SOPRA STERIA’S ACTIVITIES AND STRATEGY
In addition, as announced by the Group on 28 July 2017, Sopra Steria has become a shareholder of La FoncièreNumérique ® , a digital platform to better manage and leverage all data relating to digitised property assets. Facilities A total of €44.5 million was invested in 2017 in infrastructure and
The Offer of Sopra Steria shares to Group employees will be carried out by selling existing treasury shares and/or shares bought back in advance by Sopra Steria under a share buyback programme authorised by the shareholders at the General Meeting of Shareholders of 13 June 2017 in accordance with Article L. 225-209 of the French Commercial Code. It will also be carried out pursuant to the provisions of Articles L. 3332- 24 et seq. of the French Labour Code. On 18 January 2018, the Board of Directors decided to proceed with this Offer and delegated the powers necessary to implement it to the Chief Executive Officer. In accordance with the decision of the Board of Directors, the Offer will involve a maximum of 220,000 shares in the Company, corresponding to 110,000 shares financed by employees and 110,000 free shares awarded as the employer’s matching contribution. On 26 March 2018, the Chief Executive Officer, acting on the authority of the Board of Directors, set the dates of the Offer period and the purchase price. The purchase price was set at €164.43, corresponding to the average of weighted average prices of Sopra Steria shares on the Euronext Paris market over the 20 trading days preceding the date of the Chief Executive Officer’s decision. The Offer Period was set from 27 March 2018 to 10 April 2018, inclusive. Settlement of the Offer will take place on 16 May 2018. This operation was approved by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers on 31 January 2018 under number FCE20180002.
technical facilities, as against €36.8 million in 2016. Investments in facilities comprised the following:
p land and buildings: €0.8million; p fixtures and fittings: €22.1million;
p IT equipment: €21.6million.
2.2.4. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
a. Proposed acquisition On 8 January 2018, Sopra Steria announced its plan to acquire 100% of the share capital of BLUECARAT, a German firm providing strategic IT Consulting, Agility, Cybersecurity and API Management, which generated estimated revenue of €33 million in 2017. b. Establishment of an employee share ownership plan In a press release dated 20 March 2018, Sopra Steria Group announced the launch of an offer to sell shares reserved for employees belonging to an employee savings plan, named “We Share 2018” (“the Offer”). The Offer is available to employees of the Group in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland who are eligible and belong to the Group Savings Plan (PEG) or the International Group Savings Plan (PEGI). With this Offer, Sopra Steria wishes to continue to associate its employees more closely in the Group’s development and performance.
2.2.5. OUTLOOK The Group’s targets for the 2018 financial year are: p organic revenue growth of between 3% and 5%;
p a slight improvement in operating margin on business activity; p free cash flow in excess of €170 million (€133million including 2017 sale of trade receivables).
SOPRA STERIA CONVENING NOTICE 2018
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