TeliaSonera launches cash offer for the outstanding shares in TEO LT
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TeliaSonera today launched a voluntary takeover bid to acquire the outstanding shares in TEO LT for the price of EUR 0.637 per share in cash. Including open market transactions since May 8, TeliaSonera now holds 84.6 percent of TEO LT.
The total value of the offer amounts to EUR 76 million. The takeover bid is not conditional and has no minimum threshold of shares acquired.
“We are consistent in our promises and all shareholders now have equal opportunities to sell their shares in TEO LT at the same price as East Capital did on May 7,” says Per-Arne Blomquist, Executive Vice President and CFO of TeliaSonera.
The subscription period starts today, June 5, 2012. Investors who would like to sell their shares are requested to deliver their acceptance via bank or broker by no later than June 29, 2012, 3 P.M. local time. TeliaSonera will unconditionally accept all sell orders received by that date and the settlement will take place on July 4, 2012.
The offer prospectus is available at the website of NASDAQ OMX Vilnius Stock Exchange (www.nasdaqomxbaltic.com) and TEO LT’s website (www.teo.lt).
“The period for assessing the offer is relatively short, but it is fairly enough time for all shareholders to take advantage of this attractive window of opportunity,” continues Per-Arne Blomquist.
TeliaSonera will also continue buying TEO LT shares in the open market at the same price of EUR 0.637 per share during the takeover bid period.
“We will consider all options when the offer will be finalized, but we intend to keep TEO LT listed as long as there is a reasonable free float,” concludes Per-Arne Blomquist.
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