Notification of Major Shareholding

10 January 2014

 

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: [email protected] (“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 protected] being listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm; has notified Metro of the following:

 

Metro has a total issued share capital EUR 1,001,250.81 divided into a total of 528,472,744 shares, having one voting right each.

 

On 10 January 2014, 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:

 

  • of class A shares/SDRs with ISIN number SE0000696841 rose from EUR 493,179.30 to EUR 493,574.07 in the share capital of Metro, corresponding to a rise in the voting rights from 260,306,222 to 260,514,590 in the class A shares/SDRs and to a holding of 98.33% in the class A share/SDRs, and
  • of class B shares/SDRs SE0000696858 rose from EUR 491,021.03 to EUR 491,855.69 in the share capital of Metro, corresponding to a rise in the voting rights from 259,167,062 to 259,607,605 in the class B shares/SDRs and hence a holding of 98.51% in the class B share/SDRs.

 

The total direct holding of shares/SDR of Kinnevik Media Holding hence rose from EUR 984,200.33 to EUR 985,429.76, corresponding to voting rights which rose from 519,473,284 to 520,122,195 and a holding of 98.42% 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.

 

As of 30 September 2013, Verdere S.à r.l. holds shares representing approximately 44.8% of the votes and approximately 10.6% of the share capital in Investment AB Kinnevik (publ). Verdere S.à r.l. 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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