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Euro Disney S.C.A. shares to be withdrawn on 19 June 2017 from the Euronext Paris

14 juni 2017

Euro Disney S.C.A. shares to be withdrawn on 19 June 2017 from the Euronext Paris

June 14, 2017 – The French financial markets regulator L’Autorité des marchés financiers has issued a notice confirming that Euro Disney S.C.A. shares will be compulsory withdrawn from the Euronext Paris stock exchange on 19 June 2017. The listing of Euro Disney S.C.A. shares on Euronext Paris was suspended prior to the opening of the stock exchange yesterday.

The 19 June 2017 will also be the date of the start of the implementation of the compulsory withdrawal procedure for Euro Disney S.C.A. shares belonging to shareholders who never took part in the Simplified Cash Tender Offer.

The Walt Disney Company will be compulsory buying the remaining shares from shareholders at €2.00 per share.

Bron: Salonmickey.co.uk


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Final results of the simplified public tender offer on Euro Disney S.C.A.

13 juni 2017

Final results of the simplified public tender offer on Euro Disney S.C.A.
The Walt Disney Company to implement a mandatory buy-out and delisting

Paris, Jun 13, 2017 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) — EDL Holding Company, LLC, Euro Disney Investments S.A.S. and EDL Corporation S.A.S. (the “Bidders”) announce that on June 13, 2017, the Autorite des Marches Financiers (the “AMF”) published a notice announcing the final results of their simplified public tender offer on Euro Disney S.C.A. (the “Offer”) and stated that 86,269,445 shares representing 11.01% of the share capital of Euro Disney S.C.A. had been tendered into the Offer.

As a result, EDL Holding Company, LLC, Euro Disney Investments S.A.S. and EDL Corporation S.A.S. now hold in concert 760,513,348 shares, representing 97.08% of the capital of Euro Disney S.C.A.

As previously announced, EDL Holding, LLC, Euro Disney Investments S.A.S. and EDL Corporation S.A.S. will implement a mandatory buy-out and delisting to allow the transfer of the shares of Euro Disney S.C.A. not already owned by the Bidders in exchange for a consideration equal to the price offered in the Offer.

For that purpose, Euronext Paris has been requested to suspend the trading of Euro Disney S.C.A.’s shares today before the market opening.

Bron: Marketwatch.com


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De Pirates of the Caribbean attractie keert terug vanaf 24 juli, met nieuwe verrassingen

20 mei 2017

De Pirates of the Caribbean attractie keert terug vanaf 24 juli, met nieuwe verrassingen

Frankrijk, maandag 15 mei 2017 “Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life for Me…” De Pirates of the Caribbean attractie werd voor het eerst in 1967 geopend in Disneyland (California) en maakt deel uit van Disneyland Paris sinds de opening in 1992. Voor de 25e verjaardag van Disneyland Paris heeft de attractie een complete make-over ondergaan en keert het terug met nieuwe verrassingen. Opgelet Jack Sparrow fans! De meest gezochte piraat van dit jaar zal zijn debuut maken in de attractie in Europa, door te verschijnen in een aantal van zijn onvergetelijke passages. Ontdek Jack Sparrow in de vernieuwde Pirates of the Caribbean attractie vanaf 24 juli in Adventureland in het Disneyland Park.

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Johnny Depp en de cast van Pirates of the Caribbean verrassen fans in Disneyland Paris

17 mei 2017

Johnny Depp en de cast van Pirates of the Caribbean verrassen fans in Disneyland Paris
De cast en crew – waaronder de nieuwe Disney schurk Javier Bardem – ontmoeten fans voorafgaand aan de première van de film

Disneyland Paris, Maandag 15 mei 2017 – Op zondag 14 mei 2017 konden de gasten van Disneyland Paris hun ogen niet geloven toen de cast en crew van Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge, het langverwachte nieuwe hoofdstuk in de beroemde franchise, van boord gingen voor een galjoen dat was afgemeerd in het Disneyland Park voor de release van de nieuwe film. Het evenement, waarbij Johnny Depp, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, regisseurs Joachim Ronning en Espen Sandberg en producent Jerry Bruckheimer aanwezig waren, vierde het wereldwijde filmfenomeen dat geïnspireerd is op de geliefde attractie Pirates of the Caribbean. Om de 25e verjaardag van Disneyland Paris te vieren heropent de attractie haar deuren op 24 juli met twee nieuwe scenes inclusief Jack Sparrow, die voor het eerst in Europa opduikt in een aantal van zijn onvergetelijke passages.

