Heliad Equity Partners launches share buyback programme

Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA / Key word(s): Share Buyback
07.06.2011 08:01

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Acting on the authorisation provided by the Annual General Meeting on 26 August 2010, Heliad Equity Partners (ISIN: DE000A0L1NN5) will be buying back a total of up to ten percent of the company's share capital, corresponding to up to 1,214,580 individual registered shares. This was decided by the management of the general partner and the company's Supervisory Board yesterday evening and this morning. To date the company holds 874,500 treasury stock shares. A total of up to 340,080 shares are therefore still available for further acquisition. After achieving the 10 percent range, the Management Board intends to propose a withdrawal of the own shares to the Supervisory Board, whereby the number of the outstanding shares would decrease accordingly. Given that currently Heliad's share is quoted far below its NAV of EUR 6.03, a share buyback following a withdrawal is an appropriate way within the interest of all shareholders to increase the asset value per share.

The share buyback is to be executed in the coming weeks via the stock exchange. Consistent with the authorisation provided by the Annual General Meeting, the purchase price per share paid by Heliad when acquiring shares via the stock exchange may not exceed or fall short of the share's average closing price in Xetra trading in the respective three stock market trading days preceding acquisition by more than ten percent.
According to the resolution adopted by the general partner and the Supervisory Board, the share buyback should be managed by a financial institution that is independent and not influenced by Heliad in terms of its decisions concerning the timing of individual buyback transactions.

Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA
Melanie Büsing
Finance Director
Phone: +49 69 71 91 59 65 0
E-mail: investor-relations@heliad.com

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Language:     English
Company: Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA               Grüneburgweg 18
              60322 Frankfurt am Main
Phone:        +49 69 71 91 59 65 0
Fax:          +49 69 71 91 59 65 11
E-mail:       info@heliad.com
Internet:     www.heliad.com
ISIN:         DE000A0L1NN5
WKN:          A0L1NN
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr               in Berlin, München, Stuttgart
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