About OPTION

Headquartered in Belgium and with offices in Europe, the United States and Australia, Option specializes in wireless solutions enabling Machine to Machine (M2M) communication.
With more than 25 years of experience and many industry firsts, the Company is ideally positioned to offer efficient, reliable and secure solutions across a variety of industries and applications.
Option partners with system integrators, value added resellers, application platform providers, value added distributors and network operators to bring tailor-made solutions to customers around the world.

Option Engineering Services

Option backs its advanced CloudGate M2M solution platform with an extensive engineering consultancy capable of helping you succeed. Our talent and experience have proven extremely effective in helping companies effectively and efficiently develop products.

We work with organizations which seek to leverage our years of specialized wireless communications experience to speed time-to-market, reduce risk and proactively avoid product design and development pitfalls.

Option's Engineering Services and our in-house and state-of-the-art OptionLab, are here to help you recognize and capitalize on market opportunities. From early stage product feasibility assessments, to final product manufacturing, our Engineering Services can support your full range of needs.

For more information, consult www.engineering.option.com

Management

  • Edwin Bex

    Chief Financial Officer
  • Ben Cober

    Director Engineering
  • Rudy Snoeks

    Director Operations
  • Patrick Willekens

    Sales Director
  • Steve Theunissen

    General Counsel

+ Option in the community

Option supports socio-economic projects both in and outside the company walls. Candidates for support are carefully selected following thorough evaluation of both the ambitions and the technological and innovative qualities of the project.

+ Business Ethics

Option® is mindful of its responsibility to behave in an ethical manner in the course of pursuing its business goals, and the company, including all its subsidiaries, affiliates and/or consolidated holdings, is committed to the following practices:

Investment
We will not invest in any of the following areas:

  • marketing, development or production of nuclear, chemical or biological weapons
  • marketing, development or production of weapons of war or other armaments
  • marketing, development or production of products involving animal fur or animal testing
  • production of strategic parts of weapon systems of any kind
  • marketing, development or production of pornography or products from the sex, hard drugs or tobacco industry

Employment
We will not engage in any of the following activities:

  • use of children under the legal age for employment
  • use of forced, bonded or compulsory labour

Discrimination
We will not discriminate against our employees in any of the following areas:

  • on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, political opinion, age or nationality
  • on the grounds of pregnancy or maternity leave

Purchasing
We will put into place checks, controls and procedures to ensure all our suppliers and sub-contractors:

  • have ethical standards that do not compromise any of the above
  • have checks, controls and procedures that ensure their suppliers or sub-contractors do not compromise any of the above

Prevention of Corruption
We will include in our distribution and supply agreements anti-bribery standard clauses. Our employment policies outline measures that can and will be taken in order to prevent corruption. Option®, as a public company and a member of the ETHIBEL Sustainability index, respects the Corporate Governance rules.

+ Environmental responsibility

Throughout its operations, defined as “the sourcing, manufacture and supply of wireless communication products and solutions”, Option® recognizes its environmental responsibilities to its staff, shareholders, customers and the general public. To this end we are committed to a continual improvement in the operating environment of our facilities. We maintain and document an Environmental Management System conforming to: ISO 14001: 1996, and take into account all relevant regulatory and legislative requirements, including those of customers and the local operating environment. Our environmental policy includes the following core principles:
  • communication of our policies both internally and externally
  • commitment to continual improvement in environmental performance
  • taking account of the input of staff, customers, shareholders, government, local authorities, interested third parties and the general public
  • awareness and training on environmental issues so as to create a better environment for all through the reduction, recycling and reuse of waste, optimum usage of resources and elimination of polluting releases into the environment
  • compliance with all applicable regulations and legislation
  • prevention of pollution
  • manufacture in a safe environment of products supplied to customer specifications and requirements
Our management is committed to providing the resources necessary to ensure that the company’s environmental objectives and targets are achieved. Option has done substantial efforts to align customer requests for customization while lowering its ecological footprint. This resulted in our offering of environmentally friendly and highly customizable packaging. If you want to read more on our packaging, click here.

+ Latest Financials

LEUVEN - Belgium – November 27, 2017 - 7h30 CET

 

Executive Summary

 

The Company reports today that an agreement in principle between its majority shareholders has been reached to:

 

  • Contribute more than 80% (or 6.5 m€) of the remaining financial debt of the Company into the capital of the Company, with diligent negotiations ongoing for the remaining 20%;
  • Provide a new bridge funding of 1.6 m€ for repayment of historic but critical short term non-financial debt obligations of the Company, that will also be contributed into the capital;
  • Acquire 100% of the shares of Crescent NV, through the issue of new shares, in order to strengthen its net equity position and enable the Company to successfully transition into end to end IoT systems solutions for its evolving customer base;
  • Establish a new company (Newco) with an enlarged strategic focus on the provision of integrated IoT systems and solutions for both industrial as well as public sector customers.
  • Install and empower a new senior management team under the capable leadership of Mr Guy Coen, who is appointed as CEO effective immediately.

 

The Board of Directors as well as the key shareholders of the Company endorse these five measures which do provide a solid foundation for a Newco empowered and capable of bringing state of the art solutions to a rapidly evolving and broader IoT market.

Now being essentially debt free whilst being enabled by technology and by IT services, the Company aims at establishing a strong leadership position in global markets for IoT including Smart City applications.

 

 

Eric Van Zele, Chairman

Combining the capabilities of IT services and smart lighting solutions of Crescent with advanced  ‘IoT communications‘ platforms of Option will prove to be uniquely capable of bringing ‘integrated’ infrastructure Solutions to a rapidly emerging need for data gathering, data analysis and data processing enabling the  societies of the future. This end to end approach will prove to be a powerful and future proof value creation model for Newco.”

 

Guy Coen, CEO

The growth of the emerging global IoT market is held back by technical complexity and by lack of a total solution approach in the industry. Combining the technological know-how and design skills of Option with the integration and service capabilities of Crescent and some selected strategic partners, we aim to help customers worldwide to grow their core businesses by leveraging the potential of emerging IoT Solutions."

 

More information on the Transaction

 

As part of the agreement, a minimum of 8.100.000 EUR will be contributed into the capital of the Company, including new bridge funding in the amount of 1.625.000 EUR.

 

The new bridge funding is granted by Alychlo for 1.500.000 EUR and by Van Zele Holding for 125.000 EUR at zero interest rates which will allow the Company to continue activities beyond 2017. The new bridge loans will also be converted into equity subject to shareholders’ approval.

 

The Company will continue negotiations with the other investors in order to convert all remaining financial debt (of 1.500.000 € outstanding) into capital, and by doing so, help to build a stronger balance sheet for the Company.

 

Next, the Company decided to acquire 100% of the shares of Crescent NV, registered at Z.I. Research Park 110, 1731 Zellik (RPR 810.833.490) for an estimated value of 10.125.000 EUR, subject to a fair value assessment of an external auditor, against issue of new shares.

 

Crescent NV is a holding company, controlled by Van Zele Holding NV (80%), comprising a number of operating companies active in smart LED lighting (Innolumnis BV), ICT ( 2Invision MS BV) and contracting ( Aardingen Maro BVBA). Crescent expects to produce a turnover of 12.500.000 EUR in 2017 with an EBITDA estimated at 500.000 EUR in 2017. Current number of employees of the Crescent group is 45 by end of the year and combined with Option, the New Crescent-Option group will have about 75 employees. Crescent NV’s equity stands at 7.600.000 EUR. The primary focus for Newco’s management in 2018 will be to become cash flow positive. This is necessary to bring stability and to start executing a longer-term value creation plan while providing a liquidity buffer for the expected gradual improvement of the contribution of Option’s actual business to Newco.

 

The Board of Directors will convene an Extraordinary Shareholders meeting with target date 28 February 2018 to approve the conversion of the debt into capital and the acquisition of Crescent against issue of the new shares at 2 cent per share. The issue price of the shares is accepted by the Board based on the continued severe liquidity issues of the Company and the negative equity.

Moreover Additional funding will be needed to cover restructuring costs and working capital needs.

 

A new mission/strategy and business plan for Newco will be defined under the leadership of Mr Guy Coen who has accepted a mandate as new CEO and a new name will be announced at the convocation to the Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting (targeted 28 February 2018).

 

Mr. Guy Coen, Phd, 48, has extensive leadership experience in high-tech companies. After an international career with Siemens as R&D Director Enterprise Communication and Business Unit Manager Systems Integration, he started working in 2009 for Barco as R&D Director Control Rooms with teams in Belgium, Germany and India. In 2011, he initiated and lead the venture for Barco that developed and marketed the successful ClickShare product line. In 2013, he became General Manager of AWIND Inc. in Taiwan. In recent years, he operated out of Taiwan and worked as consultant for a number of start-up companies in US, Europe and Asia.

 

The capital increase following the conversion of financial debt and the contribution of Crescent, (at 2 cent per share) will result in a new capital structure with following thresholds (multiple of five percent (5%)), expected to be crossed:

 

Eric Van Zele / Van Zele Holding

40% threshold

Jan Callewaert

10% threshold

Danlaw

10% threshold

Alychlo

10% threshold

 

The obligation to launch a mandatory takeover bid following the crossing of the 30% threshold, does not apply in the case of a transaction made in the framework of an increase of capital decided by the general assembly pursuant to Article 633 of the Belgian Companies’ Code. The Board will convene a general assembly in accordance with Article 633.

 

The Board will consider and propose a reverse stock split to the general shareholders’ meeting deciding upon the transaction.

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Steve Theunissen[1], General Counsel

Investor Relations

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

 

 

ABOUT OPTION

Option connects Things to the Cloud. With more than 20 years of experience and many industry’s firsts in the wireless industry, the Company is ideally positioned to bring the most efficient, reliable and secure wireless solutions to business markets (B2B) and industrial markets (M2M). The Company partners with system integrators, value added resellers, application platform providers, value add distributors and network operators to bring tailor made solutions to end-customers. Option is headquartered in Belgium and maintains offices in Europe, the US and Australia. More information: www.option.com

 

Copyright ©2017 OPTION. All rights reserved. All product and company names herein may be (registered) trademarks or trade names.

 

Certain information set forth in this presentation contains “forward-looking information”, including “future oriented financial information” and “financial outlook”, under applicable securities laws (collectively referred to herein as forward-looking statements). Except for statements of historical fact, information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements and includes, but is not limited to, the (i) projected financial performance of the Company; (ii) completion of, and the use of proceeds from, the sale of the shares being offered hereunder; (iii) the expected development of the Company’s business, projects and joint ventures; (iv) execution of the Company’s vision and growth strategy, including with respect to future M&A activity and global growth; (v) sources and availability of third-party financing for the Company’s projects; (vi) completion of the Company’s projects that are currently underway, in development or otherwise under consideration; (vi) renewal of the Company’s current customer, supplier and other material agreements; and (vii) future liquidity, working capital, and capital requirements. Forward-looking statements are provided to allow potential investors the opportunity to understand management’s beliefs and opinions in respect of the future so that they may use such beliefs and opinions as one factor in evaluating an investment.

 

These statements are not guarantees of future performance and undue reliance should not be placed on them. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or result expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

 

Although forward-looking statements contained in this presentation are based upon what management of the Company believes are reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions should change except as required by applicable securities laws. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

 

 

 

[1] representing ST Consult BVBA

 

LEUVEN - België – 27 november 2017 – 7u30 CET

 

Samenvatting

 

De Vennootschap kondigt aan dat een principeakkoord werd bereikt met de grootste aandeelhouders:

 

  • Meer dan 80% van uitstaande financiële schulden (hetzij 6.5 mio EUR) wordt ingebracht in het kapitaal van de Vennootschap, en actieve gesprekken lopen voor de resterende 20%;
  • Nieuwe overbruggingsleningen van 1.6 mio EUR worden verstrekt voor de terugbetaling van historische maar kritische niet-financiële schuldverplichtingen, welke leningen mee worden ingebracht in het kapitaal van de Vennootschap;
  • 100% van de aandelen van Crescent NV wordt overgenomen, door uitgifte van nieuwe aandelen, om het netto-actief van de Vennootschap te versterken en de Vennootschap toe te laten om succesvol te evolueren naar end to end IoT systeemoplossingen voor haar groeiende klantenbestand;
  • Een nieuwe Vennootschap wordt tot stand gebracht (Newco) met een verbeterde strategische focus op de voorziening van geïntegreerde IoT systemen en oplossingen voor zowel industriële klanten als klanten uit de publieke sector;
  • Een nieuw senior management team wordt geïnstalleerd onder het bekwame leiderschap van de heer Guy Coen, die met onmiddellijke ingang werd aangesteld als CEO;

 

De Raad van Bestuur en grootste aandeelhouders van de Vennootschap steunen deze vijf maatregelen die voor Newco een stevige basis vormen om haar kracht en kennis aan te wenden en zo de kundige oplossingen te voorzien voor een sterk groeiende bredere IoT markt.

Nu de Vennootschap in essentie schuldenvrij zal zijn, en uitgerust is met de nodige technologie en IT diensten, streeft de Vennootschap ernaar om een sterke leidersplaats in te nemen in globale markten voor Iot inclusief Smart City toepassingen.

 

 

Eric Van Zele, Voorzitter

“De combinatie van de mogelijkheden van IT-diensten en slimme verlichtingsoplossingen van Crescent met de geavanceerde 'IoT-communicatie'-platforms van Option zal uniek in staat blijken te zijn om geïntegreerde 'infrastructuuroplossingen aan te brengen voor de snel groeiende behoefte aan gegevensverzameling, data-analyse en gegevensverwerking van de samenlevingen van de toekomst. Deze end to end benadering zal een krachtig en toekomstbestendig waardecreatiemodel voor Newco blijken te zijn”

 

Guy Coen, CEO

 

“De groei van de opkomende internationale IoT-markt wordt belemmerd door technische complexiteit en door een gebrek aan een totaaloplossing in de sector. Door de technologische knowhow en design- vaardigheden van Option te combineren met de integratie- en servicemogelijkheden van Crescent en enkele geselecteerde strategische partners, willen we klanten wereldwijd helpen hun kernactiviteiten uit te bouwen door gebruik te maken van het potentieel van opkomende IoT-oplossingen. "

 

 

Meer informatie over de Transactie

 

Als onderdeel van de overeenkomst zal een minimum van 8.100.000 EUR worden ingebracht in het kapitaal van de Vennootschap, inclusief nieuw overbruggingskrediet voor een bedrag van 1.625.000 EUR.

 

De nieuwe overbrugging wordt door Alychlo toegekend voor 1.500.000 EUR en door Van Zele Holding voor 125.000 EUR tegen een nihilrente, waardoor de Vennootschap haar activiteiten na 2017 kan voortzetten. Deze leningen zullen mee worden voorgelegd aan de algemene vergadering tot goedkeuring van inbreng in het kapitaal van de Vennootschap.

 

De Vennootschap zal de onderhandelingen met de andere investeerders voortzetten om alle resterende financiële schuld (van 1.500.000 €) om te zetten in kapitaal en zo bij te dragen aan een sterkere balans voor het bedrijf.

 

Vervolgens heeft de Vennootschap beslist om 100% van de aandelen van Crescent NV, met zetel te Z.I. Research Park 110, 1731 Zellik (RPR 810.833.490), te verwerven tegen uitgifte van nieuwe aandelen voor een geschatte waarde van 10.125.000 EUR, onder voorbehoud van een beoordeling van de marktwaarde door een externe accountant.

 

Crescent NV is een holding, gecontroleerd door Van Zele Holding NV (80%) bestaande uit een aantal werkmaatschappijen actief in smart LED lighting (Innolumnis BV), ICT (2Invision MS BV) en aanbestedende diensten (Aardingen Maro BVBA). Crescent verwacht in 2017 een omzet van 12.500.000 EUR te behalen met een EBITDA geschat op 500.000 EUR in 2017. Het huidige aantal werknemers van de Crescent-groep is 45 aan het einde van het jaar en in combinatie met Option zal de New Crescent-Option-groep ongeveer 75 werknemers tellen. Het eigen vermogen van Crescent NV bedraagt ​​7.600.000 EUR. De primaire focus voor Newco's management in 2018 zal zijn om cashflow-positief te worden. Dit is noodzakelijk om stabiliteit te brengen en om een ​​waardeplan voor de langere termijn uit te voeren en tegelijkertijd een liquiditeitsbuffer te bieden voor de verwachte geleidelijke verbetering van de bijdrage van de bedrijfsactiviteiten van Option aan Newco.