Bij aankomst in het Disneyland Park werden de cast en crew met een daverend applaus onthaald door fans en andere beroemdheden. Na een spectaculaire show van 25 acrobaten en dansers die gekleed als spookzeelieden een zinkend schip begeleidden, kwamen de cast en crew op het podium om het publiek te begroeten en vragen te beantwoorden. Ze namen ook de tijd om handtekeningen uit te delen en selfies te maken met de fans, voordat zij als verrassing aanschoven bij de Europese première van de film in Gaumont Disney Village. Het evenement werd door middel van een live stream uitgezonden in een aantal IMAX bioscopen in Europa.

Tijdens een uitzonderlijk “Pirates” weekend, dat deel uitmaakt van de festiviteiten voor de 25e verjaardag van Disneyland Paris, konden gasten genieten van de spanning en sensatie die Pirates of the Caribbean met zich meebrengt. De tweedaagse viering zat vol met verrassingen waarbij de gasten groepjes muzikanten gekleed als piraten konden tegenkomen, aan tatoeage workshops konden deelnemen met de zee als thema en foto’s en selfies konden maken op nieuwe fotolocaties. Als klap op de vuurpijl konden gasten genieten van een nog nooit eerder vertoonde toevoeging in de avondshow Disney Illuminations. Een prachtige manier om de 25e verjaardag te vieren.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge vanaf 25 mei in de Nederlandse bioscopen
Johnny Depp keert terug als de iconische, roekeloze antiheld Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge. In dit nieuwe avontuur krijgt Jack Sparrow te maken met zijn aartsvijand kapitein Salazar (Javier Bardem). Als alle spookzeelieden onder leiding van Salazar ontsnappen aan de Devil’s Triangle hebben ze maar één missie: alle piraten doden, Jack in het bijzonder. De enige hoop op overleving ligt voor Jack in het legendarische Trident van Poseidon. Om die te vinden moet hij een alliantie vormen met Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), de briljante en beeldschone astronoom en Henry (Brenton Thwaites), een eigenwijze jonge zeeman verbonden aan de Koninklijke Marine. Aan het roer van zijn bedroevend kleine en haveloze schip probeert Jack zijn leven te redden door uit handen te blijven van zijn meest geduchte en kwaadaardige aartsvijand.

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Vivez en direct les célébrations de notre 25e Anniversaire [ Video ]

12 april 2017

Vivez en direct les célébrations de notre 25e Anniversaire [ Video ]

Live gestreamd op 12 april 2017 Disneyland Paris

Promis, vous aurez des étoiles plein les yeux.

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Disneyland Paris Park Tour with Tony Baxter

1 april 2017

Disneyland Paris Park Tour with Tony Baxter

Gepubliceerd op 1 april 2017 ED92TV

Paris – In this video we’ll take you on a tour around Disneyland Paris with the creative mind behind the park, Tony Baxter.

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Bob Iger wants Disney to be sole owners of Disneyland Paris to unlock investments

27 maart 2017

Bob Iger wants Disney to be sole owners of Disneyland Paris to unlock investments

Paris, 22nd March 2017 – The CEO of The Walt Disney Company has stated without doubt that the best way forward in terms of managing Disneyland Paris “successfully and creatively” is that it becomes the sole owner of the resort. Speaking at The Walt Disney Company’s annual shareholders meeting, Bob Iger went on to say that taking full control of Disneyland Paris would allow them to “make the kind of investments that we’d like to make to continue its success.”

Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger about the Buy-Out of Disneyland Paris

“We did make an announcement that we are attempting to buy in what is left of the public ownership of that entity. It was a business structure that was set up when we opened. It had public shareholders with separate trading stock.” We believe that the best path forward, in terms of managing that business successfully — and creatively by the way — is for us to be the primary owners, or the sole owners really, of that business, because that will give us the ability to make the kind of investments that we’d like to make to continue its success.”

This suggests that, should The Walt Disney Company be successful in its reported bid to buy up the remaining Euro Disney S.C.A. shares, it would be ready to invest significant sums to expand and upgrade Disneyland Paris to meet its expectations — likely including new park attractions. The hasty addition of “creatively” managing the resort is also interesting. As much as The Walt Disney Company could bring major investments and improved standards to the Parisian resort, this control could bring with it some less popular elements of its American resorts.

Higher Annual Pass pricing, closing popular attractions for (rumoured) Marvel replacements, making Star Wars a lynchpin of the business (at whatever cost) and even such minor changes as charging for hotel breakfasts are all examples which have already made their way to Disneyland Paris.

Nevertheless, the benefits hugely outweigh the negatives and for Disneyland Paris, at this stage in its finances, there’s almost no other way out. We should next find out more about these major developments at Euro Disney S.C.A.’s own Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, to be held on Friday, 31st March 2017 at Disney’s Hotel New York.

Bron: www.dlptoday.com

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We Are Disneyland – Backstage at Disneyland Railroad

26 maart 2017

We Are Disneyland – Backstage at Disneyland Railroad
Embarquement immédiat avec Yassin

Gepubliceerd op 7 maart 2017

Paris/Marne-la-Vallée – Ce mois-ci, votre web-série vous emmène sur les rails de Disneyland Railroad en compagnie de Yassin Haidi, chauffeur de locomotive.

