GLADE MICHEL WIRTZ advises GEA on share buy-back program
16 August 2021
GLADE MICHEL WIRTZ advises the MDAX-listed industrial group GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft ("GEA") in connection with a share buy-back program which starts today and is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. GEA intends to acquire own shares with a value of up to EUR 300 million via the stock exchange.
GEA's Executive Board had resolved and announced the share buy-back program on 12 August 2021. The buy-back shall be carried out in two tranches. A first tranche with a purchase price of up to EUR 150 million will be carried out in the next six months through an independent investment bank.
The acquired shares can be used for all purposes approved by the Annual General Meeting on 19 April 2018, in particular as acquisition currency or as a stock dividend. There are currently no plans to cancel the shares.
GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft (Inhouse Legal Düsseldorf):
Dr. Matthias Decker (Vice President Corporate Legal Affairs)
GLADE MICHEL WIRTZ (Düsseldorf):
Dr. Andreas Merkner (Partner), Dr. Alexander Retsch (Partner) – both Corporate
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