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Clarification

London, United Kingdom,

Following rumours in the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero, concerning the submission of a non binding offer for the purchase of Pioneer by Amundi, Amundi wishes to clarify the following points:

 

  • Amundi confirms its interest in Pioneer, consistently with the growth strategy presented at the time of its IPO;
  • Amundi denies however the Pioneer valuation levels attributed to it.

 

Amundi re-iterates that its acquisition policy adheres to strict financial criteria, in particular, a return on investment greater than 10% over a three-year horizon.

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Amundi, the leading European asset manager, ranking among the top 10 global players[1], offers its 100 million clients - retail, institutional and corporate - a complete range of savings and investment solutions in active and passive management, in traditional or real assets.

With its six international investment hubs[2], financial and extra-financial research capabilities and long-standing commitment to responsible investment, Amundi is a key player in the asset management landscape.

Amundi clients benefit from the expertise and advice of 4,500 employees in nearly 40 countries. A subsidiary of the Crédit Agricole group and listed on the stock exchange, Amundi currently manages more than €1.650 trillion of assets[3].

 

Amundi, a Trusted Partner, working every day in the interest of its clients and society

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Footnotes

 

  1. ^ [1] Source: IPE “Top 500 Asset Managers” published in June 2020, based on assets under management as at 31/12/2019
  2. ^ [2] Boston, Dublin, London, Milan, Paris and Tokyo
  3. ^ [3] Amundi data as at 30/09/2020

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