Steam trains were one of Walt Disney’s biggest passions. He even had his own railroad built in his garden. Our Disney Parks around the world honour this great love. Today, we invite you on board Disneyland Railroad with one of its engineer.

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We Are Disneyland – saison 2 – épisode 2- Christophe

26 maart 2017

We Are Disneyland – saison 2 – épisode 2- Christophe

Gepubliceerd op 10 februari 2017

Paris/Marne-la-Vallée – We Are Disneyland, l’émission qui va à la rencontre des Cast Members de Disneyland Paris, accompagne Christophe, Régisseur Général des spectacles de la Saison de la Force.

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L’éblouissant spectacle nocturne Disney Illuminations [video - replay]

26 maart 2017

L’éblouissant spectacle nocturne Disney Illuminations

Marne-la-Vallée – Laissez-vous porter, comme dans un rêve éveillé, au coeur des histoires Disney avec une constellation de feux d’artifices, de projections de lumières et d’effets spéciaux spectaculaires. Mickey rend hommage à 25 ans de magie avec Disney Illuminations, un spectacle captivant où de fabuleuses aventures prennent vie, telles que les incontournables histoires de Star Wars, La Reine des Neiges et Pirates des Caraïbes.

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Disney Stars on Parade brille de mille feux pour nos 25 ans [video - replay]

26 maart 2017

Disney Stars on Parade brille de mille feux pour nos 25 ans

Live gestreamd op 25 maart 2017 Disneyland Paris

Marne-la-Vallée – Plongez dans l’effervescence avec cette parade réinventée pour nos 25 ans, Disney Stars on Parade ! Laissez vos sens s’exalter devant une mise en scène éblouissante : Mickey et ses amis les Personnages Disney vous invitent à un défilé d’histoires sensationnelles avec des nouveaux chars étonnants, dont un fabuleux dragon cracheur de feu.

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Une valse de conte de fées avec les Princesses Disney [video - replay]

26 maart 2017

Une valse de conte de fées avec les Princesses Disney

Live gestreamd op 25 maart 2017 Disneyland Paris

Marne-la-Vallée – Place à l’émerveillement devant le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant, pour L’Étincelante Valse des Princesses ! Vous êtes invité à rejoindre Aurore, Belle, Cendrillon, Blanche-Neige et autres Princesses Disney pour la plus majestueuse valse en l’honneur de notre 25e Anniversaire.

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Quand la magie Disney fait des étincelles ! [video - replay]

26 maart 2017

Quand la magie Disney fait des étincelles !

Live gestreamd op 25 maart 2017 Disneyland Paris

Marne-la-Vallée – La seule façon de rendre cette année encore plus merveilleuse est de se réunir entre amis. Mickey présente : Joyeux Anniversaire Disneyland® Paris rassemble Tic et Tac, Dingo et une multitude de Personnages Disney, pour un 25e Anniversaire inoubliable, pétillant de joie et de magie !

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Cérémonie de lancement du 25e Anniversaire de Disneyland Paris [video - replay]

26 maart 2017

Cérémonie de lancement du 25e Anniversaire de Disneyland Paris

Live gestreamd op 25 maart 2017 Disneyland Paris

Marne-la-Vallée – Vivez la cérémonie officielle de lancement des festivités du 25e Anniversaire de Disneyland Paris en présence de Catherine Powell, Présidente d’Euro Disney S.A.S., Bob Chapek, Président de Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, et de Mickey et ses Amis.

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Nederlandse ondernemers scoren miljoenenomzet bij Disneyland Parijs

24 maart 2017

Nederlandse ondernemers scoren miljoenenomzet bij Disneyland Parijs
Disneyland Parijs bestaat 25 jaar

Nederland, donderdag 23 maart 2017 – Disneyland Parijs bestaat 25 jaar. Al minstens net zo lang doet het park goede zaken met Nederlandse bedrijven. Uit de laatste cijfers blijkt dat in 2016 63 van de 490 Europese leveranciers uit ons land komen: bijna 13 procent. Qua omzet gaat het nog beter: zo’n 20 procent van de investeringsbedragen wordt uitgegeven in Nederland: 15,5 miljoen euro. Twee ondernemers over hun samenwerking met Disney.

Van decoratiebedrijven en de logistieksector tot bloembollen en kroonluchters, de Nederlandse bedrijven die zakendoen met Disney zijn divers. Het begon in de jaren negentig met de Limburgse firma Vekoma die de achtbanen Space Mountain en Big Thunder Mountain bouwde. Het pretparkresort wil dat de sprookjeswereld van Walt Disney tot in de kleinste details klopt. De Nederlandse degelijkheid is daarom heel belangrijk. Wie tijdens een bezoek aan Disneyland Parijs de bloembedden heeft bewonderd, kan zomaar getuige zijn geweest van Nederlandse trots: de bloembollen komen al 10 jaar via Verver Export uit Ursem.

