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.
Head of Press Relations and Digital Communication
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