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  ECA company press release from 29/11/2017

  29/11/2017 - 18:00

Notice of redemption to holders of bonds convertible and/or exchangeable for new or existing shares issued on December 22, 2012 and maturing on January 1, 2018 ('OCEANES')

On December 22, 2012, ECA (Euronext Paris: ECASA) issued OCEANES (ISIN code: FR0011378678), having been the subject of a prospectus endorsed by the French Financial Markets Authority (Autorité des Marchés Financiers - AMF) with the visa number 12-603 on December 17, 2012.

ECA reminds OCEANE-holders that outstanding OCEANES will mature on January 1, 2018 (or on the first following business day if that day is not a business day). Accordingly, the OCEANES may either be exercised until December 19, 2017 included, or, after that time, redeemed in cash on January 2, 2018, the first business day following January 1, 2018. As of 24 November 2017, 3,245 bonds were outstanding.

As such, OCEANE-holders may exercise their right to the granting of shares until December 19, 2017 included, in the amount of 1 Company share for each OCEANE exercised.

Where applicable, OCEANE-holders must send their request to exercise their rights to CACEIS Corporate Trust, 14 rue Rouget de L'Isle – 92130 Issy-Les-Moulineaux, France.

In accordance with the issue contract, the Company's new shares issued upon converting the OCEANES, as well as the existing shares granted in exchange for the OCEANES, will bear current dividend rights as soon as they are issued.

Any OCEANE-holder failing to exercise his right to the granting of shares before December 19, 2017 at the latest will receive an amount equal to the redemption price of €8.40 per OCEANE, plus accrued interest in accordance with the prospectus.

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Such forward-looking statements and targets depend on known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those anticipated herein. All these risks and uncertainties could affect the Group's future ability to achieve its targets. Risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated in the forward-looking statements and targets include, among other things: the risks and uncertainties mentioned in the press release; the strength of competition; the continuing growth of the market; currency fluctuations; interest rate fluctuations; raw material price fluctuations; armed conflicts or political instability; control of costs and expenses; changes in tax legislation, rules, regulation or enforcement; our ability to successfully keep pace with technology changes; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel and key personnel; the evolution, interpretation and uniform application and enforcement of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), according to which we prepare our financial statements; supply chain and manufacturing bottlenecks; the performance of our business partners (subcontractors, agents, suppliers, etc.).

Some of these risk factors are set forth and detailed in our Document de Référence (Registration Document including the annual financial report filed with the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers). This list of risks, uncertainties and other factors is not limitative. Other non-anticipated, unknown or unforeseeable factors could also have material adverse effect on our targets. The Group expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update or revise any forward-looking statements or targets potentially contained in this press release to reflect any change in events, conditions, assumptions or circumstances on which any such statements are based.

The ECA Group

Recognized for its expertise in robotics, automation systems, simulation and industrial processes, the ECA Group has been developing complete, innovative technological solutions for complex missions in hostile and confined environments since 1936. Its product offering is designed for an international client base that is demanding, both in terms of safety and effectiveness. The Group's main markets are in the defense, maritime, aeronautics, simulation, industrial and energy sectors.

In 2016, the Group reported revenue of €112.5 million across its three divisions: Robotics & Integrated Systems, Aeronautics and Simulation.

The ECA Group is a Groupe Gorgé company.

The ECA Group is listed on Euronext Paris Compartment C.

Indexes: SBF 250, CAC SMALL 90 and CAC IT- ISIN Code: FR0010099515

Ticker Code: ECASA - Bloomberg Code: ECASA:FP


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