Mandatory tender offer launched by Dufry Financial Services BV for No. 94.261.808 ordinary shares of World Duty Free S.p.A.Download Press Release
DUFRY FINANCIAL SERVICES BV
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Mandatory tender offer launched by Dufry Financial Services BV for No. 94.261.808 ordinary shares of World Duty Free S.p.A.
DUFRY FINANCIAL SERVICES BV CARRIED OUT THE JOINT PROCEDURE TO FULFILL THE OBLIGATION TO PURCHASE PURSUANT TO ART. 108, PARAGRAPH 1, OF LEGISLATIVE DECREE OF 24 FEBRUARY 1998, NO. 58, AS AMENDED (THE “TUF”) AND EXERCISE THE RIGHT TO PURCHASE PURSUANT TO ART. 111 OF THE TUF
Delisting of the Ordinary Shares of World Duty Free S.P.A.
PRESS RELEASE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 114 OF THE TUF AND ARTICLE 66 CONSOB RESOLUTION NO. 11971 OF 14 MAY 1999, AS AMENDED
Milan, November 13, 2015. Further to the press release of November 9, 2015, relating to the final results of the procedure for the fulfilment of the obligation to purchase pursuant to art. 108, paragraph 2, of the TUF by Dufry Financial Services BV (the “Offeror”) regarding no. 16,680,884 of World Duty Free S.p.A. (“WDF” or the “Issuer”) equal to 6.55% of the share capital of the Issuer and the completion of the joint procedure to exercise the right to purchase pursuant to Art. 111 of the TUF and to simultaneously fulfill the obligation to purchase pursuant to Art. 108, paragraph 1, of the TUF (the “Joint Procedure”), the Offeror announces that, on the date hereof, pursuant to article 111, paragraph 3, of the TUF, it notified the Issuer that the sums to complete the Joint Procedure, equal to Euro 86,959,134.50, have been deposited in the Offeror’s dedicated account at Intesa Sanpaolo S.p.A. (IBAN No.IT02 C030 6909 4001 0000 0006 966) for the payment of the consideration to the shareholders of 8,483,818 WDF ordinary shares, equal to all the outstanding shares of the Issuer, not owned by the Offeror on the payment date of sell-out procedure, i.e. November 11, 2015 (the “Residual Shares”).
Consequently, on the date hereof, the ownership of the Residual Shares will be transferred to the Offeror and thus recorded in the shareholders’ register by the Issuer.
Borsa Italiana S.p.A., by means of resolution no. 8123 dated October 26, 2015, ordered the suspension from trading on the Electronic Stock Market (Mercato Telematico Azionario) of the Issuer’s ordinary shares on November 11 and November 12, 2015, and the delisting from the date hereof.
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