 

De Raad van Bestuur zal een Buitengewone Algemene Vergadering bijeenroepen met als streefdatum 28 februari 2018 om de goedkeuring van de omzetting van de schuld in kapitaal en de verwerving van Crescent goed te keuren tegen uitgifte van nieuwe aandelen tegen 2 cent per aandeel. De uitgifteprijs van de aandelen werd door de Raad van Bestuur aanvaard op basis van de aanhoudend ernstige liquiditeitsproblemen van de Vennootschap en het negatieve eigen vermogen.

Bovendien is aanvullende financiering nodig om de herstructureringskosten en de behoefte aan werkkapitaal te dekken.

 

Een nieuwe missie / strategie en business plan voor Newco zal worden bepaald onder leiding van de heer Guy Coen die een mandaat heeft aanvaard als nieuwe CEO en een nieuwe naam zal worden aangekondigd bij de oproeping tot de buitengewone algemene vergadering (gepland op 28 februari 2018).

 

De heer Guy Coen, Phd, 48, heeft uitgebreide leiderschapservaring in hightechbedrijven. Na een internationale carrière bij Siemens als R & D-directeur Enterprise Communication en Business Unit Manager Systems Integration, begon hij in 2009 voor Barco als R & D Director Control Rooms met teams in België, Duitsland en India. In 2011 startte en leidde hij de onderneming voor Barco die het succesvolle ClickShare-product ontwikkelde en op de markt bracht. In 2013 werd hij General Manager van AWIND Inc. in Taiwan. De afgelopen jaren werkte hij vanuit Taiwan als consultant voor een aantal startende bedrijven in de VS, Europa en Azië.

 

De kapitaalverhoging als gevolg van de omzetting van de financiële schuld en de inbreng van Crescent (tegen 2 cent per aandeel) zal resulteren in een nieuwe kapitaalstructuur met de volgende drempels (veelvoud van vijf procent (5%)), die naar verwachting zullen worden overschreden:

 

Eric Van Zele / Van Zele Holding

40% drempel

Jan Callewaert

10% drempel

Danlaw

10% drempel

Alychlo

10% drempel

 

 

De verplichting om een verplicht overnamebod te lanceren na het overschrijden van de drempel van 30%, is niet van toepassing in het geval van een transactie in het kader van een kapitaalverhoging waartoe de Algemene Vergadering heeft besloten overeenkomstig artikel 633 van het Wetboek van vennootschappen . Het bestuur roept een algemene vergadering bijeen overeenkomstig artikel 633.

 

 

De Raad van Bestuur zal een omgekeerde aandelensplitsing overwegen en voorstellen aan de algemene aandeelhoudersvergadering die over de transactie beslist.

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Steve Theunissen[1], General Counsel

Investor Relations

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

 

 

OVER OPTION

Option staat voor ‘Connecting Things to the Cloud’. Met meer dan 25 jaar ervaring en een groot aantal wereldpremières in de mobiele technologie, is Option ideaal geplaatst om de meest efficiënte, betrouwbare en veilige draadloze oplossingen te stellen voor de bedrijfswereld (B2B) en industriële markten (M2M). Het bedrijf werkt hiervoor samen met systeemintegratoren, value added resellers, application platform providers, distributeurs met toegevoegde waarde en netwerkoperatoren, om zo op maat gemaakte oplossingen aan eindklanten te kunnen voorstellen. Option heeft zijn hoofdkwartier in België en heeft daarnaast kantoren in Europa, VS en Australië. Meer informatie op www.option.com.

 

Copyright ©2017 OPTION. Alle rechten voorbehouden. Alle product- en bedrijfsnamen hierin kunnen betrekking hebben op (geregistreerde) handelsmerken of handelsnamen.

 

Bepaalde informatie in deze presentatie bevat "toekomstgerichte informatie", waaronder "toekomstgerichte financiële informatie" en "financiële vooruitzichten", onder toepasselijke effectenwetgeving (hierna gezamenlijk forward-looking statements genoemd). Met uitzondering van verklaringen van historische feiten, bevat de hierin opgenomen informatie toekomstgerichte verklaringen en omvat, maar is niet beperkt tot, de (i) verwachte financiële prestaties van de Vennootschap; (ii) de voltooiing van, en het gebruik van de opbrengst van, de verkoop van de aandelen die hieronder worden aangeboden; (iii) de verwachte ontwikkeling van de activiteiten, projecten en joint ventures van de Vennootschap; (iv) uitvoering van de visie en groeistrategie van de Vennootschap, inclusief met betrekking tot toekomstige fusies en overnames en wereldwijde groei; (v) bronnen en beschikbaarheid van financiering door derden voor de projecten van de Vennootschap; (vi) voltooiing van de projecten van de Vennootschap die momenteel aan de gang zijn, in ontwikkeling zijn of anderszins worden overwogen; (vi) vernieuwing van de huidige klant, leverancier en andere materiële overeenkomsten van het bedrijf; en (vii) toekomstige liquiditeit, werkkapitaal en kapitaalvereisten. Toekomstgerichte verklaringen worden verstrekt om potentiële beleggers de gelegenheid te geven inzicht te krijgen in de overtuigingen en meningen van het management met betrekking tot de toekomst, zodat zij dergelijke overtuigingen en meningen als één factor kunnen gebruiken bij het evalueren van een investering.

 

Deze uitspraken zijn geen garanties voor toekomstige prestaties en er mag niet overmatig worden vertrouwd op hen. Dergelijke toekomstgerichte verklaringen houden noodzakelijkerwijs bekende en onbekende risico's en onzekerheden in, wat ertoe kan leiden dat de werkelijke prestaties en financiële resultaten in toekomstige perioden wezenlijk verschillen van de prognoses van toekomstige prestaties of resultaten uitgedrukt of geïmpliceerd door dergelijke vooruitblikkende verklaringen.

 

Hoewel de toekomstgerichte uitspraken in deze press release gebaseerd zijn op wat het management van de Vennootschap gelooft dat redelijke veronderstellingen zijn, kan er geen garantie zijn dat toekomstgerichte verklaringen accuraat blijken te zijn, aangezien de werkelijke resultaten en toekomstige gebeurtenissen aanzienlijk kunnen verschillen van de verwachte resultaten. Het bedrijf neemt geen verplichting op zich om toekomstgerichte verklaringen bij te werken als de omstandigheden of schattingen of meningen van het management zouden veranderen, tenzij vereist door de toepasselijke effectenwetgeving. De lezer wordt gewaarschuwd niet te veel te vertrouwen op toekomstgerichte verklaringen.

 

[1] representing ST Consult BVBA

 

Gepubliceerd 31 augustus 2017 – 21u00 

Leuven, België – 31 augustus 2017 Option N.V. (EURONEXT Brussel: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), het bedrijf dat staat voor ‘Connecting Things to the Cloud’, heeft vandaag haar resultaten bekendgemaakt voor het eerste halfjaar van 2017, eindigend op 30 juni. De resultaten zijn uitgedrukt in euro en werden opgesteld in overeenstemming met de opname- en waarderingsgrondslagen van IFRS zoals aanvaard binnen de Europese Unie. De boekhoudprincipes en waarderingsregels die in de onderstaande financiële rapportering worden gevolgd, zijn dezelfde als deze in de meest recente jaarrekening.

 

Financiële kerncijfers voor het eerste halfjaar van 2017

 

  • Option realiseerde verkopen voor EUR 2,8 miljoen in vergelijking met EUR 2,1 miljoen (+ 34%) in de eerste helft van vorig jaar (zonder de verkoop van de verkochte divisie Public Lighting mee in rekening te brengen). Engineering Services stijgt van EUR 712k naar EUR 856k (+ 21%) en de omzet van producten is gestegen van EUR 1.371 k naar EUR 1.941k (+ 42%).
  • De brutomarge voor het eerste halfjaar van 2017 bedroeg 59,1% op de totale omzet, in vergelijking met een brutomarge van 41,3% voor de vergelijkbare periode in 2016. De stijging werd voornamelijk verklaard door een afname van de voorzieningen en een provisie voor incourante voorraden van EUR 366 k; de genormaliseerd brutomarge zou 46% zijn geweest. (De financiële cijfers van de eerste helft van vorig jaar worden herzien met een herklassering van EUR 156k van onderzoeks- en ontwikkelingskosten naar de kost van verkochte producten voor de arbeidsuitgaven die werden besteed aan verkochte enginering services.)
  • Dankzij de blijvende kostenverminderingen daalden de bedrijfskosten met EUR 1,1 miljoen.
  • Het operationele verlies daalde van EUR -3,2 miljoen in het eerste halfjaar van 2016 tot EUR -1,3 miljoen.
  • De EBITDA of winst uit bedrijfsactiviteiten plus afschrijvingen evolueerde van een negatieve EUR -2,4 miljoen naar EUR -1,1 miljoen.
  • Het financiële resultaat is in 2017 gestegen van EUR -1,3 miljoen naar EUR 0,7 miljoen, vooral als gevolg van de herstructurering van de schulden voor de converteerbare obligaties en de brugfinanciering.
  • Het nettoresultaat bedroeg EUR -0,5 miljoen tegenover EUR -4,5 miljoen per 30 juni 2016.
  • De cashpositie daalde van EUR 0,8 miljoen eind 2016 naar EUR 0,1 miljoen eind juni 2017.
  • In de eerste jaarhelft van 2017 werden 199.141.545 nieuwe aandelen uitgegeven als gevolg van de omzetting van financiële schulden in eigenvermogensinstrumenten van de Vennootschap. Het aandelenkapitaal steeg met EUR 9,9 miljoen en de aandelenpremie met EUR 12,1 miljoen. Het totaal eigen vermogen bedroeg EUR -13,6 miljoen tegenover EUR -35,1 miljoen eind 2016.
  • Van de overbruggingskredieten van 2017 (toegezegd voor een totaal van EUR 2,6 miljoen) blijft er nog een bedrag van EUR 1,1 miljoen te ontvangen tegen eind juni 2017 en EUR 0,5 miljoen tegen eind augustus 2017.
  • De immateriële vaste activa daalden van EUR 427k eind 2016 naar EUR 224k. Alle ontwikkelingskosten zijn direct in de eerste helft van 2017 uitgegeven.
  • De handels- en overige vorderingen daalden met EUR 1,9 miljoen EUR, komende van EUR 8,6 miljoen eind 2016. Nieuwe betalingsplannen zijn overeengekomen.

 

Update van het herstructureringsplan

 

Eerder dit jaar kondigde Option een herstructureringsplan aan met het oog op het herstel van het vertrouwen en de levensvatbaarheid voor het komende jaar.

 

Zeven stappen werden uitgetekend en voor iedere stap is er vooruitgang gemaakt.

 

De eerste stap werd tegen eind 2016 gerealiseerd door de verkoop van Innolumis BV en door de desbetreffende cashgeneratie die nodig was om de eerste maanden van 2017 door te komen. In dit opzicht werden de vergelijkende cijfers voor het eerste halfjaar van 2016 herzien om de netto resultaten van Innolumis BV als beëindigde activiteiten voor te stellen.

 

Ten tweede verzekerden we nog EUR 2,6 miljoen aan nieuwe overbruggingskredieten van belangrijke investeerders om de financiële behoeften van het eerste halfjaar van 2017 aan te pakken. Op 2 augustus was er nog een bedrag van EUR 0,5 miljoen te ontvangen.

 

Ten derde hebben we een aanzienlijk bedrag van de schulden (EUR 23,8 miljoen) omgezet in aandelenkapitaal, zoals verder staat uitgewerkt in de toelichtingen bij dit rapport.

 

Ten vierde hebben we de bedrijfskosten beter in overeenstemming gebracht met de marge-generaties en we zijn ervan overtuigd dat we zo het bedrijf zullen brengen tot het genereren van een positieve EBITDA tegen eind 2017.

 

De bedrijfskosten zijn gedaald met 31% ten opzichte van het eerste halfjaar van 2016. Deze uitgaven bedroegen nog steeds een bedrag van EUR 0,8 miljoen voor eenmalige kosten. De verkoop- en ondersteuningsactiviteiten van de Noord-Amerikaanse dochteronderneming zijn gecentraliseerd in het Belgische hoofdkantoor, waardoor de Belgische moedermaatschappij nog de enige operationele entiteit van de groep is.

In het tweede semester van 2017 zullen de bedrijfskosten verder dalen met 15% tot 25%.

 

Ten vijfde bevinden we ons in het proces om de Vennootschap strategisch te heroriënteren, en dit samen met het aanwerven van een nieuwe CEO, gebaseerd op Option's gewaardeerde kerncompetenties op het vlak van IoT-communicatieplatformen.

 

Ten zesde hebben we het senior management gemachtigd om de dagelijkse activiteiten te leiden, en dit onder het toezicht van van de Raad van Bestuur.

 

De heer Jan Callewaert heeft zijn mandaat als tussentijdse CEO van de Vennootschap beëindigd op 31 mei 2017.

 

De dagelijkse leiding van de Vennootschap is overgedragen aan het directiecomité, onder voorzitterschap van de heer Eric Van Zele (die op 7 maart 2017 de Vennootschap vervoegde als nieuwe voorzitter van de Raad van Bestuur), dat werkt onder het algemene toezicht van de Raad van Bestuur.

 

Laatste en zevende punt van het herstructureringsplan: nu we tegen eind 2017 levensvatbaarheid kunnen aantonen via operationele winstgevendheid, zal de Vennootschap haar inspanningen versnellen om een ​​kredietlijn te verzekeren die zal dienen om extra 'werkkapitaal'-behoeften te financieren en om werk te maken van de resterende uitstaande verplichtingen, zodat het bedrijf beter georganiseerd dan ooit tevoren 2018 kan ingaan met een goed gezondheidsbilan en financiële stabiliteit.

 

De raad blijft voorzichtig optimistisch om het hierboven geschetste plan voort te zetten en het tot een positief einde te brengen met een succesvolle afronding die alle stakeholders ten goede komt.

 

 

Corporate

Schuldherschikking

In maart en juni 2017 resulteerden twee rondes van schuldherschikking in de stijging van het aandelenkapitaal via een bijdrage van in totaal EUR 9.957.077, waarvan de details hieronder staan weergegeven:

 

 

In maart 2017 werd een totaalbedrag van EUR 12.153.600 aan financiële verplichtingen (overbruggingskredieten en obligatieleningen) omgezet in eigenvermogensinstrumenten van de Vennootschap tegen EUR 0,147 per aandeel, wat overeenkomt met de gemiddelde slotkoers over 30 dagen tot de dag van de transactie. Voor elk nieuw aandeel werd EUR 0,05 gerekend als nieuw kapitaal en EUR 0,097 werd als aandelenpremie opgenomen.

 

Als gevolg van de kapitaalverhoging werden 82.677.545 nieuwe aandelen uitgegeven, waardoor het totale aantal aandelen, onder voorbehoud van goedkeuring voor notering op Euronext, van 98.442.546 naar 181.120.091 aandelen gaat na notering.

 

Overeenkomstig is het maatschappelijk kapitaal van de Vennootschap verhoogd met EUR 4.133.877,25, waardoor het aandelenkapitaal gaat van EUR 4.922.127,30 voor de kapitaalverhoging naar EUR 9.056.004.55 na de kapitaalverhoging. In totaal is 8.019.722,75 EUR opgenomen als aandelenpremie.

Bovendien verzekerde de Vennootschap in maart nieuwe financiering voor een totaalbedrag van EUR 2,6 miljoen EUR. Deze fondsen zijn gestructureerd als een nieuwe lening over 2 jaar met 1% rente in het eerste jaar en 2% in het tweede jaar.

 

In juni vond een tweede ronde plaats van de omzetting van financiële verplichtingen (obligaties en schulden). In totaal werd voor EUR 11.646.400,00 aan verplichtingen omgezet in eigenvermogensinstrumenten van de Vennootschap tegen een gemiddelde aandelenkoers van EUR 0,10 per aandeel, wat resulteerde in een stijging van EUR 5.823.200 aan aandelenkapitaal, gaande van EUR 9.056.004.55 voor de transactie naar EUR 14.879.204.55 na de transactie met de uitgifte van 116.464.000 nieuwe aandelen. Als zodanig bedroeg het totale aantal aandelen 297.584.091 aandelen zonder nominale waarde.

