Reykjavík, 8 October 2018
On 6 March 2018, Össur hf. initiated a share buy-back program, see Company announcement no. 16/2018.
The purpose of the share buyback program was to reduce the Company’s share capital and adjust the capital structure by distributing capital to shareholders in line with the Company’s Capital Structure and Dividend Policy. The program would end no later than 28 February 2019. The Company could purchase up to 5,000,000 shares under the program, corresponding to 1.2% of the current share capital. The total consideration for shares purchased under the program could not exceed USD 10 million.
Össur acquired 2,130,549 shares under the program at the average price of DKK 30.05. The total consideration amounted to USD 10 million (approx. DKK 65 million) and thus the program has been completed. Össur currently holds 6,143,780 own shares, corresponding to 1.4% of the Company’s total share capital.
The share buyback program was carried out in accordance with Regulation No. 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on market abuse (“MAR”), and the Commission delegated regulation No. 2016/1052.
Jón Sigurðsson, President & CEO Tel: +354 515 1300
Sveinn Sölvason, CFO Tel: +354 515 1300
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About Össur Össur (NASDAQ: OSSR) is a global leader in non-invasive orthopedics that help people live a life without limitations. Its business is focused on improving people’s mobility through the delivery of innovative technologies within the fields of braces, supports and prosthetic limbs. A recognized “Technology Pioneer”, Össur invests significantly in research and product development; its award-winning designs ensuring a consistently strong position in the market. Successful patient and clinical outcomes are further empowered via Össur’s educational programs and business solutions. Headquartered in Iceland, Össur has major operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with additional distributors worldwide. www.ossur.com
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