The Commercial Court of Paris approves the safeguard plan and dismisses the claims of certain holders of CGG's convertible bonds
Paris, France - December 1, 2017
CGG announces that today the Commercial Court of Paris approved the safeguard plan of CGG, after finding the claims filed by certain holders of CGG's convertible bonds against this draft plan inadmissible.
The next procedural step of CGG's financial restructuring is the hearing scheduled on 21 December 2017 to consider the motion for the recognition of the ruling approving the safeguard plan by the competent US Bankruptcy Court within the context of the Chapter 15 proceedings.
Subject to in particular a favorable decision by the US Bankruptcy Court, the rights issue with preferential subscription rights and allocation of free warrants to shareholders are expected to be launched in mid-January, with the settlement and delivery of the various securities issuances provided for under the restructuring plan expected to occur by the end of February 2018. It is to be noted that the Convertible Bonds due 2019 and the Convertible Bonds due 2020 may now only give right to CGG shares according to the terms of the approved safeguard plan.
The trading on Euronext Paris in CGG's shares (FR0013181864), Convertible Bonds due 2019 (FR0011357664) and Convertible Bonds due 2020 (FR0012739548), which was halted from 2:00 pm on December 1, 2017 will resume as from December 4, 2017 at 9:00 am.
The press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities. There will not be any sale of these securities in any such state or country in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any state or country.
The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and may not be offered and sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
CGG (www.cgg.com) is a fully integrated Geoscience company providing leading geological, geophysical and reservoir capabilities to its broad base of customers primarily from the global oil and gas industry. Through its three complementary businesses of Equipment, Acquisition and Geology, Geophysics & Reservoir (GGR), CGG brings value across all aspects of natural resource exploration and exploitation. CGG employs around 5,400 people around the world, all with a Passion for Geoscience and working together to deliver the best solutions to its customers.
CGG is listed on the Euronext Paris SA (ISIN: 0013181864) and the New York Stock Exchange (in the form of American Depositary Shares. NYSE: CGG).
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