 

Als gevolg van de schuldherstructurering in het eerste halfjaar van 2017 werden 199.141.545 nieuwe aandelen uitgegeven.

 

Op 30 juni 2017 telde de Vennootschap de volgende belangrijke aandeelhouders, op basis van de ontvangen transparantieverklaringen:

  • Totaal aandelenkapitaal  EUR 14.879.204,55
  • Totaal aantal stemgerechtigde effecten 297.584.091
  • Aandeelhouders (>3%)

Jan Callewaert         

23,94%

Danlaw Inc.

17,02%

Eric Van Zele

11,40%

Alychlo[1]

8,00%

Vermec/Michel Verhaeren

3,22%

 

De bijgewerkte aandeelhoudersinformatie is altijd te raadplegen op onze website.

De Vennootschap werkt momenteel aan de bijdrage van het resterende saldo van EUR 5,4 miljoen aan nominale uitstaande verplichtingen in het eigen vermogen van de Vennootschap.

 

Wijzigingen binnen het management

Overeenkomstig artikel 21 van de statuten van de Vennootschap heeft de Raad van Bestuur de bevoegdheidsverdeling goedgekeurd aan de volgende personen die bevoegd zijn om lid te zijn van het Option Executive Management Team binnen het kader van het Corporate Governance Charter van Option:

 

 Verantwoordelijkheidsgebieden

Gevolmachtigde

Financiën, bankautoriteiten, verzekeringen

CFO (Edwin Bex)

Juridische materies, Compliance, Beleggersrelaties, HR,secretaris van de Raad van Bestuur, intellectuele eigendom

General Counsel (Steve Theunissen)

Operaties, inkoop, faciliteiten, IT, veiligheid

Director of Operations (Rudy Snoeks)

Verkoop, diensten, klantrelaties, marketing

Sales Director (Patrick Willekens)

Engineering, productonderzoek en -ontwikkeling

Director of Engineering (Ben Cober)

 

De erkende vertegenwoordigers komen op regelmatige basis samen om de dagelijkse leiding van de Vennootschap te organiseren, en dit onder het tijdelijke toezicht van de heer Eric Van Zele.

 

De heer Eric Van Zele werd door de Raad van Bestuur aangesteld om op tijdelijke basis de Executive Management Meeting voor te zitten en om aan de Raad van Bestuur te rapporteren over zijn activiteiten, tot er een nieuwe CEO is gevonden.

 

Wijzigingen in de Raad van Bestuur

 

De Algemene Vergadering vaan Aandeelhouders, gehouden op 30 juni, besliste over verschillende wijzigingen binnen de Raad van Bestuur het volgende:

De vergadering besliste om de beëindiging goed te keuren van de mandaten van de bestuurders (1) mevrouw Sabine Everaet met ingang van 12 juli 2016, (2) QUNOVA BVBA, vertegenwoordigd door de heer Jan Vorstermans, met ingang van 7 maart 2017 en (3) FVDH Beheer BVBA, vertegenwoordigd door de heer Francis Vanderhoydonck, met ingang van 27 mei 2017.

De Vergadering aanvaardde en keurde de coöptatie goed als nieuwe bestuurders van (1) Vermec NV, vertegenwoordigd door de heer Peter Cauwels met ingang van 1 juli 2016, (2) de heer Eric Van Zele met ingang van 7 maart 2017 en (3) Crescemus BVBA, vertegenwoordigd door de heer Pieter Bourgeois, met ingang van 7 maart 2017.

 

De Vergadering besliste verder om het mandaat van de heer Jan Callewaert als bestuurder van de Vennootschap te verlengen voor een periode van 4 jaar die eindigt op de algemene vergadering van aandeelhouders van 2021.

 

 

Continuïteit van de onderneming

 

Vandaag heeft de Vennootschap beperkte financiële middelen van ongeveer EUR 670.000 (geconsolideerd), waaronder nog EUR 540.000 te ontvangen bijdragen onder de 2017 brug financiering, die zijn bevestigd en worden betaald binnen de komende weken.

 

De verkopen liggen in lijn met de prognoses gemaakt onder het huidige herstructureringsplan, maar moeten in de tweede jaarhelft verhogen om operationeel breakeven te zijn.

 

De Vennootschap is momenteel nog bezig met het negotiëren van een kredietlijn voor een 2 miljoen euro, voor de financiering van extra werkkapitaal behoeften en van uitstaande verplichtingen.
Ter ondersteuning van dit proces, is de Vennootschap van plan om de vandaag resterende financiële schuld om te zetten in kapitaal (ter waarde van ongeveer EUR 5 miljoen nominale waarde en EUR 3.7 miljoen intresten).

Gezien de huidige vooruitzichten van de verkopen en de voortdurende inspanningen onder het huidige herstructureringsplan, heeft de Raad van Bestuur besloten om de interim financiële informatie onder het continuïteitsprincipe op te stellen.

 


 

[1] Alychlo NV, Mylecke Management, Art & Invest NV & Marc Coucke.

 

Voor het volledige persbericht, inclusief tabellen, gelieve op onderstaande link te klikken:

 

Option Rapporteert resultaten van het eerste halfjaar 2017

 

Voor het volledige tussentijds financieel verslag, gelieve op onderstaande link te klikken:

 

Tussentijds Financieel Verslag 30 juni 2017

Published August 31 2017 – 21h00 CET

Leuven, Belgium – August 31, 2017 Option N.V. (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the company connecting Things to the Cloud, today announced its results for the first half fiscal year ended June 30 2017. The financial information reported in this release is presented in Euros and has been prepared in accordance with the recognition and measurement criteria of IFRS as adopted by the European Union. The accounting policies and methods of computation followed in the attached financial statements are the same as those followed in the most recent annual financial statements.

 

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FIRST HALF FISCAL YEAR 2017

 

  • Option realized sales of EUR 2.8 million as opposed to EUR 2.1 million (+34%) in the first half of previous year (without considering sales of the divested Public Lighting division). Engineering Services are up from EUR 712k to EUR 856k (+21%), and sales from products increased from EUR 1 371k to EUR 1 941k (+42%).
  • Gross margin for the first half year of 2017 was 59.1% on total revenues compared with a gross margin of 41.3 % for the comparable period in 2016. The increase was mostly explained by a reversal of excess and obsolescence inventory provision for EUR 366k, normalized gross margin would have been 46%. (The financials of the first half of previous year are restated with a re-class of EUR 156k from research and development expenses to cost of products sold for the labour expenses spent on sold engineering services.)
  • Thanks to the continuous cost reductions, the operating expenditure decreased with EUR 1.1 million.
  • The operational loss decreased from EUR -3.2 million in the first half year of 2016 to EUR -1.3 million.
  • EBITDA or profit from operations plus depreciation and amortization evolved from a negative EUR -2.4 million to EUR -1.1 million.
  • The financial result increased from EUR -1.3 million in 2016 to EUR 0.7 million in 2017, mainly as a result of the debt restructuring on the convertible bonds and the bridge funding.
  • The net result amounted to EUR -0.5 million compared to EUR -4.5 million as per June 30 2016.
  • The cash position decreased from EUR 0.8 million at the end of 2016 to EUR 0.1 million at the end of June 2017.
  • During the first half of 2017, 199,141,545 new shares were issued as a result of the conversion of financial debts into equity instruments of the Company. Share capital increased by EUR 9.9 million; share premium by EUR 12.1 million; total shareholders’ equity amounts to EUR -13.6 million against EUR -35.1 million at the end of 2016.
  • Of the 2017 bridge loans (committed total EUR 2.6 million), an amount of EUR 1.1 million remain still to be received by the end of June 2017 and EUR 0.5 million by the end of August 2017.
  • Intangible fixed assets decreased from EUR 427k at the end of 2016 to EUR 224k. All development costs have been directly expensed in the first half of 2017.
  • Trade and other payable deceased by EUR 1.9 million from EUR 8.6 million at the end of 2016. New payment plans have been negotiated.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Update on Option’s restructuring plan

Earlier this year, Option announced a restructuring plan with a view to restore credibility and viability of the Company.

Seven steps were outlined and progress has been made on each step.

The first step was realized at the end of 2016, by the sale of Innolumis BV and the according cash generation necessary to overcome the first few months of 2017. In that respect the comparative figures for the first half-year of 2016 have been restated in order to present the net results of Innolumis BV as discontinued operations.

Second, we further secured EUR 2.6 million of new bridge loans from key investors to address the financial needs of the first half-year of 2017. As per August 2, an amount of EUR 0.5 million was still to be received.

Third, we converted a substantial amount of debt (EUR 23.8 million) into equity as elaborated in the notes to this report.

Fourth: we aligned operating expenses in better harmony with margin generations and are confident that we will have directed the company for positive EBITDA generation by the end of 2017.

Operating expenses have decreased by 31%, compared to the first half-year of 2016. These expenses comprised still an amount of EUR 0.8 million relating to non-recurring expenses. The sales and support operations of the North American subsidiary have been centralized in the Belgian Headquarters, leaving the Belgian parent company as the sole operational entity of the group.

During the second semester 2017, operating expenses will further decrease by 15% to 25%.

Fifth: We are in the process to refocus the company strategically together with the hiring of a new CEO, based on Option’s recognized core competencies related to IoT communication platforms.

Sixth: We have empowered senior management to lead daily operations under review of the Board of directors.

Mr. Jan Callewaert has ended his mandate as interim CEO of the Company effective 31 May 2017.

 The daily management of the Company has been transferred to the executive committee, chaired by Mr Eric Van Zele (who joined the Company on 7 March 2017 as new president of the Board) and operating under the general supervision of the Board of directors.

Last and 7th point of the restructuring plan: now that we can demonstrate viability through operational profitability by the end of 2017, the Company will speed up its efforts to secure a credit line for funding of additional ‘working capital’ needs and cope with the remaining outstanding liabilities so that the company could enter 2018 leaner than years before and with a clean bill of health and financial stability.

The Board remains cautiously optimistic to continue the above plan and bring it to a positive conclusion and successful completion for the benefit of all stakeholders.

Corporate

 

Debt restructuring

In March and June of 2017, two rounds of debt restructuring resulted in the increase of share capital by contribution of in total EUR 9,957,077 details of which are below:

In March 2017, a total amount of EUR 12,153,600 of financial liabilities (bridge and bond loans) has been converted into equity instruments of the Company at EUR 0.147 per share, corresponding to the 30 days average closing share price prior to the day of the transaction. For each new share, EUR 0.05 was accounted as new capital and EUR 0.097 was recognized as share premium.

As a result of the capital increase 82,677,545 new shares were issued, bringing the total number of shares, subject to approval for listing on Euronext, from 98,442,546 to 181,120,091 shares after listing.

 

The share capital of the Company has accordingly been increased with EUR 4,133,877.25 bringing the share capital from EUR 4,922,127.30 before capital increase to EUR 9,056,004.55 after capital increase. A total of EUR 8,019,722.75 has been recognized as share premium.

 

Furthermore, the Company secured in March new financing for a total amount of EUR 2.6 million. These funds are structured as a new 2 year loan at 1% interest during the first year and 2% in the second year.

In June, a second round of conversion of financial liabilities (bonds and debts) has been executed. A total of EUR 11,646,400.00 of liabilities was converted into equity instruments of the Company at an average share price of EUR 0.10 per share, resulting in an increase of EUR 5,823,200 in share capital from EUR 9,056,004.55 before transaction to EUR 14,879,204.55 after transaction with the issue of 116,464,000 new shares. As such, the total number of shares amounted to 297,584,091 shares without nominal value.

As a result of the debt restructuring during the first half-year of 2017, 199,141,545 new shares have been issued.

 

At 30 June 2017, the Company had the following significant shareholders in accordance with the received transparency declarations:

  • Total share capital EUR 14,879,204.55
  • Total number of voting securities 297,584,091
  • Shareholders (>3%)

Jan Callewaert         

23.94%

Danlaw Inc.

17.02%

Eric Van Zele

11.40%

Alychlo[1]

8.00%

Vermec/Michel Verhaeren

3.22%

 

The updated shareholders information can always be consulted on our website.

The Company is currently working towards the contribution of the remaining balance of EUR 5.4 million of nominal outstanding liabilities into the equity of the Company.

 

Change of Management

In accordance with Article 21 of the statutory bylaws of the Company, the Board of directors has approved the delegation of powers to the following people, who are authorized to be a member of the Option Executive Management Team, within the context of Option’s Corporate Governance Charter:

 

Areas of responsibility 

Authorized representative

Finance, bank authorities, insurance

CFO (Edwin Bex)

Legal, Compliance, investor relations, HR, 

Board Secretary, intellectual property

General Counsel (Steve Theunissen)

 

Operations, procurement, facilities, IT, safety

Director of Operations (Rudy Snoeks)

Sales, services, customer relations, marketing

Sales Director (Patrick Willekens)

Engineering, product research and development

Director of Engineering (Ben Cober) 

 

The authorized representatives meet on regular occasions to organise the daily management of the Company, under temporary supervision of Mr Eric Van Zele.

 

Mr Eric Van Zele has been authorized by the Board on a temporary basis to chair the Executive Management Meeting and report to the Board of its activities, until a new CEO has been found.

 

 

 

Changes in the Board of Directors

 

The Shareholders’ Meeting of 30 June 2017 has decided upon several changes in the Board as follows:

The Meeting has decided to approve the termination of the mandates of directors (1) Sabine Everaet as from 12 July 2016, (2) QUNOVA BVBA, represented by Mr. Jan Vorstermans as from 7 March 2017 and (3) FVDH Beheer BVBA, represented by Mr. Francis Vanderhoydonck as from 27 May 2017.

 

The Meeting has accepted and approved the cooptation as new directors (1) Vermec NV, represented by Mr. Peter Cauwels as from 1 July 2016, (2) Mr. Eric Van Zele as from 7 March 2017 and (3) Crescemus BVBA, represented by Mr. Pieter Bourgeois as from 7 March 2017.

 

The Meeting has decided to renew the mandate of Mr. Jan Callewaert as director of the Company for a period of 4 years ending at the general shareholders’ meeting of 2021.

 

 

Going concern              

 

To date the Company has limited financial means of about EUR 670,000 (consolidated), out of which EUR 540,000  are contributions still due under the 2017 bridge loan, which have been confirmed to be paid within the next weeks.

 

Sales are in line with projections made under current restructuring plan, but need to increase in the second half in order to operationally break even.

 

The Company is still working to secure a credit line for about EUR 2 million, of funding of additional ‘working capital’ needs and cope with the remaining outstanding liabilities.

 

To facilitate this process, the Company is planning to convert the remaining financial debt into the capital (which amounts currently to about EUR 5 million nominal value and EUR 3.7 million interests).

 

Given the current sales outlook and the ongoing efforts under current restructuring plan, the Board decided to prepare the interim accounts under the going concern principle.

[1] Alychlo NV, Mylecke Management, Art & Invest NV & Marc Coucke.

 

For the entire press release, including tables, click on the link below.

Option reports First Half Year 2017 results

 

For the entire interim report, click on the link below

Interim Financial Report June 30 2017

Gepubliceerd 31 juli 2017 – 18u00 CET

 

GEREGULEERDE INFORMATIE

 

Openbaarmaking transparantiekennisgevingen

(artikel 14, eerste lid, van de wet van 2 mei 2007 op de openbaarmaking van belangrijke deelnemingen)

 

Leuven, België –31 juli 2017 -– Option (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY )– Option NV, Gaston Geenslaan 14, 3001 Heverlee heeft op 21 juli 2017 een transparantiekennis ontvangen, waaruit blijkt dat Vermec NV/Michel Verhaeren op 14 juli 2017 de drempel van 3% heeft onderschreven waardoor de participatie van Vermec NV/Michel Verharen is gewijzigd als volgt.

