PARIS, 18-3-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — BOURBON has been informed of a proposed bid for its shares at a price of 24 euros per share, announced March 16, 2014 by its main shareholder, JACCAR Holdings. This offer is conditional upon obtaining 50.1% of the capital and bank financing. This offer would allow JACCAR Holdings to strengthen its position in BOURBON’s share capital and provide liquidity to shareholders. JACCAR Holdings has indicated that they do not intend to implement a squeeze-out following the completion of this offer. The proposed offer will be filed with the financial market authorities and the terms of the Offer will be subject to the discretion of the AMF (see full message of JACCAR Holdings in PDF attached).
The Board of Directors of BOURBON has been informed of this offer and will conduct a preliminary review of the key terms of the public offer at a meeting to be held March 21, 2014.
As a leader in offshore marine services, BOURBON offers the most demanding oil & gas companies a comprehensive range of surface and subsea marine services for offshore oil & gas fields and wind farms. This offer is based on an extensive range of latest-generation vessels and the expertise of more than 11,000 competent professionals. The group provides local service through its 27 operating subsidiaries, close to clients and their operations, and it guarantees the highest standards of service quality and safety worldwide.
BOURBON has two Activities, Marine Services (Offshore installation supply, towage, anchor handling and positioning, personnel transport) and Subsea Services (Subsea inspection, maintenance and repair, offshore operations engineering, supervision and management) and also protects the French coastline for the French Navy.
In 2013, BOURBON posted revenues of €1.312 billion and as of December 31, 2013, it operated a fleet of 485 vessels. Under its “BOURBON 2015 Leadership Strategy” plan, the Group is investing in a large fleet of innovative and high-performance offshore vessels built-in series.
The latest action plan “Transforming for beyond” in its financial aspect aims at the sale and bareboat chartering for 10 years of US$2.5 billion of new or existing vessels. Through “Transforming for beyond”, BOURBON wants to enlarge the scope of achievable strategies beyond 2015 and be ready to deliver growth and value creation further.
Classified by ICB (Industry Classification Benchmark) in the “Oil Services” sector, BOURBON is listed for trading on Euronext Paris, Compartment A, and is included in the Deferred Settlement Service SRD, in the SBF 120 and CAC Mid 60 index.
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