The European Commission has now approved the sale of Faurecia Automotive Exteriors to Plastic Omnium, subject to a commitment from Plastic Omnium to divest all of the bumper business in France and a site in Spain as well as the Front End Module business in Germany.
This business represents sales of € 700 million out of the total business sold by Faurecia of € 1.9 billion. In organizing the divestiture, Plastic Omnium will seek the best solution for the future of the sites, the employees and the customers.
The closing of the deal is due to take place on July 29, 2016 for the entire perimeter sold by Faurecia. The enterprise value is € 665 million. The divestiture commitment made by Plastic Omnium has no impact on the sale of the business by Faurecia or on the amount of the transaction.
This sale will almost completely eliminate Faurecia’s debt. The Group will thus be able to accelerate investment in value added technologies for sustainable mobility and the cockpit of the future.
Faurecia is one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers, with four key Business Groups: Automotive Seating, Emissions Control Technologies, Interior Systems and Automotive Exteriors. In 2015, the Group posted total sales of €20.7 billion. At December 31, 2015, Faurecia employed 103,000 people in 34 countries at 330 sites and 30 R&D centers. Faurecia is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange and trades in the U.S. over-the-counter (OTC) market. For more information, visit www.faurecia.com
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