Avignon, October 13th, 2011 - In the course of the capital increase (prospectus approved by the AMF n°11-442 on 3rd October 2011), NATUREX has been informed on 11th October by NATRACEUTICAL GROUP, possessing 31.08% of the share capital and 11.89% of the voting rights before the capital increase, that the Spanish group has sold before the end of the exercise period all of its 1 995 502 BSA.
These BSA have been sold close to the prevailing market price to institutionnal European investors independant from the concert members and to SGD, possessing 13.08% of the share capital and 16.41% of the voting rights before the capital increase, in line with its undertaking agreement and intentions disclosed before the launch of the capital increase to get 28% of the new shares.
The Company reminds that the BSAs which will not have been exercised will be repurchased according to the terms of the above mentioned prospectus on a Placement price basis, such Placement price resulting from the confrontation of supply for shares issued from the exercise of the Repurchased BSA and purchase demand according to the "bookbuilding process" .
o Recall of the Intention of the main shareholders
Acting in concert through a shareholding group including, on the one hand Mr. Jacques Dikansky (directly and indirectly through de SGD) and, on the other hand, the "Natraceutical Group" (hereafter the "Dikansky-Natraceutical shareholding group") representing 44.16% of the share capital and 28.30% of the voting rights of Naturex, Mr. Jacques Dikansky, Chairman of the Company, and the SGD, the main shareholder of the Company, jointly holding 840,253 Naturex shares representing 13.08% of the share capital and 16.41% of the voting rights, have irrevocably undertaken to take up this issue by exercising their BSAs and/or purchasing shares through the placement, so that the subscriptions of the Dikansky-SGD-Natraceutical shareholding group represent 28% of the shares issued and that this shareholding group accordingly remains below the threshold 30% of the voting rights of the Company.
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Naturex has been listed since October 1996 on NYSE Euronext in Paris, compartment B
Number of shares comprising the capital: 6,421,7405,034,432 ordinary shares (ISIN FR0000054694) 1,387,308 preferred shares (ISIN FR0010833251)
Naturex is part of the CAC Small and Gaïa Indexes.
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Naturex is the world leader in specialty plant-based ingredients.
The Group, organised around three strategic markets - Food & Beverage, Nutrition & Health and Personal Care -, produces and markets specialty plant-based ingredients for the food, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.
Naturex's head office is based in Avignon. Naturex employs 950 people and has high-performance industrial resources across its 11 industrial sites in Europe (France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and Switzerland), in Morocco, the United States, Brazil and Australia. The company draws on its worldwide sales presence through a fully dedicated sales network in 19 countries (France, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, U.A.E., Thailand, Singapore, Japan, China, Korea, Australia, United States, Canada, Brazil and Mexico).
Naturex enjoys the highly favourable underlying trend linked to increasing demand for natural-origin products and provides manufacturers with personalised solutions in order to meet the expectations of the end consumers. The Group's strength lies in its positioning on specific products which constitute niche markets, thanks to strong sourcing capacity and sustained Research & Development.
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