Acquisition of SIX Payment Services by Worldline: Publication of the information document (Document E)
Bezons, October 31, 2018. Worldline announces the publication of the information document (Document E) in connection with the contemplated contribution by SIX Group AG of its payment services division.
The Document E was registered with the French Autorité des marchés financiers (the “AMF”) under number E-18-070 on October 31, 2018. The Document E incorporates by reference the 2017 registration document filed with the AMF on March 21, 2018 under number D. 18-0163 (the “2017 Registration Document”) and the update to the 2017 Registration Document including the half year financial report filed with the AMF on August 1, 2018 under number D. 18-0163-A01 (the “2017 Registration Document Update”).
The Document E was prepared in connection with the contribution in kind by SIX Group AG of all of the shares of SIX Payment Services AG, SIX Payment Services (Europe) SA and SIX Payment Services (Luxembourg) SA (the “Contribution”), for which SIX Group AG will notably receive 49,066,878 Worldline shares representing 26.60 % of the share capital and 17.70 % of the voting rights of Worldline. The Contribution will be submitted for approval by Worldline’s Combined General Meeting convened to be held on November 30, 2018.
A report on the value of the contributions and a report on the consideration for the contributions were prepared in connection with the Contribution by BM&A, appointed as contribution auditor (commissaire aux apports) by the Commercial Court of Pontoise by court order (ordonnance) dated June 4, 2018. These reports are attached to the Document E.
The Document E also contains unaudited pro forma condensed financial information, for illustrative purposes only and of a hypothetical nature, including the unaudited pro forma condensed balance sheet which purports to present the effects of the Contribution if the Contribution had been completed on December 31, 2017 and the unaudited pro forma condensed income statement which purports to present the effects of the Contribution if the Contribution had been completed on January 1, 2017.
Worldline also draws the public’s attention to the risk factors presented in the Document E, the 2017 Registration Document and the 2017 Registration Document Update.
The Document E as well as the 2017 Registration Document and the 2017 Registration Document Update are available free of charge and on demand at Worldline’s registered office (80, Quai Voltaire – 95870 Bezons, France), and on the websites of Worldline (www.worldline.com) in the “Investors” section and of the AMF (www.amf-france.org).
Sandrine van der Ghinst
Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. Worldline delivers new-generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer. Key actor for B2B2C industries, with nearly 45 years of experience, Worldline supports and contributes to the success of all businesses and administrative services in a perpetually evolving market. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model built around a global and growing portfolio, thus enabling end-to-end support. Worldline activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services, Mobility & e-Transactional Services and Financial Services including equensWorldline. Worldline employs more than 9,400 people worldwide, with revenue of € 1.6 billion in 2017. Worldline is an Atos company. worldline.com