The total acceptance of Fortum’s offer on Uniper 47.12%
FORTUM CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 7 FEBRUARY 2018 AT 11:00 EET
The additional acceptance period of Fortum's voluntary public takeover offer for the outstanding shares of Uniper SE has ended. The total number of shares tendered during the initial and additional acceptance periods totaled 172,439,375 shares. This corresponds to 47.12% of the share capital and the voting rights of Uniper SE.
"We are satisfied with the shareholding we have received, which will, when the transaction is finalised, make Fortum the largest shareholder in Uniper. Furthermore, we are confident that co-operation between Fortum and Uniper can create significant value for shareholders and stakeholders of both companies. Our priority now is to establish the foundation for such cooperation through talks with Uniper," says Pekka Lundmark, President and CEO of Fortum.
The initial acceptance period ran from 7 November 2017 to 16 January 2018 and the additional acceptance period ran from 20 January 2018 to 2 February 2018. The offer is still subject to competition and regulatory approvals. Fortum expects to finalise the transaction in mid-2018.
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