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  VENTE-UNIQUE.COM company press release from 28/03/2018

  28/03/2018 - 21:30

VENTE-UNIQUE.COM SUCCESSFULLY PERFORMS THE FIRST INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING IN 2018 ON THE EURONEXT MARKETS IN PARIS


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  • Overall demand representing 1.8 times the number of shares offered;
  • Share price set at €10.70;
  • Share capital increase of €7 million;
  • Total Placement of €32.8 million, which may be increased to €37.7 million if the over-allotment option is exercised in full;
  • Shares admitted for trading on Wednesday 4 April 2018.

28 March 2018. Vente-unique.com (ALVU), a European online furniture retailer, announces the success of its IPO on the Euronext Growth Paris market.

The transaction was a complete success, with overall demand for 4.939.494 shares, 1.8 times the number of shares offered. The global placement, mainly allocated to institutional investors, represents 96% of demand (from 27 institutional investors in 5 countries) and the open price offer, mainly allocated to individuals, represents 4% of demand (from 1.012 individual investors).

Vente-unique.com's Board of Directors, which met today, set the IPO price at €10.70 per share.

654.205 new shares will be issued as part of the transaction, representing a capital increase of a gross amount of €7 million. 2.412.662 existing shares will be allocated as part of the transaction, representing a gross amount of €25.8 million, following 100% exercise of the extension clause.

2.886.295 shares were allocated to the global placement and 180.572 shares to the open price offer. As part of the open price offer, P orders (reserved for CAFOM shareholders), A1 orders and A2 orders will be served at 100%.

Following the transaction, Vente-unique.com's capital now comprises 9.441.905 shares, representing a market capitalization of €101 million based on the IPO price. The public float represents 32.5% of the Company's share capital before any potential exercise of the over-allotment option.

Sacha Vigna, Chief Executive Officer of Vente-unique.com, made the following comments: "It is with great pride that we have successfully performed the first initial public offering for the year on the Euronext markets in Paris, despite a tight environment. I would like to express my deep thanks to the institutional and individual investors for their trust and support for our project, and to the partners who have worked with us for several months.

This transaction enables us to contribute to financing other CAFOM Group projects, which has nurtured and supported us since 2006, and offers us the additional financial resources required to continue our successful expansion throughout Europe."

Share settlement and delivery is scheduled for 3 April 2018. Trading of Vente-unique.com shares is scheduled to commence on Wednesday 4 April 2018 at 9.00 am, Paris time.

Provisional transaction schedule

3 APRIL 2018 Completion of OPO issue and Global Placement
4 April 2018 Company shares admitted for trading on Euronext Growth
27 April 2018 Deadline for exercise of over-allotment option
Stabilisation period ends, where applicable

Availability of the prospectus

Copies of the prospectus approved by the AMF on 13 March 2018 under number 18-083, comprising the Base Document as registered with the AMF on 23 February 2018 under number I. 18-005, and a transaction circular (including a summarised prospectus), can be viewed free of charge at Vente-Unique.com's offices (9/11 rue Jacquard – 93315 Le Pré Saint Gervais CEDEX), on Vente-Unique.com's website (bourse.vente-unique.com) and the AMF website (www.amf-france.org).

Risk factors

Vente-unique.com would like to draw investors' attention to Chapter 4 “Risk factors” of the Base Document as registered with the AMF (including risks arising from the importance of the Company's relations with CAFOM Group companies described under section 4.3.1) and Chapter 2 “IPO risk factors” of the transaction circular.

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About Vente-unique.com

Founded in 2006, Vente-unique.com (Euronext growth – ALVU) is a European specialist in online furniture sales. The company covers 10 countries (France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland) and has delivered to over 1 million customers since its inception. Vente-unique.com posted 2016/17 revenues of €77 million, up 13%, and an EBITDA margin of 9.2%.

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