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Mandrakesoft IPO - How to buy shares ?

Jul 27, 2001, 00:41 (0 Talkback[s])

MandrakeSoft has sent out a message explaining some of the issues around its IPO and requesting that Mandrake users who have information on how to best participate in their own countries contribute to a special forum the company is opening to build a HOWTO:

We apologize for any confusion due to the disclaimer on the IPO web site. The disclaimer was not well written and the English version has been updated to more accurately reflect the process. A disclaimer is required only because there are certain countries where an Initial Public Offering by a foreign country is strictly regulated. There is no law that forbids the buying of shares, it is just more difficult to do so in an Initial Public Offering.

The offering will be closed on Friday at 5PM Paris time. On Monday we will receive the results of the IPO and send it to you; on the 3rd of August the shares will be publicly traded. There is no limitation to buy/sell and be informed about the company after the IPO because it will no longer be an initial offering.

We would like to build a "Howto buy MandrakeSoft shares". Since the "Marché Libre" is not very well known it may be difficult to locate brokers for purchasing shares in this market. If you have any information about buying shares on the Euronext Marché Libre in your country (and the costs for doing so) please let the Linux-Mandrake community know on MandrakeForum: http://www.mandrakeforum.com/article.php?sid=1128&lang=en. We'll collect all the responses and build a HowTo.

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