Source - RNS
RNS Number : 8513H
Fondul Proprietatea S.A.
12 June 2017
 

To:

FINANCIAL SUPERVISORY AUTHORITY


BUCHAREST STOCK EXCHANGE


LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE

Re:

Notification regarding the transactions performed within the eighth buy-back programme

From:

FONDUL PROPRIETATEA S.A.

 

The undersigned, FONDUL PROPRIETATEA S.A. ("FP / The Fund"), represented by Franklin Templeton Investment Management Ltd. United Kingdom Bucharest Branch, acting in its capacity as Investment Manager, hereby informs you in its capacity as Issuer on the following information regarding the transactions concluded during 5 - 9 June 2017, per Article 150 paragraph (2) of the NSC's Regulation no. 1/2006 regarding issuers and operations with securities:

 

a)  Issuer's name (buyer)

FONDUL PROPRIETATEA S.A.

Bucharest Stock Exchange Symbol: FP

London Stock Exchange Symbol: FP.

b) Broker's name

WOOD & COMPANY FINANCIAL SERVICES A.S. (as buy-back agent in relation to the purchase of shares), and

JEFFERIES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (as buy-back agent in relation to the purchase of GDRs)

c) Description of the acquired financial instruments

 

Ordinary shares issued by the Fund (ISIN ROFPTAACNOR5) listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange ("BVB"), and

Global Depositary Receipts ("GDRs") (ISIN US34460G1067) corresponding to the Fund's shares listed on the London Stock Exchange ("LSE")

d) Transaction's type                                                         

Buy-back

e) Details with respect to the execution of the buy-back market orders

 

Within the trading session 

f) Total number of shares and equivalent shares of GDRs bought-back in the reporting period, out of which:

6,900,193

-       current number of shares bought back

5,300,193

-       equivalent shares of current number of GDRs bought back

1,600,000 (representing 32,000 GDRs)

 

 

g) Total value of the transactions performed in the reporting period (RON), out of which:

6,263,053.47

-       value of the shares acquisition (RON)

4,785,156.35

-       estimated value of the equivalent shares of GDRs based on the exchange rate communicated by the National Bank of Romania (RON)

 

1,477,897.12

h) Total number of shares and equivalent shares of GDRs repurchased since the start of the eighth buy-back program

11,886,155

-       number of shares bought back

5,949,655

-       equivalent shares of current number of GDRs bought back

-       equivalent shares of current number of GDRs converted in shares from the start of eighth buy-back programme

5,936,500 (representing 118,730 GDRs)

 

4,336,500 (representing 86,730 GDRs)

-       % of subscribed share capital as at 31 May 2017

0.1180 (and 8.3594% computed to the total outstanding treasury shares and equivalent)

-       % of paid-up share capital as at 31 May 2017

0.1224 (and 8.6726% computed to the total outstanding treasury shares and equivalent)

-       % of total voting rights as at 31 May 2017

0.1338 (and 9.4815% computed to the total outstanding treasury shares and equivalent)

 

i) Total value of the shares repurchased since the start of the eighth buy-back program (RON)                

10,885,239.69

-       value of the shares acquisition (RON)

5,379,612.09

-       estimated value of the equivalent shares of GDRs based on the exchange rate communicated by the National Bank of Romania (RON)

 

5,505,627.60

j) Number of shares left to be repurchased from the eighth buy-back programme as of the date of this notification1

165,274,301

 

The details of the transactions carried out during the reporting period with respect to the shares and GDRs issued by Fondul Proprietatea SA for the purpose of the buy-back are described further below:

 

Date of the transaction

Market on which the securities were traded

Average price per security

(currency)

Volume of the transaction

(no. of securities)

 

Value of the transaction (currency)

6 June 2017

BVB

RON 0.9170

36,501 shares

RON 33,471.42

LSE

USD 11.3500

32,000 GDRs (1,600,000 shares equivalent)

USD 363,200.00

7 June 2017

BVB

RON 0.9160

1,604,343 shares

RON 1,469,578.19

8 June 2017

BVB

RON 0.9200

1,739,023 shares

RON 1,599,901.16

9 June 2017

BVB

RON 0.8760

1,920,326 shares

RON 1,682,205.58

 

Franklin Templeton Investment Management Ltd. United Kingdom Bucharest Branch, in its capacity as Investment Manager of FONDUL PROPRIETATEA S.A.

 

Johan Meyer

Legal Representative

 

 

[1] As per the Fund's Extraordinary General Shareholders Meeting Resolution no. 8 of 11 October 2016, the eighth buyback programme refers to the acquisition by the Fund of a maximum number of shares and / or equivalent GDRs corresponding to the Fund's shares computed so that all the outstanding treasury shares (acquired during this programme and/or previous ones) will not exceed 10% of the subscribed share capital at the relevant time, which represents a total of 1,007,408,075 own shares as of the date of this notification;  however, after the cancellation of the shares acquired within the seventh buyback programme, the 10% limitation will change and the Fund will notify the market accordingly.

 


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