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Paris, 29 April 2021 – 17:45
COFACE SA: Capital reduction by cancellation of treasury shares
The Board of Directors of COFACE SA, in its meeting of 4 March 2021 and pursuant to the 13th resolution of the Combined General Meeting of 14 May 2020, decided to cancel the 1,852,157 shares bought under the share buyback programme, as announced on 27 October 2020; and correlatively, to reduce the share capital of the company.
As a result, the share capital of COFACE SA now stands at € 300,359,584 divided into 150,179,792 shares with a nominal value of €2 each.
This decision does not affect the execution of the liquidity agreement. The details of the transactions carried out under the buy-back programme are available on the company's website https://www.coface.com/Investors/Disclosure-requirements, under the heading "Transactions in own shares".
Thus, based on the current information, the total number of voting rights and shares comprising the share capital of COFACE SA as of 29 April 2021 is as follows:
Shares capital in €
Theoretical number of voting rights1
Number of effective
(2) excluding own shares
FINANCIAL CALENDAR 2020/2021 (subject to change)
Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting 2020: 12 May 2021
H1-2021 results: 28 July 2021 (after market close)
9M-2021 results: 28 October 2021 (after market close)
This press release, as well as COFACE SA’s integral regulatory information, can be found on the Group’s website:
For regulated information on Alternative Performance Measures (APM),
please refer to our Interim Financial Report for S1-2020 and our 2020 Universal Registration Document.
DISCLAIMER - Certain declarations featured in this press release may contain forecasts that notably relate to future events, trends, projects or targets. By nature, these forecasts include identified or unidentified risks and uncertainties, and may be affected by many factors likely to give rise to a significant discrepancy between the real results and those stated in these declarations. Please refer to chapter 5 “Main risk factors and their management within the Group” of the Coface Group's 2020 Universal Registration Document filed with AMF on 31 March 2021 under the number D.21-0233 in order to obtain a description of certain major factors, risks and uncertainties likely to influence the Coface Group's businesses. The Coface Group disclaims any intention or obligation to publish an update of these forecasts, or provide new information on future events or any other circumstance.