Bloembollen
“Onlangs hebben we nog een bloembed van 3000 vierkante meter verzorgd”, zegt woordvoerster Linda Groot. “In 2007 was er een groot evenement ter gelegenheid van het 15-jarige bestaan. Daar hebben wij toen heel veel verschillende bloembollen voor geleverd. Sindsdien zijn wij een vaste leverancier geworden en zorgen wij jaarrond voor de bloembollen die Disneyland nodig heeft. Die 1500 evenementgasten van destijds zorgen tot op de dag van vandaag voor goede publiciteit. Op die partij kwamen professionals uit heel Frankrijk af, waardoor dit voor ons een geweldige manier was om onze zichtbaarheid te vergroten!”

Eigen tulp
Met het vorige Disney-lustrum, in 2012, kreeg Disneyland Parijs een eigen tulp. Deze oranje tulp, die uitvoerig in de media kwam, werd door Verver Export in Nederland gekweekt en gepresenteerd. En voor het huidige verjaardagsfeest worden voor het park 120.000 bloembollen van Verver Export machinaal geplant: de ‘Kit Flora Disney 25 Ans’. Een paars-wit-blauwe samenstelling die in de volgende jaren op andere locaties in Disneyland Parijs wordt uitgerold.

“We richten ons op de hoogste kwaliteit bollen, en dat betekent in dit geval de hoogste bolmaat”, legt Groot uit. “Die zijn ook het duurste, maar je hebt er het langste plezier van. Er zijn ook andere aanbieders die meer op de prijs zitten, maar die leveren dus ook kleinere bolletjes, en dat betekent minder kwaliteit in het voorjaar. Gelukkig kiest Disney voor de kwaliteit die Nederlandse bedrijven bieden. In Nederland zijn we gewend aan heldere samenwerkingen en doen we wat we beloven.”

Kroonluchters en hanglampen
Dat Disneyland voor kwaliteit kiest, kan Thomas Kikkert beamen. Bij zijn bedrijf Rentalamp uit Wormerveer huurt Disneyland al zo’n tien jaar de bijzonderste verlichting voor allerhande feesten en partijen. “Dat kan in het park zijn, maar ook in de hotels. Want niet alleen de parken, maar ook ieder hotel heeft één of meerdere evenementenlocaties. Er zijn daar zoveel feesten! Enkele keren per maand gaan er lampen van ons naar Disneyland. Dat kunnen staanders zijn, maar we hebben ook kroonluchters van ruim 5 meter doorsnee. Bij het twintigjarige bestaan hebben we drie vrachtwagens met kroonluchters geleverd. En dan te bedenken dat ik ooit ‘gewoon’ ben begonnen als een antiekwinkel die als specialiteit plafonnières had.”

Assemblage
Niet alleen levert de deal met Disney werk op voor de transportsector in ons land, maar ook voor onze assemblageketens en reparateurs. En er werken 120 Nederlandse fulltimers voor Disney in Parijs. Veel van de Disney-lampen worden in elkaar gezet in de vrouwengevangenis in Nieuwersluis. “En na de verhuurperiode worden ze weer opgeknapt. Dat gebeurt ook allemaal in Nederland”, zegt de trotse directeur.

Het lijkt niet op te kunnen in Disneyland. “Disney is een echt grote organisatie. Regelmatig zijn er twee partijen naast elkaar waar we allebei lampen voor leveren. Eigenlijk is het gewoon een stad met meerdere locaties. Wat evenementen betreft is het absoluut een van de grotere. Disneyland is ook het enige themapark waarmee we werken. Bij een evenement zijn alle lampen eigenlijk wel van mij. En als ik als bezoeker in de parken loop, herken ik mijn lampen ook direct.”


Dutch Garden

Dutch Garden 1.0 – Disneyland Parijs
In 2017 komt er een door Jacqueline van der Kloet en Manon Hazebroucq ontworpen kleurentuin in Disneyland, recht tegenover het Newport Bay Club Hotel. Nederlandse bedrijven en organisaties promoten in samenwerking met de Nederlandse ambassade bloemen en planten in deze Dutch Garden van 3000 vierkante meter. Het is een pilot, die in de jaren daarna op andere locaties in Disneyland Paris wordt uitgerold. De producten worden geleverd door Verver Export, al jaren leverancier van bloembollen en plantconcepten aan Disneyland Paris. Namens het consortium van bedrijven en organisaties coördineert en stimuleert Blooming Breeders de samenwerking in de Dutch Garden.