 

Voor de verrichting

%

Na de verrichting

%

9.569.000

3,22%

8.700.000

2,92%

 

 

Noemer: totaal aantal aandelen

 

297.584.091

 

 

CONTACT

Steve Theunissen, General Counsel

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, België

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

OVER OPTION

Option staat voor ‘Connecting Things to the Cloud’. Met meer dan 25 jaar ervaring en een groot aantal wereldpremières in de mobiele technologie, is Option ideaal geplaatst om de meest efficiënte, betrouwbare en veilige draadloze oplossingen te stellen voor de bedrijfswereld (B2B) en industriële markten (M2M). Het bedrijf werkt hiervoor samen met systeemintegratoren, value added resellers, application platform providers, distributeurs met toegevoegde waarde en netwerkoperatoren, om zo op maat gemaakte oplossingen aan eindklanten te kunnen voorstellen. Option heeft zijn hoofdkwartier in België en heeft daarnaast kantoren in Europa en Australië. Meer informatie op www.option.com.

 

Copyright ©2017 OPTION. Alle rechten voorbehouden. Alle product- en bedrijfsnamen hierin kunnen betrekking hebben op (geregistreerde) handelsmerken of handelsnamen.

Gepubliceerd 12 juli 2017 – 19u00 CET

 

GEREGULEERDE INFORMATIE

 

Openbaarmaking transparantiekennisgevingen

(artikel 14, eerste lid, van de wet van 2 mei 2007 op de openbaarmaking van belangrijke deelnemingen)

 

Leuven, België – 12 juli 2017 - Option (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY )– Option NV, Gaston Geenslaan 14, 3001 Heverlee (Euronext Brussels: OPTI) heeft op 11 juli 2017 een aantal transparantiekennisgevingen ontvangen, waaruit blijkt dat een aantal deelnemingsdrempels werden overschreden. De relevante gegevens van deze transparantiemeldingen zijn als volgt:

 

Reden van kennisgeving:

 

Binnen de groep Option NV hebben de heer Jan Callewaert, Raju Dandu/Danlaw Inc., de heer Eric Van Zele en Vermec NV op 30 juni 2017 naar aanleiding van een kapitaalverhoging stemrechtverlenende effecten verworven.

 

Overschreden drempels

Hierdoor overschreden bovenvernoemde aandeelhouders respectievelijk 20%, 15% ,10% en 3%.

 

Aandeelhouder

Voor de verrichting

Na de verrichting

%

(A)      Jan CALLEWAERT

33.023.973

71.247.973

23.94%

(B)Raju Dandu/Danlaw Inc.

19.870.748

50.660.748

17.02%

(C)      Eric VAN ZELE

12.925.170

33.925.170

11.40%

(D)      VERMEC

<3%

9.569.000

3.22%

 

(Danlaw Inc. wordt door de heer Raju Dandu gecontroleerd)

(Alychlo/Mylecke/Marc Coucke hebben naar aanleiding van de transactie geen nieuwe drempel overschreden.)

 

Noemer: totaal aantal aandelen

 

297.584.091

 

 

CONTACT

Steve Theunissen, General Counsel

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, België

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

OVER OPTION

Option staat voor ‘Connecting Things to the Cloud’. Met meer dan 25 jaar ervaring en een groot aantal wereldpremières in de mobiele technologie, is Option ideaal geplaatst om de meest efficiënte, betrouwbare en veilige draadloze oplossingen te stellen voor de bedrijfswereld (B2B) en industriële markten (M2M). Het bedrijf werkt hiervoor samen met systeemintegratoren, value added resellers, application platform providers, distributeurs met toegevoegde waarde en netwerkoperatoren, om zo op maat gemaakte oplossingen aan eindklanten te kunnen voorstellen. Option heeft zijn hoofdkwartier in België en heeft daarnaast kantoren in Europa en Australië. Meer informatie op www.option.com.

 

Copyright ©2017 OPTION. Alle rechten voorbehouden. Alle product- en bedrijfsnamen hierinkunnen betrekking hebben op (geregistreerde) handelsmerken of handelsnamen.

Published July 12, 2017 – 19h00 CET

 

REGULATED INFORMATION

 

Leuven, Belgium – July 12, 2017 – Option N.V. (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), discloses the information required under article 15, § 1 and article 18, § 1 of the Law of 2 May 2007 regarding the disclosure of important shareholdings in listed companies.

Information per June 30, 2017: 

  • Total share capital: 14.879.204,55 EUR
  • Total number of voting securities: 297.584.091
  • Total number of voting rights (= the denominator): 297.584.091

 More details are available on Option’s website:

http://www.option.com/about-investor/

 

According to Option’s bylaws, the threshold as from which a shareholding needs to be disclosed, has been set at 3%.

 

 

CONTACT

Steve Theunissen, General Counsel

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

 

 

ABOUT OPTION

Option connects Things to the Cloud. With more than 20 years of experience and many industry’s firsts in the wireless industry, the Company is ideally positioned to bring the most efficient, reliable and secure wireless solutions to business markets (B2B) and industrial markets (M2M). The Company partners with system integrators, value added resellers, application platform providers, value add distributors and network operators to bring tailor made solutions to end-customers. Option is headquartered in Belgium and maintains offices in Europe, the US and Australia. More information: www.option.com

Copyright ©2017 OPTION. All rights reserved. All product and company names herein may be (registered) trademarks or trade names.

 

 

Gepubliceerd 12 juli 2017 – 19u00 CET

GEREGULEERDE INFORMATIE

 

Leuven, België – 12 juli 2017 - Option (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY ) publiceert de informatie zoals vereist in artikel 15, § 1 van de Wet van 2 mei 2007 op de openbaarmaking van belangrijke deelnemingen in beursgenoteerde bedrijven.

Informatie per 30 juni 2017:

 

Totaal maatschappelijk kapitaal: 14.879.204,55 EUR

Totaal aantal stemrechtverlenende effecten: 297.584.091

Totaal aantal stemrechten (= de noemer): 297.584.091

 

Meer details zijn beschikbaar op de website van Option:

http://www.option.com/about-investor/

 

Overeenkomstig Option’s statuten, werd de drempel vanaf dewelke een deelneming moet worden bekendgemaakt, vastgesteld op 3 %.

 

CONTACT

Steve Theunissen, General Counsel

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, België

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

OVER OPTION

Option staat voor ‘Connecting Things to the Cloud’. Met meer dan 25 jaar ervaring en een groot aantal wereldpremières in de mobiele technologie, is Option ideaal geplaatst om de meest efficiënte, betrouwbare en veilige draadloze oplossingen te stellen voor de bedrijfswereld (B2B) en industriële markten (M2M). Het bedrijf werkt hiervoor samen met systeemintegratoren, value added resellers, application platform providers, distributeurs met toegevoegde waarde en netwerkoperatoren, om zo op maat gemaakte oplossingen aan eindklanten te kunnen voorstellen. Option heeft zijn hoofdkwartier in België en heeft daarnaast kantoren in Europa en Australië. Meer informatie op www.option.com.

 

Copyright ©2017 OPTION. Alle rechten voorbehouden. Alle product- en bedrijfsnamen hierin kunnen betrekking hebben op (geregistreerde) handelsmerken of handelsnamen.

Gepubliceerd 30 juni 2017 – 17h30 CET

 

FINANCIELE INFORMATIE

Gereglementeerde informatieVoorkennis

Kapitaalverhoging

LEUVEN – België – 30 juni 2017 – 17h30 CET - De Vennootschap meldt dat vandaag met succes een tweede deel van vorderingen uit converteerbare obligaties en leningen werd ingebracht in het kapitaal. In totaal werd voor € 11.646.400,00 aan vorderingen ingebracht aan een gemiddelde aandelenkoers van 10 cent per aandeel hetgeen resulteert in een verhoging van het kapitaal met een bedrag van  € 5.823.200,00 waardoor dit van € 9.056.004,55 wordt gebracht op € 14.879.204,55 met uitgifte van 116.464.000 nieuwe aandelen. Het totale aantal aandelen bedraagt thans 297.584.091 aandelen zonder vermelding van nominale waarde.

De nieuwe aandelen zullen vanaf hun notering de vorm aannemen van gedematerialiseerde aandelen, te plaatsen op een effectenrekening bij een financiële instelling naar keuze van de inbrenger. In afwachting daarvan zullen de nieuwe aandelen initieel op naam worden uitgegeven.

In het kader van de toelating van de nieuwe aandelen tot de verhandeling op een Belgische gereglementeerde markt, zal met toepassing van artikel 18,§2, d van de Wet van 16 juni 2006 op de openbare aanbieding van beleggingsinstrumenten en de toelating van beleggingsinstrument tot de verhandeling op een gereglementeerde markt, informatie beschikbaar gesteld worden voor het publiek.

 

Voor meer informatie, contacteer

Steve Theunissen

Investor Relations

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, België

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

 

 

OVER OPTION

Option staat voor ‘Connecting Things to the Cloud’. Met meer dan 25 jaar ervaring en een groot aantal wereldpremières in de mobiele technologie, is Option ideaal geplaatst om de meest efficiënte, betrouwbare en veilige draadloze oplossingen te stellen voor de bedrijfswereld (B2B) en industriële markten (M2M). Het bedrijf werkt hiervoor samen met systeemintegratoren, value added resellers, application platform providers, distributeurs met toegevoegde waarde en netwerkoperatoren, om zo op maat gemaakte oplossingen aan eindklanten te kunnen voorstellen. Option heeft zijn hoofdkwartier in België en heeft daarnaast kantoren in Europa en Australië. Meer informatie op www.option.com.

 

Copyright ©2017 OPTION. Alle rechten voorbehouden. Alle product- en bedrijfsnamen hierin kunnen betrekking hebben op (geregistreerde) handelsmerken of handelsnamen.

 

 

 

 

Published June 30, 2017 – 17h30 CET

 

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Regulated Information – Sensitive information

Capital Increase

 

LEUVEN - Belgium - June 30, 2017 - 17h30 CET - The Company reports today that a second part of receivables from convertible bonds and loans has been successfully incorporated into the capital.

 

A total of € 11,646,400.00 of receivables was contributed in the capital of the Company at an average share price of 10 cents per share, resulting in an increase of € 5,823,200 in capital amounting from € 9,056,004,55 before transaction to € 14,879,204.55 after transaction with the issue of 116,464,000 new shares. The total number of shares now amounts to 297,584,091 shares without nominal value.

As of their listing, the new shares will take the form of dematerialized shares, placed on a securities account with a financial institution at the option of the collector. In anticipation of this, the new shares will initially be issued by name.

In the context of the admission of new shares to trading on a Belgian regulated market, pursuant to Article 18, §2, d of the Law of 16 June 2006 on the public offering of investment instruments and the admission of investment instruments to the Trading on a regulated market, information will be made available to the public.

 

For more information please contact:

Steve Theunissen

Investor Relations

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

 

 

ABOUT OPTION

Option connects Things to the Cloud. With more than 20 years of experience and many industry’s firsts in the wireless industry, the Company is ideally positioned to bring the most efficient, reliable and secure wireless solutions to business markets (B2B) and industrial markets (M2M). The Company partners with system integrators, value added resellers, application platform providers, value add distributors and network operators to bring tailor made solutions to end-customers. Option is headquartered in Belgium and maintains offices in Europe and Australia. More information: www.option.com

Copyright ©2017 OPTION. All rights reserved. All product and company names herein may be (registered) trademarks or trade names.

Gereglementeerde Informatie - Voorkennis
Gepubliceerd 2 juni 2017 – 19u00 CET

 

LEUVEN – België – 2 juni 2017  19u00 CET – Option NV, Gaston Geenslaan 14, 3001 Heverlee  (Euronext Brussels: OPTI).

 

Op vraag van de Raad van bestuur, heeft de heer Jan Callewaert aanvaard om zijn mandaat als interim CEO te beëindigen met ingang vanaf 31 mei 2017.

 

Het dagelijks bestuur wordt overgedragen aan een uitvoerend managementcomité, onder leiding van de heer Eric Van Zele, opererend onder algemeen toezicht van de Raad van bestuur.

 

Overeenkomstig artikel 21 van de statuten, binnen het corporate governance charter van de Vennootschap, heeft de Raad van bestuur beslist om volgende leden van het managementcomité bijzondere mandaten te verlenen als volgt:

 

Bevoegdheidsdomeinen      

Gevolmachtigden

Financiële, bancaire en verzekeringszaken

CFO (Edwin Bex)

Juridische zaken, compliance, investor relations, personeelszaken, secretaris van de Raad van bestuur, Intellectuele eigendom

General Counsel (Steve Theunissen)

 

Operaties, aankoop, facilities, IT, veiligheid

Director of Operations (Rudy Snoeks)

Verkoop, diensten, klantrelaties, marketing

Sales Director (Patrick Willekens)

Engineering, product onderzoek en ontwikkeling

Director of Engineering (Ben Cober)

 

 

 De bijzonder gevolmachtigden zullen op regelmatig tijdstip bijeenkomen om het dagelijkse bestuur van de vennootschap waar te nemen.

 

De heer Jan Callewaert zal zich samen met de heer Patrick Willekens focussen op verkoop en business development voor de Vennootschap.

 

De heer Eric Van Zele, is gemandateerd door de Raad van bestuur om op tijdelijke basis het managementcomité voor te zitten en te rapporteren aan de Raad van bestuur tot een nieuwe CEO is aangesteld.

 

 

 

For more information please contact:

Steve Theunissen[1], general counsel

Investor Relations

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

 

 

OVER OPTION

Option staat voor ‘Connecting Things to the Cloud’. Met meer dan 25 jaar ervaring en een groot aantal wereldpremières in de mobiele technologie, is Option ideaal geplaatst om de meest efficiënte, betrouwbare en veilige draadloze oplossingen te stellen voor de bedrijfswereld (B2B) en industriële markten (M2M). Het bedrijf werkt hiervoor samen met systeemintegratoren, value added resellers, application platform providers, distributeurs met toegevoegde waarde en netwerkoperatoren, om zo op maat gemaakte oplossingen aan eindklanten te kunnen voorstellen. Option heeft zijn hoofdkwartier in België en heeft daarnaast kantoren in Europa, de VS en Australië. Meer informatie op www.option.com.

Copyright ©2016 OPTION. Alle rechten voorbehouden. Alle product- en bedrijfsnamen hierin kunnen betrekking hebben op (geregistreerde) handelsmerken of handelsnamen.

 

 

 

[1] representing ST Consult BVBA

Regulated Information – Sensitive information

Published June 2, 2017 – 19h00 CET

 

LEUVEN – Belgium – June 2, 2017  19h00 CET – Option NV, Gaston Geenslaan 14, 3001 Heverlee  (Euronext Brussels: OPTI).

Upon request of the Board of directors, Mr Jan Callewaert accepted to end his mandate as interim CEO of the Company effective 31 May 2017.

 

The daily management of the Company will transfer to the executive committee, chaired by Mr Eric Van Zele, operating under the general supervision of the Board of directors.

 

In accordance with Article 21 of the statutory bylaws of the Company, the Board of directors has approved the delegation of powers to the following people, who are authorized to be a member of the Option Executive Management Team, within the context of Option’s Corporate Governance Charter:

 

Areas of responsibility          

Authorized representative

Finance, bank authorities, insurance

CFO (Edwin Bex)

Legal, Compliance, investor relations, HR, 

Board Secretary, intellectual property

General Counsel (Steve Theunissen)

 

Operations, procurement, facilities, IT, safety

Director of Operations (Rudy Snoeks)

Sales, services, customer relations, marketing

Sales Director (Patrick Willekens)

Engineering, product research and development

Director of Engineering (Ben Cober)

 

 

The authorized representatives will meet on regular occasions to organise the daily management of the Company, under temporary supervision of Mr Eric Van Zele.

Mr Jan Callewaert will focus on sales and business development together with Mr Patrick Willekens.

 

Mr Eric Van Zele has been authorized by the Board on a temporary basis to chair the Executive Management Meeting and report to the Board of its activities, until a new CEO has been found.

 

 

For more information please contact:

Steve Theunissen[1], general counsel

Investor Relations

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

 

 

ABOUT OPTION

Option connects Things to the Cloud. With more than 20 years of experience and many industry’s firsts in the wireless industry, the Company is ideally positioned to bring the most efficient, reliable and secure wireless solutions to business markets (B2B) and industrial markets (M2M). The Company partners with system integrators, value added resellers, application platform providers, value add distributors and network operators to bring tailor made solutions to end-customers. Option is headquartered in Belgium and maintains offices in Europe, the US and Australia. More information: www.option.com

Copyright ©2017 OPTION. All rights reserved. All product and company names herein may be (registered) trademarks or trade names.

