Press release

Public offering for subscription for 3,133,484 newshares by way of a capital increase in cash with preferential rights : phase 1 of the offering successfully completed

On 11 June 2009, WDP launched a capital increase in cash with preferential rights for a maximum amount of 73,636,874 euros, by means of the issue of maximum 3,113,484 new shares. The issue price was set at 23.5 euros per new WDP share, a 16.1% discount on the closing price on 9 June 2009. Phase 1 of the capital increase, the public offering for subscription with preferential rights (which ran from 11 to 25 June 2009), has been successfully completed. 2,950,045 new shares with preferential rights were taken up in the subscription period for the public offering, that is to say 94.15% of the shares offered.

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