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Givaudan successfully completes Rights Offering

25 Jun 2009

This announcement and the information contained herein are not for distribution in or into the United States of America and must not be distributed to U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”)) or to publications with a general circulation in the United States. This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities in the United States. The securities of Givaudan SA have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered, sold or delivered within the United States or to U.S. persons absent registration under or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. There will be no public offer of securities of Givaudan SA in the United States.

Geneva, Switzerland – 25 June 2009 – Givaudan SA (“Givaudan”) has successfully completed its CHF420 million rights offering, which was announced on June 11, 2009. Givaudan’s share capital has been increased from CHF 74’971’770 to CHF 84’968’010 through the issuance of 999,624 new registered shares with a nominal value of CHF10 each (“New Shares”).

The subscription price was CHF420 per new share. By the end of the rights exercise period, which closed at 12.00 CEST on June 24, 2009, subscription rights for 996’488 New Shares had been exercised, representing approximately 99.7% of all 999,624 New Shares offered. The remaining 3’136 New Shares for which subscription rights were not duly exercised during the rights exercise period will be sold by the Joint Bookrunners Nomura International plc and UBS Investment Bank in open market transactions today.

Trading in the New Shares on SIX Swiss Exchange is expected to commence today. Payment against delivery of New Shares (settlement) is scheduled to take place on June 29, 2009.

 

For further information please contact:
Peter Wullschleger, Givaudan Investor Relations
5, chemin de la Parfumerie, CH-1214 Vernier
T +41 22 780 90 93, F +41 22 780 90 90
E-mail: peter_b.wullschleger@givaudan.com

 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
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SELLING RESTRICTIONS
This announcement constitutes neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy any securities. It does not constitute a prospectus pursuant to art. 652a and/or 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or art. 32 et seq. of the SIX Swiss Exchange Listing Rules.

 

United States of America
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UK
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European Economic Area
This announcement does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to sell, or any solicitation of any offer to purchase, shares nor shall it (or any part of it), or its release and/or distribution, form the basis of, or be relied on in connection with, any contract or commitment whatsoever for such shares.  This announcement does not comprise a prospectus within the meaning of article 3 of Directive 2003/71/EC.
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