 

[1] representing ST Consult BVBA

Gepubliceerd 27 april 2017 – 19u00 CET

 

Uitstel van publicatie van het jaarverslag 2016 tot 31 mei 2017

Algemene Vergadering zal op 30 juni 2017 plaatsvinden

LEUVEN – België – 27 april 2017  – Option NV, Gaston Geenslaan 14, 3001 Heverlee  (Euronext Brussels: OPTI) zal zijn jaarverslag 2016 uiterlijk 31 mei 2017 publiceren, en heeft haar financiële kalender aangepast in die zin. De reden voor dit uitstel is de verdere verwerking van boekhoudkundige gegevens in samenspraak met de auditor.

 

 

CONTACT

Steve Theunissen

Investor Relations

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

 

 

Published April 27 2017 – 19h00 CET

 

Delay of publication of annual report 2016 to 31 May 2017                                                                           

General Shareholders Meeting will be convened on 30 June 2017

LEUVEN – Belgium – 27 April 2017 – Option NV, Gaston Geenslaan 14, 3001 Heverlee  (Euronext Brussels: OPTI) will publish its annual report 2016 by 31 May 2017 and has updated its Financial calendar in this respect.  The reason for this postponement is the further processing of accounting data in consultation with the auditor.

 

 

CONTACT

Steve Theunissen

Investor Relations

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

 

Persbericht - Gereglementeerde Informatie

 

Openbaarmaking over een transparantiekennisgeving

(artikel 14, eerste lid, van de wet van 2 mei 2007 op de openbaarmaking van belangrijke deelnemingen)

LEUVEN – België – 13 maart 2017 19:00 CET – Option NV, Gaston Geenslaan 14, 3001 Heverlee (Euronext Brussels: OPTI) heeft op 13 maart 2017 een aantal transparantiekennisgevingen ontvangen, waaruit blijkt dat een aantal deelnemingsdrempels werden overschreden. De relevante gegevens van deze transparantiemeldingen zijn als volgt:

 

  1. Reden van kennisgeving:

Binnen de groep Option NV hebben de heer Jan Callewaert, Raju Dandu/Danlaw Inc., Marc Coucke/Alychlo NV/ Mylecke Management, Art & Invest NV en de heer Eric Van Zele op 6 maart 2017 naar aanleiding van een kapitaalverhoging binnen toegestaan kapitaal, stemrechtverlenende effecten verworven.

 

  1. Overschreden drempels

Hierdoor overschreden de heer Jan Callewaert, Raju Dandu/Danlaw Inc., Marc Coucke/Alychlo NV/ Mylecke Management, Art & Invest NV en de heer Eric Van Zele de drempels van respectievelijk 15%, 10%, 5% en 5%.

            Aandeelhouder                        Voor de verrichting     na de verrichting          %

(A)      Jan CALLEWAERT :                     14.809.008                   33.023.973                  18,23%

(C)      Raju Dandu/Danlaw Inc.:         0                                   19.870.748                  10,97%

(D)      Marc Coucke/ALYCHLO/ Mylecke Management, Art & Invest NV :

                                                                 3.200                           13.438.573                  7,42%

(E)       Eric VAN ZELE:                             0                                  12.925.170                  7,14%

Danlaw Inc. wordt door de heer Raju Dandu gecontroleerd.

Alychlo NV, Mylecke Management, Art & Invest NV worden door de heer Marc Coucke gecontroleerd.

Alychlo NV, Mylecke Management, Art & Invest NV en Marc Coucke hebben respectievelijk een directe participatie van 5.92%, 1.13% en 0.38% verworven.

 

  1. Noemer: totaal aantal aandelen

181.120.091

 

For more information please contact:

Steve Theunissen, legal counsel

Investors Relations

Gaston Geenslaan 14

B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

TEL: +32 (0) 16 31 74 11

FAX: +32 (0) 16 31 74 90

E-mail: investor@option.com

 

 

ABOUT OPTION

Option connects Things to the Cloud. With more than 20 years of experience and many industry’s firsts in the wireless industry, the Company is ideally positioned to bring the most efficient, reliable and secure wireless solutions to business markets (B2B) and industrial markets (M2M). The Company partners with system integrators, value added resellers, application platform providers, value add distributors and network operators to bring tailor made solutions to end-customers. Option is headquartered in Belgium and maintains offices in Europe, the US, Greater China and Australia. More information: www.option.com

Copyright ©2017 OPTION. All rights reserved. All product and company names herein may be (registered) trademarks or trade names.

+ Consolidated key figures

Consult the financial part of our annual reports to get more information.

+ Financial calendar

 

  Financial Calendar
  Option intends to release its financial information in 2018 on the following dates:

Half Year + Full Year 2017 results:

Friday March 9, 2018

Annual Report 2017:

Monday April 30, 2018 - after market trading

Half year 2018 results & Interim Financial report:

Friday August 31, 2018 - after market trading

Annual Shareholders Meeting: Thursday May 31, 2018 at 10 AM in Leuven (Belgium).

 

  Financiële Agenda
  Option heeft de intentie om haar financiële informatie in 2018 op volgende data te publiceren:

Half jaar + volledig jaar 2017 resultaten:

vrijdag 9 maart 2018

Jaarverslag 2017:

maandag 30 april 2018 - na marktsluiting

Half jaar 2018 resultaten en         Tussentijds Financeel verslag:

vrijdag 31 augustus 2018 - na marktsluiting

Algemene aandeelhoudersvergadering: donderdag 31 mei 2018 om 10.00 uur in Leuven (België).

 

+ Financial results

Financial News 2015 / Financieel Nieuws 2015

Financial News 2014 / Financieel Nieuws 2014

 

Financial News 2013 / Financieel Nieuws 2013

  • Third Quarter Trading Update 2013 ( UK / NL )
  • First Half Year Results 2013 ( UK / NL )
  • First Quarter Trading Update 2013 ( UK / NL )
  • Second Half Year & Full Year Results 2012 ( UK / NL )

Financial News 2012 / Financieel Nieuws 2012

  • Third Quarter Trading Update 2012 (UK / NL )
  • First Half Year Results 2012 ( UK / NL )
  • First Quarter Trading Update 2012 ( UK / NL )
  • Second Half Year & Full Year Results 2011 (UK / NL)

 

Financial News 2011 / Financieel Nieuws 2011

  • Third Quarter Trading Update 2011 (UK / NL)
  • First Half Year Results 2011 (UK / NL)
  • First Quarter Trading Update 2011 (UK / NL)
  • Second Half Year & Full Year Results 2010 ( UK / NL )

 

Financial News 2010 / Financieel Nieuws 2010

  • Third Quarter Trading Update 2010 ( UK / NL )
  • First Half Year Results 2010 ( UK / NL )
  • First Quarter Trading Update 2010 ( UK / NL )
  • Fourth Quarter Results 2009 ( UK / NL )

 

Financial News 2009 / Financieel Nieuws 2009

  • Third Quarter Results 2009 ( UK / NL )
  • Second Quarter Results 2009 ( UK / NL )
  • First Quarter Results 2009 ( UK / NL )
  • Fourth Quarter Results 2008 ( UK / NL )

 

Financial News 2008 / Financieel Nieuws 2008

  • Third Quarter Results 2008 ( UK / NL )
  • Second Quarter Results 2008 ( UK / NL )
  • First Quarter Results 2008 ( UK / NL )
  • Fourth Quarter Results 2007 ( UK / NL )

 

Financial News 2007 / Financieel Nieuws 2007

  • Third Quarter Results 2007 ( UK / NL )
  • Second Quarter Results 2007 ( UK / NL )
  • First Quarter Results 2007 ( UK / NL )
  • Fourth Quarter Results 2006 ( UK / NL )

 

Financial News 2006 / Financieel Nieuws 2006

 

Financial News 2005 / Financieel Nieuws 2005

  • Third Quarter Results 2005 ( UK / NL )
  • Second Quarter Results 2005 ( UK / NL )
  • First Quarter Results 2005 ( UK / NL )
  • Fourth Quarter Results 2004 ( UK / NL )

 

Financial News 2004 / Financieel Nieuws 2004

  • Third Quarter Results 2004 ( UK / NL )
  • Second Quarter Results 2004 ( UK / NL )
  • First Quarter Results 2004 ( UK / NL )
  • Fourth Quarter Results 2003 ( UK / NL )

 

Financial News 2003 / Financieel Nieuws 2003

 

Financial News 2002 / Financieel Nieuws 2002

+ Statutory accounts

+ Prospectus

GELIJKWAARDIGE INFORMATIEVERSTREKKING

IN HET KADER VAN DE TOELATING TOT VERHANDELING

VAN 116.464.000  BIJKOMENDE AANDELEN

(artikel 18, § 2, d) van de Prospectuswet van 16 juni 2006)

 

Bijlage A - Bijzonder verslag van de raad van bestuur overeenkomstig artikel 602 van het wetboek van vennootschappen

Bijlage B - Verslag van de commissaris overeenkomstig artikel 602 van het wetboek van vennootschappen

Bijlage B2 - Brief Deloitte Correctie Inbreng in natura

Bijlage C - Akte kapitaalverhoging

Bijlage D - Coördinatie statuten Option NV

Bijlage E - Corporate Governance Charter Option NV

Bijlage F - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2013

Bijlage G - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2014

Bijlage H - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2015

Bijlage I -  Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2016

Bijlage J – Halfjaarcijfers 2016

Bijlage K - Persberichten

 

 

GELIJKWAARDIGE INFORMATIEVERSTREKKING

IN HET KADER VAN DE TOELATING TOT VERHANDELING

VAN 82.677.545 BIJKOMENDE AANDELEN

(artikel 18, § 2, d) van de Prospectuswet van 16 juni 2006)

 

Bijlage A - Bijzonder verslag van de raad van bestuur overeenkomstig artikel 602 van het wetboek van vennootschappen

Bijlage B - Verslag van de commissaris overeenkomstig artikel 602 van het wetboek van vennootschappen

Bijlage C - Akte kapitaalverhoging

Bijlage D - Coördinatie statuten Option NV

Bijlage E - Corporate Governance Charter Option NV

Bijlage F - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2013

Bijlage G - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2014

Bijlage H - Jaarverslag en jaarrekening 2015

Bijlage I -  Halfjaarcijfers 2016

Bijlage J – Jaarcijfers 2016

Bijlage K - Persberichten

+ Capital structure NL

KAPITAALSTRUCTUUR OPTION NV

(1) BASISGEGEVENS
(a) Totaal maatschappelijk kapitaal EUR 14.879.204,55  
(b) Totaal aantal stemrechtverlenende effecten 297.584.091
(c) Totaal aantal stemrechten (= de noemer) 297.584.091
   
Aandeelhouder (>3%) %
(A) Jan CALLEWAERT 23,94%
(B) Danlaw Inc. 17,02%
(C) Eric VAN ZELE 11,40%
(C) ALYCHLO (1)  8,00%
   
(1) Alychlo NV, Mylecke Management, Art & Invest NV en de heer Marc Coucke

Laatste update: juli 2017

 

+ Capital structure UK

CAPITAL STRUCTURE OPTION NV

(1) BASIC DATA
(a) Total share capital EUR 14,879,204.55 
(b) Total number of voting securities 297,584,091
(c) Total number of voting rights (= the denominator) 297,584,091
   
Shareholder (>3%) %
(A) Jan CALLEWAERT 23,94%
(B) Danlaw Inc. 17,02%
(C) Eric VAN ZELE 11,40%
(D) ALYCHLO (1) 8,00%
   
(1) Alychlo NV, Mylecke Management, Art & Invest NV and Mr Marc Coucke.
 

Last update:  July 2017

 

+ Transparency filing

Transparency filing

In accordance with the requirements of the current legislation on the disclosure of major participations in issuers of which shares are admitted to trading on a ‘regulated market’, are any natural or legal person who, directly or indirectly, acquire or resign shares or other voting granting financial instruments of the company, whether or not they represent capital, compulsory by the law applicable at that time, are obliged to inform both the Company and  the FSMA of the number of financial instruments owned as well as the percentage of existing voting rights whenever the voting rights are attached to these financial instruments reach a first time three percent (3%) and then five percent (5%) or a multiple of five percent (5%), exceed or fall below such percentage. The involved shareholders must comply with the statutory requirements and regulations in this regard.

 

Overeenkomstig de voorschriften van de vigerende wetgeving inzake de`openbaarmaking van belangrijke deelnemingen in emittenten waarvan aandelen zijn toegelaten tot de verhandeling op een gereglementeerde markt', is elke natuurlijke of rechtspersoon die, rechtstreeks of onrechtstreeks, aandelen of andere stemrecht verlenende financiële instrumenten van de vennootschap, die al dan niet het kapitaal vertegenwoordigen, verwerft of afstaat, verplicht in de omstandigheden voorzien door de op dat ogenblik toepasselijke wetgeving, zowel de vennootschap als de FSMA kennis te geven van het aantal financiële instrumenten dat hij bezit, alsook het percentage van de bestaande stemrechten, telkens wanneer de stemrechten verbonden aan deze financiële instrumenten een eerste maal drie procent (3%) en vervolgens vijf procent (5%) of een veelvoud van vijf procent (5%) bereiken, overschrijden of beneden zulk percentage zakken. De betrokken aandeelhouders dienen zich te conformeren naar de wettelijke voorschriften ter zake.

+ Shareholders’ meetings

Shareholders’ meeting 

Extraordinary General Meeting - 30 June 2017

Ordinary General Meeting – 30 June 2017

 Extraordinary General Meeting - 12 June 2017

PREVIOUS Shareholder's meetings

Ordinary General Meeting – 31 May 2016

  • Extraordinary General Meeting - 8 January 2016
  • Extraordinary & Ordinary General Meeting - 30 April 2012
    • Agenda Extraordinary & Ordinary General Meeting  (UK / NL)

+ By-laws

+ Press releases

> Verslag van Raad van Bestuur / Board Report 2004:

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- Verslag van de commissaris bij de Statutaire Enkelvoudige Jaarrekeningen 2004 (Belgian Gaap) OPTION NV

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- Verslag van de commissaris bij de Geconsolideerde Jaarrekeningen 2004 (Belgian Gaap) OPTION NV

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- Auditors reports on the Belgian Gaap Accounts 2004 (Statutory + Consolidated)

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> Statutaire Enkelvoudige Jaarrekeningen - Annual Statutory Accounts 2004 (Belgian Gaap) OPTION NV

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> Geconsolideerde Jaarrekeningen 2004 - Annual Consolidated Accounts 2004 (Belgian Gaap) OPTION NV

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Leuven - Belgium, March 30 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OPIN.BR), the wireless technology company, today announced that Turkcell has launched Option’s GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE in Turkey. The data card has been customized for Turkcell and is sold under the TurkcellConnect brand.

Among Europe's top ten biggest GSM operators in terms of subscribers, Turkcell is the leading GSM operator in Turkey with 23.4 million postpaid and prepaid customers as December 31, 2004. Turkcell provides high-quality wireless telephone services throughout Turkey and has coverage of 100% of the towns with more than 10,000 inhabitants. Turkcell provides roaming with 435 operators in 174 countries as of January 12, 2005. Turkcell is the only NYSE listed company in Turkey (New York: TKC and Istanbul Stock Exchange: TCELL). Turkcell has interests in international GSM operations in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Northern Cyprus, which have a total of 3.5 million subscribers as of September 30, 2004.

EDGE, Enhanced Data for Global Evolution (E-GPRS), is a technology that gives GPRS networks the capacity to provide data services similar to the third generation of mobile telephony. By deploying E-GPRS as an overlay within an existing GPRS network Turkcell can provide four times the data capacity of GPRS per subscriber.

On an EDGE network, GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE enables connection to the Internet at data speeds of up to 247 kbps. Move into range of a public Wi-Fi hotspot, the corporate wireless network or the home wireless network and the GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE provides connection at speeds up to 54Mbps. In areas where EDGE or Wi-Fi services are not available the data card still enables reliable and secure data connections over traditional GPRS.

About Option

Option NV (www.option.com), the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSDPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option’s headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany) and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland.

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO and General Counsel

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

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Leuven - Belgium, March 14 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OPIN.BR), the wireless technology company, today announced its data card will be demonstrated at CTIA Wireless with Nortel (14 – 16 March 2005, New Orleans).

