Wien (pta012/19.02.2019/08:45) - Pursuant to Section 120 (2) No. 4 of the Austrian Stock Exchange Act, Wienerberger AG gives notice that on the basis of a relevant decision adopted at the 149th Annual General Meeting on 14 June 2018 Wienerberger AG's Managing Board decided to redeem a total of 1,175,268 of Wienerberger AG's own shares, subject to approval by the Supervisory Board. As a result of approval given by the Supervisory Board, the total of 1,175,268 own shares were redeemed effective as of 18 February 2019. As of 19 February 2019 (upon the start of trading at the Vienna Stock Exchange) the redeemed shares are no longer admitted to official trading at the Vienna Stock Exchange.
At present, after redemption of the total of 1,175,268 own shares, Wienerberger AG holds 1,770,289 own shares.
Based on the redemption of 1,175,268 own shares, Wienerberger AG's share capital was reduced by a total of EUR 1,175,268 effective as of 18 February 2019 and now amounts to EUR 116,351,496, divided into 116,351,496 no-par value Shares.
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)