Glanbia PLC Glanbia launches share buy-back of up to EUR50m
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23 June 2022
Glanbia launches share buy-back of up to EUR50m
23 June 2022, Glanbia plc, the Global Nutrition Group, (the
"Company" or the "Group") announces that, from today, it will
commence a share buy-back programme of up to EUR50 million in total
value in Glanbia plc ordinary shares ("Shares"). The purpose of the
share buy-back programme is to reduce the share capital of the
Company (any Shares repurchased for this purpose will be
Details of the programme
The Company has entered into an agreement with J&E Davy
("Davy") to act as principal in relation to the purchase of the
Company's Shares, within certain pre-set parameters.
The programme will run from 23 June 2022, through to 30
September 2022, unless otherwise terminated in accordance with the
Company's agreement with Davy.
Under the terms of the agreement, Davy will make purchases of
the Shares under the buy-back programme independently of, and
uninfluenced by, the Company. Purchases may continue during any
closed period to which the Company is subject. The Company confirms
that it currently has no unpublished inside information.
Following the Company's AGM on 5 May 2022, Glanbia consulted
with a number of its independent shareholders on share buy-backs.
In general shareholders have been supportive of the Company
performing share buy-backs as an additional capital allocation
tool, where appropriate.
The share buy-back programme will be conducted within the
limitations of the Company's general authority to repurchase shares
as set out in Resolution 12 approved by the Company's shareholders
at the 2022 Annual General Meeting on 5 May 2022 up to a maximum of
10% of the issued share capital of the Company as at 22 March 2022
(being 28,044,569 ordinary shares). Unless renewed, this authority
will expire on the earlier of; the close of business on the date on
which the next Annual General Meeting of the Company is held in the
year 2023 and the date which is 15 months after which the
resolution is passed.
In accordance with the waiver granted by the Irish Takeover
Panel under Rule 37 of the Irish Takeover Panel Rules. The buy-back
of shares may not cause the percentage of the issued share capital
of the Company held by Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited and
persons presumed to be acting in concert with it to exceed limits
set out in Resolution 14 approved by the Company's independent
shareholders at the 2022 Annual General Meeting.
The programme will be conducted in accordance with Chapter 9 of
the Euronext Dublin Listing Rules and the relevant provisions of
the Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014/EU and the Commission
Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052 (also as in force in the United
Kingdom ("UK"), from time to time, including, where relevant,
pursuant to the UK's Market Abuse (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations
2019) as well as the rules of the Central Bank of Ireland.
The share buy-back programme may be augmented by the purchase of
Shares by way of block trades in accordance with the Company's
general authority to repurchase shares.
For further information contact:
Glanbia plc +353 56 777 2200
Mark Garvey, Group Finance Director
Liam Hennigan, Group Secretary & Head of Investor Relations:
+353 86 046 8375
Martha Kavanagh, Head of Corporate Communications: +353 87 646
Ivan Murphy/Ronan Veale +353 1 679 7788
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