OSRAM Licht AG: Public disclosure of inside information according to Article 17 para. 1 of the Regulation No 596/2014 on market abuse
Key Words: share buy-back and dividend proposal
Public disclosure of inside information according to Article 17 para. 1 of the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 on market abuse (market abuse regulation - MAR)
Ad-hoc: OSRAM Licht AG resolves on a further buy-back program for own shares up to 400 million Euro and redeems own shares already acquired in the past. Management Board and Supervisory Board propose an unaltered dividend of 1.11 Euro per share for the past financial year.
Munich, Germany, 6 November 2018 - The Management Board of OSRAM Licht AG (ISIN DE000LED4000) has decided, with approval of the Supervisory Board as of today, to buy-back shares of the Company up to a maximum of 10 % of the respective registered share capital of the Company, however for a total maximum purchase price without ancillary costs of up to 400 million Euro. The measure shall serve the purpose of further optimizing the capital structure of the Company and shall be implemented, inter alia, against the background that no larger company acquisitions have been made. The buy-back program is based on the authorization of the General Meeting on 14 February 2017 and is expected to be carried out in the period from January 2019 until June 2020. The own shares acquired may be used for all legally admissible purposes authorized by the General Meeting on 14 February 2017.
Moreover, the Management Board has today decided with the approval of the Supervisory Board, to redeem 7,841,326 own shares already held by the Company and thus to reduce the registered share capital from 104,689,400 Euro by 7,841,326 Euro to 96,848,074 Euro. It is intended to use the remaining 304,183 own shares to fulfill existing and future delivery obligations from share programs.
In addition, the Management Board and Supervisory Board of OSRAM Licht AG have today decided, to propose to the next General Meeting an unaltered dividend of 1.11 Euro for the past financial year. The basis for this proposal is the diluted earnings per share of 1.44 Euro (continued operations) for the financial year 2018 according to preliminary and unaudited figures.
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Germany Phone: +49 89 6213-0 Fax: +49 89 6213-3629 E-mail: email@example.com Internet: www.osram-group.com ISIN: DE000LED4000 WKN: LED400 Indices: MDAX Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard), Munich; Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange End of Announcement DGAP News Service
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