Charenton-le-Pont, France (April 11, 2017 – 8:30 am CEST) – Essilor International (Compagnie Générale d’Optique) (the Company) informs the holders of the following bonds issued on April 9, 2014:
> 1.750% notes due April 9, 2021 issued for an aggregate amount of 500,000,000 euros (ISIN FR0011842939) (the 2021 Bonds) ; and
> 2.375% notes due April 9, 2024, issued for an aggregate amount of 300,000,000 euros (ISIN FR0011842913) (the 2024 Bonds)
(together, the Bonds), that they are invited to attend the general meetings of the holders of the said Bonds on Wednesday, April 26, 2017:
> at 11:00am for the 2021 Bonds; and
> at 11:30am for the 2024 Bonds;
at Allen & Overy LLP – 52 avenue Hoche – 75008 Paris, for the purposes of considering the modification of the Company’s corporate purpose (extension to holding activities) and the contribution (subject to the apport-scission regime) of all (or substantially all) activities and equity interests of Essilor International to a wholly owned subsidiary, Delamare Sovra.
The notice of the meeting containing the agenda was published today (Tuesday, April 11, 2017) in the Financial Times and Les Echos and will also be distributed today by the intermediary of Euroclear France.
The terms and conditions for attendance and voting at the general meetings are contained in these notices.
In accordance with legal and regulatory requirements, all documents which must be communicated in the context of these general meetings are available to the holders of the Bonds during the requisite periods at the Company’s registered office and via the centralising agent:
BNP Paribas Securities Services – Attention : CTS – Assemblées, Les Grands Moulins de Pantin, 9, rue du Débarcadère, 93500 Pantin, France
(Email : PARIS_BP2S_CTS_GENERAL_MEETING@bnpparibas.com, Fax : +33 1 40 14 58 90).