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13 mai 2020

Press Release

Press Release

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Cette communication n’est ni un prospectus, ni une notice d’information portant sur des instruments financiers ou un autre document d’offre au sens du Règlement (UE) 2017/1129 du Parlement européen et du Conseil du 14 juin 2017.

Une offre de valeurs mobilières aux Etats-Unis dans le cadre d’une opération de regroupement d’entreprises ne sera faite, le cas échéant, que par le biais d’un prospectus faisant partie d’une déclaration d’enregistrement effective déposée auprès de la US Securities and Exchange Commission (« SEC »). Les actionnaires de Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (« FCA ») et de Peugeot S.A. ressortissants des aux États-Unis ou domiciliés aux États-Unis sont invités à lire la déclaration d’enregistrement si et au moment où elle est déclarée en vigueur par la US Securities and Exchange Commission, car elle contiendra des informations importantes relatives à l’opération envisagée. Vous pouvez obtenir des copies de tous les documents déposés auprès de la SEC concernant l’opération envisagée, des documents incorporés par référence et des documents déposés par FCA auprès de la SEC sur le site Web de la SEC à l’adresse http://www.sec.gov. En outre, la déclaration d’inscription effective sera mise gratuitement à la disposition des actionnaires aux États-Unis.

 

Rueil-Malmaison et Londres, 13 mai 2020

Le conseil d'administration de Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV («FCA») (NYSE: FCAU / MTA: FCA) et le directoire de Peugeot S.A. («Groupe PSA») ont chacun décidé aujourd'hui de ne pas distribuer de dividende ordinaire en 2020 lié à l'exercice 2019, à la lumière de l'impact de la crise actuelle du COVID-19.

FCA et Groupe PSA confirment que les préparatifs de la fusion 50/50 de leurs activités, annoncée en décembre 2019, avancent bien, notamment en ce qui concerne les réglementations antitrust et autres dépôts réglementaires. La réalisation de la fusion projetée doit intervenir dans les délais prévus, avant la fin du premier trimestre 2021, sous réserve des conditions de réalisation habituelles.

 

Pour plus d’information: FCA

Groupe PSA

Tel.: +39 (011) 00 63088

Email: mediarelations@fcagroup.com

www.fcagroup.com

Pierre Olivier Salmon: +33 6 76 86 45 48

pierreolivier.salmon@mpsa.com

Karine Douet: +33 6 61 64 03 83

karine.douet@mpsa.com

 

About FCA

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is a global automaker that designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles in a portfolio of exciting brands, including Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep®, Lancia, Ram and Maserati. It also sells parts and services under the Mopar name and operates in the components and production systems sectors under the Comau and Teksid brands. FCA employs nearly 200,000 people around the globe. For more information regarding FCA, please visit www.fcagroup.com

 

About Groupe PSA

Groupe PSA designs unique automotive experiences and delivers mobility solutions to meet all customer expectations. The Group has five car brands, Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall and provides a wide array of mobility and smart services under the Free2Move brand. Its ‘Push to Pass’ strategic plan represents a first step towards the achievement of the Group’s vision to be “a global carmaker with cutting-edge efficiency and a leading mobility provider sustaining lifetime customer relationships”. An early innovator in the field of autonomous and connected cars, Groupe PSA is also involved in financing activities through Banque PSA Finance and in automotive equipment via Faurecia.
Media library: medialibrary.groupe-psa.com / @GroupePSA_EN

 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This communication contains forward-looking statements. In particular, these forward-looking statements include statements regarding future financial performance and the expectations of FCA and PSA (the “Parties”) as to the achievement of certain targeted metrics at any future date or for any future period are forward-looking statements. These statements may include terms such as “may”, “will”, “expect”, “could”, “should”, “intend”, “estimate”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “remain”, “on track”, “design”, “target”, “objective”, “goal”, “forecast”, “projection”, “outlook”, “prospects”, “plan”, or similar terms. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. Rather, they are based on the Parties’ current state of knowledge, future expectations and projections about future events and are by their nature, subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. They relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur or exist in the future and, as such, undue reliance should not be placed on them.

Actual results may differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability of PSA and FCA and/or the combined group resulting from the proposed transaction (together with the Parties, the “Companies”) to launch new products successfully and to maintain vehicle shipment volumes; changes in the global financial markets, general economic environment and changes in demand for automotive products, which is subject to cyclicality; changes in local economic and political conditions, changes in trade policy and the imposition of global and regional tariffs or tariffs targeted to the automotive industry, the enactment of tax reforms or other changes in tax laws and regulations; the Companies’ ability to expand certain of their brands globally; the Companies’ ability to offer innovative, attractive products; the Companies’ ability to develop, manufacture and sell vehicles with advanced features including enhanced electrification, connectivity and autonomous-driving characteristics; various types of claims, lawsuits, governmental investigations and other contingencies, including product liability and warranty claims and environmental claims, investigations and lawsuits; material operating expenditures in relation to compliance with environmental, health and safety regulations; the intense level of competition in the automotive industry, which may increase due to consolidation; exposure to shortfalls in the funding of the Parties’ defined benefit pension plans; the ability to provide or arrange for access to adequate financing for dealers and retail customers and associated risks related to the establishment and operations of financial services companies; the ability to access funding to execute the Companies’ business plans and improve their businesses, financial condition and results of operations; a significant malfunction, disruption or security breach compromising information technology systems or the electronic control systems contained in the Companies’ vehicles; the Companies’ ability to realize anticipated benefits from joint venture arrangements; disruptions arising from political, social and economic instability; risks associated with our relationships with employees, dealers and suppliers; increases in costs, disruptions of supply or shortages of raw materials; developments in labor and industrial relations and developments in applicable labor laws; exchange rate fluctuations, interest rate changes, credit risk and other market risks; political and civil unrest; earthquakes or other disasters; uncertainties as to whether the proposed business combination discussed in this document will be consummated or as to the timing thereof; the risk that the announcement of the proposed business combination may make it more difficult for the Parties to establish or maintain relationships with their employees, suppliers and other business partners or governmental entities; the risk that the businesses of the Parties will be adversely impacted during the pendency of the proposed business combination; risks related to the regulatory approvals necessary for the combination; the risk that the operations of PSA and FCA will not be integrated successfully and other risks and uncertainties.

Any forward-looking statements contained in this communication speak only as of the date of this document and the Parties disclaim any obligation to update or revise publicly forward-looking statements. Further information concerning the Parties and their businesses, including factors that could materially affect the Parties’ financial results, are included in FCA’s reports and filings with the SEC, the AFM and CONSOB and PSA’s filings with the AMF.

 

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