Ownership changes in Beijer Ref AB
Beijer Ref is getting a partly changed ownership structure. One of the principal shareholders, Peter Jessen Jürgensen, has divested all of his 1,618,400 B shares and 334,632 A shares, in total equivalent to 6.9 per cent of the votes and 4.6 per cent of the capital. The A shares have been acquired by the Chairman of the Board of Directors Bernt Ingman (who has purchased 40,000 A shares), the Board Member Joen Magnusson (who has purchased 94,488 A shares) and the President and CEO, Per Bertland (who has purchased 200,144 A shares). With the objective of partly financing his acquisition, Per Bertland is divesting 127,000 B shares. Fjärde AP-fonden (AP4) has acquired 1,745,000 B shares.
After the transaction, the aforementioned parties have the following holdings:
Name A shares B shares Votes Capital
Peter Jessen Jürgensen 560 620 7.8 per cent 1.3 per cent
Bernt Ingman 40 000 6 000 0.6 per cent 0.1 per cent
Joen Magnusson 1 000 000 125 880 14.0 per cent 2.7 per cent
Per Bertland 785 000 125 000 11.0 per cent 2.1 per cent
AP4 2 431 974 3.4 per cent 5.7 per cent
”For a very long time, Peter Jessen Jürgensen was a leading shareholder in Beijer Ref and has significantly contributed to the company’s successful development. The change in ownership that has now taken place guarantees the continuity and the continued taking of responsibility by the three individuals who, with great merit, have left their mark on the company over many years.
We consider the fact that AP4 is increasing its ownership significantly as very positive. As a result, we are getting yet another responsible long-term shareholder in Beijer Ref. It enables us to focus on further developing and growing our business,” says Bernt Ingman, Chairman of the Board of Beijer Ref.
The transactions have been brokered through Erik Penser Bankaktiebolag.
Malmö, 6 March 2015
Beijer Ref AB (publ)
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BEIJER REF AB is a technology-oriented trading Group which, through added-value products, offers its customers competitive solutions within refrigeration and climate control. Beijer Ref is one of the largest refrigeration wholesalers in the world, and is represented in Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Holland, Norway, Romania, Switzerland, Slovakia, Spain, United Kingdom, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Malaysia and Thailand.