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Reference is made to the joint press release by Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) and Gemalto (Euronext Amsterdam and Paris: GTO) dated 27 March 2018 in relation to the launch of the recommended all-cash offer by Thales for all the issued and outstanding shares of Gemalto (the “Offer”), the publication of the Offer Document, and the joint press release of Thales and Gemalto dated 10 August 2018 in relation to the further extension of the Acceptance Period. Terms not defined in this press release will have the meaning as set forth in the Offer Document.
Thales’s Board of Directors (Euronext Paris: HO) met on 19 July 2018 to review the financial statements for the first half of 2018.
Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) announced today its order intake and sales for Q1 2018 : Solid order intake: €3.0 billion, up 34%, Sales: €3.4 billion, up 7.2% on an organic basis (up 4.1% on a reported basis), All financial objectives confirmed
Patrice Caine, Thales’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented: “The publication of the Offer Document is the first major step of the proposed acquisition of Gemalto, to create a world leader in digital security.”
Patrice Caine, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, stated: "2017 was another record-breaking year for Thales."
Thales (Euronext Paris: HO) has issued today a €500m, 0.75% fixed-rate bond maturing in January 2025.
Thales and Gemalto confirm that they are making good progress on the preparation for the Offer.
Patrice Caine, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, commented: "Over the first nine months of the year, thanks to the efforts of its employees across the globe, Thales posted a solid commercial momentum, including a sharp rise in order intake in its aerospace and defence segments.
Thales named among top companies for the second year by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for its Corporate Responsibility policy
First added to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) in 2015, Thales has again been included in the Europe and World indices published by RobecoSAM, a Swiss company specialised in Sustainability Investing.