Acquisition of own shares (04-07)
BRUSSELS, Belgium, 4 July 2013 – 18:30 (CET) – regulated information
In application of art. 207 of the Royal Decree executing the Company Code, UCB SA/NV announces that, on 26 June 2013, it sold 200,000 UCB shares OTC for settlement on 28 June 2013 at a price of € 40.1299 per share. In addition to this spot transaction, also on 26 June 2013, UCB SA/NV repurchased 200,000 UCB shares OTC for settlement on 9 March 2014 (subject to the exercise by UCB SA/NV of its early termination right in accordance with and pursuant to the underlying bilateral documentation), at the same price per share. These transactions constitute together a share swap transaction. The highest independent bid price on Euronext Brussels on 26 June 2013 was € 40.58.
Following these transactions, UCB SA/NV owns, on 1 July 2013, 308,763 UCB shares, which represent 0.17% of the total number of shares issued by the company (183,427,152).
An updated overview of the UCB SA/NV large shareholdings is included in the corporate governance charter of UCB SA/NV, which is published on UCB SA/NV’s website.
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