Disclosure according to Article 5 Section (1) and (6) of the EU Regulation 596/2014 and Article 2 Section (1) of the Delegated EU Regulation 2016/1052/ Share Repurchase
QIAGEN N.V. announces that it will initiate the repurchase of a third tranche of shares under the share repurchase program which was announced by an ad hoc announcement dated January 31, 2018.
In the time period between December 19, 2018 until March 8, 2019, at the latest, a third tranche of up to 2.5 million common shares of the Company having a total purchase price of up to USD 70 million (or the equivalent Euro amount thereof, in each case without ancillary purchasing costs) shall be repurchased exclusively on the electronic trading platform of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (XETRA). The maximum purchase price per share (excluding ancillary purchase costs) will not exceed the average closing price for the last five trading days prior to the day of purchase on the electronic trading platform of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by more than 10%.
The purpose of the share repurchase is to hold the shares in treasury in order to satisfy obligations from employee share-based remuneration plans. The Managing Board of QIAGEN N.V., upon authorization of the Supervisory Board, is thus exercising the authorization by the Annual General Meeting on June 21, 2017 to acquire own shares.
The repurchase program will be carried out on behalf and account of QIAGEN N.V. through a financial institution commissioned by the Company. The financial institution will decide on the timing of the share purchase independently, without being influenced by the Company.
The third tranche of the share repurchase program will be implemented in accordance with the trading terms of Article 5 Section (1), (2) and (6) of the EU Regulation no 596/2014 and the Delegated EU Regulation no 2016/1052. In accordance with said EU Regulations, no purchase price may be paid that exceeds the price of the last independent trade or the highest current independent bid on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The higher of both values is decisive. In addition, no more than 25% of the average daily volume of shares on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange may be acquired. The average daily volume of shares is based on the average daily volume traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange over the twenty stock exchange trading days preceding the date of the purchase.
The share repurchase program may be suspended and resumed at any time, in line with applicable statutory regulations.
The transactions will be announced in a manner compliant with the requirements of Art. 2 Section (3) of the Delegated EU Regulation no 2016/1052 no later than on the seventh trading day following their conclusion.
In addition, QIAGEN N.V. will provide regular updates on the progress of the share repurchase program at www.qiagen.com.
Venlo, December 19, 2018