GN Store Nord A/S: Transactions in relation to share buyback program
Announcement NO. 36 July 25, 2017
Transactions in relation to share buyback program Acting under its share buyback authorization, the GN Store Nord board of directors initiated a share buyback program on May 4, 2017 in accordance with article 5 of the regulation (EU) no. 596/2014 of 16 April 2014 on market abuse and the delegated regulation (EU) no. 2016/1052 of 8 March 2016, also referred to as the Safe Harbor rules (company announcement no. 20 of May 4, 2017).
The share buyback program has been initiated in order to reduce the company's share capital and to cover obligations under the long-term incentive program. Under the share buyback program, which is running from May 4, 2017 and ending no later than March 12, 2018, GN intends to buy back shares for an amount of up to DKK 1,000 million.
The following transactions have been made under the program in the period July 18, 2017 - July 24, 2017:
No. of shares Average purchase price, DKK Transaction Value, DKK July 18, 2017 15,000 193.96 2,909,445 July 19, 2017 17,000 195.38 3,321,399 July 20, 2017 35,000 190.48 6,666,916 July 21, 2017 25,000 189.28 4,731,973 July 24, 2017 18,760 188.98 3,545,184 Accumulated under the program 1,225,115 196.24 240,418,948
Following the above transactions GN owns a total of 7,164,264 own shares corresponding to 4.9% of the company's total share capital. Every Tuesday, GN will announce the number and value of repurchased shares in company announcements to Nasdaq Copenhagen.
In addition, reference is made to company announcement no. 25 of May 23, 2017 regarding announcement of the placement of an offering (the "Offering") of convertible bonds consisting of bond with warrant units (the "Units"). As a result of this announcement, the total number of shares held in Treasury at the time of launch of the Offering, 6,215,744, acquired under Safe Harbor programs will not, as initially intended, be used to hedge future obligations of the long-term incentive program and reduce the company's share capital. Those Shares will instead be kept to hedge future obligations of the intended Units issue. The ongoing share buyback program will continue under the Safe Harbor rules, and the shares bought back going forward as part of the program will consequently be used to hedge the future obligations of the long-term incentive program as well as to reduce the company's share capital. For further information, please contact:Investors and analysts Peter Justesen VP - Investor Relations & Treasury Tel: +45 45 75 87 16Press and the media Lars Otto Andersen-Lange Group Media Manager Tel: +45 45 75 02 55About GN Group GN Group is a global leader in intelligent audio solutions that let you hear more, do more and be more than you ever thought possible. We transform lives through the power of sound: Smart Hearing aids that enhance the lives of people with hearing loss; integrated headset and communications solutions that assist professionals in all types of businesses to be more productive; wireless headsets and earbuds designed to support any lifestyle - from sports enthusiasts to commuters and office workers.
With world leading expertise in the human ear, sound, wireless technology and miniaturization, GN's innovative and intelligent audio solutions are marketed by the brands Jabra, ReSound, Beltone and Interton in 100 countries across the world. Founded in 1869, the GN Group today has more than 5,000 employees and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (GN.CO).
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