Constellium is exploring a possible divestiture of its plant in Sabart, France
New York, 19 July, 2013 – Constellium N.V. (NYSE and NYSE Euronext: CSTM) has announced that as part of its strategy to refocus its resources on core activities - rolling and extrusion - it is exploring the potential sale of its plant in Sabart, France.
Today, Constellium informed the employee representative bodies of the plant of the potential divestiture during a meeting with the Works Council.
The Sabart plant is a European supplier of hard alloy billets and has limited synergies with Constellium’s core businesses. With 34 employees, the facility generated approximately €16 million of the approximately €3.6 billion of revenue Constellium generated in 2012.
Constellium and its advisors are considering the potential divestiture with the objective of finding a suitable buyer committed to the future development of the plant. Constellium will be conducting a thorough assessment of offers made by potential buyers with respect to short and mid-term financial robustness as well as to investment capacities and development plans.
Constellium can provide no assurances as to whether a suitable buyer will be found or the terms and conditions of any agreement entered into with a potential buyer.
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