Carnegie’s Extraordinary General Meeting approved the acquisition of Max Matthiessen
The Extraordinary General Meeting of D. Carnegie & Co AB, held in Stockholm today, adopted a resolution to authorise the Board to decide upon a new share issue to be directed to the shareholders in Max Matthiessen maximised to 6,071,427 shares in Carnegie, equating to SEK 856 million (based on the share price 10 January 2007) .
- It is pleasant to see that the shareholders of Carnegie believe in this acquisition just as much as I do. Together, Carnegie and Max Matthiessen will take the leading position in the pension and long-term savings market in Sweden, says Stig Vilhelmson, CEO of Carnegie.
The issue will correspond to a maximum of 7.8 per cent of the total 77,573,027 shares outstanding in Carnegie after the new share issue (assuming full exercise of the warrant programme expiring in April 2007). The new shares issued are eligible to receive dividends for the 2006 financial year and are also subject to a lock-in programme of 3 years. Given approval by relevant authorities, the closing of the acquisition of Max Matthiessen is aimed at 20 March 2007.
The operations will be conducted under the Max Matthiessen brand and become a separate business area in Carnegie. Max Matthiessen will be consolidated into Carnegie’s accounts with effect from 31 March 2007, which means that Max Matthiessen will be included in Carnegie’s result for the last three quarters 2007. Carnegie’s estimated cost range for 2007 (earlier estimated on full-year figures for Max Matthiessen) has thus been adjusted downwards by about SEK 90 million, to SEK 2.0-2.1 billion.
For further information, please contact
Christer Zetterberg, Chairman of the Board, +46 407 35 01
Stig Vilhelmson, CEO, +46 8 5886 90 75
Birgitta Henriksson, IR, +46 8 676 86 39