Pop up Disney Store arrives in Reading

A new pop up Disney Store has opened at The Oracle shopping centre in Reading, Berkshire, England. 

The ‘pop up’ concept stores are of a plainer style that found in the more traditional Disney stores but they still carry a large range of your favourite Disney, Star Wars and Marvel merchandise.

The opening hours are:
Monday – Friday 9:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Saturday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Au revoir APPAED – Goodbye APPAED


Yesterday the association of small Euro Disney shareholders APPAED – ‘Association des Petits Porteurs d’Actions EuroDisney’,  which represented the small minority Euro Disney S.C.A. shareholders said goodbye to it members.

With Euro Disney shares now withdrawn from the stock market and therefore no longer any Euro Disney shareholders the association has closed.

Below is an English translation of the goodbye message sent by their President Edith Zemi to their 1,196 members yesterday evening.

Au revoir APPAED

Merci Edith pour tout ce que vous travaillez et les
informations précieuses que vous nous avez données.


Goodbye APPEAD
Thank you Edith for all you work and the valuable
information you has given us.


Bye bye

This is done, the Euro Disney share is no longer listed on the stock exchange.

No more shares,  no more shareholders, and therefore no association of small shareholders.

It has been almost 6 years since we were created. On September 21, 2011, we were 4 FOUNDING MEMBERS. Today it is 1,196 members and supporters that I say thank you for joining us and demonstrating your support.

This is an extremely enriching experience that I personally experienced. The work did not fail, but it was necessary to try to give maximum information to people who, like us, the 4 Founders, did not know much about finance, but were eager to learn more about the management of this company that has always made us dream.

It has not been easy because, as everyone knows, the Walt Disney company does not communicate much about its method of management and its strategy: nothing must disturb the dream and magic.

I spent a lot of time and invested a lot of energy, and as you know, pro Bono. But it’s with a real pleasure that I did…. at least until early 2015… the beginning of the end.

One day, maybe I’ll write the “Memoirs” and share them.

I had the opportunity to meet people I probably would never coexisted, and it was a real pleasure and sometimes even an honour.

First thanks to Yann Elisabetta and Roberto for their unwavering support.
Thanks to Louisa for her kindness, her dedication, and for promoting contacts with the direction of Euro Disney.

Thanks also to Olivier Lambert, then to Yoann Nguyen who replaced him.
Thanks to Mark Stead for the infinite patience he used to try to get us to understand the figures, the results, the strategic choices.

Thanks to Virginie Calmels who tried to maintain the link with the small shareholders.

Thanks to Jay Rasulo, then no. 2 of the who gave us an hour interview.

Thank you to Antoine Jeancourt-Gagliani for his welcome, for the kindness he has shown us, and for everything he has tried to do for us.

And finally thanks to Philippe Gas. Two months after our creation, Philippe Gas warmly welcomed us. It allowed us to open a real dialogue. He has been listening to us and we owe him some great advances in communication. Thank you for the interest he has shown us and for testifying to us.

So this is the end of the story.

What saddens me most is to close the site and therefore to see all the information in it. The Facebook page will probably be transformed into the “Alumni group”.  The yahoo and gmail addresses will no longer be used.



Original message in French:


Voilà, c’est fait, l’action Euro Disney n’est plus cotée en Bourse.   Plus d’actions, c’est-à-dire plus d’actionnaires, et par conséquent plus d’Association de Petits Actionnaires.

Cela fait pratiquement 6 ans que l’APPAED a été créée. Le 21 septembre 2011 nous étions 4 membres fondateurs. Aujourd’hui c’est à 1196 adhérents et sympathisants que je dis merci de nous avoir rejoint et manifesté votre soutien.

C’est une expérience extrêmement enrichissante que j’ai vécue personnellement. Certes le travail n’a pas manqué, mais c’était nécessaire pour essayer de donner un maximum d’informations à des personnes qui, comme nous, les 4 fondateurs de l’APPAED, n’y connaissaient pas grand-chose en matière de finances, mais étaient avides d’en savoir plus sur la gestion de cette entreprise qui nous a toujours fait rêver.

Cela n’a pas été facile car, comme tout le monde le sait, la Walt Disney Company ne communique pas beaucoup sur son mode de gestion et sa stratégie : rien ne doit venir troubler le Rêve et la Magie.

 J’ai passé beaucoup de temps et investi beaucoup d’énergie, et comme vous le savez, bénévolement. Mais c’’est avec un réel plaisir que je l’ai fait…. Au moins jusque début 2015 … le commencement de la fin.

Un jour, peut-être j’écrirai les « Mémoires de l’APPAED » et vous les ferai partager.

J’ai eu l’occasion de rencontrer des personnes que je n’aurais probablement jamais côtoyées, et cela fut un réel plaisir et parfois même un honneur.

Tout d’abord merci à Yann, Elisabetta et Roberto pour leur soutien indéfectible.
Merci à LOUISA pour sa gentillesse, son dévouement, et pour avoir favorisé les contacts avec la Direction d’Euro Disney.

Merci également à Olivier LAMBERT, puis à Yoann NGUYEN qui l’a remplacé.
Merci à Mark STEAD pour la patience infinie qu’il a usée à essayer de nous faire comprendre les chiffres, les résultats, les choix stratégiques.

