Marburg, 7 November 2023 – 3U HOLDING AG (ISIN DE0005167902) has successfully concluded its share buyback offer addressed to its shareholders for the purchase of a total of 3,670,051 no-par value bearer shares against payment of a fixed price of EUR 2.45. Upon expiry of the period of acceptance on 1 November 2023 (24:00 CET), a total of 3,240,665 were submitted for repurchase, equivalent to 88.3 % of the maximum repurchase volume. Accordingly, all offers tendered by the shareholders were considered in full, and there was no oversubscription. The purchase price for repurchasing the shares amounted to around EUR 7.9 million in total.
The purchase price will be paid in accordance with Item 3.4 of the Offering Document pari passu with the transfer of the 3U shares tendered for repurchase, with completion expected on 9 November 2023.
“3U’s share buyback offer was very well received and I am delighted with the successful outcome. In accordance with the Annual General Meeting of 15 May 2023, and in the interest of our shareholders, we can now use the shares we have repurchased also for acquisitions, alongside the purposes provided for in the authorising resolution, and thus accelerate our growth trajectory,” explains Uwe Knoke, Board member responsible for strategy and business development at 3U HOLDING AG.
“3U enjoys a very good liquidity position, also after the share buyback, and achieves positive operating cash flows. We are therefore realising our strategic goals step by step as laid down under our MISSION 2026 and steadily continue our successful journey of generating value,” Uwe Knoke adds.
Following the completion of the transaction, the Group will hold around 8.82 % of the share capital in the form of treasury shares. The treasury shares held by 3U do not carry voting or dividend rights.
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3U HOLDING AG (www.3U.net), based in Marburg, Germany, was founded in 1997. As the operating management and investment holding company, it heads up the 3U Group. With a view to increasing the value for the shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers and all stakeholders, the company acquires, operates and sells companies in the three segments of ITC (Information and Telecommunications Technology), Renewable Energies and SHAC (Sanitary, Heating and Air Conditioning Technology). The 3U Group operates successfully and profitably with its business models in mega trends in all three segments and is striving to attain market leadership in particular with its e-commerce business model.
3U HOLDING AG shares are traded on XETRA, Tradegate and on German regional stock exchanges (ISIN: DE0005167902; identifier: UUU).