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EO2 lists on NYSE Alternext
Paris14 December 2012 – NYSE Euronext (NYX) today announced the listing on NYSE Alternext in Paris of EO2, a major player in renewable energy with a focus on forest biomass.

Founded in 2006, the EO2 Group is one of France’s top contenders in wood pellets, a clean and renewable fuel made as a forestry by-product and used for boilers and wood stoves operated by individual households and collective entities.

EO2 (ticker: ALEO2) was listed through admission to trading of the 2,631,705  shares making up its capital, transferred from the Free Market to NYSE Alternext. Market capitalisation stood at around €9 million on the day of listing.

“We are delighted with EO2’s transfer to NYSE Alternext, our made-to-measure market for small and medium-sized companies,” said Marc Lefèvre, Head of European Business Development and Client Coverage Listing Europe at NYSE Euronext. “Today EO2 is entering a new stage in its relationship with the stock exchange, through a strategic choice that will give it access to more investors and a higher profile.”

Guillaume Poizat, Chairman and CEO of EO2, added: “Our move to NYSE Alternext reflects our ongoing focus on wood pellets, a market reporting annual growth of over 25% a year in the past five years. In 2012, sales of heating pellets are running well above projections. With this eco-friendly alternative to fossil fuels which is also significantly less expensive, our company and products are one of the energy market’s most efficient solutions. In a period of economic crisis, EO2 Group is thus guaranteed market growth in the years ahead, along with high visibility.”

In seven years, €2.7 billion has been raised on NYSE Alternext, half through secondary issues, by companies from countries including Belgium, Canada, China, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK and the US. Their market capitalisation totals €6 billion. Today 179 companies are listed on NYSE Alternext.


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About EO2
EO2 is an industrial business operating in the renewable energy sector, focusing in particular on solid biomass. It aims to become the pacesetter in the production and sale of wood pellets, an eco-friendly fuel designed for boilers operated by households and collective entities that is both economical and comfortable. Based in France, EO2 is a major player in renewable energy sector and specializes in the production of wood pellets. Its EO2 Auvergne plant is the largest in France, with annual output of 80,000 metric tons. EO2 wood pellets are certified DIN Plus, and sold in bags, big bags and bulk.

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