Siemens sells its Atos convertible bonds

Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:07am EDT

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* Convertible bond is profiting from positive development of Atos share price
* Stake in Atos unaffected by sale - Siemens to retain its approximate 15%
interest in Atos as agreed

MUNICH, Germany--(Business Wire)--
Regulatory News: 

Siemens is making use of the positive development of the Atos share price and
selling the €250-million convertible bonds it acquired pursuant to contribution
of its IT services business (SIS) to Atos in July 2011. The proceeds will depend
on the price fixing of the bonds, which is expected to be determined during the
day. Yesterday, the Atos share closed on the Paris stock exchange at €56.75. On
the basis of the closing share price, the sale of the convertible bonds would
result in proceeds of around €300 million. 

The convertible bond issue was part of the contractual agreement under which SIS
was contributed to Atos. Through the sale of its bonds, Siemens is now realizing
part of the purchase price. Under the terms of the transaction, Siemens also
received a cash payment of approximately €177 million as well as a 15% interest
in the share capital of Atos, in July 2011. In view of the very good operational
and strategic cooperation with Atos, among other factors, Siemens intends to
retain its interest in Atos as initially agreed between the two groups. 

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