Solvay filed its friendly tender offer for Rhodia

Following up on its press release published 4th of April 2011 regarding its intention to launch a friendly cash tender offer for Rhodia, Solvay announced it has filed yesterday evening the draft offer document relating to such offer with the French markets authority (the AMF).
The draft offer document is available in French and English.
The offer and the draft offer document remain subject to review by the AMF.
This press release does not constitute and may not be construed as an offer by Solvay to purchase any securities of Rhodia.

Access to the draft offer document and any document related to the Offer and participation in the offer may be subject to legal restrictions in certain jurisdictions. The Offer will be made exclusively in France and the United States, and will not be made to persons subject to such restrictions, directly or indirectly. The violation of such restrictions constitutes a violation of applicable securities laws and regulations in certain jurisdictions. Solvay declines all responsibility in case of violation by any person of applicable legal restrictions. The Offer may not be accepted in any manner in any country where an acceptance of the Offer would constitute a breach of applicable regulations.

The draft offer document and other documents related to the Offer are subject to review by the French markets authority. Shareholders and other investors are advised to read carefully all documents relating to the Offer prior to making any decision regarding the Offer.


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