When Kinepolis Group published its annual results for 2010, it already announced that it wanted to optimise its capital structure in order to create value for its shareholders.
A thorough analysis has made it clear that a capital reduction combined with a share buy-back programme are the most suitable instruments for achieving the aforementioned optimisation of the Company's capital structure as well as increasing value creation for shareholders.
The Board of Directors has therefore decided to call an Extraordinary General Meeting on 20 May 2011 in order to propose a reduction in the company's share capital by an amount equal to € 30,010,268.74 and consequently pay back the shareholders € 4.33 per share. This capital reduction will not be combined with the cancellation of the relevant number of shares.
The Extraordinary General Meeting will also be asked to grant the Board of Directors the authorization to buy back a maximum of 1,074,270 own shares with a view to their cancellation, as well as the authorization to buy back a maximum of 34,654 own shares to cover new options to be issued in the context of a proposed extension of the 2007-2016 Share Option Plan.
If the Extraordinary General Meeting approves the capital reduction, the payment thereof will take place after all legal formalities have been fulfilled. The Board of Directors will in that case be authorised to determine the procedure, formalities and payment date for the payment of the capital reduction in accordance with applicable legislation and regulations. Subject to approval of the capital reduction, the right to pay out the capital reduction will be represented by coupon number 12, subject to the relevant regulations for dematerialised shares and registered shares.
It is expected to complete the capital reduction and the payment thereof during the month of August 2011.
KINEPOLIS GROUP NV
Limited liability company with the capacity of a company that calls or has called upon public savings
Eeuwfeestlaan 20, B-1020 Brussels, Belgium
Enterprise number VAT BE 0415.928.179 RPR Brussels
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+32 9 241 00 16