each, for two new shares with a par value of € 1.55 each.
The Combined General Meeting of Shareholders also decided that the share par value split will take effect from 15 January 2008.
At 15 January 2008, the number of shares comprising the share capital shall be multiplied by two and the share shall trade on the basis of a price divided by two.
This transaction shall be carried out at no costs, formalities or loss of rights for all Pernod Ricard shareholders.
As of 15 January 2008, the number of shares comprising the share capital of Pernod Ricard shall total 219 480 724 shares with a par value of € 1.55 each.
About Pernod Ricard
Pernod Ricard is the world’s n°2 in wines and spirits with consolidated Sales of € 8,558 million in 2014/15. 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, Campo Viejo, Graffigna and Kenwood wines. Pernod Ricard employs a workforce of approximately 18,000 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 Euronext (Ticker: RI; ISIN code: FR0000120693) and is part of the CAC 40 index.
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