Buyback of up to 1,151,879 shares or 1.00% of Wienerberger’s share capital planned
Vienna, March 17, 2020 – Based on the authorization granted by the 149th Annual General Meeting on June 14, 2018 pursuant to sect. 65 para. 1 item (8) of the Stock Corporation Act and published via an electronic information dissemination system on June 14, 2018, the Managing Board of Wienerberger AG today decided to buy back own ordinary bearer shares of the Company at their market price via the Vienna Stock Exchange as well as via multilateral trading facilities between 20/03/2020 and presumably 30/06/2020. A total of up to 1,151,879 shares, corresponding to 1.00% of the share capital, can be bought back at a price of between € 1.00 and € 44.12. The shares bought back are to be used in acquiring companies, plants, parts of plants or equity interests in other companies or for purposes in accordance with the authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting. The buyback will have no impact on the admission of the shares of Wienerberger AG to stock exchange trade.
Exane BNP Paribas has been mandated to execute the share buyback. Exane BNP Paribas has to take its decision on the timing of the buyback of Wienerberger AG shares independently of Wienerberger AG and comply with the conditions for trading laid down in Article 3 of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052 of 08/03/2016.
Note pursuant to sect. 5 para. 4 of the 2018 Publication Regulation: (i) The details on the transactions performed within the framework of the buyback program to be disclosed pursuant to sect. 7 of the 2018 Publication Regulation as well as (ii) any modifications of the buyback program to be disclosed pursuant to sect. 6 of the 2018 Publication Regulation are published on the website of Wienerberger AG (www://wienerberger.com/en/investors/share). This publication also serves the purpose of publication pursuant to sections 4 and 5 of the 2018 Publication Regulation. In particular, it neither constitutes a public offering for the purchase of Wienerberger shares, nor does it create an obligation for Wienerberger AG or any of its subsidiaries to accept offers for the buyback of Wienerberger shares.