AD HOC Announcement According to §15 WpHG: QIAGEN to conduct new $100 million share repurchase program
Venlo, The Netherlands, July 30, 2013 - QIAGEN N.V. (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt Prime Standard: QIA) announced today that its Managing Board, upon authorization of the Supervisory Board, has passed a resolution to exercise the authorization granted by the General Meeting of Shareholders on June 26, 2013, and to purchase shares in the Company up to a total of $100 million (excluding transaction costs). Based on the closing price on July 29, 2013, this represents a repurchase volume of approximately five million shares. The repurchase program is scheduled to begin at the earliest on August 1, 2013, and to be completed on December 26, 2014 at the latest. Details of the repurchase program will be announced before its actual commencement in line with Article 4, Section (2) of EC regulation 2273/2003 (so called Safe Harbour Regulation). Repurchased shares will be held in treasury in order to satisfy obligations for exchangeable debt instruments and employee share-based remuneration plans.