DGAP-News: Rocket Internet SE / Key word(s): Share Buyback
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Rocket Internet SE has purchased 15,076,675 own shares through its over-subscribed public share purchase offer
Berlin, December 20, 2019 - Based on the public share purchase offer by Rocket Internet SE, a total number of 19,300,452 shares have been tendered to the company during the acceptance period. This includes 11,219,841 shares tendered by United Internet Investments Holding AG & Co. KG (corresponding to 100.00% of all shares held by United Internet Investments Holding AG & Co. KG in Rocket Internet).
The offer by Rocket Internet was for a maximum of up to 15,076,729 shares (ISIN DE000A12UKK6 / WKN A12UKK) corresponding to a maximum of up to 10.00% of the company's registered share capital. Since a total of 19,300,452 shares were tendered during the acceptance period, declarations of acceptance were only considered proportionally to ensure equal treatment. The acceptance ratio is 78.12%. The portion of shares tendered by United Internet Investments Holding AG & Co. KG that could not be accepted by Rocket Internet as part of the offer (relating to 2,455,358 shares), Oliver Samwer agreed to personally acquire at the offer price within the next six months.
It is expected, that the custodian banks will transfer the tendered and accepted shares from the customer accounts against payment of the offer price between December 27, 2019 and December 31, 2019.
Rocket Internet now holds 15,076,675 own shares (treasury shares), corresponding to c. 10.00% of the issued share capital. It is currently intended to cancel the repurchased shares and reduce the share capital.
In addition, and as announced on December 9, 2019, the company has tendered 8,135,804 shares of United Internet AG (c. 4.0% of the share capital) into the public share buyback offer of United Internet for up to 9,000,000 shares. United Internet was able to accept all tendered shares.
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About Rocket Internet
Rocket Internet incubates, builds and operationally develops internet-based business models. It provides operational support to its companies and helps them scale internationally. Besides, it strategically invests in complementary internet and technology companies globally to build out its network. Rocket Internet's companies are active in a large number of countries around the world. Rocket Internet is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A12UKK6, RKET) and is included in the MDAX index. For further information please visit www.rocket-internet.com.
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|Company:||Rocket Internet SE|
|Phone:||+49 (0)30 300 13 1800|
|Fax:||+49 (0)30 300 13 1899|
|Listed:||Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange; Luxembourg Stock Exchange|
|EQS News ID:||941997|
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