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Disneyland Paris 25 “Everyday’s a Celebration” Sing-along Lyrics

20 maart 2017

Disneyland Paris 25 “Everyday’s a Celebration” Sing-along Lyrics
Disneyland Paris 12 april 1992 – 12 april 2017 25 jaar

Gepubliceerd op 19 maart 2017 Forum Cafemickey.com

Parijs – Zing mee met “Everyday’s a Celebration” het nieuwe themalied voor de 25ste verjaardag van Disneyland Paris! Dit nummer zal gebruikt worden op de verjaardag van Disneyland Paris op 12 april 2017.

“Everyday’s a Celebration
Of wishes coming true
You don’t need an invitaion
We’re always here for you
Days and nights are filled with laughter
There’s always something new
In a world of adventure, enchantment, excitement
From out of the blue, it’s too good to be true
Could it be?
Come and see
You’re always at home here at Disneyland Paris
And even as you go
You never really go
The memories that we make here
Will go on and on and on

Everyday’s a Celebration
Of wishes coming true
You don’t need an invitaion
We’re always here for you
Days and nights are filled with laughter
There’s always something new
In a world of adventure, enchantment, excitement
From out of the blue, it’s too good to be true
Could it be?
Come and see
You’re always at home here at Disneyland Paris”

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Nieuw boek ‘Disneyland Paris From A to Z’ over 25 jaar Disney magie in Europa

15 maart 2017

Nieuw boek ‘Disneyland Paris From A to Z’ over 25 jaar Disney magie in Europa

Parijs, woensdag 15 maart 2017 – Na het succes van het boek ’20 years of Dreams’ tijdens de 20e verjaardag van Disneyland Paris in 2012, is het hoog tijd voor een nieuwe uitgave. Disney legt momenteel de laatste hand aan het nieuwe boek ‘Disneyland Paris From A to Z’ in een prachtige collector’s edition voor de 25e verjaardag. De uitgave zal vanaf 26 maart 2017 te koop zijn in het resort.

De Britse fansite Dedicated to DLP heeft Mathias Dugoujon, hoofdredacteur en projectleider van beide boeken, mogen interviewen over de nieuwe uitgave. Het nieuwe boek wordt dikker dan de vorige uitgave met in totaal 40 extra pagina’s en zal tijdens de viering van de 25e verjaardag worden verpakt in een luxe verzamelaars box. Anders dan ’20 years of Dreams’ zal ‘Disneyland Paris From A to Z’ niet alleen over de geschiedenis van het resort gaan, maar bijvoorbeeld ook over de cast members, Val d’Europe en Imagineering.

Aangezien Dugoujon aan beide boeken heeft gewerkt, zijn beide uitgaves heel verschillend, zowel qua inhoud, als qua vormgeving. Er zullen veel ‘feitjes & weetjes’ worden toegevoegd met daarnaast mooie foto’s en illustraties. De teksten worden geschreven door Jérémie Noyer, een Disney historicus die tevens het vorige boek heeft geschreven, en tijdens het project is er intensief contact geweest tussen de marketing en merchandise afdelingen van Disneyland Paris. Bekijk alvast enkele pagina’s uit het boek:

Foto’s: Dedicated to DLP

Het boek gaat €49,99 kosten en zal in het eerste jaar worden verkocht in een exclusieve collector’s edition. De uitgave zal in diverse winkels in de parken, hotels en Disney Village te koop zijn, maar liefhebbers kunnen het artikel ook per post bestellen via dlp.mail.order@disney.com.

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Activist hedge fund critical of Walt Disney’s move on Disneyland Paris

14 maart 2017

Activist hedge fund critical of Walt Disney’s move on Disneyland Paris

London/Paris (Reuters), March 14, 2017 – An activist hedge fund has criticized plans by Walt Disney (DIS.N) to take full control of debt-laden Paris theme park operator Euro Disney (EDLP.PA), according to a letter seen by Reuters.

Paris-based CIAM, which owns 1.4 percent of Euro Disney shares, has written to the board of the French company to object to what it believes are plans by Walt Disney to force out minority shareholders. It said it has the support of more than 5 percent of Euro Disney shareholders, including its holding.

“The Walt Disney Company seeks to force out the remaining minority shareholders by offering them a new public offer, under penalty of having to undergo a strong dilution later,” said the letter, dated March 6. CIAM has not declined Walt Disney’s offer but is monitoring the situation, a source familiar with the matter said.

Euro Disney defended the terms of the Walt Disney takeover. “Given the financial challenges faced by Euro Disney, The Walt Disney Company has developed a long-term solution that takes into account all stakeholders,” it said in a statement. “We believe such an operation will provide Euro Disney with a strong financial footing to continue its strategy, while providing minority shareholders the opportunity to exit at a significant premium,” it added.

