At an Annual General Meeting held on 28 October 2021, the shareholders of Mediobanca approved:
- a new resolution concerning a share buyback up to 3% of the company’s share capital (equal to 25,871,097 shares), and to use said shares, with no limits or restrictions on timing, for possible acquisitions, for the implementation of share-based payment schemes for Group staff, for sale on the market and/or over the counter (OTC), and/or for cancellation;
- to cancel a maximum total of 48,452,558 treasury shares (up to 22,581,461 Mediobanca shares already owned as treasury shares, and up to 25,871,097 Mediobanca shares that may be bought back), inter alia in tranches, by and no later than 28 April 2023.
On 1 December 2021 n. 22,581,461 treasury shares in the portfolio were canceled without reducing the share capital.
The share buyback programme authorized by shareholders at the Annual General Meeting held on 28 October 2021 and the European Central Bank on 11 November 2021 commenced on 6 December 2021. The programme will be completed within twelve months of the ECB authorization.
As at 30 April 2022, under the terms of the programme, Mediobanca had acquired a total of 18,445,561 shares, equal to 2.13% of the company’s share capital, for a total outlay of approx. €170m.