Current ownership of treasury sharesOutokumpu currently holds a total of 4,372,236 own shares.
Recent transfers of treasury shares
On December 14, 2020, Outokumpu transferred a total of 178,350 shares for delivery to the management from the Matching Share Plan with share rewards announced on December 10. After the transfer, Outokumpu holds a total of 4,372,236 shares.
On February 24, 2020, a total of 49,147 Outokumpu shares have been delivered to the personnel participating in the plan 2017-2019 of the Restricted Share Pool (RSP) program. Outokumpu originally informed about the share rewards in a stock exchange release on February 5, 2020. After the share reward Outokumpu holds a total of 4,550,586 own shares.
On December 20, 2019, the number of the treasury shares held by Outokumpu has decreased by 384,928 shares. The reduction of the treasury shares is due to the share rewards paid on December 20, 2019. After the change, Outokumpu holds 4,599,733 treasury shares.
On September 13, 2019, the number of the treasury shares held by Outokumpu has decreased by 2,877 shares. The reduction of the treasury shares is due to the share rewards paid today. After the change, Outokumpu holds 4,984,661 treasury shares.
On May 9, 2019, based on the decision of the Board of Directors of Outokumpu Oyj, a total of 81,709 Outokumpu’s shares have been delivered to the personnel participating in the plan 2016–2018 of Performance Share Plan (PSP) and Restricted Share Plan (RSP) programs.
The latest share purchases of Outokumpu's own shares occurred in May 2018, in February 2017, and in May 2016 based on the authorizations given by the Annual General Meetings.
Board's authorization to repurchase of the company's own shares by AGM 2020
The Annual General Meeting authorized the Board of Directors to resolve to repurchase a maximum of 40,000,000 of Outokumpu’s own shares, currently representing approximately 9.6% of Outokumpu’s total number of registered shares. The own shares may be repurchased pursuant to the authorization only by using unrestricted equity. The price payable for the shares shall be based on the price of the company’s shares on the day of repurchase in public trading or otherwise at the price prevailing on the market.
The Board of Directors is authorized to decide how the own shares will be repurchased. The own shares may be repurchased in deviation from the proportional shareholdings of the shareholders (directed repurchase). Shares may also be acquired outside public trading. In connection with the acquisition of the company’s shares, derivative, share lending, or other agreements that are normal within the framework of capital markets may take place in accordance with legislative and regulatory requirements. The aggregate number of Outokumpu’s own shares held by the company and its subsidiaries may not, however, exceed 10% of the total number of registered shares. The authorization will be in force until the end of the next Annual General Meeting, however expiring at the latest on May 31, 2021.
Board authorization to decide to issue shares as well as other special rights entitling to shares by AGM 2020
The Annual General Meeting authorized the Board of Directors to resolve to issue a maximum of 80,000,000 shares through one or several share issues and/or by granting of special rights entitling to shares, as specified in Chapter 10, Section 1, of the Finnish Companies Act, excluding option rights to Outokumpu’s management and personnel under an incentive plan.
Based on the authorization, a maximum of 40,000,000 new shares may be issued, and additionally a maximum of 40,000,000 own shares may be transferred. 40,000,000 shares currently represent approximately 9.6% of Outokumpu’s total number of registered shares. The Board of Directors resolves upon all other terms and conditions of the share issue and of the issue of special rights entitling to shares. The Board of Directors has the authority to resolve upon the issue of shares and special rights in deviation of the pre-emptive subscription right of the shareholders (directed issue). The authorization is valid until the end of the next Annual General Meeting, however expiring at the latest on May 31, 2021.