With 6,150 employees and former employees subscribing for 535,013
shares totalling 29.2 million euros, the third capital increase
operation reserved for Arkema (Paris:AKE) employees has set a record in
terms of amount invested and number of participants. This operation is a
reflection of the employees' confidence in the development of their
Group. The share of Arkema's capital held by its employees now
stands at 5.5%.
Four years after the initial operation, and with a desire to keep on
involving its employees and former employees closely in the growth of
the Group, Arkema successfully conducted a third capital increase on
April 18th 2012. This involved 6,150 subscribers from 21
countries, i.e. a 50% increase compared to the 2010 operation, and a
total investment of 29.2 million euros, 80% up. Almost 20% of these
subscriptions came from employees outside France.
The subscription period spanned March 12th to 25th
2012. The subscription price was set at ?54.51 per share by the Board of
Directors meeting on March 7th 2012; this corresponds to the
average opening price of the Arkema share quoted on the Paris stock
exchange in the last 20 trading days prior to the date of this Board of
Directors meeting minus a 20% discount.
Arkema's share capital has increased to 623,995,900 euros, divided into
62,399,590 shares, with employee share ownership rising from 4.7% to
A global chemical company and France's leading chemicals producer, Arkema
is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying
a responsible, innovation-based approach, we produce state-of-the-art
specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to
such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future
of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials.
With operations in more than 40 countries, some 13,200 employees and 9
research centers, Arkema generates annual revenue of ?5.9 billion*, and
holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of
internationally recognized brands. The world is our inspiration.
and headcount for continuing activities at end 2011, excluding vinyl
products activities, which are part of a divestment plan.
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