20.12.19, 07:30 pm
United Internet AG acquires 8,715,524 own shares through its public share purchase offerShare
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Montabaur, 20 December 2019. Based on the public share purchase offer by United Internet AG announced on 9 December 2019, a total number of 8,715,524 shares (corresponding to approx. 4.25 % of the share capital of the company) have been tendered to the company by the end of the acceptance period. This includes the 8,135,804 shares tendered by Rocket Internet SE.
The offer by United Internet related to a maximum of 9,000,000 shares. Therefore, all declarations of acceptance were considered. The custodian banks will transfer the tendered shares from the customer accounts against payment of the offer price by 31 December 2019.
Upon completion of the transaction, the company will hold a total of 17,338,513 own shares, corresponding to approx. 8.46 % of the company's share capital.
Furthermore, United Internet Investments Holding AG & Co. KG accepted, as announced on 9 December 2019, the public share purchase offer of Rocket Internet SE, which related to 15,076,729 shares, for all its 11,219,841 Rocket Internet shares. Due to the over-subscription of its share purchase offer, Rocket Internet SE was able to consider the declaration of acceptance by United Internet Investments Holding AG & Co. KG for 8,764,483 shares. Upon settlement of the share purchase offer, United Internet Investments Holding AG & Co. KG will hold 2,455,358 Rocket Internet shares, corresponding to approx. 1.63 % of the share capital of Rocket Internet SE. Oliver Samwer has already undertaken to acquire these shares from United Internet Investments Holding AG & Co. KG by 30 June 2020 at the offer price on 9 December 2019.
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