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  Communiqué de la société ARTPRICE du 05/11/2014

  05/11/2014 - 17:50

ARTPRICE.COM to join EnterNext©PEA-PME 150 Index

ARTPRICE.COM to join EnterNext©PEA-PME 150 Index

ARTPRICE.COM will be among the 150 companies in the new EnterNext©PEA-PME 150 Index to be launched on 17 November 2014.

This new index is part of a family of EuroNext Indices created to promote investment in small, medium and intermediate companies (SMEs and ETIs -Entreprises de taille intermédiaire) via share savings plans (PEAs -Plan d'épargne en actions- in France) and to raise investor awareness of this segment of the economy. The initiative also aims to meet financial industry demand for the creation of a benchmark for the medium-sized companies eligible for share-plan investment. The Index's sector diversity will make it an unavoidable investor reference for the most liquid SMEs on the stock market.

According to thierry Ehrmann, the CEO and founder of Artprice, “this index will enhance's visibility to a new population of investors, exactly as Euronext described in its communiqué of 3 November 2014.”

The composition of the index:

This new index, EnterNext© PEA-PME 150, is composed of 150 French companies supported by EnterNext, listed on the Paris Euronext and Alternext indices and among the 80% most liquid SMEs eligible for share-plan investment.

It is part of a family of Euronext indices dedicated to share-plan SME investment, an initiative launched by the French government to promote the investment of France's national savings in shares and thereby contribute to the development of SMEs and ETIs.

The selected companies will be ranked by their capital free float which may not exceed 2.5% of the index's total capitalisation. There is also a sector limit of 20%.

The index will be revised once a year and its weighting reviewed on a quarterly basis.

As of 17 November 2014, investors will have access to a full list of the companies in the new index on the EuroNext website.

The creation of the index also responds to industry requests for SME benchmarks. Its sector diversity will make it a valuable reference for investors wishing to play the most liquid listed SMEs.

According to Anthony Attia, the CEO of Euronext Paris, “The new EnterNext©PEA-PME 150 index is part of our ongoing efforts to help SMEs secure financing and our strategy of developing Euronext as a place to raise capital. We hope this new tool will shine a fresh light on French SMEs and support the development of PEA-PME savings accounts.”

Eric Forest, Chairman and CEO of EnterNext, said: “This index was developed in close collaboration with asset management companies and offers investors a benchmark for assessing the performance of French companies eligible for PEA-PME savings accounts. It will also help raise the profile of these 150 French companies—all covered by EnterNext—with the investment community.” ©1987-2014 thierry Ehrmann

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