The two companies will conduct demonstrations on the Nortel booth (Hall C, booth #3125). The demonstrations will feature business and consumer applications using Nortel infrastructure equipment. They will include video on demand with high-quality movie trailers, high speed download of music and e-mail with attachments at speeds up to 1.5 megabits per second.

Option’s HSDPA data card will be commercially available later this year. The companies are working with a number of leading global operators on HSDPA trials and deployments in 2005.

High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) is a migration technology for the UMTS wireless standard used by leading mobile network operators across Europe, Japan and North America to deliver voice and data services. HSDPA boosts network capacity to carry up to three times as much data traffic and up to twice as many wireless users per cell site compared to today’s UMTS networks. By making more efficient use of the existing network and boosting throughput, HSDPA significantly reduces operating costs while delivering a better end user experience. As such HSDPA will enable faster mobile services like high-resolution interactive gaming, multimedia music tracks, DVD-quality film and video etc.

CTIA WIRELESS 2005 is the global event for the wireless, mobile computing and Internet industries. At CTIA WIRELESS more than 35,000 high-tech professionals gather to see what’s groundbreaking in wireless. CTIA WIRELESS 2005 delivers one show featuring everything wireless: from the backbone of the industry- the tower and infrastructure companies, to the carriers and service providers, to the end-user hardware manufacturers. For more information please visit www.ctiawireless.com.

About Option

Option NV (www.option.com), the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSDPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option’s headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications Development centre in Adelsried (Germany) and an ISO 9002 Production Engineering and Logistics facility in Cork, Ireland.

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

Leuven - Belgium, March 10 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OPIN.BR), the wireless technology company, today announced the GlobeTrotter 3G EDGE™, the latest addition to its comprehensive range of wireless data cards. The GlobeTrotter 3G EDGE ™ combines 3G/UMTS with EDGE and GPRS technologies in a single PC data card. This data card will be commercially available in two versions (EMEA & US markets) in the second half of 2005.

Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option: “Our operator customers have been asking for the ideal data card. A data card that has multiple access technologies spanning the different networks be they UMTS, EDGE or GPRS. The mobile operator wishes to provide their customer with the ability to roam from country to country having a single data card solution giving users broadband access anywhere anytime no matter the technology. We are pleased to announce the GlobeTrotter 3G EDGE data card continuing in our mission to bring innovative products to market and satisfy the needs of our customers.”

The GlobeTrotter 3G EDGETM on a 3G UMTS network enables broadband connection to the Internet at data speeds of up to 384kbps. Where 3G services are not available it falls back to EDGE at data speeds of up to 247 kbps. In the absence of an EDGE or 3G network the data card still enables reliable and secure data connections over traditional GPRS.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

• Available in 2 versions: 2100 MHz 3G UMTS for EMEA and 1900/850 MHz 3G UMTS for US markets. Both versions support Quad band E-GPRS/GPRS/GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz for worldwide markets.

• GlobeTrotter PC Card format (Extended Type II PCMCIA compliant and CardBus PC Card interface)

• GlobeTrotter 3G EDGE™ provides transparent handover between UMTS, EDGE and GPRS networks

• Supports IPSec client software for end-to-end secure corporate data exchange and synchronisation over VPN

• Future proof through user upgradeable Flash Memory technology

• Compatible with nearly all popular notebook PC’s equipped with PCMCIA slot and Microsoft Windows Operating System

• GlobeTrotter 3G EDGE™ support for MAC O/S and Linux on request

• GlobeTrotter 3G EDGE™ is customisable for mobile network operators and IT manufacturers

In addition to the GlobeTrotter 3G EDGE™ wireless data card, Option offers its premier GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager™ software enabling users of the card to have fast, simple and easy access to wireless data whilst hiding from the user the complexity of underlying wireless 3G UMTS and E-GPRS technologies. In conjunction with, Unlimited Connection™ Option’s mobile IP solution, the user will be able to seamlessly roam between the data card’s 3G/EDGE/GPRS technologies and other network connections available to the notebook computer such as Wi-Fi, Ethernet LAN or ADSL. The Globetrotter 3G EDGETM fully supports Microsoft’s PC Smart Card standard and includes EAP-SIM extensions for user transparent and automatic authentication to third party networks.

The GlobeTrotter 3G EDGE™ further complements and enhances Option’s current range of GlobeTrotter wireless data cards: GlobeTrotter (GPRS), GlobeTrotter COMBO (GPRS/WLAN), GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE (EDGE/GPRS/WLAN), GlobeTrotter 3G (3G UMTS/GPRS), GlobeTrotter FUSION (3G UMTS/GPRS/WLAN), GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD (5-band 3G UMTS/GPRS).

About Option

Option NV (www.option.com), the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSDPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option’s headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications Development centre in Adelsried (Germany) and an ISO 9002 Production Engineering and Logistics facility in Cork, Ireland.

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

Leuven - Belgium, March 10 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OPIN.BR), the wireless technology company, today announced that product samples of its upcoming HSDPA data cards will be demonstrated live at CeBIT 2005 (Hannover, 10 – 16 March 2005). The HSDPA data cards demonstrations will include end-to-end connections on Nortel and Siemens infrastructure equipment.

The product samples of the HSDPA data cards, branded for leading mobile network operators present at CeBIT, were especially prepared to enable the operators to showcase the potential of HSDPA. The Option HSDPA data card is demonstrated with streaming video and office applications at speeds up to 1.5 Mbps.

HSDPA is a migration technology for the UMTS wireless standard used by leading mobile network operators across Europe, Japan and North America to deliver voice and data services. HSDPA boosts network capacity to carry up to three times as much data traffic and up to twice as many wireless users per cell site compared to today’s UMTS networks. By making more efficient use of the existing network and boosting throughput, HSDPA significantly reduces operating costs while delivering a better end user experience. As such HSDPA will enable faster mobile services like high-resolution interactive gaming, multimedia music tracks, DVD-quality film and video etc.

About Option

Option NV (www.option.com), the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSDPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option’s headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications Development centre in Adelsried (Germany) and an ISO 9002 Production Engineering and Logistics facility in Cork, Ireland.

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

Leuven - Belgium, March 8 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OPIN.BR), the wireless technology company, today announced that ONE GmbH, serving more than 1,5 million customers, has selected Option’s GlobeTrotter FUSION™, including GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager TM, as innovative wireless broadband data solution for its mobile users.

ONE, which covers 98% of the population, is offering GPRS, UMTS and WLAN services to its customers. ONE is member of the Starmap Mobile Alliance (www.starmapalliance.com) which is helping the company to improve its position in the Austrian market through giving all customers access to excellent services when being abroad and offering a network of partners where customers feel like at home. Turnover end of 2004 reached 705 million Euro's with investments of up to 1.81 billion Euro's. Shareholders include German E.ON (50.10%) Norway's Telenor (17.45%) Orange, France (17.45%) and Denmark's TDC (15%)

In selecting Option’s GlobeTrotter FUSION TM and Option’s Mobility Manager ONE can now offer its mobile users a single data card that gives them access to the 3G/UMTS and GPRS networks and their Wi-Fi hotspot network. This solution from Option gives ONE the opportunity to differentiate itself in a highly competitive Austrian market. ONE’s choice for Option was inspired by Option’s customer driven approach and its European centric operations.

On a 3G network the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ enables broadband connection to the internet at data speeds of up to 384kbps. Move into a range of public Wi-Fi hotspot, the corporate WLAN or your home wireless network and the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ provides connection at speeds up to 54Mbps. In areas where 3G/UMTS or Wi-Fi services are not available GlobeTrotter FUSION™ still ensures reliable and secure data connection over the widely available GPRS services. Option’s GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager™ software enables users of the card to have fast, simple and easy access to wireless data whilst hiding from the user the complexity of underlying wireless 3G/UMTS, GPRS and WLAN technologies.

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO and General Counsel

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

About Option

Option NV (www.option.com), the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSDPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option’s headquarters are in Leuven (Belgium). The company has an office in Atlanta (US), Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany), and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork (Ireland).

ONE facts & figures

In October 1998, the communications company ONE (ONE GmbH) launched Austria’s only nation-wide GSM-1800 mobile telephony network. At the end of December 2004 ONE had about 900 employees and more than 1.5 million mobile customers. ONE is the only mobile telephony operator in Austria to offer HSCSD (ONE High Speed), GPRS and UMTS. On 1 July 2003, with ONE WLAN the company launched ONE WLAN and the most dense hotspot network in all of Austria from one provider. ONE places its focus on service, product development and usability, and with ONE SMILE it offers its customers an innovative and easy to use interface. ONE has a population coverage of 98% as well as a banking licence for its 100% subsidiary ONE bank GmbH, the basis of its mobile payment applications. Turnover in 2004 amounted to € 705 million. By the end of 2004, the company had invested a total of € 1.81 billion. ONE is owned by the German E.ON (50.10%), the Norwegian Telenor (17.45%), the French Orange (17.45%) and the Danish TDC (15%).

In case of questions, journalists please contact:

ONE, Florian Pollack, Tel: 0699-1699 2640, E-Mail: florian.pollack@one.at

For this press text and other press information, please refer to: www.one.at/presse/

OPTION - AGENDA FOR THE ANNUAL SHAREHOLDERS' MEETING

The Board of Directors is pleased to invite all holders of securities issued by Option NV (the “Company”) to attend the Annual Shareholders' Meeting, which will take place on Thursday, March 31, 2005 at 10.00 a.m., at the registered office of the Company, Kolonel Begaultlaan 45, 3012 Leuven, Belgium.

The agenda and proposals of decision for this Annual Shareholders' Meeting are the following:

A G E N D A

1. Presentation and discussion of the report of the Board of Directors for the financial year ended on December 31, 2004.

Q&A about Corporate Governance matters.

2. Presentation and discussion of the report of the statutory auditor for the financial year ended on December 31, 2004.

3. Presentation of the annual consolidated accounts and consolidated reports for the financial year ended on December 31, 2004.

4. Approval of the annual statutory accounts for the financial year ended on December 31, 2004 and allocation of results.

Proposal of decision: To approve the annual accounts for the financial year ended on December 31, 2004, including the allocation of results proposed by the Board of Directors.

5. Release of liability of the directors.

Proposal of decision: To release the directors of liability for the performance of their duties in the course of the financial year ended on December31, 2004.

6. Release of liability of the statutory auditor.

Proposal of decision: To release the statutory auditor of liability for the performance of his duties in the course of the financial year ended on December31, 2004.

7. Dismissal and appointment of directors.

Proposal of decision: To act the dismissal of the 2 directors Mr. Alex Brabers (living in 3110 Rotselaar, Sparrenstraat 15 A, civil register number 65.06.06 18-968) and Mr. Dirk Beeusaert (living in 9112 Sinaai, Dries 23, civil register number 64.03.23 37-113), both appointed on the proposal of GIMV limited Company. The term of their office will expire immediately after this Annual Shareholders’ Meeting. The Meeting will decide whether or not to appoint additional directors, from the candidates presented at the Meeting at the latest.

In order to be admitted to the abovementioned Annual Shareholders' Meeting, the holders of securities issued by the Company must follow the provisions of articles 29 and 30 of the Articles of Association of the Company and article 536 of the Companies Code and also fulfil the following formalities: (i) if they are owners of registered shares, notify the Company of their intention to attend the Annual Shareholder’s Meeting, by sending a letter by regular mail to the Company’s registered office; (ii) if they are owners of dematerialised shares deposited through Euroclear, deposit, at the latest five working days prior to the date of the Annual Shareholders' Meeting, a certificate at the registered office of the Company, drawn up by the recognized holder of their securities' accounts or by Euroclear itself, confirming the number of shares registered under the name of the shareholder and declaring that the shares are non-negotiable until the date of said Annual Shareholders' Meeting; and (iii) if they are owners of warrants, they must inform the Company in writing, by an ordinary letter addressed to the registered office of the Company, at least five working days prior to the meetings, of their intention to attend the meeting.

Shareholders can vote by proxy or by letter, using documents drawn up by the Company and which can be obtained at no cost at the registered office of the Company. The proxies have to be deposited at the registered office of the Company at the latest five (5) business days prior to the date of the meeting. The owners of dematerialised shares who whish to vote by proxy or by letter have to deposit, in addition to the documents properly filled out, the certificate drawn up by the recognized holder of their securities' accounts or by Euroclear itself, confirming the number of shares registered under the name of the shareholder and declaring that the shares are non-negotiable until the date of said Annual Shareholders' Meeting.

In order for the vote by letter to be valid, a form must be sent by registered mail with acceptance receipt to the Company’s registered office, which must be sent at the latest six days before the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting (the postage stamp shall serve as proof) and which must contain the following information: (i) mentioning of the complete and accurate indication of the shareholder and of the number of shares he is voting with; (ii) the complete agenda; (iii) the proposals of decision and the voting instructions of the shareholder (for, against and abstain). The shareholder may explain or motivate his or her voting instructions.

A copy of the documents and reports mentioned in the agenda of the Annual Shareholders' Meeting can be obtained at no cost at the registered office of the Company 15 days prior to the Meeting.

The Board of Directors

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About Option

Option NV (www.option.com), the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of WCDMA (UMTS and HSDPA), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option’s headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany) and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland.

For more information please contact:

Frederic Convent, CFO and General Counsel

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

Option gains strong foothold in Scandinavian market with new contract for GlobeTrotter Fusion™, GlobeTrotter 3G™ and GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE™

Leuven - Belgium, February 28 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OPIN.BR), the wireless technology company, today announced that is has signed an agreement with TeliaSonera for the delivery to Norway, Sweden and Finland of the GlobeTrotter FUSION™, the GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE™ and the GlobeTrotter 3G™. The shipments are ongoing in line with the commercial roll-out plans within the different countries. The data cards are sold under the TeliaSonera brand.

TeliaSonera (Stockholm: TLSN, Helsinki: TLS1V) is the leading telecommunications company in the Nordic and Baltic regions. At the end of December 2004 TeliaSonera had 15,411,000 mobile customers (51,359,000 incl. associated companies) and 8,312,000 fixed telephony customers (8,943,000 incl. associated companies) and 2,017,000 internet customers (2,056,000 incl. associated companies). Outside the home markets TeliaSonera has extensive interests in the growth markets in Russia, Turkey and Eurasia. TeliaSonera is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange and the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Net sales January-December 2004 amounted to SEK 81.9 billion (EUR 9.08 billion). The number of employees was 29,082.

Jan Callewaert, CEO Option, commented on the announcement: “This is an important contract for our company. It gives us a stronger foothold in the Scandinavian market and creates business opportunities in other countries where TeliaSonera is active. The fact that TeliaSonera has chosen no less than 3 data cards is proof that we continue to deliver the right products to the market and that our ability to customize products according to the specific requirements of our partners is highly appreciated. We look forward to a continued relationship with TeliaSonera.”

On a 3G network the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ enables broadband connection to the internet at data speeds of up to 384kbps. Move into a range of public WiFi hotspot, the corporate WLAN or your home wireless network and the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ provides connection at speeds up to 54Mbps. In areas where 3G or WiFi services are not available GlobeTrotter FUSION™ still ensures reliable and secure data connection over the widely available GPRS services.

On an EDGE network, GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE™ enables connection to the Internet at data speeds of up to 247 kbps. Move into range of a public Wi-Fi hotspot, the corporate wireless network or the home wireless network and the GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE™ provides connection at speeds up to 54Mbps. In areas where EDGE or Wi-Fi services are not available the data card still enables reliable and secure data connections over traditional GPRS.

On a 3G network, GlobeTrotter 3G™ enables connection to the Internet at data speeds of up to 384kbps. In areas where 3G services are not available the GlobeTrotter 3G™ still enables reliable and secure data connections over GPRS.

About Option

Option NV (www.option.com), the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSDPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option’s headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany) and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland.

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO and General Counsel

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

Leuven - Belgium, February 21 2004 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OPIN.BR), the wireless technology company, today announced the latest addition to its comprehensive range of wireless data cards: the GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD ™. The GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD ™ is the world’s first 5-band wireless data card combining 3G UMTS at 2100 MHz for EMEA markets and Quad band GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz for worldwide markets in a single PC data card. The data card is already shipping to mobile network operators.