Walt Disney last month announced plans to take full control of Euro Disney, after raising its stake to 85.7 percent through a deal with Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. Walt Disney has said it would also support a recapitalisation of up to 1.5 billion euros, helping cut debt and improve Euro Disney’s financial position.

Minority shareholders will be offered 2 euros ($2.13) a share to sell their stake to Walt Disney – a 67 percent premium to Euro Disney’s share price on Feb 9, which was the day before the offer was announced. Walt Disney will buy out and delist the remaining shares from the Euronext Paris stock exchange if it gets to a stake of at least 95 percent. The shares stood at 1.99 euros on Tuesday.

Disneyland Paris opened in 1992 and has struggled financially for much of that time, after making overly optimistic visitor projections and taking on too much debt. Deadly attacks in Paris in 2015 by Islamist militants also hit the broader French tourism sector, and Euro Disney racked up a net loss of 858 million euros in 2016.

Bron: Finance.yahoo.com

Zie ook:
Disney bails out European theme park again with $2 billion
The Walt Disney Company Announces an Increase in its Interest in Euro Disney; its Intention to Launch a Tender Offer for all Remaining Euro Disney Shares and a mandatory buy-out if the 95% threshold is reached; and a Proposal to Restore Disneyland Paris’ Financial Position
Persbericht EURO DISNEY S.C.A. (PDF)

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Disney bails out European theme park again with $2 billion

11 februari 2017

Disney bails out European theme park again with $2 billion
The Walt Disney Company is once again coming to the rescue of its only theme park in Europe

February 10, 2017: 9:53 AM ET – Disney said Friday that it will increase its stake in Euro Disney to 85.7% from 76.7%. It is also offering to buy the rest of the company for €2 per share, bringing the potential value of the transaction to €356 million ($379 million).Disney said it will also pump up to €1.5 billion ($1.6 billion) into the park to “address its financial needs.” Since opening in 1992, Disneyland Paris says it has become Europe’s top tourist attraction by visitor numbers. But it struggled with huge debts and weak attendance in the aftermath of Europe’s debt crisis.

A series of terror attacks in Paris have increased pressure on the park. Disney said Friday that the operation’s financial position has been “significantly and negatively impacted” by the November 2015 terror attacks in Paris and what it described as “challenging business conditions” in Europe. The number of visitors to the theme park dropped to 13.4 million in 2016, from 14.8 million the previous year. Hotel occupancy rates and average spending per rooms have also declined.

Disney has been forced to bail out the struggling theme park at least three times. In 2014, it invested €1 billion ($1.1 billion) into the park as part of an effort to develop new attractions and hotels. Data from the UN’s World Tourism Organization show international visitor numbers to France fell by about 5% in the first nine months of 2016. Traveler spending in the country also slumped 6.6% in 2016. If travelers continue to shun France in favor of other destinations, it could soon be overtaken by the United States as the world’s most popular tourist destination. The country has been in an official state of emergency since the November 2015 attacks.

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The Walt Disney Company Announces an Increase in its Interest in Euro Disney; its Intention to Launch a Tender Offer for all Remaining Euro Disney Shares and a mandatory buy-out if the 95% threshold is reached; and a Proposal to Restore Disneyland Paris’ Financial Position

10 februari 2017

The Walt Disney Company Announces an Increase in its Interest in Euro Disney; its Intention to Launch a Tender Offer for all Remaining Euro Disney Shares and a mandatory buy-out if the 95% threshold is reached; and a Proposal to Restore Disneyland Paris’ Financial Position

– The Walt Disney Company (“Disney”) announces the acquisition of 90% of Kingdom Holding Company’s (“Kingdom”) interest in Euro Disney S.C.A. (“Euro Disney”), representing 9% of Euro Disney’s outstanding shares.

– The proposed transaction will increase Disney’s interest in Euro Disney to 85.7% from 76.7%.

– The price for the transaction is €2.00 per share and will be paid in shares of Disney common stock.

– Disney also announces its intention to make a cash tender offer for all remaining outstanding shares of Euro Disney at a price of €2.00 per share, representing a 67% premium to Euro Disney’s trading price at its close on February 9, 2017.

– Subsequent to the completion of the tender offer, Disney is committed to support a recapitalization of up to €1.5 billion for the Euro Disney group of companies (“Group”) to address the Group’s financial needs.

PARIS, Feb. 10, 2017 /CNW/ — Today The Walt Disney Company (“Disney”) announced that it will acquire through one of its subsidiaries 90% of Kingdom Holding Company’s (“Kingdom”) shares in Euro Disney S.C.A. (“Euro Disney”) at a price of €2.00 per share, increasing its interest in Euro Disney to 85.7%. Disney also announced that this subsidiary intends to make a cash tender offer for all remaining outstanding shares of Euro Disney at a price of €2.00 per share, representing a 67% premium to the trading price at the close on February 9, 2017. Moreover, Disney has informed Euro Disney that it is committed to support a recapitalization of up to €1.5 billion for the Euro Disney group of companies (“Group”) to enable the Group to continue implementation of improvements to Disneyland® Paris, reduce debt and increase liquidity.