Merci à Virginie CALMELS qui a essayé de maintenir le lien avec les Petits Actionnaires.

Merci à Jay RASULO, alors n°2 de la TWDC qui nous a accordé une heure d’entretien.

Merci à Antoine JEANCOURT-GAGLIANI pour son accueil, pour la bienveillance qu’il nous a témoignée, et pour tout ce qu’il a essayé de faire pour nous.

Et enfin Merci à Philippe GAS. Deux mois après la création de l’APPAED, Philippe GAS nous a accueillis chaleureusement. Il nous a permis d’ouvrir un vrai dialogue. Il a été à notre écoute et nous lui devons quelques belles avancées dans la Communication. Merci pour l’intérêt qu’il nous a manifesté et pour nous avoir témoigné de la considération.

C’est donc la fin de l’histoire.

Ce qui me désole le plus, c’est de devoir fermer le site et donc de voir disparaître toutes les informations qui s’y trouvent.


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Remaining Disneyland Paris shareholders to be compensated €2 per share under mandatory Buy-Out of Euro Disney S.C.A.


Following today’s delisting of Euro Disney S.C.A.‘s shares on the Euronext Paris, a mandatory buy-out will apply to all the remaining Euro Disney shares that The Walt Disney Company do not own, i.e  the 22,661,121 shares they did not purchase during the Cash Tender Offer or via the stock market.

The remaining Euro Disney shareholders will receive compensation of €2.00 per share under the mandatory buy-out.

Upon the closing by Euroclear France of the affiliates’ accounts (scheduled for 19 June 2017), the custody account-keeping institutions will require from BNP Paribas Securities Services, acting as the custody account-keeper appointed by The Walt Disney Company  the payment of the compensation for the shares registered in their books not owned by the TWDC and which are therefore subject to the mandatory buy-out, and will credit the accounts of the shareholders with the compensation payment due to them.

Compensation payments not requested by the custody account-keeping institutions on behalf of the beneficiaries will be kept by BNP Paribas Securities Services for a period of ten years after the mandatory buy-out after which they will be transferred to the Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations.

Such compensation payments may be claimed at any time by their respective beneficiaries, subject to a thirty-year statute of limitations, after which such funds will become the property of the French Republic.

Under the mandatory buy-out  shareholders based in the United Kingdom should receive their compensation payments early next year.

For shareholders located outside the European Union it could take as long as 12 months for these shareholders to receive their compensation payment of €2.00 per share.

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Euro Disney S.C.A. Delisted from the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange.

Today (19 June 2017) Euro Disney S.C.A. the owners and operators of Disneyland Paris was compulsory delisted from the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange by the French financial markets regulator L’Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) following the success of the Simplified Cash Tender Offer for the Euro Disney Group by The Walt Disney Company (TWDC).

The completion of the highly controversial takeover saw Euro Disney shareholders paid just €2.00 per share.

Today’s news will see Euro Disney S.C.A. becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company which is headquartered in Burbank, California, U.S.A. and incorporated under the laws of the State of Delaware, U.S.A. via their subsidiaries the EDL Holding Company LLC1, Simplified Euro Disney Investments S.A.S. and EDL Corporation S.A.S. on the basis of a total share capital holding comprising of 783,364,900 shares once the mandatory buy-out of the remaining 22,661,121 shares takes place.

The Walt Disney Company purchased 76,890,110 Euro Disney shares under the Offers Semi-Centralised procedure and  9,379,335 shares on the stock market.


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Euro Disney S.C.A. shares to be withdrawn on 19 June 2017 from the Euronext Paris.

The French financial markets regulator L’Autorité des marchés financiers has issued a notice confirming that Euro Disney S.C.A. shares will be compulsory withdrawn from the Euronext Paris stock exchange on 19 June 2017.

The listing of Euro Disney S.C.A. shares on Euronext Paris was suspended prior to the opening of the stock exchange yesterday.

The 19 June 2017 will also be the date of the start of  the implementation of the compulsory withdrawal procedure for Euro Disney S.C.A. shares belonging to shareholders who never took part in the Simplified Cash Tender Offer.

The Walt Disney Company will be compulsory buying the remaining shares from shareholders at €2.00 per share.

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The Walt Disney Company purchased 2,397 Euro Disney shares on 12 June 2017


Euro Disney ‘Cash Tender Offer’ watch

On Monday 12 June 2017 The Walt Disney Company via their wholly-owned subsidiary The EDL Holding Company LLC purchased 2,397 Euro Disney shares on the Euronext Paris stock exchange.


Trading in Euro Disney S.C.A. shares was suspended on the Euronext Paris stock exchange at 09:00 this morning at the request of the company while they prepared the release of the results of the Simplified Cash Tender Offer made by The Walt Disney Company for Euro Disney S.C.A.




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The Walt Disney Company now own 97.08% of Euro Disney S.C.A.

The Walt Disney Company has been successful in their Simplified Cash Tender Offer for Euro Disney S.C.A. reaching an ownership stake of 97.08% with 760,513,348 shares.

The Walt Disney Company will now apply to the French financial markets regulator L’Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) for a mandatory take-over of Euro Disney S.CA. the owners and operators of Disneyland Paris.

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