Linux-Mandrake Community Newsletter - Special IPO Results
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From: Mandrake Team
Subject: Linux-Mandrake Community Newsletter - special IPO (2)
Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 00:33:10 +0200 (CEST)
Mandrakesoft is now listed on the stock exchange!
[Spanish readers: as we are close to the end of the IPO, we
apologize not to have the time to offer you a version of this flash in your
MandrakeSoft is pleased to announce that the company is now listed on the
Euronext Marché Libre. As a result of the successful Initial Public Offering,
a total of 688.480 shares were sold at 6.2 Euros each. This results in an
increase in capital of approximately 4.3 million Euros and represents 20.28%
of the company's capital after issue.
It's a big step in MandrakeSoft development and its future.
The stock will be publicly traded on Friday, August 3rd.
We would like to thank everyone who helped make the IPO a success. Now
everyone can trade Mandrakesoft shares!
There are several rules to know before buying or selling shares:
What is the Marché Libre ?
The Marché Libre is a non-regulated European stock market. It is a small
market with less investors & transactions than the larger markets such as
Nasdaq. There is one price determination each day at 3 PM which sets the
market price. The price cannot change more than 10% each day.
How should I trade Mandrakesoft shares?
MandrakeSoft has been assigned the Euroclear-Paris code "4477". When trading
on the Marché Libre you should always provide a "limit price" when selling or
buying shares. Because there may not be many transactions, if you don't
provide a price limit you run the risk of buying very high or selling very
low. NEVER conduct a transaction without a limit!
A PDF file which describes the market is available from Euronext:
How can I buy Mandrakesoft shares?
Ask your usual broker if they accept orders for Euronext with the Euroclear
Paris code 4477.
For more information, please see MandrakeSoft's IPO pages at:
If you've purchased MandrakeSoft shares, please share your experience with
the broker and price per share on MandrakeForum:
Also, accounts can be opened with the online broker "StartFinance" following
the same procedure as for the IPO: