Munich Re intends to resume its suspended share buy-back programme and repurchase shares with a volume of up to €1bn by the 2010 Annual General Meeting. The buy-back is scheduled to start shortly.
Munich Reinsurance Company’s Board of
Management today resolved, on the basis of the authorisation
granted by the Annual General Meeting, that the Company will buy
back shares for a total purchase price of up to
€1bn in the period from 1 October 2009 until
the Annual General meeting on 28 April 2010 at the latest. Based on
the current share price (as at 30 September 2009), this would
amount to around 9.2 million shares or 4.7% of the share capital.
The repurchased shares are to be retired in order to optimise the
Company’s capital structure.
Since November 2006, Munich Re has carried out share buy-backs with a total volume of €4bn, including €1bn in 2006/2007. In May 2007, it announced share buy-backs of more than €5bn. Of this amount, share buy-backs totalling €3bn have already been completed: €2bn in 2007/2008 and €1bn in 2008/2009.
Munich, 1 October 2009
Aktiengesellschaft in München
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