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Press Release

EssilorLuxottica acquires shares in GrandVision


Charenton-le-Pont, France (September 7, 2021 – 8:00pm CEST) – Reference is made to the press release by EssilorLuxottica S.A. of 1 July 2021 regarding the announcement of its mandatory public offer on all shares in GrandVision N.V. (the “Offer”). Pursuant to the provisions of Section 5 paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Dutch Decree on Public Takeover Bids (Besluit openbare biedingen Wft), EssilorLuxottica announces that it conducted a transaction in GrandVision shares. The details of such transaction are stated below.

Date Transaction type Total number of shares Type of shares Price (€)
September 7, 2021 Purchase 16,902,305 Ordinary 28.42

The GrandVision shares are acquired from multiple shareholders represented by a single broker and account for approximately 6.6% of the issued and outstanding share capital of GrandVision. Together with the GrandVision shares already held by EssilorLuxottica prior to today, EssilorLuxottica will hold 212,106,033 GrandVision shares, representing approximately 83.4% of the issued and outstanding share capital of GrandVision on the date hereof.