Scout24 AG / Key word(s): Share Buyback
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Scout24 AG launches public repurchase offer of almost EUR 1 billion
The Management Board of Scout AG has decided today to make a public repurchase offer for up to 13,976,613 Scout24 shares ("Scout24 Shares") for a purchase price per Scout24 Share (excluding incidental costs) of EUR 69.66 (the "Offer Price") outside the stock exchange ("Public Repurchase Offer"). The Public Repurchase Offer thus has a total volume of EUR 973.6 million.
The Offer Price corresponds to the weighted average stock exchange price on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, based on the closing auction prices and volumes of the Scout24 Share in XETRA trading, of the last three trading days ("Relevant Average Price") prior to today's date plus a premium amounting to 10.0% of the Relevant Average Price. The Relevant Average Price is EUR 63.33.
The acceptance period of the Public Repurchase Offer begins on 1 April 2021, 0:00 hrs. (Central European Summer Time) and ends on 16 April 2021, 24:00 hrs. (Central European Summer Time).
The Scout24 Shareholders are entitled to tender rights, with one Scout24 Share providing one tender right. In accordance with the tender ratio of 7:1 determined by the Company, 7 tender rights are required to accept the repurchase offer for 1 Scout24 Share.
Scout24 Shareholders have the option to sell their tender rights if they do not wish to participate in the Public Repurchase Offer. Likewise, Scout24 Shareholders have the option to acquire additional tender rights if they wish to tender more Scout24 Shares.
The tender rights will be admitted to trading on the regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and will be tradable under the tender rights ISIN DE000A3H3LR9 or tender rights WKN A3H 3LR established for this purpose up to the date falling two banking days before the end of the period of acceptance.
The measure is based on the resolution on agenda item 7 of the annual general meeting of 18 June 2020 regarding the reduction of the registered share capital through redemption of shares of the Company for a total purchase price (excluding incidental acquisition costs) of up to EUR 1,000,000,000.00 (in words: one billion euros). The capital reduction by redemption of shares is carried out for the purpose of the partial repayment of the share capital to the shareholders as a result of the sale of AutoScout24 GmbH.
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This communication does not constitute an offer to purchase securities or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities of the Company in the United States of America, Germany or any other jurisdiction.
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