Publicis Groupe S.A. [Euronext Paris FR0000130577, CAC 40] announces the termination on August 29, 2022 of the liquidity contract covering its ordinary shares listed on Euronext Paris, entrusted to Kepler Cheuvreux since July 3, 2012. A new liquidity contract was signed with BNP Paribas Exane on the same day.
Publicis Groupe's termination of its liquidity contract with Kepler Cheuvreux is the result of its decision to have a unique investment services provider for stock monitoring, market-making and managing its liquidity contract.
On September 9, 2022, the following resources appeared on the liquidity account:
€ 12,715,560.69 in cash
As a reminder, the following resources appeared on the last half year statement on June 30, 2022 on the liquidity account:
€ 7,203,997.37 in cash
Implementation of a new liquidity contract
Publicis Groupe S.A. signed a liquidity contract with BNP Paribas Exane on August 29, 2022, covering its ordinary shares listed on Euronext Paris (ISIN code: FR0000130577) and that takes effect from September 12, 2022.
This new liquidity contract – which has an initial period ending on December 31, 2022 and is automatically renewable for successive 12-month periods – complies with AMF Decision no. 2021- 01 dated June 22, 2021 (“AMF decision”), which renews the AMF's earlier decision to establish liquidity contracts related to equity instruments as an authorized market practice.
For the implementation of the new contract concluded with BNP PARIBAS Exane, the following resources were allocated to the liquidity account:
€ 10,076,020.00 in cash
Under the liquidity contract entered into with BNP Paribas Exane, the situations or conditions resulting in the suspension of the contract are as follows:
when the conditions set out in Article 5 of the above-mentioned AMF decision are fullfilled;
if the number of its own shares held by the Issuer corresponds to the ceiling set by the Issuer's General Meeting, taking into account any shares already held by the Issuer in accordance
with Article L. 225-210 of the French Commercial Code;
if the shares' listed price is higher than the intervention thresholds authorized by the Issuer’s
if the share buyback authorization given by the Issuer's shareholders expires or is suspended.
The contract can also be terminated under the following conditions:
by the Issuer, at any time, with no notice required;
by the investment services provider, subject to one month notice period.