Share Buy-Back Program between 23 November and 29 November 2012 (106/2012)
The Company is continuing the buy-back of its own shares in the course of a further tranche of share buy-backs announced by the Company on 12 October 2012 (see current report No. 93/2012 dated 12 October 2012) for the purpose of the redemption of such shares (the “Program”).
Since the date on which the Company commenced acquisitions of shares in the course of the Program, i.e. 12 October 2012, the Company has acquired a total of 2,192,358 of its own shares. The own shares acquired by the Company since the commencement of the Program carry a total of 2,192,358 votes at the general meeting of the shareholders, and represent 0.57% of the Company’s share capital, and a 0.57% share in the total number of the votes at the general meeting of the shareholders.
The Program will continue in effect until the date on which all shares intended to be acquired by the Company have been bought back over the course of the Program or until the financial resources earmarked for the Program have been expended, not longer, however, than until 2 June 2013. The Company’s management board may, after obtaining the relevant consent of the supervisory board, amend the terms or method of acquiring the shares over the course of the Program, as well as shorten the term of the Program.
Legal Basis: Art. 4 section 4 Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2273/2003 of 22 December 2003 implementing Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards exemptions for buy-back programs and stabilization of financial instruments (OJ L 336 of 23 December 2003).