February 8, 2017
Philips Lighting intends to repurchase 3.5 million shares from Royal Philips
As part of this transaction, Philips Lighting has committed to participate in the Offering and place an order to repurchase 3.5 million shares, up to a maximum of 25% of the total number of shares in the Offering (including the repurchase). Royal Philips will allocate Philips Lighting's order in whole. The share repurchase is subject to the satisfaction or Philips Lighting's waiver of a number of conditions, including the successful completion of the Offering and an offer price not exceeding today's closing price of the ordinary shares. The repurchase will be financed from the company's own funds and is in line with Philips Lighting's previous announcement that it will return up to EUR 300 million to its shareholders over the period 2017-2018, by participating in share disposals by its main shareholder. Philips Lighting intends to cancel these shares.
Royal Philips holds in total approximately 106.8 million shares in Philips Lighting's outstanding share capital, representing 71.225%. If all offered shares are sold, this stake will be reduced to approximately 56.392%. After cancellation of the 3.5 million shares that Philips Lighting intends to acquire in the Offering, Royal Philips' shareholding in Philips Lighting is expected to represent 57.739% of Philips Lighting's outstanding share capital.
The offer price and final number of shares sold will be determined by Royal Philips at the conclusion of the bookbuilding process and will be announced by Royal Philips [and Philips Lighting in a separate press release]. The transaction is expected to settle on February 13, 2017.
Royal Philips has announced that it agreed to a new lock-up in respect of its remaining stake in Philips Lighting until April 21, 2017 (subject to limited exemptions and the joint bookrunners' customary right to waive the lock-up restrictions).
For further information, please contact:
Philips Lighting Investor Relations
Tel: +31 6 2542 5909
Philips Lighting Corporate Communications
Elco van Groningen
Tel: +31 6 1086 5519
About Philips Lighting
Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting products, systems and services, delivers innovations that unlock business value, providing rich user experiences that help improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, we lead the industry in leveraging the Internet of Things to transform homes, buildings and urban spaces. With 2016 sales of EUR 7.1 billion, we have approximately 34,000 employees in over 70 countries. News from Philips Lighting is located at http://www.newsroom.lighting.philips.com
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This press release does not constitute (i) a public offer of securities in the Netherlands, (ii) a prospectus within the meaning of the Dutch Financial Markets Supervision Act (Wet op het financieel toezicht) or (iii) an offer to acquire securities. No prospectus in accordance with the Prospectus Directive (as defined below), is required in respect of the Offering and no prospectus, offering circular or similar document will be prepared. Any investment decision in connection with the Offering must be made on the basis of all publicly available information relating to Philips Lighting and the offered shares. Such information has not been independently verified by the Joint Bookrunners.
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