Metro International : Metro International: Notification of Major Shareholding
Publication and communication under the Luxembourg act dated 21 July 2012 on
squeeze-outs and sell-outs of securities issued by companies currently or
formerly listed on a regulated market in the European Union
Kinnevik Media Holding AB, a private limited liability company existing under
Swedish law with registered seat Skeppsbron 18, Box 2094, S-10313 Stockholm,
Sweden, registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office under number
556880-1590, with email address: firstname.lastname@example.org ("Kinnevik Media Holding")
which is held by 100% Investment AB Kinnevik (publ), a public limited
liability company existing under Swedish law, with registered seat at
Skeppsbron 18, Box 2094, S-10313 Stockholm, Sweden registered with the Swedish
Companies Registration Office under number 556047-9742, with email address:
email@example.com being listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm; has notified Metro of
Metro has a total issued share capital EUR 1,000,372.64 divided into a total
of 528,009,231 shares, having one voting right each.
On 14 March 2013, Kinnevik Media Holding acquired by purchase further class A
shares/SDRs and class B shares/SDRs, following a private offer made by
Investment AB Kinnevik (publ) after delisting of the shares of Metro, so that
its direct holding:
oof class A shares/SDRs with ISIN number SE0000696841 rose from EUR
491,676.07 to EUR 492,406.80 in the share capital of Metro, corresponding
to a rise in the voting rights from 259,512,798 to 259,898,486 in the
class A shares/SDRs and to a holding of 98.27% in the class A share/SDRs,
oof class B shares/SDRs SE0000696858 rose from EUR 490,031.40 to EUR
490,156.42 in the share capital of Metro, corresponding to a rise in the
voting rights from 258,644,719 to 258,710,709 in the class B shares/SDRs
and hence a holding of 98.17% in the class B share/SDRs.
The total direct holding of shares/SDR of Kinnevik Media Holding hence rose
from EUR 981,707.46 to EUR 982,563.22, corresponding to voting rights which
rose from 518,157,517 to 518,609,195 and a holding of 98.22% of the total
voting rights in Metro.
During an extraordinary shareholder meeting of Metro dated 21 December 2012
the shareholders decided to add voting rights to the class B shares, so that
the class B shares have the same voting rights as the class A shares, i.e. one
vote for each share.
Kinnevik Media Holding has also indicated that shareholders of Investment AB
Kinnevik (publ), including Verdere S.à r.l., SMS Sapere Aude Trust, Sophie
Stenbeck and HS Sapere Aude Trust, together holding as of 31 December 2012
shares representing approximately 46.2% of the votes and approximately 12% of
the share capital in Investment AB Kinnevik (publ), have an agreement
regarding coordinated voting of their shares. Verdere S.à r.l. holding as of
31 December 2012 shares representing approximately 35.1% of the votes and
approximately 9.1% of the share capital in Investment AB Kinnevik (publ) is
owned, directly and indirectly, by Cristina and Max Stenbeck, 50% each.
For further information please visit www.metro.lu or contact:
Kristofer Hellberg Kinnevik Tel: +46 70 762 00 24
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Notification of Major Shareholding
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