Share buy-back programme 2017 - 2020
Baloise announced in its press releases of 26 October 2016 and 12 December 2016 its intentions to buy back a maximum of 3,000,000 own shares over the next 3 years. This corresponds to a maximum of 6% of the shares issued. The shares will be repurchased through the secondary trading line at the SIX Swiss Exchange Ltd for cancellation purposes.
With the announced share buy-back programme, Baloise will maintain its track record as a shareholder-friendly company that actively manages its capital and returns surplus capital to its shareholders. Similar programmes were already executed in 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2008 and 2015.
The share buy-back programme will be processed through the secondary trading line where Baloise exclusively will act as purchaser. Shareholders willing to sell Bâloise Holding Ltd registered shares may do so through the primary or secondary trading line. Sales of shares through the secondary trading line are subject to a withholding tax deduction of 35% on the difference between the repurchase price of the shares and the nominal value of CHF 0.10.
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The following document shows volumes and average purchase prices of the share buyback on a daily basis and will updated weekly.
In accordance with Article 123(1)(c) of the Swiss Financial Market Infrastructure Ordinance (FMIO) the maximum buyback volume per day is 34,529.
Share buy-back programme 2015 - 2016
Bâloise Holding AG announces that the share buy-back programme started on 16 April 2015 has been completed ahead of schedule as per 29 July 2016.
In the course of the share buy-back programme, Bâloise Holding AG has acquired 1’000’000 registered shares at an average price of CHF 113.83 on a second trading line on the SIX Swiss Exchange. This corresponds to 2% of the issued share capital of Bâloise Holding AG entered in the Commercial Register. Thereby, this share buy-back programme returned CHF 113.83 mn to the shareholders. The acquired shares have been bought back at a price net of the Swiss Federal withholding tax.
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The following document shows volumes and average purchase prices of the share buyback.
42,972 shares (calculated in accordance with Art. 55b(1)(c) of the Swiss Federal Ordinance on Stock Exchanges and Securities Trading).