Paris, 27 September 2016
The press release is available on the ERAMET's website through the following link:
This press release does not constitute or form a part of any offer or solicitation to purchase, subscribe for or sell securities of ERAMET.
No communication and no information in respect of the offering by ERAMET of net share settled undated senior unsecured bonds convertible into new shares (the "Bonds") may be distributed to the public in any jurisdiction where a registration or approval is required. No steps have been or will be taken in any jurisdiction where such steps would be required. The offering and subscription of the Bonds may be subject to specific legal or regulatory restrictions in certain jurisdictions. ERAMET assumes no responsibility for any violation of any such restrictions by any person.
European Economic Area
This announcement is an advertisement and is not a prospectus within the meaning of Directive 2003/71/EC of the European Parliament ant the Council of 4 November 2003, as amended and as implemented in each member State of the European Economic Area (the "Prospectus Directive").
With respect to the member States of the European Economic Area which have implemented the Prospectus Directive (each, a "relevant member State") no action has been undertaken or will be undertaken to make an offer to the public of the securities requiring a publication of a prospectus in any relevant member State, except France. As a result, the Bonds may only be offered in relevant member States: (a) to legal entities that are qualified investors as defined in the Prospectus Directive; or (b) in any other circumstances that do not require the publication by ERAMET of a prospectus pursuant to Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive.
For the purposes of this paragraph, the notion of an "offer to the public of Bonds" in each of the relevant member States, means any communication, to individuals or legal entities, in any form and by any means, of sufficient information on the terms and conditions of the offering and on the Bonds to be offered, thereby enabling an investor to decide to purchase or subscribe for the Bonds, as the same may be varied in that member State by any measure implementing the Prospectus Directive.
This selling restriction comes in addition to the other selling restrictions applicable in the other member states.
The distribution of this press release is not made, and has not been approved, by an "authorised person" within the meaning of Article 21(1) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. As a consequence, this press release is directed only at persons who (i) are located outside the United Kingdom, (ii) have professional experience in matters relating to investments and fall within Article 19(5) ("investment professionals") of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotions) Order 2005 (as amended), (iii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended) or (iv) are persons to whom this press release may otherwise lawfully be communicated (all such persons together being referred to as "Relevant Persons"). The securities are directed only at Relevant Persons and no invitation, offer or agreements to subscribe, purchase or otherwise acquire securities may be proposed or made other than with Relevant Persons. Any person other than a Relevant Person may not act or rely on this document or any provision thereof. This press release is not a prospectus which has been approved by the Financial Conduct Authority or any other United Kingdom regulatory authority for the purposes of Section 85 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
This press release does not constitute or form a part of any offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities nor of any offer or solicitation to sell securities in the United States. The securities mentioned herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, within the United States except pursuant to an exemption from or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. ERAMET does not intend to register any portion of the proposed offering in the United States nor to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.
Canada, Australia, Japan
The information contained in this press release does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in Canada, Australia or Japan.
The distribution of this press release in certain countries may constitute a breach of applicable law.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
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