FUCHS PETROLUB AG concludes share buyback program
A resolution passed by the Annual General Meeting on May 2, 2007 authorized the Executive Board to purchase and redeem own shares of the company. The Annual General Meeting of May 6, 2008 authorized the Executive Board to continue the share buyback begun in 2007 through November 5, 2009. In line with this authorization, the Executive Board purchased a total of 1,139,000 ordinary shares and 1,139,000 preference shares representing EUR 3 per share of the share capital via the stock exchange in the period between May 10, 2007 and March 10, 2009. This corresponds to 8.8% of the share capital of the company.
The Executive Board of FUCHS PETROLUB AG has today decided to end the current share buyback program and proceed with the redemption of all shares purchased under the two share buyback programs. Ending the program at this time facilitates the organizational execution of the upcoming Annual General Meeting. The aim of buying back shares of up to 10% of share capital has materially been achieved. A resumption of the share buyback program following the Annual General Meeting on May 6, 2009 is therefore not intended.
A separate announcement regarding the implementation of the share redemption will be made in due course. Detailed information on the progress of the share buyback program can be found on the internet at www.fuchs-oil.de/sharebuyback00.html.
Mannheim, March 11, 2009
FUCHS PETROLUB AG
Friesenheimer Str. 17
Phone: ++49 (0) 621 3802 – 105
The ad hoc message can also be found on the internet at www.fuchs-oil.com.
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