Boulogne-Billancourt, 15 December 2011 – Vallourec, world leader in premium tubular solutions, today announces the completion of Value 11, a capital increase reserved for its employees worldwide.
The plan met with great success, surpassing the 'Value' offers of the three previous years. Close to 15,000 employees, in nine countries1, representing 73% of eligible personnel, subscribed to Vallourec's fourth international employee share offering. Employee shareholders' will now represent approximately 5% of the Group's shareholder base.
Jean-Paul Parayre, Chairman of Vallourec's Supervisory Board stated:
"The 'Value' series of employee share offerings has been a great success over the last four years. It has enabled Vallourec to build up a long-term relationship with its employee shareholders, represented on the Supervisory Board, and has strengthened the long-term shareholder base of the Group. Bysubscribing regularly, employees have demonstrated their attachment to their company as well as their confidence in the strategy and future of Vallourec."
The proceeds of the capital increase amounted to € 84.4 million, with the issuance of 2,349,989 new shares, subscribed at a price of € 35.90. The nominal value of the capital increase is € 4.7 million. The offer increases the total number of Vallourec shares outstanding to 121,434,409 as of 15 December 2011.
The main features of the Value 11 offer are described in Vallourec's press release dated30 June 2011, announcing the implementation of the offering and in a press release published 14 November 2011, announcing the subscription price.
1 Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.