Disclosure of insider information pursuant to Art. 17 MAR
Marburg, Germany, 22 September 2023 – The Management Board of 3U HOLDING AG (ISIN DE0005167902) resolved today, with the consent of the Supervisory Board, to repurchase up to 3,670,051 shares of the company (representing up to 10 % of the share capital at the time of the authorisation resolution) by way of a voluntary public share buyback offer at an offer price of EUR 2.45 per share.
The offer price is equivalent to a premium of around 9.4 % based on the arithmetic average of the price of the company’s shares in the closing auction in Xetra trading on the Frankfurt stock exchange over the last ten trading days before the publication of this decision to make a public tender offer.
With the public share buyback offer, the Management Board is making use of the authorisation granted by the Annual General Meeting on 15 May 2023 to acquire treasury shares in accordance with Sect. 71 Para. 1 No. 8 AktG. The repurchased shares may be used for all purposes in accordance with the authorisation resolution; however, the preferred purpose is to be used to finance future acquisitions of other companies.
The acceptance period for the repurchase offer starts on 5 October 2023, 00:00 a.m. (CET) and ends at midnight/12:00 p.m. (CET) on 1 November 2023, subject to shortening or extension. If more than 3,670,051 3U shares are tendered for repurchase under the repurchase offer, declarations of acceptance will be considered proportionally on a pro rata basis. Further details of the repurchase offer are contained in the offer document, which will be published on 5 October 2023 on the Company’s website (www.3u.net) in the section Investor Relations – The Share – Repurchase Offer and subsequently also in the German Federal Gazette (Bundesanzeiger) at www.bundesanzeiger.de.
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3U HOLDING AG
Commercial Register: District Court Marburg HRB 4680
Trading venues: XETRA, Tradegate, Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg/Hanover, Düsseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart
3U HOLDING AG (www.3u.net) has its headquarters in Marburg, Germany, and was founded in 1997. It is the operating management and investment holding company at the head of the 3U Group. For the purpose of increasing value for its shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers and all stakeholders, it acquires, operates and sells companies in the three segments ITC (Information and Telecommunications Technology), Renewable Energies and SHAC (Sanitary, Heating and Air Conditioning Technology).The 3U Group has successful and profitable business models based on megatrends in all three segments and is striving to achieve leading positions in the market, in particular with its e-commerce business area. 3U HOLDING AG’s shares are traded on XETRA, Tradegate and on the German regional stock exchanges (ISIN: DE0005167902; identifier: UUU).