As stated in announcement no. 16 2013, Tryg initiates an extraordinary share buy back programme of DKK 1bn corresponding to 2m shares at the current rate.
The share buy back programme is launched subject to the authorisation granted to the Group’s Supervisory Board by the Annual General Meeting on 15 April 2010. The maximum number of shares that can be purchased under the programme are 2.1m shares. At the annual general meeting in 2015, the Supervisory Board will propose that the purchased shares are cancelled.
The share buy back programme is launched and structured in compliance with the EU Commission Regulation no. 2273/2003 of 22 December 2003 (the so-called Safe Haven Regulation for share buy back), which ensures that the Group is protected against violation of insider legislation in connection with a share buy back programme.
The majority shareholder, TryghedsGruppen smba, who owns 60% of Tryg, has agreed to participate pro rata in the share buy back programme. Hence, the free float of shares will continue to be 40%.
The share buy back programme
The share buy back programme is expected to be implemented from 2 January 2014 to the end of the year 2013.
Tryg has entered into a contract with Nordea Bank Danmark A/S (Nordea), in which Nordea as Lead Manager handles purchase of shares on behalf of Tryg. Nordea handles all purchase transactions independently of, and without influence by, Tryg.
The pro rata buy back from TryghedsGruppen smba is planned in the way that TryghedsGruppen smba on a daily basis will sell a number of Tryg shares settled at the volume weighed average purchase price of the shares purchased in compliance with the share buy back programme on the relevant day of trading, i.e. the owner’s share of 60% is maintained.
Tryg is entitled to stop the share buy back programme in the event of substantial changes to the Group’s business or changes to the market. If the programme is stopped prematurely, Tryg will immediately disclose this in an announcement to Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen, and Nordea will refrain from repurchasing shares in the market and TryghedsGruppen smba shares.
The following guidelines apply to Tryg’s share buy back programme:
Tryg will announce the number of repurchased shares and the value of these shares in a separate announcement to Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen at the beginning of every week.
At the launch of the share buy back programme, Tryg had 1,952,947 own shares or approximately 3.2% of the total share capital. These shares relate in particular to the share buy back programme in 2013 and employees’ share programmes.
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Tryg is the leading Nordic provider of “peace of mind” solutions with property & casualty insurance operations in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Tryg is listed on Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen and 60% of the shares are held by TryghedsGruppen smba.
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