Jan Callewaert, CEO at Option: “We have seen a significant increase in demand from the professional global traveller to have access to E-mail, Internet and Corporate Intranet services. This 5-band GlobeTrotter wireless data card enables the transatlantic user to take advantage of the extensive 850/1900 MHz services in the US markets whilst also being compatible with 3G and GPRS networks across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. With the addition of the GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD ™ we are now commercially shipping a portfolio of six GlobeTrotter wireless data card products to our network operator customers worldwide.”

OTHER PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS:

• 5-band wireless data card suitable for use on 3G UMTS networks at 2100 MHz for EMEA markets and Quad band GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz for worldwide markets

• On a 3G network, the GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD ™ enables a connection to the internet at data speeds of up to 384kbps

• GlobeTrotter PC Card format (Extended Type II PCMCIA compliant and 32-bit CardBus PC Card interface)

• GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD ™ provides transparent handover between UMTS and GPRS networks

• Supports IPSec client software for end-to-end secure corporate data exchange and synchronisation over VPN

• Future proof through user upgradeable Flash Memory technology

• Compatible with nearly all popular notebook PC’s equipped with PCMCIA slot and Microsoft Windows Operating System

• GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD ™ support for MAC O/S and Linux on request

• GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD ™ is customisable for mobile network operators and IT manufacturers.

In addition to the GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD ™ wireless data card, Option offers its premier GlobeTrotter Mobility Manager™ software enabling users of the card to have fast, simple and easy access to wireless data whilst hiding from the user the complexity of underlying wireless 3G UMTS and GPRS technologies. In conjunction with Option’s mobile IP solution the user will be able to seamlessly roam between access technologies 3G and 2G with automatic authentication using GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD ™ inbuilt support for PC Smart Card and EAP-SIM.

The GlobeTrotter 3G QUAD ™ further complements and enhances Option’s current range of GlobeTrotter wireless data cards: GlobeTrotter (GPRS), GlobeTrotter COMBO (GPRS/WLAN), GlobeTrotter COMBO EDGE (EDGE/GPRS/WLAN), GlobeTrotter 3G (3G UMTS/GPRS) and GlobeTrotter FUSION (3G UMTS/GPRS/WLAN).

About Option

Option NV (www.option.com), the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSDPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option’s headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications Development centre in Adelsried (Germany) and an ISO 9002 Production Engineering and Logistics facility in Cork, Ireland.

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO & General Counsel

Tel +32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

Mobile Unlimited from Swisscom Mobile wins GSMA Award

Mobile Unlimited from Swisscom Mobile has won the GSMA Award for Best Enterprise Application. The Mobile Unlimited service enables fast, uninterrupted mobile Internet access at all times. Other mobile providers will be offered licences for the Mobile Unlimited technology under the name Unlimited Connection by Option (Euronext: OPTI, OPIN.BR).

The 2005 GSMA Award for the best mobile enterprise application goes to Swisscom Mobile for its Mobile Unlimited product. The award was presented by the GSM Association, the world's most important trade association for GSM operators, on the evening of the 15 February 2005 at the GSM World Congress in Cannes. On Wednesday Swisscom Mobile announced that it will be offering other mobile operators licences for its Mobile Unlimited seamless handover technology under the name Unlimited Connection. Belgian company Option, which has developed and manufactured the 3in1,data card (GPRS, UMTS, WLAN) for Mobile Unlimited, is responsible for marketing Unlimited Connection.

Swisscom Mobile has been offering Mobile Unlimited exclusively in Switzerland since September. The service enables fast, uninterrupted mobile access to the Internet and company data. The software, developed by Swisscom Mobile in conjunction with Whitestein Technologies, always selects the fastest available technology (GPRS, UMTS or WLAN) at any given time. Thanks to seamless handover technology, the connection remains up during the switchover from one transmission technology to another. The user only has to dial up once. With Mobile Unlimited, data communications are as simple and fast on the move as they are from a fixed workstation with broadband access.

"The GSMA award shows that we are on the right track with our strategy: We operate different networks simultaneously, but connect them to create a convenient entity for the customer," says a delighted Swisscom Mobile CEO, Carsten Schloter. More than 10,000 cards will have been sold in Switzerland by the spring of 2005.

Mobile Unlimited technology available under licence

As of now, the Mobile Unlimited seamless handover technology for uninterrupted switching between different networks is available under licence to other mobile operators under the name Unlimited Connection. Speaking in Cannes, Jan Callewaert, Option CEO, said: "We are very pleased that Mobile Unlimited has received the GSMA Award. And we are delighted that the successful collaboration with Swisscom Mobile is to continue." Option will market Unlimited Connection separately as a complete end-to-end solution to the mobile operators.

Unlimited Connection offers mobile operators a mature, tried-and-tested technology for a discerning market. Thanks to Unlimited Connection, they can deliver a fast, unified data network throughout their coverage region at low implementation costs. Due to the fact, that Unlimited Connection will soon be capable of integrating private wireless networks, this product is of particular interest to operators who currently have no 3G/WLAN strategy of their own. A user will be able utilise his own network at home or in the office, and as soon as he moves out of his own reception range, Unlimited Connection switches to his mobile provider's network.

Cannes, 16 February, 2005

Option N.V. (EURONEXT Brussels: OPTI), the wireless technology company, today reported results for the third quarter 2004.

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Leuven - Belgium, February 14 2005 - Option N.V. (Euronext: OPTI, OPIN.BR), the wireless technology company, today announced that Telenor Nordic has chosen the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ as the new data card to extend their broadband wireless data solutions in their Norwegian homemarket The data card is sold as a Telenor branded solution called “Mobilt Kontor”.

Telenor (Oslo:TEL; NASDAQ: TELN) is the largest provider of telecommunications services in Norway and serves a customer base of over 2,5 million users which equals a market share of 56%. The company operates 2.5 G, 3G and WLAN/Wi-Fi networks. In selecting Option’s GlobeTrotter FUSION™ data card Telenor can provide its users with a fast and simple to use mobile data solution across all mobile networks.

Telenor’s choice for Option was inspired by Option’s market leadership in delivering world-class broadband wireless data solutions, it’s relentless focus on meeting the customer specific requirements and the uniqueness of the GlobeTrotter FUSIONTM integrating 3G/GPRS and WLAN access technologies in one data card.

On a 3G network the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ enables broadband connection to the internet at data speeds of up to 384kbps. Move into a range of public WiFi hotspot, the corporate WLAN or your home wireless network and the GlobeTrotter FUSION™ provides connection at speeds up to 54Mbps. In areas where 3G or WiFi services are not available GlobeTrotter FUSION™ still ensures reliable and secure data connection over the widely available GPRS services.

About Option

Option NV (www.option.com), the wireless technology company, is a leading innovator in the design, development and manufacture of 3G WCDMA (HSDPA and UMTS), EDGE, GPRS, GSM and WLAN technology products for wireless connectivity solutions. Option has built up an enviable reputation for creating exciting products that enhance the performance and functionality of wireless communications. Option’s headquarters are in Leuven, Belgium. The company has Research & Development in Leuven, a Software and Applications development centre in Adelsried (Germany) and an ISO 9002 production engineering and logistics facility in Cork, Ireland.

For more information please contact:

Douglas Ros, Vice President Business Development & Marketing

Tel +32 (0)16 317 411

E-mail: d.ros@option.com

Frederic Convent, CFO and General Counsel

Tel + 32 (0) 16 317 411

E-mail: investor@option.com

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+ Industry News

+ Financial news

+ Certification

+ Beemo

General documentation

15/03/2013 Beemo datasheet

+ CloudGate

+ Expansion Cards

+ GlobeSurfer iCON

+ GlobeSurfer iCON 7.2

Software/Firmware

11/04/2013 iCON 7.2 firmware and software updater

The iCON 7.2 will be updated to:
Firmware 2.5.11
GlobeTrotter Connect for Windows 2.3.0.630
GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC 1.3.0.164

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

For Windows XP 32 bit (SP3 recomended), Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ GlobeSurfer iCON 7.2 S

Software/Firmware

11/04/2013 iCON 7.2 firmware and software updater

The iCON 7.2 will be updated to:
Firmware 2.5.11
GlobeTrotter Connect for Windows 2.3.0.630
GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC 1.3.0.164

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

For Windows XP 32 bit (SP3 recomended), Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ GlobeSurfer iCON HSUPA E

Software/Firmware

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

For Windows XP 32 bit (SP3 recomended), Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ GlobeSurfer II 1.8

+ GlobeSurfer II 7.2 E

Software/Firmware

18/03/2013 Dynamic DNS setup

Step by step description on how to set up Dynamic DNS in GlobeSurfer II 7.2

+ GlobeSurfer III

Software/Firmware

11/04/2013 GlobeSurfer III Reference Manual

GlobeSurfer III Reference Manual - revised on 5th March 2012

04/01/2013 GlobeSurfer® III Notifier software 1.0.0.91

This application is the interface between the GlobeSurfer® III device and your personal desktop. It allows you to see incoming messages, phone calls, etc. on your desktop.

04/01/2013 IPSec configuration document V2

This document provides a description of how to configure an IPSec tunnel on
the GlobeSurfer® III.

+ GlobeSurfer X.1

Software/Firmware

19/03/2013 GlobeSurfer X.1 Firmware 210.124.4.010

This firmware updater cannot be run on a MAC running Safari browser. Please use Firefox or Chrome.
This firmware updater cannot be used for devices purchased through a network operator. Please contact your network operator for further information.

General documentation

+ GlobeSurfer3+

Software/Firmware

04/01/2013 GlobeSurfer® III+ Firmware R1N89

Please read 'What is new in firmware R1N89' document for updates in this firmware revision.

Note: The firmware upgrade process can take up to 20 minutes. Interrupting the process might lead to permanent failure of the device. Note: this update cannot be used with devices purchased through a network operator. Please contact your network operator directly for assistance.

04/01/2013 What is new in firmware R1N89

Please read document for new features in this firmware R1N89

04/01/2013 GlobeSurfer® III Notifier software 1.0.0.91

This application is the interface between the GlobeSurfer® III device and your personal desktop. It allows you to see incoming messages, phone calls, etc. on your desktop.

04/01/2013 GlobeSurfer® III+ 1.4 FAQ in PDF format

Frequently Asked Questions

04/01/2013 GlobeSurfer III+ Firmware update procedure 1.0

GlobeSurfer III+ Firmware update procedure

 

04/01/2013 GlobeSurfer® III+ Reference Manual

Revised version to include watchdog and SMS control features.

 

04/01/2013 IPSec configuration document V2

This document provides a description of how to configure an IPSec tunnel on
the GlobeSurfer® III.

04/01/2013 Port Forwarding Configuration V2

This document provides a description of how to configure Port Forwarding rules on the GlobeSurfer® III.

 

04/01/2013 ADSL Failover Configuration V2

This document provides a description of how to configure the ADSL Failover functionality on the GlobeSurfer® III.

 

04/01/2013 Print server and storage server configuration

This document provides a description of how to configure a print server and a file server connected to the USB port of the GlobeSurfer III.

 

General documentation

+ GlobeTrotter

+ GlobeTrotter 3G

+ GlobeTrotter 3G Quad

+ GlobeTrotter 3G/EDGE

+ GlobeTrotter Combo

+ GlobeTrotter Combo EDGE

+ GlobeTrotter EDGE

+ GlobeTrotter Ex Converter

+ GlobeTrotter Ex Converter 5

+ GlobeTrotter Express 441

25/01/2013 Mac Driver 3.33.0

Software/Firmware

10/04/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 (for GlobeTrotter Express 441 & 442)

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

20/03/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC OSX Version 3.1.78

Supports up to MAC OSX 10.6

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

Note: For use in 5.0.x.x driver upgrade only (e.g. GlobeTrotter Connect). Driver is used in Legacy Mode only. Mobile Broadband features is not supported

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for MAC OSX

uCAN® Connect Standard software for Apple Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6 (64-bit; recommended version 10.6.4), Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (32-bit; recommended version 10.6.4) and Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (recommended version 10.5.8)

 

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for Windows

uCAN® Connect software for Windows XP 32bit (SP3 recommended), Windows Vista 32 & 64bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ GlobeTrotter Express 442

25/01/2013 Mac Driver 3.33.0

Software/Firmware

10/04/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 (for GlobeTrotter Express 441 & 442)

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

20/03/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC OSX Version 3.1.78

Supports up to MAC OSX 10.6

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

Note: For use in 5.0.x.x driver upgrade only (e.g. GlobeTrotter Connect). Driver is used in Legacy Mode only. Mobile Broadband features is not supported

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for MAC OSX

uCAN® Connect Standard software for Apple Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6 (64-bit; recommended version 10.6.4), Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (32-bit; recommended version 10.6.4) and Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (recommended version 10.5.8)

 

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for Windows

uCAN® Connect software for Windows XP 32bit (SP3 recommended), Windows Vista 32 & 64bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ GlobeTrotter Express 7.2 E

Software/Firmware

11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter Express 7.2 firmware and software updater

The GlobeTrotter Express 7.2 will be updated to:
Firmware 2.5.2
GlobeTrotter Connect for Windows 2.2.0.536
GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC 1.3.0.159

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

For Windows XP 32 bit (SP3 recomended), Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ GlobeTrotter Express HSUPA E

Software/Firmware

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

For Windows XP 32 bit (SP3 recomended), Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

05/03/2013 GlobeTrotter Express HSUPA firmware and software upgrader

The GlobeTrotter Express HSUPA device will be updated to :
    Firmware 2.12.3Hd
    Windows software : GlobeTrotter Connect 3.0.0.866
    MAC software : GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC 1.3.0.164

+ GlobeTrotter Express HSUPA W

Software/Firmware

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

For Windows XP 32 bit (SP3 recomended), Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

05/03/2013 GlobeTrotter Express HSUPA firmware and software upgrader

The GlobeTrotter Express HSUPA device will be updated to :
    Firmware 2.12.3Hd
    Windows software : GlobeTrotter Connect 3.0.0.866
    MAC software : GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC 1.3.0.164

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for MAC OSX

uCAN® Connect Standard software for Apple Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6 (64-bit; recommended version 10.6.4), Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (32-bit; recommended version 10.6.4) and Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (recommended version 10.5.8)

 

+ GlobeTrotter Fusion

+ GlobeTrotter Fusion + 3G/EDGE (EMEA)

+ GlobeTrotter Fusion + HSDPA (EMEA)

+ GlobeTrotter Fusion Quad

+ GlobeTrotter GT MAX 7.2 Ready E

Software/Firmware

11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter GT Max 7.2 firmware and software updater

GlobeTrotter GT Max 7.2 will be updated to:
Firmware 2.5.11
GlobeTrotter Connect for Windows 2.3.0.630
GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC 1.3.0.164

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

For Windows XP 32 bit (SP3 recomended), Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ GlobeTrotter GT MAX 7.2 Ready W

Software/Firmware

11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter GT Max 7.2 firmware and software updater

GlobeTrotter GT Max 7.2 will be updated to:
Firmware 2.5.11
GlobeTrotter Connect for Windows 2.3.0.630
GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC 1.3.0.164

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

For Windows XP 32 bit (SP3 recomended), Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ GlobeTrotter GT MAX E

+ GlobeTrotter GT MAX HSUPA E

Software/Firmware

11/04/2013 Firmware and software updater for GlobeTrotter Max HSUPA

The GlobeTrotter GT Max HSUPA device will be updated to :
Firmware 2.12.3Hd
Windows software to GlobeTrotter Connect 3.0.0.866
MAC software to GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC 1.3.0.164

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

For Windows XP 32 bit (SP3 recomended), Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ GlobeTrotter GT MAX HSUPA W

Software/Firmware

11/04/2013 Firmware and software updater for GlobeTrotter Max HSUPA

The GlobeTrotter GT Max HSUPA device will be updated to :
Firmware 2.12.3Hd
Windows software to GlobeTrotter Connect 3.0.0.866
MAC software to GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC 1.3.0.164

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

For Windows XP 32 bit (SP3 recomended), Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ GlobeTrotter HSDPA

+ GlobeTrotter HSDPA 7.2 Ready E

Software/Firmware

11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter GT Max 7.2 firmware and software updater

GlobeTrotter GT Max 7.2 will be updated to:
Firmware 2.5.11
GlobeTrotter Connect for Windows 2.3.0.630
GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC 1.3.0.164