As previously reported by Euro Disney, despite the recapitalization announced in 2014 that enabled the Group to make attraction and hotel improvements which have generated positive guest feedback and set the stage for the Resort’s 25th Anniversary celebration this year, the Group’s financial condition has been significantly and negatively impacted by the November 2015 events in Paris and the challenging business conditions that continued through 2016 in France and throughout Europe. The comprehensive proposal announced by Disney affords maximum flexibility to shareholders, addresses the Group’s financial needs and reflects its ongoing support for the long-term success of Disneyland® Paris.

Euro Disney’s Supervisory Board has expressed its support of these developments, and its interest in evaluating this proposal. The Board has asked its audit committee, which is comprised solely of independent members, to make a recommendation for the appointment of an independent expert to deliver a fairness opinion in connection with the proposed tender offer.

Transaction Details:
The acquisition of Euro Disney shares will occur through an off-market block trade and is scheduled to close on February 15, 2017. The purchase price of €2.00 per share will be paid in shares of Disney common stock, based on Disney’s closing price on the New York Stock Exchange on February 14, 2017 and the Euro-U.S. exchange rate published by the European Central Bank on the same day. The seller will be Kingdom 5-KR-11, Ltd, a subsidiary of Kingdom, and the purchaser will be EDL Holding Company, LLC (“EDL”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Disney through which Disney historically has held its interest in Euro Disney. As a result of this transaction, Kingdom’s ownership interest in Euro Disney will decrease from 10.0% to 1.0%.

In connection with this transaction, EDL intends to make a voluntary tender offer for all of the Euro Disney shares not already owned by Disney subsidiaries at a cash price of €2.00 per share. If EDL and the other Disney subsidiaries acting in concert with it collectively own at least 95% of Euro Disney’s common shares following completion of the voluntary tender offer, EDL will promptly proceed with a mandatory buy out and delisting of the Euro Disney shares from Euronext Paris. An indicative timetable is attached to this press release.

Disney has also informed Euro Disney that it is committed to support a recapitalization of up to €1.5 billion as described below:

– If Euro Disney remains a listed company, Disney would expect the recapitalization to take the form of a subscription by the applicable Disney subsidiaries of their pro-rata share of a €1.23 billion rights offering by Euro Disney together with a backstop of (and at the same price as) the rights offering by one or more of such subsidiaries, ensuring that Euro Disney will be able to raise the full amount contemplated by the rights offering, combined with a direct €270 million cash investment in equity at the level of Euro Disney Associés S.C.A., the main operating subsidiary of Euro Disney, and contribution of the proceeds of the rights offering by Euro Disney to Euro Disney Associés S.C.A. to maintain the ownership level of Euro Disney Associés S.C.A. by Euro Disney at its current 82%. Proceeds would be used to enable the Group to continue implementation of improvements to Disneyland Paris, repay most or all of the Group’s indebtedness and increase liquidity. The rights offering described above would be subject to the prior approval of Euro Disney’s shareholders at a shareholders’ meeting.

– If Euro Disney is delisted, Disney would expect the recapitalization to be in the same amount and to also consist entirely of equity contributions to the Group, but the allocation of such contributions between Euro Disney and its subsidiaries could vary compared to what is described above. The proceeds would be used for the same purposes as described above.

The proposed tender offer will be subject to review and clearance by the Autorité des marchés financiers of a Tender Offer Prospectus (Note d’information). In addition, any rights offering will be subject to review and clearance by the Autorité des marchés financiers of an Offering Prospectus (Note d’opération).

About The Walt Disney Company:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, and consumer products and interactive media. Disney is a Dow 30 company and had annual revenues of $55.6 billion in its Fiscal Year 2016.

About Kingdom Holding Company
Founded in 1980, Kingdom Holding Company is a publicly traded company, which was listed on Tadawul (the Saudi Stock Exchange) in 2007. Kingdom Holding Company is one of the world’s most successful and diversified business organizations, highly respected in the field of investments and recognized as an elite player regionally and internationally.

