Générale de Santé in €300 Million Rights Offering

April 6, 2006

Cleary Gottlieb is counsel to Générale de Santé in its €300 million rights offering of more than 14 million new shares. The offering includes a public offering in France and private placements internationally, including in the U.S. The transaction is expected to close on May 10.

Générale de Santé is the leading private health care and hospital service provider in France, specializing in general medicine, surgery and obstetrics, treatment, recovery and rehabilitation, with services including mental health, oncology and radiotherapy, and diagnostics. The group also provides health care services in Italy and is developing home care services in France.

The offering finances in part Générale de Santé’s January acquisition of ten Hexagone Group clinics, which are located in the Paris region.