The Board of Directors of DSV Panalpina A/S has decided to exercise the authority to buy back shares granted by the Annual General Meeting on 15 March 2019. The authority is valid until 15 March 2024 and covers a maximum of 18,600,000 shares, of which 5,122,000 have been exercised as per 25 October 2019.
The purpose of the share buyback is to adjust the capital structure and meet obligations relating to the Group’s share-based incentive programmes. At the Annual General Meeting of DSV Panalpina, a resolution will be proposed that any shares not used for hedging or the incentive programmes be cancelled.
The share buyback programme will run from 11 November 2019 to 6 February 2020 at the latest, both days inclusive. During this period, DSV Panalpina will buy its own shares up to maximum of DKK 2,500 million in accordance with Regulation No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and Council of 16 April 2014 (MAR) and Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052, also referred to as the Safe Harbour rules.
- DSV Panalpina is required to retain a lead manager who is to make its own trading decisions independently of and without influence from DSV Panalpina and execute the buyback within the announced limits. DSV Panalpina has designated Nordea Danmark, Branch of Nordea Bank Abp, Finland, as its lead manager for the share buyback.
- Under the share buyback programme, DSV Panalpina may repurchase shares to an aggregate purchase price of maximum DKK 2,500 million, and no more than 6,000,000 shares, corresponding to 2.55% of the current share capital of DSV Panalpina A/S, may be purchased.
- No shares may be bought back at a price exceeding the higher of (i) the share price of the latest independent trade and (ii) the highest current independent bid at Nasdaq Copenhagen at the time of trading in compliance with the authority.
- The maximum number of DSV Panalpina shares that may be purchased on each business day may not exceed 25% of the average daily trading volume of DSV Panalpina shares on Nasdaq Copenhagen over the last 20 trading days prior to the date of purchase.
A company announcement of any transactions under the programme will be published every Monday throughout the duration of the programme.