Provisional final result regarding the Goldbach takeover: 96.90% of the shares tendered to Tamedia

By the end of the statutory grace period, 96.90 percent of Goldbach Group’s shares were tendered to Tamedia. The final result is provisional. Tamedia is planning to pay a cash compensation to the remaining minority shareholders upon completion of the takeover and to have the Goldbach Group delisted.

Zurich, 12 April 2018 – On 22 December 2017, the media group Tamedia made a preliminary announcement of a public tender offer for all shares of Goldbach Group AG (ISIN CH0004870942). On 2 February 2018, Tamedia AG published the detailed Offer Prospectus for the takeover of the Goldbach Group AG at CHF 35.50 per registered share. After the publication of the definitive interim result, at which time 89.48 percent of the Goldbach shares had already been tendered to Tamedia, the remaining shareholders, who had not yet tendered their shares, had another opportunity to do so during the statutory grace period. 

According to the provisional final result, a total of 6‘098‘790 shares of the Goldbach Group had been tendered to Tamedia by the end of the statutory grace period on 11 April 2018, 4:00 pm CEST. This represents 96.90 percent of the maximum number of 6’293’876 Goldbach shares that are subject to the offer. 

 

Maximum number of shares issued by Goldbach Group

Number of shares tendered under the offer

Participation rate and

success rate

6’293’876

6‘098‘790

96.90%

 

According to the ordinance of the Swiss Takeover Board regarding public takeover offers, the final result at hand is provisional. Tamedia will publish the definitive final result of the takeover offer to Goldbach on 17 April 2018, as per applicable law. 

After the completion of the takeover of Goldbach, Tamedia intends to pay a cash compensation to the remaining minority shareholders and to have the Goldbach Group delisted. However, the offer continues to be subject to the restrictions and conditions as determined in the Offer Prospectus, including the approval of the Swiss Federal Competition Commission. Tamedia and Goldbach anticipate receiving the approval in May or, in case of an in-depth review, by September 2018 at the latest. Therefore, Tamedia will postpone the closing of the offer, subject to the fulfilment of all terms and conditions as published in the Offer Prospectus, to this coming May or June, or in case of an in-depth review by the Federal Competition Commission, to September or October 2018. The closing date will be announced by Tamedia once all of the conditions of the offer have been fulfilled. 

 

The text of the preannouncement, the Offer Prospectus and all information regarding the offer restrictions are available for downloading at www.tamedia.ch/goldbach

Contact

Nicole Bänninger, Media Manager Corporate Communications Tamedia

+41 44 248 41 87, nicole.baenninger@tamedia.ch  

About Tamedia

Tamedia is the leading private media group in Switzerland. The digital platforms, daily and weekly newspapers and magazines of Tamedia offer overview, classification and selection. The company was founded in 1893 and employs a staff of approximately 3,400 in Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg and Serbia. It has been traded at the Swiss stock exchange since 2000. 


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