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Successful Completion Of Compagnie Générale De Géophysique – Veritas’ €414 Million Rights Offering

Upon completion of the capital increase and taking into consideration its irrevocable subscription for all of the preferential subscription rights attached to its shares and those of IFP Energies Nouvelles, the Fonds Stratégique d’Investissement will hold 7.06 % of the share capital of CGGVeritas, i.e. a total of 10.66% for the FSI-IFPEN concert, thus maintaining its stake level and comforting its position as the Company’s main shareholder.

About CGGVeritas

CGGVeritas ( is a leading international pure-play geophysical company delivering a wide range of technologies, services and equipment through Sercel, to its broad base of customers mainly throughout the global oil and gas industry.

CGGVeritas is listed on the Euronext Paris (ISIN: 0000120164) and the New York Stock Exchange (in the form of American Depositary Shares, NYSE: CGV).


This press release and the information it contains do not constitute an offer to sell or subscribe or a solicitation to buy or subscribe securities issued by CGGVeritas in the United States or in any other jurisdiction.

No communication or information relating to CGGVeritas’ share capital increase with preferential subscription rights may be distributed to the public in any jurisdiction in which registration or approval is required. No action has been undertaken to make an offer to the public of CGGVeritas’ new shares or preferential subscription rights in any jurisdiction outside of France where such steps would be required.

The issue, the exercise or the sale of preferential subscription rights and the subscription for or purchase of new shares or preferential subscription rights may be subject to legal or statutory restrictions in certain jurisdictions. CGGVeritas assumes no responsibility for any violation of such restrictions by any person.

This press release is not a prospectus which has been approved by the Financial Services Authority or any other United Kingdom regulatory authority for the purposes of Section 85 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.

The preferential subscription rights and the new shares mentioned in this press release have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration or an exemption from registration under the US Securities Act of 1933.This press release is issued pursuant to Rule 135(c) of the Securities Act 1933, as amended.

This press release has been issued by and is the sole responsibility of CGGVeritas. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is or will be made as to, or in relation to, and no responsibility or liability is or will be accepted by the Joint Bookrunners or by any of their respective affiliates or agents as to, or in relation to, the accuracy or completeness of this press release or any other written or oral information made available to or publicly available to any interested party or its advisers, and any responsibility or liability therefor whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise is expressly disclaimed.

The Joint Bookrunners are acting exclusively for CGGVeritas and no one else in connection with the offering. They will not regard any other person (whether or not a recipient of this offering memorandum) as their client in relation to the offering of the rights and the new ordinary shares. The Joint Bookrunners will not be responsible to anyone other than us for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients nor for giving advice in relation to the offering or any transaction or arrangement referred to in the offering documents.

Copyright Business Wire 2010
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