Stock exchange release
February 2, 2017 at 1.30 pm EET
The Board of Directors of Outokumpu has decided to utilize the authorization given by the Annual General Meeting held on April 6, 2016 to repurchase the company's own shares. The maximum number of shares to be repurchased in one or more instalments is 2,000,000 corresponding to about 0.48% of the total number Outokumpu shares, which is 416,374,448. The shares will be repurchased using the Company's unrestricted equity through public trading on the Nasdaq Helsinki exchange. The price for the shares will be based on the price prevailing on the market on the day of the repurchase in public trading.
The share repurchases will commence on February 3, 2017 at the earliest. Repurchased shares are intended to be used for the payouts under the share based incentive programs of Outokumpu. The terms and conditions of Outokumpu’s share-based incentive programs can be viewed at www.outokumpu.com/en/investors/governance/remuneration/Share-based-incentive-programs.
The Board of Directors is authorized to resolve to repurchase a maximum of 40,000,000 of Outokumpu’s own shares. The authorization is valid until the end of the next Annual General Meeting, however expiring at the latest on May 31, 2017.
Between May 17 and May 26, 2016 Outokumpu repurchased 2,000,000 of its own shares through public trading on the Nasdaq Helsinki exchange. Outokumpu currently holds 2,513,848 own shares, corresponding to approximately 0.6% of the total number of the shares and votes.
For more information:
Investors: Tommi Järvenpää, tel. +358 9 421 3466, mobile +358 40 576 0288
Media: Saara Tahvanainen, tel. +358 40 589 0223
Outokumpu is a global leader in stainless steel. We create advanced materials that are efficient, long lasting and recyclable – thus building a world that lasts forever. Stainless steel, invented a century ago, is an ideal material to create lasting solutions in demanding applications from cutlery to bridges, energy and medical equipment: it is 100% recyclable, corrosion-resistant, maintenance-free, durable and hygienic. Outokumpu employs some 10,000 professionals in more than 30 countries, with headquarters in Helsinki, Finland and shares listed in Nasdaq Helsinki.
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