Vonovia SE: Successful Takeover Offer for BUWOG - Vonovia holds more than 90% of BUWOG shares (news with additional features)
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Bochum, 20 June 2018 - The voluntary public takeover offer by Vonovia SE ("Vonovia") to all shareholders of BUWOG AG ("BUWOG") has ended successfully. The extended acceptance period lapsed on 18 June 2018, 17:00 hours (CEST), in the course of which additional BUWOG shares were tendered into the takeover offer. Furthermore, Vonovia has acquired BUWOG shares on the market and by way of conversion of BUWOG convertible bonds during the extended acceptance period.
After expiry of the extended acceptance period, Vonovia holds a total of 112,672,652 BUWOG shares, which corresponds to 90.7% of the total number of BUWOG shares issued as of 30 May 2018.
Vonovia has today submitted a request to BUWOG that a shareholders' meeting of BUWOG resolves on the transfer of shares of the minority shareholders to Vonovia (Squeeze-out).
The settlement of the offer for shares tendered during the extended acceptance period is expected to take place on 2 July 2018.
Vonovia SE is Germany's leading nationwide residential real estate company. Vonovia currently owns and manages around 394,000 residential units predominantly in Germany's attractive cities and regions. Its portfolio is worth approximately EUR 38.5 billion. As a modern service company, Vonovia focuses on customer orientation and tenant satisfaction. Offering tenants affordable, attractive and livable homes is a prerequisite for the company's successful development. Accordingly, Vonovia makes long-term investments in the maintenance, modernization and senior-friendly conversion of its properties. The company will also be creating more and more new apartments by realizing infill developments and adding to existing buildings.
The company, which is based in Bochum, has been listed on the stock exchange since 2013 and on the DAX 30 since September 2015. Vonovia SE is also listed on the international indices STOXX Europe 600, MSCI Germany, GPR 250 and EPRA/NAREIT Europe. Vonovia has a workforce of approximately 9.500 employees.
To the extent permissible under applicable law or regulation, Vonovia or its brokers may pur-chase, or conclude agreements to purchase, shares in BUWOG, directly or indirectly, outside of the scope of the intended takeover offer, before, during or after the period in which the takeover offer remains open for acceptance. This also applies to other securities which are directly convertible into, exchangeable for, or exercisable for BUWOG shares, such as convertible bonds. These purchases may be conducted over the stock exchange at market prices or outside the stock exchange at negotiated conditions. Any information on such purchases will be disclosed as required by law or regulation in Austria.
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Document title: Successful Takeover Offer for BUWOG - Vonovia holds more than 90% of BUWOG shares