+ Gobi 1000

+ Gobi 2000

+ GTM378 E

+ GTM378 EL

+ GTM378 JD

+ GTM378 W

+ GTM380 E

Software/Firmware

05/03/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect for modules

Version 3.0.0.866
Connection software for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

+ GTM382 AWS

Software/Firmware

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

Supports Windows 7 only: - NDIS connection mode: Mobile Broadband - GPS mode: legacy + Sensor and Location Platform
No support for Windows 2K / Windows XP / Windows Vista

+ GTM382 E

Software/Firmware

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

Supports Windows 7 only: - NDIS connection mode: Mobile Broadband - GPS mode: legacy + Sensor and Location Platform
No support for Windows 2K / Windows XP / Windows Vista

+ GTM382 W

Software/Firmware

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

Supports Windows 7 only: - NDIS connection mode: Mobile Broadband - GPS mode: legacy + Sensor and Location Platform
No support for Windows 2K / Windows XP / Windows Vista

+ GTM501

+ GTM601W/GTM609W

Software/Firmware

16/05/2013 GPS AT command spec
16/05/2013 AT command spec
03/05/2013 Linux driver 1.10.0

Supports Linux kernel versions 2.6.27 to 3.2

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

Supports Windows 7 only: - NDIS connection mode: Mobile Broadband - GPS mode: legacy + Sensor and Location Platform
No support for Windows 2K / Windows XP / Windows Vista

16/01/2013 Windows driver 5.2.5.0

Windows 7 support: - NDIS connection mode : legacy - GPS mode : legacy
Supports Windows 2K / Windows XP / Windows Vista and Windows 7

General documentation

+ GTM661W

Software/Firmware

16/05/2013 GPS AT command spec
16/05/2013 AT command spec
03/05/2013 Linux driver 1.10.0

Supports Linux kernel versions 2.6.27 to 3.2

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

Supports Windows 7 only: - NDIS connection mode: Mobile Broadband - GPS mode: legacy + Sensor and Location Platform
No support for Windows 2K / Windows XP / Windows Vista

16/01/2013 Windows driver 5.2.5.0

Windows 7 support: - NDIS connection mode : legacy - GPS mode : legacy
Supports Windows 2K / Windows XP / Windows Vista and Windows 7

General documentation

+ GTM671W/GTM679W

Software/Firmware

16/05/2013 GPS AT command spec
16/05/2013 AT command spec
03/05/2013 Linux driver 1.10.0

Supports Linux kernel versions 2.6.27 to 3.2

26/01/2013 Windows 7 driver 5.1.40.0

Supports Windows 7 only: - NDIS connection mode: Mobile Broadband - GPS mode: legacy + Sensor and Location Platform
No support for Windows 2K / Windows XP / Windows Vista

16/01/2013 Windows driver 5.2.5.0

Windows 7 support: - NDIS connection mode : legacy - GPS mode : legacy
Supports Windows 2K / Windows XP / Windows Vista and Windows 7

General documentation

+ GTM681W/GTM689W

Software/Firmware

03/05/2013 Windows driver 1.0.5.3

Supports Windows 2K / Windows XP / Windows Vista and Windows 7

03/05/2013 Linux driver 1.10.0

Supports Linux kernel versions 2.6.27 to 3.2

General documentation

+ GTM809U

General documentation

+ iCON 210

+ iCON 225

25/01/2013 Mac Driver 2.18.0

Software/Firmware

07/06/2013 iCON 225 Superfire firmware upgrader

This upgrader will upgrade the iCON 225 to firmware version 2.5.24
Note: This flasher can only upgrade Option standard iCON 225 devices. 

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

For Windows XP 32 bit (SP3 recomended), Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ iCON 315

25/01/2013 Mac Driver 3.33.0

Software/Firmware

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

Note: For use in 5.0.x.x driver upgrade only (e.g. GlobeTrotter Connect). Driver is used in Legacy Mode only. Mobile Broadband features is not supported

+ iCON 322

Software/Firmware

11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect 3.0 for Windows

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.0 for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC

GlobeTrotter Connect for MAX OSX 10.3, 10.4, 10.5

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

For Windows XP 32 bit (SP3 recomended), Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ iCON 401

25/01/2013 Mac Driver 3.33.0

Software/Firmware

20/03/2013 iCON 401 firmware upgrader

Firmware upgrader to version 2.12.0
This upgrader is designed for Option standard device only. For devices purchased through a network operator, please contact your operator for assistance.

18/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for MAC

For MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6 and 10.7

15/03/2013 uCan Connect Standard 2.2.3.230 for Windows

For Windows XP 32 bit (SP3 recomended), Windows Vista 32 & 64 bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

Note: For use in 5.0.x.x driver upgrade only (e.g. GlobeTrotter Connect). Driver is used in Legacy Mode only. Mobile Broadband features is not supported

+ iCON 431

25/01/2013 Mac Driver 3.33.0

Software/Firmware

20/03/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC OSX Version 3.1.78

Supports up to MAC OSX 10.6

20/03/2013 iCON 431 firmware and software upgrader

Upgrade firmware to version 2.12.0Hd and software to GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1.0.1086 for Windows and 3.1.19 for MAC OSX
This upgrader is designed for Option standard device only. For devices purchased through a network operator, please contact your operator for assistance.

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

Note: For use in 5.0.x.x driver upgrade only (e.g. GlobeTrotter Connect). Driver is used in Legacy Mode only. Mobile Broadband features is not supported

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for MAC OSX

uCAN® Connect Standard software for Apple Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6 (64-bit; recommended version 10.6.4), Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (32-bit; recommended version 10.6.4) and Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (recommended version 10.5.8)

 

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for Windows

uCAN® Connect software for Windows XP 32bit (SP3 recommended), Windows Vista 32 & 64bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ iCON 451

25/01/2013 Mac Driver 3.33.0

Software/Firmware

20/03/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC OSX Version 3.1.78

Supports up to MAC OSX 10.6

20/03/2013 iCON 451/452 GlobeTrotter Connect for Windows

Connection software for Windows XP, Vista, and 7 (Legacy mode only)

20/03/2013 iCON 451/452 firmware and software upgrader

Upgrade firmware to version 2.12.0Hd and software to GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1.0.1162 for Windows and 3.1.78 for MAC OSX
This upgrader is designed for Option standard device only. For devices purchased through a network operator, please contact your operator for assistance.

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

Note: For use in 5.0.x.x driver upgrade only (e.g. GlobeTrotter Connect). Driver is used in Legacy Mode only. Mobile Broadband features is not supported

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for MAC OSX

uCAN® Connect Standard software for Apple Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6 (64-bit; recommended version 10.6.4), Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (32-bit; recommended version 10.6.4) and Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (recommended version 10.5.8)

 

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for Windows

uCAN® Connect software for Windows XP 32bit (SP3 recommended), Windows Vista 32 & 64bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ iCON 452

25/01/2013 Mac Driver 3.33.0

Software/Firmware

20/03/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect for MAC OSX Version 3.1.78

Supports up to MAC OSX 10.6

20/03/2013 iCON 451/452 GlobeTrotter Connect for Windows

Connection software for Windows XP, Vista, and 7 (Legacy mode only)

20/03/2013 iCON 451/452 firmware and software upgrader

Upgrade firmware to version 2.12.0Hd and software to GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1.0.1162 for Windows and 3.1.78 for MAC OSX
This upgrader is designed for Option standard device only. For devices purchased through a network operator, please contact your operator for assistance.

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

Note: For use in 5.0.x.x driver upgrade only (e.g. GlobeTrotter Connect). Driver is used in Legacy Mode only. Mobile Broadband features is not supported

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for MAC OSX

uCAN® Connect Standard software for Apple Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6 (64-bit; recommended version 10.6.4), Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (32-bit; recommended version 10.6.4) and Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (recommended version 10.5.8)

 

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for Windows

uCAN® Connect software for Windows XP 32bit (SP3 recommended), Windows Vista 32 & 64bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ iCON 461

Software/Firmware

20/03/2013 iCON 461 GPS control panel for Windows

Enables the user to activate or deactivate the GPS port

20/03/2013 iCON 461 GPS control panel for MAC

Enables the user to activate or deactivate the GPS port

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

Note: For use in 5.0.x.x driver upgrade only (e.g. GlobeTrotter Connect). Driver is used in Legacy Mode only. Mobile Broadband features is not supported

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for MAC OSX

uCAN® Connect Standard software for Apple Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6 (64-bit; recommended version 10.6.4), Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (32-bit; recommended version 10.6.4) and Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (recommended version 10.5.8)

 

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for Windows

uCAN® Connect software for Windows XP 32bit (SP3 recommended), Windows Vista 32 & 64bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ iCON 505

25/01/2013 Mac Driver 3.33.0

Software/Firmware

11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 (for MAC)

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6

11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 (for Windows)

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

20/03/2013 iCON 505 firmware and software upgrader

Upgrade frimware to version 3.19.0 (HSDPA category to 14.4 mbps) and software to uCan Connect version 2.2.3.230.

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for MAC OSX

uCAN® Connect Standard software for Apple Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6 (64-bit; recommended version 10.6.4), Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (32-bit; recommended version 10.6.4) and Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (recommended version 10.5.8)

 

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for Windows

uCAN® Connect software for Windows XP 32bit (SP3 recommended), Windows Vista 32 & 64bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ iCON 505 M

25/01/2013 Mac Driver 3.33.0

Software/Firmware

11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 (for MAC)

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6

11/04/2013 GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 (for Windows)

GlobeTrotter Connect 3.1 for Windows 2000, XP and Vista

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

Note: For use in 5.0.x.x driver upgrade only (e.g. GlobeTrotter Connect). Driver is used in Legacy Mode only. Mobile Broadband features is not supported

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for MAC OSX

uCAN® Connect Standard software for Apple Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6 (64-bit; recommended version 10.6.4), Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (32-bit; recommended version 10.6.4) and Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (recommended version 10.5.8)

 

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for Windows

uCAN® Connect software for Windows XP 32bit (SP3 recommended), Windows Vista 32 & 64bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

+ iCON 711

Software/Firmware

12/03/2013 How to use the iCON 711 in Linux

The download contains a document on how to use the iCON 711 in Linux.

General documentation

12/03/2013 iCON 711 Datasheet

+ iCON XY

Software/Firmware

04/01/2013 Driver installer package 5.1.36.0

This driver installer can only be used in Windows 7 Mobile Broadband mode. After installation, connection of the Option device can be made through Windows Mobile Broadband instead of using Option connection managers.

Important note: This driver CANNOT be installed on any other Microsoft OS than on the Windows 7.
If you already have installed the GlobeTrotter Connect, this driver package CANNOT be installed on top. This will create a driver conflict.

04/01/2013 Driver package 5.0.33.0

Windows 7 Legacy Mode certified drivers.

Note: For use in 5.0.x.x driver upgrade only (e.g. GlobeTrotter Connect). Driver is used in Legacy Mode only. Mobile Broadband features is not supported

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for MAC OSX

uCAN® Connect Standard software for Apple Mac OS X 10.7, OS X 10.6 (64-bit; recommended version 10.6.4), Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (32-bit; recommended version 10.6.4) and Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (recommended version 10.5.8)

 

04/01/2013 uCAN® Connect Standard 2.2.4.449 for Windows

uCAN® Connect software for Windows XP 32bit (SP3 recommended), Windows Vista 32 & 64bit (SP2 recommended) and Windows 7 32 & 64 bit

General documentation

19/03/2013 iCON XY datasheet

+ SDK

+ uCAN Connect Premium 3.0

+ VIU2

Software/Firmware

04/01/2013 How to add your APN to VIU²

How to manually add an APN or disable the PIN code of your SIM card

04/01/2013 VIU² FAQ 1.1 in PDF format

Frequently Asked Questions and answers

04/01/2013 VIU² Quick Start Guide

Quick and easy set up (also details LED status indicators)

General documentation

04/01/2013 VIU² Datasheet

+ XYFI

Software/Firmware

11/02/2013 XYFI User Guide
08/02/2013 XYFI Firmware 3.1.0
04/01/2013 XYFI Firmware 2.2.2
04/01/2013 XYFI FAQ in PDF format

Frequently Asked Questions and answers

General documentation

08/02/2013 XYFI Datasheet

+ XYFI Power Extensions

Software/Firmware

08/07/2013 FAQ on XYFI Power Extensions in PDF format

Frequently Asked Questions and answers

General documentation

+ Governance statement

Corporate Governance Statement (NL)

Download here

 

 

 

 
 
 

+ Board of directors

The articles of association stipulate that the Board of Directors is composed of a minimum of three and a maximum of nine members, who are appointed by the general shareholders meeting for a maximum period of six years. The Board of Directors has to contain at least three independent directors.

The Board of Directors is currently composed of five members, namely: Eric Van Zele (Chairman of the Board of Directors), Jan Callewaert, Raju Dandu, Peter Cauwels and Pieter Bourgeois

Eric Van Zele

Mr. Eric Van Zele currently serves as Chairman of Reynaers Aluminium and Crescent NV. He was recently appointed chairman of the E17 network of hospitals and of the Hermes decision committee of The Flemish agency for Innovation and entrepreneurship. He continues to serve as a director of Barco NV. Prior to his current mandates Eric served as president and Ceo of Barco NV in Kortrijk from 2009 thru 2016. He served as CEO of Pauwels International (from 2004 thru 2008) and of Telindus nv (2000 thru 2003). Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Raychem Corporation in Menlo park, CA, USA and as Managing Director of Raychem nv in Leuven, Belgium. (1972 thru 1999). He was nominated “Manager of the Year in 2012” and “ICT Personality of 2013”. Eric holds a masters degree in electrical and mechanical engineering from the KUL in Leuven (1972) and postgraduate degrees in management from Stanford University (1992 CA, USA).

 

Jan Callewaert

Founder. Mr. Jan Callewaert is referential shareholder of Option. He currently serves as member of the Board. He was executive Chairman of the Board until 18 November 2016 when he was replaced by Mr Francis Vanderhoydonck as non-executive independent interim Chairman of the Board. Mr. Jan Callewaert gained IT experience with Bull where he was product manager for the Dealer Channel. Then, with Ericsson where he was product-marketing manager for Office Automation products, he worked on the integration of hardware and software combining modems, data networks, fibre optics and videotext. Mr. Jan Callewaert is a qualified Commercial and Managerial Engineer in Management Informatics and has a Baccalaureat in Philosophy from the University of Leuven.

 

Raju Dandu

Mr. Raju S. Dandu is the Founder-Chairman of Danlaw Inc. USA. He is also the Managing Director of Danlaw Technologies India Ltd. He is responsible for strategic planning and corporate management of both companies. Prior to founding Danlaw Inc., he held positions at the University of Iowa hospitals, Ford Motor Company, Dana Corporation and worked as an independent consultant at General Motors.  He holds a bachelors’ degree in electronics engineering from Kakinada, India, a masters in electronics from University of Iowa and an MBA from University of Detroit.

 

Peter Cauwels

Mr. Peter Cauwels is managing partner and director at Vermec NV, a family investment fund for ambitious mid-sized companies, and Chairman at Eternal Sun Group, a Dutch manufacturer of solar simulators. In addition, Mr. Cauwels is active as a senior researcher, Chair of Entrepreneurial Risks, at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zurich (ETH Zurich), a sister university of the French Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Peter Cauwels has gained financial experience as Director of BNP Paribas Fortis Global Markets between 2007 and 2011 and as a senior advisor, risk management in KBC Group from 2001 to 2006.

 

Pieter Bourgeois

Mr. Pieter Bourgeois, is an Investment Manager at Alychlo NV, the investment firm of Belgian entrepreneur Marc Coucke. Prior to this, Mr. Bourgeois worked as CFO (and in other financial roles) focusing on M&A and strategic projects, gaining business acumen in a variety of sectors and different sizes of companies. Mr. Bourgeois holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Engineering and is an MBA from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management.

 
   
   
   
 

 

+ Analyst Coverage

Guy Sips
Equity Analyst
KBC Securities
E-mail: guy.sips@kbcsecurities.be
Address:
Havenlaan 12 SMK 8374, B-1080 Brussels

Gert De Mesure
Analyst
Vlaamse Federatie van Beleggingsclubs en Beleggers
E-mail: gert.de.mesure@skynet.be
Address:
Langestraat 221, B-2240 Zandhoven

 

+ Stock Quotes

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