TeliaSonera controls 88 per cent of TEO LT
- 2012-07-02 06:30 UTC
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Following the completion of the voluntary takeover bid and open market purchases, TeliaSonera acquired 93.2 million shares of TEO LT and increased its ownership in the company from 68.29 in the beginning of May, 2012, to 88.15 per cent currently (including shares, acquired from East Capital). Total value of the purchases amounted to EUR 59.3 million.
Following the agreement with East Capital to acquire 7.87 per cent of TEO LT on May 7, the voluntary takeover bid was launched on June 5 and expired on June 29. The takeover bid price was EUR 0.637 per share in cash. 12.7 million shares were submitted into the offer, 80.4 million shares were acquired in the open market at the same price of EUR 0.637 during the period from May 8 to June 29.
“The effort was very successful and it is a significant achievement in implementation of the strategy to increase the ownership in our core holdings. We succeeded to boost our ownership in TEO LT by almost 20 percentage points. Vast majority of institutional investors have decided to accept our offer and it is obvious, that the role of TEO in the stock exchange will be different henceforth, but we intend to keep the company listed as long as the free-float is reasonable”, Per-Arne Blomquist, Executive Vice President and CFO of TeliaSonera, said.
The settlement of all sell orders placed into the takeover bid will take place on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
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