EQS-News: Deutsche Post AG / Key word(s): Share Buyback
Form notification of share repurchase programme November 8th, 2022
Deutsche Post AG, Bonn, Germany
In February 2022 the Company's Management Board had resolved to undertake a programme of share buybacks (Buyback Programme) of Deutsche Post AG for up to 50 million shares at a total purchase price of up to €2 billion. The repurchased shares will either be retired, used to service long-term executive remuneration and possible future employee share offerings or to meet possible obligations under the convertible bond 2017/2025. The repurchase via the stock exchange has started on April 8th, 2022 and will end in December 2024 the latest.
The Buyback Programme is based on the authorization of the Annual General Meeting of May 6th, 2021, valid until May 5th, 2026 to launch a share buyback programme in the amount of up to 10% of the Company's share capital existing at the date the resolution on the share buyback is adopted. The purchase price may not exceed the average share price prior to the effective date of the transaction by more than 10%, and may not be fixed more than 20% below it. The average share price is the non-volume-weighted average of the closing prices of the Company's shares in Xetra trading (or a comparable successor system) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on the last five trading days. The effective date is the date of the purchase or, if earlier, the date on which a commitment to purchase is entered into.
A first tranche with a total maximum volume of up to €500 million, representing up to 1,0% of the share capital of the Company at the share price at the start of the first tranche, was carried out between April 8th, 2022 and final end date no later than November 7th, 2022 on the basis of an irrevocable arrangement by an independent financial service provider.
The total volume of € 500 million of this first tranche was increased by € 300 million to € 800 million as of June 29th, 2022, leaving the final end date no later than November 7th, 2022 unchanged. The increase of € 300 million corresponded at the then current share price to 0.7% of the share capital. This first tranche was terminated on October 3rd 2022, shares to the total volume of around € 789.5 Mio were repurchased.
A second tranche with a total maximum volume of up to € 500 million, this corresponds to circa 1.1% of the share capital at the current share price will be carried between November 9th, 2022 and final end date no later than March 31st, 2023 on the basis of an irrevocable arrangement by an independent financial service provider.
The financial service provider is obliged to carry out the purchase in compliance with the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of April 16th, 2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation), the Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052 of the Commission supplementing Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards for the conditions applicable to buyback programmes and stabilisation measures, and in accordance with the authorization of the Annual General Meeting mentioned above.
Moreover, in addition to the aforementioned, the Buyback Programme will be carried out as follows:
1. The shares will be purchased at market price in accordance with the aforementioned regulations. The shares will not be bought back at higher price than the highest price of the last independent trade and the highest current independent bid in the trading venues where the purchase is made.
2. With regard to trading volume, the Company will not purchase more than 25% of the average daily volume of its shares in the regulated market in which the purchase takes place; a limit that will apply to the entire Buyback Programme. The daily average volume of the shares will be based on the average of the previous 20 daily trading volumes.
This announcement does not constitute, or form part of, an offer or any solicitation of an offer for securities in any jurisdiction.
08.11.2022 CET/CEST Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by EQS News - a service of EQS Group AG.
Deutsche Post AG
+49 (0)228 182 - 63 100
+49 (0)228 182 - 63 199
Regulated Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt (Prime Standard), Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart; Regulated Unofficial Market in Tradegate Exchange
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