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Transactions in relation to share buyback program

Announcement July 18, 2017
Published: 2017-07-18 10:53:10 CEST
GN Store Nord A/S
Changes in company's own shares

Transactions in relation to share buyback program

Acting under its share buyback authorization, the GN Store Nord board of directors initiated a share buyback program on May 4, 2017 in accordance with article 5 of the regulation (EU) no. 596/2014 of 16 April 2014 on market abuse and the delegated regulation (EU) no. 2016/1052 of 8 March 2016, also referred to as the Safe Harbor rules (company announcement no. 20 of May 4, 2017).

The share buyback program has been initiated in order to reduce the company’s share capital and to cover obligations under the long-term incentive program. Under the share buyback program, which is running from May 4, 2017 and ending no later than March 12, 2018, GN intends to buy back shares for an amount of up to DKK 1,000 million.

The following transactions have been made under the program in the period July 11, 2017 - July 17, 2017: 

  No. of shares Average purchase price, DKK Transaction Value, DKK
July 11, 2017 18,000 189.89 3,418,067
July 12, 2017 15,000 192.59 2,888,891
July 13, 2017 24,000 193.39 4,641,247
July 14, 2017 15,000 193.90 2,908,427
July 17, 2017 16,100 194.07 3,124,533
Accumulated under the program 1,114,355 196.75 219,244,032

Following the above transactions GN owns a total of 7,053,504 own shares corresponding to 4.8% of the company’s total share capital. Every Tuesday, GN will announce the number and value of repurchased shares in company announcements to Nasdaq Copenhagen.

In addition, reference is made to company announcement no. 25 of May 23, 2017 regarding announcement of the placement of an offering (the “Offering”) of convertible bonds consisting of bond with warrant units (the “Units”). As a result of this announcement, the total number of shares held in Treasury at the time of launch of the Offering, 6,215,744, acquired under Safe Harbor programs will not, as initially intended, be used to hedge future obligations of the long-term incentive program and reduce the company’s share capital. Those Shares will instead be kept to hedge future obligations of the intended Units issue. The ongoing share buyback program will continue under the Safe Harbor rules, and the shares bought back going forward as part of the program will consequently be used to hedge the future obligations of the long-term incentive program as well as to reduce the company’s share capital.

For further information, please contact:

Investors and analysts
Peter Justesen
VP – Investor Relations & Treasury
Tel: +45 45 75 87 16

Press and the media
Lars Otto Andersen-Lange
Group Media Manager
Tel: +45 45 75 02 55

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Announcement 35 - Transactions under share buyback program.pdf