Sale of stake in ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG completed
Sale of stake in ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG completed
Telegraaf Media Groep N.V. (“TMG”) today announces that it has successfully completed the sale of its ordinary shares in ProsiebenSat.1 Media AG (“ProSiebenSat.1”) at a price of EUR 30 per share. The net proceeds of the sale are estimated to be approximately EUR 391 million.
Prior to the sale TMG’s holding represented an interest of 6.0% in the share capital of ProSiebenSat.1, which represented a book value of EUR 230.8 million as per 31 December 2012, the date of the most recently adopted consolidated annual accounts of TMG.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Fred Arp, CFO of TMG said: “TMG has a clearambition to be the Dutch media company of the future and TMG’s holding inProSiebenSat.1 as such is non-core. The recent listing of our common shares in ProSiebenSat.1 presented an opportunity to sell our stake’
ABN AMRO Bank N.V. acted as financial advisor and Clifford Chance acted as legal advisor on the transaction. Deutsche Bank acted as sole Bookrunner.
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About ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG is one of the leading media enterprises in Europe. Its core business consists of operating free television channels that are financed from advertising revenues. In addition to a strong digital and joint ventures portfolio, ProSiebenSat.1 also has an international production network. The company reaches 86 million individuals each day. ProSiebenSat.1’s head office is located in Unterfoehring near Munich. ProSiebenSat.1 was founded in 2000, is a listed company and has more than 3,000 employees.
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