Intention to Launch an Initial Public Offering of GrandVision and Listing on Euronext in Amsterdam
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INTENTION TO LAUNCH AN INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING OF GRANDVISION AND LISTING ON EURONEXT IN AMSTERDAM
Schiphol, the Netherlands – 12 January 2015. GrandVision B.V (“GrandVision” or the “Company”, and together with its consolidated subsidiaries, the “Group”), the global leader in optical retail, today confirmed the intention to launch an Initial Public Offering (the “IPO” or the “Offering”) and the listing of its ordinary shares (the “Shares”) on Euronext in Amsterdam. The IPO would consist of a secondary offering of 20-25% of the Shares by GrandVision’s founding shareholder HAL Optical Investments B.V., an indirect subsidiary of HAL Holding N.V. (“HAL”). The Offering and listing, and their timing, are subject to, among other matters, market conditions.
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