AURELIUS starts new share repurchase program
- The program will run from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016
- Repurchase of up to 9.1 percent of share capital
- Maximum value of around €112.5 million based on current market capitalization
Munich/Grünwald, June 30, 2015 - AURELIUS AG (ISIN DE000A0JK2A8) has decided to repurchase its treasury shares in accordance with the authorization issued on May 21, 2014, by the Company's Annual General Meeting. For this purpose, a total of up to 2,888,002 treasury shares (corresponding to as much as 9.1 percent of share capital) of AURELIUS AG are to be repurchased in the period from July 01, 2015, to June 30, 2016. Based on the current share price, the share repurchase program's maximum purchase volume amounts to around €112.5 million (m:access closing price on June 26, 2015). The repurchased shares can be used for all purposes specified in the Annual General Meeting's authorizing resolution, but are expected to be retired.
The repurchase of shares will be carried out under the direction of a bank. The repurchase of shares will be carried out in compliance with sections 14(2), 20a of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) in consideration of the so-called "safe harbor regulations" set forth under (EC) No. 2273/2003. The financial institution will make its decisions regarding the timing of purchases as well as the volume of each separate repurchase of shares of AURELIUS AG independent of and uninfluenced by AURELIUS AG in accordance with Article 6(3b) of EU Regulation 2273/2003.
According to the authorization by the Company's Annual General Meeting, the purchase price of the shares (excluding incidental acquisition costs) may not vary from the average Xetra 1 closing price on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange of the three trading days respectively preceding the acquisition by more than 10 percent.
The bank is obligated to comply with the conditions for trading set forth under Article 5 of EU Regulation 2273/2003. In particular, the acquisition may not exceed 25 percent of the average turnover on the stock market on which the repurchase takes place. This average daily turnover is derived from the average daily trading volume of the 20 trading days preceding the respective purchase date. The bank was instructed by the Company to purchase up to 2,500 shares per week. The specified volumes can be increased or decreased at any time by the Company.
The share repurchase program can be suspended and also resumed at any time where necessary and permitted under the law. AURELIUS AG will announce transactions executed under the share repurchase program on a weekly basis on its website under Investor Relations (http://www.aureliusinvest.de/).
The Executive Board