425(3) 10312019_FCA NV
Filed by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.
pursuant to Rule 425 of the Securities Act of 1933
Subject Company: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.
(Commission File No.: 001-36675)
The following communication was distributed to employees of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. on October 31, 2019.
I want to join Mike Manley in recognizing the importance of this morning’s announcement that we are working towards a merger of our business with Groupe PSA.
There is still much to do to formalise these plans, but already I have been impressed with the hugely positive spirit and energy I’ve seen from both companies’ teams as they have worked to achieve what would be a truly transformative union.
I see an opportunity to create together something very special - a group that combines the capabilities, intelligence and passion of two strong and storied companies, drawing on the very best of both. Our shared purpose is to build a world-leading sustainable mobility group able to capture the many opportunities of a new era.
We have worked hard to ensure that there is a genuine balance in the governance and management of the proposed new group, properly recognizing the strengths of both partners. Standalone, both are wonderful businesses; together we can do even more to meet the rapidly changing need for great new products and innovative mobility solutions.
At FCA, we have created enormous value for our shareholders and equally importantly all our other stakeholders since we came together as a single group with a shared culture. We’ve done so with integrity, mutual respect and shared values. Great companies are built on their people so this is first and foremost your success and is a huge testament to your skills, hard work and dedication. These are the great strengths you will bring to the even larger combined enterprise we envision.
Once again, on behalf of the Board and also recognising Mike’s extraordinary leadership, I thank you for all you’ve done, are doing and will do in the future to ensure that we excel as a company and make a positive impact on the millions of people whose lives we touch.
As always, buon lavoro!
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An offer of securities in the United States pursuant to a business combination transaction will only be made, as may be required, through a prospectus which is part of an effective registration statement filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Shareholders of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (“FCA”) and Peugeot S.A. who are US persons or are located in the United States are advised to read the registration statement when and if it is declared effective by the US Securities and Exchange Commission because it will contain important information relating to the proposed transaction. You may obtain copies of all documents filed with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction, documents incorporated by reference, and FCA’s SEC filings at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. In addition, the effective registration statement will be made available for free to shareholders in the United States.