Institutionals and private Investors
With 46.65%, E.ON SE via E.ON Beteiligungen GmbH is the largest shareholder in Uniper. The free float amounts to 53.35%. With respect to the free float, the latest analysis of the shareholder structure carried out in early November 2017 has shown that institutional investors represent the largest group of shareholders with 69% of the freely traded capital stock. Nearly 20% are held by private shareholders, most of whom are domiciled in Germany.
Investors from the USA and Canada have a free float of 28% (or 40% on the subset of institutional investors). A further 15% of the freely traded capital stock is held by institutional investors from the UK and Ireland (or 22% of the institutional investors). Shareholders from Continental Europe, excluding Germany, hold 13% of Uniper shares in free float. Institutional investors from Germany account for 11% of the free float. The other 2% are attributable to shareholders from the rest of world.
For further information, two charts show a breakdown of all shareholder groups as well as a breakdown of the institutional shareholders by country/region.
Shareholder structure: Investors
Shareholder structure: Institutional investors by country/region
Sources: Share register and Ipreo
As of 10 November 2017
Shareholder structure Uniper SE
E.ON plans to sell its Uniper shares. Apart from the market protection agreement between E.ON and Uniper, there are no restrictions as to the availability of shares. These were valid for a period of 90 days from the first day that Uniper shares are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. For details please refer to the Uniper Prospectus, dated 2 September 2016.
E.ON released an ad-hoc notice on 26 September 2017: E.ON SE has reached agreement with Fortum Corporation according to which E.ON has the right to tender its remaining Uniper stake in the course of a Public Takeover Offer by Fortum in early 2018.
On 26 September 2017, Fortum Deutschland SE published its decision to make a voluntary public takeover offer to the shareholders of Uniper SE to acquire all no par value registered shares of in Uniper SE by way of a voluntary public takeover offer, comprising a cash offer to all Uniper shareholders with a total value of EUR 22 per share.
The Takeover Offer document was published on 7 November 2017 which contains the terms and conditions of the takeover offer as well as further provisions concerning the takeover offer.
Fortum and E.ON signed an agreement under which E.ON has the right to decide to tender its Uniper stake into the Offer in early 2018 at the same total value per share as offered to all shareholders. The agreement further provides that, if E.ON does not tender its Uniper stake, Fortum will have the right to sell to E.ON any Uniper shares acquired in connection with the Offer and in addition receive a compensation payment from E.ON.
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