Transfer of treasury shares in Ratos AB (publ)
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The board of Ratos AB (publ) ("Ratos" or the “Company”) has today resolved, pursuant to the authority granted by the annual general meeting on 10 March 2021, to transfer 4,430,762 Class B treasury shares in Ratos, representing 1.37% of the total number of shares outstanding and 0.41% of the total number of votes in the Company. The shares have been transferred to Carnegie Fonder and Nordea Fonder at a price of SEK 44.50 per share (the “Placing”). The price was at a 4.05% discount to last close as of 29 March 2021 and at a discount of 3.97% to the volume weighted average price the last month, and at a premium of 2.61% to the volume weighted average price the last three months.
The reason for deviation from the shareholders' preferential rights is, in accordance with the authorization from the annual general meeting, to transfer the own shares in a manner to achieve the best possible conditions for the Company. The sale price has been determined based on a sales process carried out by Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) (“SEB”).
After completion of the Placing, the Company’s treasury shares will amount to 217,500 Class B shares, corresponding to a total of 21,750 votes in the Company.
SEB acted as Sole Bookrunner in connection with the Placing.
For further information, please contact:
Jonas Wiström, President and CEO
Phone: +46 8 700 17 00
Magnus Stephensen, General Counsel
Phone: +46 8 700 17 00
The information was submitted for publication on 29 March 2021.
Ratos is a business group consisting of 11 companies divided into three business areas: Construction & Services, Consumer & Technology and Industry. In total, the companies have SEK 33 billion in sales. Our business concept is to develop companies headquartered in the Nordics that are or can become market leaders. We enable independent companies to excel by being part of something larger. People, leadership, culture and values are key focus areas for Ratos. Everything we do is based on Ratos’s core values: Simplicity, Speed in Execution and It’s All About People.