The jointly-owned company Hanwha Thales was created in 2000 by Samsung and Thales to develop the defence electronics in Korea. In June 2015, Samsung sold its defence related businesses to Hanwha. In this context, Hanwha and Thales negotiated a put/call option on Thales’ shares in their jointly owned company. Considering Hanwha and Thales respective ambitions in the Korean market today, Thales has decided to exercise its put option, for all of its shares, amounting to 50% of Hanwha Thales equity, at the price of KW288bn (approximately €230m). Once governmental approvals are obtained and the sale is completed, Thales shall record a cash inflow of approximately €200m. In 2015, Hanwha Thales contributed €10m to the EBIT of Thales.
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