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Regarding the beginning of the processes of mandatory buyout of shares of Energijos Skirstymo Operatorius AB

ESO informs about the start of the mandatory buyout of shares on 18 May 2020.  73,676,107 units of ESO ordinary registered shares giving voting rights, which account for 97.66%. (i.e. more than 95%) of all ESO shares, respectively holds 97.66%.votes at the general meeting of shareholders of ESO. 

All remaining shareholders of ESO must sell their shares to Ignitis Grupė within 90 calendar days from the public announcement of this notification. The last day when the shares can be sold under the mandatory buyout is 17 August. 

At the time of the mandatory buyout of shares, the Ignitis grupė offers the prices agreed with the Bank of Lithuania for the shares, which are the same as those paid during the non-competitive tender offers. At the time of the mandatory buyout, EUR 0.880 will be paid for one ESO share. 

The buyout of ESO shares will be conducted on the Nasdaq Vilnius tender offer market in accordance with the rules of the Nasdaq Vilnius regulated market. Shareholders may give orders for their securities account manager, and those who do not have a securities account management agreement should apply to a securities account manager of their chose for such an agreement and submit an order to sell shares during the mandatory buyout. Orders can be submitted during the entire mandatory buyout. Transactions for the sold shares will be concluded during the last day of the mandatory buyout (August 17, 2020). Completed transactions will be settled on the second day following the conclusion of the transaction. 

In the case the shareholders do not sell their shares of ESO by the end of the mandatory buyout, i.e. 17 August 2020, Ignitis Grupė, after having made payments to the deposit account of shareholders who did not sell shares, will acquire the right to apply to the court, requesting that the account managers of the shares make records on the transfer of ownership of shares to Ignitis Grupė. 

Relevant information on share buy-out is published at https://www.ignitisgrupe.lt/en/delisting

Information about the official tender offer and benefits to the shareholders

Most important related news:

Delisting decision of 11 November 2019
Information of 17 March 2020 about the Settlement Agreement that has been entered into with the representatives of the minority shareholders
On 31 March 2020, the Bank of Lithuania approved the circulars of official tender offers 
On 22 April 2020 the official tender offer for the shares of the subsidiary ESO has ended

Relevant information on share buy-out is published at https://www.ignitisgrupe.lt/en/delisting

 

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