IRS Form 8937 "Report of Organizational Actions Affecting Basis of Securities" is being made available by CGG pursuant to the US Internal Revenue Code Section 6045B, which requires issuers to report certain organizational actions that affect the U.S. tax basis of securities in the hands of shareholders and additional information about the effect on basis.
The purpose of this disclosure is to assist holders of ordinary shares and ADRs of CGG in determining the impact of the organizational action discussed herein on the tax basis of their ordinary shares, ADRs and Preferential Subscription Rights ("PSR"). However, the information contained in this disclosure does not constitute tax advice and does not take into account any shareholder's specific circumstances. Shareholders are urged to consult their own tax advisor regarding the U.S. tax consequences of the Rights Issue and allocating basis of the ordinary shares or ADRs to the Rights.
This IRS Form 8937 and attachment in respect of the Rights Issue completed in 2016 are available for download on the CGG website, in the Investors Relations section, and will be available until 2026.
IRS CIRCULAR 230: To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the IRS, we inform you that any U.S. tax advice contained in the communication (including any attachment) is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for purposes of (i) avoiding penalties under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction or matter addressed herein.
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