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Increase of voting rights in Pernod Ricard


On 21 February 2017, GBL announced that it holds 10.6% of voting rights in Pernod Ricard (for a stake in capital of 7.5%). This passive crossing of the 10% threshold is the result of the allocation of double voting rights.


Partial sale of 2.3% of Pernod Ricard


On 14 March, a 2.3% interest in Pernod Ricard was sold for EUR 499 million, producing a consolidated capital gain of EUR 240 million.


Stronger position in Pernod Ricard and Arkema


GBL spent EUR 120 million strengthening its investment in Pernod Ricard, raising it to 9.9% at the end of 2010.

It also invested EUR 27 million in Arkema and passed the 5% threshold in its capital at the end of December.


Stronger position in Pernod Ricard and distribution of shares free of charges


GBL increased its shareholding by nearly 1% in 2009, bringing it to 9.1% at the end of the year. It spent EUR 113 million to this increase, which was made through acquisitions on the Stock Exchange.

During fourth quarter 2009, Pernod Ricard allocated shares free of charges in the proportion of 1 new share for 50 existing shares. This transaction, which had no impact on the ownership rate, increased the number of shares held by GBL by 500,000.

Participation in the capital increases of Lafarge, Pernod Ricard and Imerys


During the first half of 2009, GBL invested nearly EUR 485 million in the capital increases launched by Lafarge (EUR 1,500 million; EUR 16.65 per share), Pernod Ricard (EUR 1,036 million; EUR 26.70 per share) and Imerys (EUR 251 million; EUR 20.00 per share) in accordance with its role of long-term shareholder.


Investment in Pernod Ricard


GBL increased its participation in Pernod Ricard from 6.2% of the capital at end 2007 to 8.2%, spending nearly EUR 300 million.


Stronger position in Pernod Ricard


GBL already owned a 2.8% stake in Pernod Ricard at end 2006. It continued its investment policy last year, investing EUR 557 million to raise its stake in the group's capital to 6.2% by end 2007.