AMSTERDAM, December 2, 2016, 22:15 CET ‐ Cnova N.V. (NASDAQ and Euronext Paris: CNV; ISIN: NL0010949392) (“Cnova” or the “Company”) today published the notice of its Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (the “EGM”) on Cnova’s website https://www.cnova.com. The EGM is to be held on Friday, January 13, 2017, at 14:00 CET, at the Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Hotel, located at Schiphol Boulevard 701, 1118BN, in Schiphol, the Netherlands. As explained further in the notice and the explanatory notes relating to the EGM, the EGM is being convened to (i) provide information to Cnova’s shareholders about the tender offers by Casino, Guichard‐Perrachon S.A. (“Casino”) for all issued and outstanding ordinary shares in the capital of Cnova, which Cnova’s board of directors has concluded are in the best interest of Cnova and its stakeholders, including its shareholders, and (ii) submit to a shareholder vote the appointment of Christophe José Hidalgo as Non‐Executive Director.
Following the recent completion of the reorganization (the “Reorganization”) of Cnova’s former Brazilian subsidiary Cnova Comércio Eletrônico S.A. (“Cnova Brazil”) within Via Varejo S.A. (“Via Varejo”), which was announced on October 31, 2016, Casino has confirmed the launch of tender offers in the United States and France. Casino has confirmed to Cnova that it anticipates filing tender offer documents with the French Autorité des marchés financiers (the “AMF”) on or around December 5, 2016 and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on or around December 22, 2016. Cnova will publish the tender offer documents, as well as a position statement that addresses the background of the tender offers and their merits on its corporate website. The tender offers are not being put forth to a vote of Cnova’s shareholders at the EGM.
The notice of the EGM, the explanatory notes and the forms of proxy cards for the EGM are available at Cnova’s website https://www.cnova.com and will also be furnished to the SEC on a report of foreign private issuer on Form 6‐K (the “Form 6‐K”). The Form 6‐K and all exhibits will be available for viewing on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.