Aroundtown SA's Board of Directors postpones dividend decision and will launch share buy-back program
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Aroundtown's board of directors postpones dividend decision and will launch share buy-back program
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, 20 May 2020, 19:30 CEST
The board of directors of Aroundtown SA (the "Company") has resolved today to convene Aroundtown's annual general meeting of shareholders ("AGM") on June 24, 2020. In light of the current market situation and the uncertainties surrounding future macroeconomic developments as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and international lockdown, the Board of Directors has determined that proposing a dividend distribution to the AGM is not in the Company's best interest at this point in time. The Board of Directors will continue to monitor the market situation and may, if warranted in light of changed conditions, propose a future dividend distribution and corresponding shareholders meeting.
The full invitation to the AGM to be held on June 24, 2020 will be published today on the website of the Company.
The Board of Directors resolved to launch a share buy-back program on the basis of the authorization granted by the general meeting of May 6, 2020, details of which will be published once the final program is determined.
About the Company Aroundtown SA (symbol: AT1), trading on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, is the largest listed and highest rated (BBB+ by S&P) German commercial real estate company. Aroundtown invests in income generating quality properties with value-add potential in central locations in top tier European cities mainly in Germany/NL.
Aroundtown SA (ISIN: LU1673108939) is a public limited liability company (société anonyme) established under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, registered with the Luxembourg Trade and Companies Register (Registre de Commerce et des Sociétés, Luxembourg) under number B217868, having its registered office at 40, Rue du Curé, L-1368 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
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