Vienna (pta017/09.01.2019/10:30) - Within the framework of its share buyback program, which was recently brought to a successful conclusion, Wienerberger AG purchased shares worth Eur 22.0 million (between November 26, 2018, and January 3, 2019, the company bought back approx. 1% of its share capital at an average price of Eur 18.73 per share). Wienerberger now plans to cancel these shares. Together with the dividend paid out in 2018 and the previous share buyback program at the beginning of the year, a total amount of Eur 80.6 million was returned to the shareholders of Wienerberger AG in 2018.
Wienerberger CEO Heimo Scheuch notes: "The Wienerberger Group performed very well in 2018. We generated organic growth, launched an ambitious optimization program, and succeeded in extending the Group's operations through attractive acquisitions. Our strong performance confirms the progress achieved. Our shareholders increasingly benefit from our success. A total of Eur 80.6 million was returned to our shareholders by way of our dividend and the buyback of own shares in 2018. We will continue to pursue our growth strategy in the future and create value for our shareholders."
Wienerberger is the world's largest producer of bricks (Porotherm, Terca) and the market leader in clay roof tiles (Koramic, Tondach) in Europe as well as concrete pavers (Semmelrock) in Central and Eastern Europe. In pipe systems (Steinzeug-Keramo ceramic pipes and Pipelife plastic pipes), the company is one of the leading suppliers in Europe. With its total of 195 production sites, the Wienerberger Group generated revenues of Eur 3,120 million and EBITDA of Eur 415 million in 2017.
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Wienerberger AG is a pure free float company, whereby the majority of shares are held by Austrian and international institutional investors. Additional information on the shareholder structure is provided under https://wienerberger.com/en/investors/share.(end)