The Board of Directors of Trelleborg has decided to exercise the authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting on April 27, 2022, to acquire own shares of series B.
Acquisition of shares will be carried out in accordance with the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 (”MAR”) and the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 2016/1052 (the “Safe Harbour Regulation”). Acquisitions of shares will be managed by an investment firm or a credit institution that makes its trading decisions independently of Trelleborg with regard to the timing of the acquisition of shares in Trelleborg.
The buyback program is subject to the following terms:
(i) acquisitions shall be made on Nasdaq Stockholm in accordance with the Nordic Main Market Rulebook for Issuers of Shares (below the “Rulebook”) as well as in accordance with MAR and the Safe Harbour Regulation;
(ii) acquisitions may be made between April 28, 2022, and the day prior to the 2023 Annual General Meeting;
(iii) a maximum of 25,272,178 shares of series B may be repurchased for a total maximum amount of SEK 5,000 million, however, the company’s holding of own shares may not at any time exceed 10 per cent of the outstanding shares in the company;
(iv) acquisitions may only be made at a price which falls within the prevailing price interval registered at each point in time (i.e. in the interval between the highest purchase price and the lowest selling price) and in addition, in accordance with the price restrictions in the Safe Harbour Regulation;
(v) acquisitions may only be made in accordance with the restrictions regarding volume for acquisitions of own shares stated in the Rulebook and in the Safe Harbour Regulation; and
(vi) payment of acquired shares shall be made in cash.
The purpose of Board of Directors’ decision, is to adapt the company’s capital structure and thereby contribute to increased shareholder value. The intent is that the repurchased shares later will be cancelled by resolution of upcoming Annual General Meetings.
The total number of shares in Trelleborg on the date of this press release amounts to 271,071,783, of which 28,500,000 are shares of series A and 242,571,783 are shares of series B. The company holds 1,835,000 own shares of series B at the time of this press release.