DGAP-Regulatory: Tryg A/S initiates share buy back programme of DKK 1bn

DGAP-Regulatory: Tryg A/S initiates share buy back programme of DKK 1bn

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02.01.2014 09:02

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As stated in announcement no. 16 2013, Tryg initiates an extraordinary share
buy back programme of DKK 1bn corresponding to 2m shares at the current rate. 

The share buy back programme is launched subject to the authorisation granted
to the Group's Supervisory Board by the Annual General Meeting on 15 April
2010. The maximum number of shares that can be purchased under the programme
are 2.1m shares. At the annual general meeting in 2015, the Supervisory Board
will propose that the purchased shares are cancelled. 

The share buy back programme is launched and structured in compliance with the
EU Commission Regulation no. 2273/2003 of 22 December 2003 (the so-called Safe
Haven Regulation for share buy back), which ensures that the Group is protected
against violation of insider legislation in connection with a share buy back
programme. 

The majority shareholder, TryghedsGruppen smba, who owns 60% of Tryg, has
agreed to participate pro rata in the share buy back programme. Hence, the free
float of shares will continue to be 40%. 

The share buy back programme
The share buy back programme is expected to be implemented from 2 January 2014
to the end of the year 2013. 

Tryg has entered into a contract with Nordea Bank Danmark A/S (Nordea), in
which Nordea as Lead Manager handles purchase of shares on behalf of Tryg.
Nordea handles all purchase transactions independently of, and without
influence by, Tryg. 

The pro rata buy back from TryghedsGruppen smba is planned in the way that
TryghedsGruppen smba on a daily basis will sell a number of Tryg shares settled
at the volume weighed average purchase price of the shares purchased in
compliance with the share buy back programme on the relevant day of trading,
i.e. the owner's share of 60% is maintained. 

Tryg is entitled to stop the share buy back programme in the event of
substantial changes to the Group's business or changes to the market. If the
programme is stopped prematurely, Tryg will immediately disclose this in an
announcement to Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen, and Nordea will refrain from
repurchasing shares in the market and TryghedsGruppen smba shares. 

The following guidelines apply to Tryg's share buy back programme:

  -- The trading volume of own shares is limited to a total value of DKK 1bn
  -- At the current rate per share, the share buy back programme is equivalent
     to 2m shares or 3.2% of Tryg's share capital.
  -- The daily volume of purchased shares cannot exceed 25% of the daily
     turnover on Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen and measured as an average of a period of
     running 20 trading days.
  -- Shares cannot be purchased at prices higher than the two following prices:

  -- The price of the latest independent trade.
  -- The price of the highest independent bid on Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen.  


Tryg will announce the number of repurchased shares and the value of these
shares in a separate announcement to Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen at the beginning of
every week. 

At the launch of the share buy back programme, Tryg had 1,952,947 own shares or
approximately 3.2% of the total share capital. These shares relate in
particular to the share buy back programme in 2013 and employees' share
programmes. 

Read more about Tryg's dividend policy on:

http://tryg.com/en/investor/announcements/2012/new_dividend_policy.html



Additional information:

For further information visit www.tryg.com or contact Investor Relations;

  -- Investor Relations Director Lars Moeller on +45 44 20 45 17 or
     lars.moeller@tryg.dk
  -- Investor Relations Manager Peter Brondt on +45 22 75 89 04 or
     peter.brondt@tryg.dk


Tryg is the leading Nordic provider of 'peace of mind' solutions with property
& casualty insurance operations in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Tryg is listed
on Nasdaq OMX Copenhagen and 60% of the shares are held by TryghedsGruppen
smba.

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