Ossur Hf : Transactions in relation to share buyback program

Announcement from Össur hf. No. 70/2017
Reykjavík, 2 October 2017


On 15 August 2017, Össur hf. initiated a share buy-back program, see Company announcement no. 59/2017. 

The purpose of the share buyback program is to reduce the Company's share capital and adjust the capital structure by distributing capital to shareholders in line with the Company's Capital Structure and Dividend Policy. The program would end no later than 31 July 2018. The Company may purchase up to 5,000,000 shares under the program, corresponding to 1.1% of the current share capital. The total consideration for shares purchased under the program shall not exceed USD 10 million.

The following transactions were made under the program in week 7, the period 25 September 2017 - 29 September 2017:

Date No. of shares Avg. purchase price DKK Transaction Value DKK
25 September 2017 3,230 28.93 93,449
26 September 2017 1,000 28.70 28,700
27 September 2017 6,224 29.02 180,621
28 September 2017 3,188 28.98 92,399
29 September 2017 5,156 29.00 149,524
Total   18,798 28.98 544,693

Össur acquired 469,680 shares under the program at the average price of DKK 31.01. Following the above transactions Össur's holding of own shares is 8,731,038 corresponding to 2.0% of the Company's total share capital.

The share buyback program was carried out in accordance with Regulation No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on market abuse ("MAR"), and the Commission delegated regulation No. 2016/1052.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Contact persons:

Jón Sigurðsson, President & CEO                                        Tel: +354 515 1300

Sveinn Sölvason, CFO                                                       Tel: +354 515 1300

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About Össur Össur (NASDAQ: OSSR) is a global leader in non-invasive orthopedics that help people live a life without limitations. Its business is focused on improving people's mobility through the delivery of innovative technologies within the fields of braces, supports and prosthetic limbs. A recognized "Technology Pioneer", Össur invests significantly in research and product development; its award-winning designs ensuring a consistently strong position in the market. Successful patient and clinical outcomes are further empowered via Össur's educational programs and business solutions.  Headquartered in Iceland, Össur has major operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with additional distributors worldwide. www.ossur.com  

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