About Euro Disney S.C.A.
Euro Disney S.C.A. is the holding company for Euro Disney Associés S.C.A., the primary operating company of Disneyland® Paris. Disneyland Paris is comprised of the Disneyland® Park, the Walt Disney Studios® Park, seven themed hotels with approximately 5,800 rooms (excluding approximately 2,700 additional third-party rooms located on the site), two convention centers, the Disney Village®, a dining, shopping and entertainment center, and golf courses. Euro Disney S.C.A. is also responsible for the development of the 2,230-hectare property including and surrounding Disneyland Paris. Euro Disney S.C.A.’s shares are listed and traded on Euronext Paris.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release includes forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the proposed tender offer, all statements regarding The Walt Disney Company’s or EDL Holding Company, LLC’s expected future financial position, results of operations, cash flows, dividends, financing plans, business strategy, budgets, capital expenditures, competitive positions, growth opportunities, plans and objectives of management, and statements containing the words such as “anticipate,” “approximate,” “believe,” “plan,” “estimate,” “expect,” “project,” “could,” “would,” “should,” “will,” “intend,” “may,” “potential,” “upside,” and other similar expressions. Statements in this press release concerning the business outlook or future economic performance, anticipated profitability, revenues, expenses, dividends or other financial items, and product or services line growth of The Walt Disney Company or EDL Holding Company, LLC, together with other statements that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements that are estimates reflecting the best judgment of The Walt Disney Company or EDL Holding Company, LLC based upon currently available information.

Such forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and stockholders and other potential investors must recognize that actual results may differ materially from The Walt Disney Company’s or EDL Holding Company, LLC’s expectations as a result of a variety of factors. Such forward-looking statements are based upon management’s current expectations and are subject to a significant business, economic and competitive risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are unknown and many of which The Walt Disney Company or EDL Holding Company, LLC is unable to predict or control. Such factors may cause The Walt Disney Company’s or EDL Holding Company, LLC’s actual results, performance or plans to differ materially from any future results, performance or plans expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risk factors discussed or identified in public filings that have been, or will be, made by The Walt Disney Company (or EDL Holding Company, LLC as the case may be) with the French Autorité des marchés financiers (the “AMF”) and/or the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) from time to time. The Walt Disney Company and EDL Holding Company, LLC caution investors that any forward-looking statements made by The Walt Disney Company or EDL Holding Company, LLC are not guarantees of future performance. The Walt Disney Company and EDL Holding Company, LLC disclaim any obligation to update any such factors or to announce publicly the results of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements to reflect future events or developments.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The documentation relating to the proposed tender offer – if filed – will include the terms and conditions of the tender offer, which will be submitted to the Autorité des marchés financiers. It is strongly recommended that investors and shareholders located in France read, when available, the documentation relating to the tender offer, as well as any amendments to those documents, as they will contain important information about The Walt Disney Company, EDL Holding Company, LLC, Euro Disney S.C.A. and the proposed transaction.

This press release must not be published, broadcast or distributed, directly or indirectly, in any country in which the distribution of this information is subject to legal restrictions. The tender offer will not be open to the public in any jurisdiction other than France in which its launch is subject to legal restrictions.

The release, publication or distribution of this press release in certain countries may be subject to legal or regulatory restrictions. Therefore, persons located in countries where this press release is released, published or distributed must inform themselves about such restrictions and comply with them. The Walt Disney Company, EDL Holding Company, LLC and Euro Disney S.C.A. disclaim any responsibility for any violation of such restrictions.

Tender Offer – Indicative Timetable

February 10, 2017
Press release announcing the intention of EDL Holding Company, LLC (the “Bidder”) to make a tender offer at €2.00 per Euro Disney share.

March 29, 2017
Filing with the AMF of the Bidder’s draft offer document.

Public posting of the Bidder’s draft offer document on the AMF’s website (www.amf-france.org) and on the website of Euro Disney (the “Company”) (corporate.disneylandparis.com).

Publication by the Company of a press release containing the main terms of the draft Offer on its website.

Filing with the AMF of the Company’s draft Response Document.

Public posting of the Company’s draft Response Document on the AMF’s website (www.amf-france.org) and on the Company’s website (corporate.disneylandparis.com).

Publication by the Company of a press release containing the main terms of its draft Response Document.

April 19, 2017
AMF’s clearance decision of the Offer, which will indicate the visa number of (i) the Offer Document and (ii) the Response Document.

Posting on the AMF’s and the Company’s websites of (i) the Bidder’s Offer Document, (ii) the Company’s Response Document, (iii) the “Other Information” document, containing legal, accounting and financial information regarding the Bidder and (iv) the “Other Information” document, containing legal, accounting and financial information regarding the Company.

Publication by the Company of a press release informing the public of the availability of (i) the Bidder’s Offer Document, (ii) the Company’s Response Document, (iii) the “Other Information” document, containing legal, accounting and financial characteristics of the Bidders and (iv) the “Other Information” document, containing legal, accounting and financial characteristics of the Company.

April 21, 2017
Opening of the Offer.

May 19, 2017
Last day on which the Offer is open.

June 1, 2017
Publication of a notice announcing the final results of the Offer by the AMF.

June 5, 2017
Settlement and delivery of the Offer.

Starting on June 12, 2017
If applicable, mandatory buy-out and Delisting.

Source: The Walt Disney Company

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