Dassault Aviation enters exclusive discussions with Alcatel-Lucent to acquire its stake in Thales
Following Dassault Aviationís press release on October 13, 2008 and Alcatel-Lucentís one on October 14, 2008, both companies today announced that they are entering exclusive discussions until December 15, 2008 to acquire Alcatel-Lucentís 20.8% stake in Thales by Dassault. The acquisition price will be 38 euros per share.
Dassault Aviationís workís council and board of directors will be called for a meeting.
Dassault Aviation will file with the AMF (French Financial Market Authority) a request for exemption to launch a mandatory tender offer.
Besides, Dassault Aviation has launched discussions with the French state to define the scope of their partnership as shareholders of Thales.
Dassault Aviation and Alcatel-Lucent will keep the market informed about any significant change in their negotiations.
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