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2018.03.01

Proposed combination between Essilor and Luxottica receives clearance from US Federal Trade Commission without conditions

Charenton-le-Pont, France and Milan, Italy (March 1, 2018) – Essilor (Euronext Paris: EI) and Luxottica (MTA: LUX) today announce that the proposed combination between the two companies has been cleared by the US Federal Trade Commission without conditions. The United States is one of the jurisdictions where antitrust approvals are a condition precedent to the closing of the transaction.

To date, the transaction has also been unconditionally approved in the European Union, and in 13 other countries: Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, India, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, South Korea and Taiwan.

The finalization of the proposed Essilor and Luxottica combination is planned for the first part of 2018 after obtaining all necessary authorizations.

 

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Essilor

Investor Relations
Véronique Gillet
Tel.: +33 (0)1 49 77 42 16

Corporate Communications and Media Relations
Maïlis Thiercelin
Tel.: +33 (0)1 49 77 45 02

Luxottica Group

Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Alessandra Senici
Tel.: +39 (02) 8633 4870

Corporate Communications and Media Relations
Marco Catalani
Tel.: +39 (02) 8633 4470

Important Information

This press release does not constitute or form a part of any offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States or any other jurisdiction. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States unless they have been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or are exempt from registration. The securities that may be offered in any transaction have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act and Essilor does not intend to make a public offering of any such securities in the United States.

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