First Fast-Path lisitng in Paris in 2015
Market Capitalisation €11,5 BN (including the shares held in treasury)
Paris – 19 June 2015– International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, today completed its cross-listing in Paris (ticker code: IFF) using the Euronext Paris Fast Path procedure. IFF is the first US-listed company to make use of this streamlined, cost-efficient process in 2015, and the fifteenth to do so since Fast Path was first introduced on Euronext markets in 2008.
Listing with Fast Path allows US-listed issuers that are incorporated outside the European Economic Area to use their SEC filings as the basis of their listing prospectus on Euronext markets. Fast Path can be used in connection with a range of operations, including cross-listings, rights issues, spin-offs, direct listings without capital raising and more.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer products. Consumers experience these unique scents and tastes in fine fragrances and beauty care, detergents and household goods, as well as beverages, sweet goods and other food products. The Company leverages its competitive advantages of consumer insight, research and development, creative expertise, and customer intimacy to provide customers with innovative and differentiated product offerings. IFF has more than 6,200 employees working in 32 countries worldwide.
IFF was listed on Euronext Paris through the admission to trading of the 115.995.113 shares making up its equity. The admission and issue price was set at €99.39 per share. Market capitalisation on the day of listing was around €11.5 billion. This number is defined as the number of shares issued including the shares held in treasury.
Andreas Fibig, Chairman and CEO, said: “Cross-Listing on Euronext Paris is another important step in facilitating broader ownership of IFF shares in the European capital markets and reflects our company’s historic roots, strong European ties, and global presence. We are thrilled to give European investors the opportunity to more broadly participate in our recently announced Vision 2020 strategy. We believe our relentless focus on innovation and differentiation will accelerate growth and continue to create significant value for all of our shareholders.”
Anthony Attia, Chairman and CEO of Euronext Paris, noted “We would like to welcome International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. as it joins the long list of international businesses already listed on Euronext markets. We are delighted that IFF chose Paris for its cross-listing.We are convinced that other international companies will also seek to benefit from the increased visibility and access to capital that come with listing on Euronext Paris.”
Albert Ganyushin, Head of International Listings at Euronext, added: “This new listing through our Fast Path process is a good example of our ability to connect leading companies with global investors effectively and efficiently and a demonstration of the attractiness of the Euronext platform as a leading exchange in Europe. This listing will give IFF broad access to European investors, while boosting its profile and visibility to help expand its business and strengthen its global presence.”