January 20th, 2023 18:30 CET
Catena Media plc (LEI code: 549300609A73DL5C5Z86) (the “Company”) repurchased 409,193 of its own ordinary shares (ISIN code: MT0001000109) from 13 to 20 January 2023 as part of its share buyback programme aimed at adjusting the Company’s capital structure.
The buyback programme was authorised by the shareholders at an extraordinary general meeting held on 10 August 2022 and initiated and announced by the board of directors on 13 January 2023 (the “2022 Programme”). Under the 2022 Programme, the Company is authorised to acquire up to 7,618,012 shares with a maximum value of SEK 100 million and representing no more than 10 percent of the Company’s total issued share capital.
The 2022 Programme is being carried out in accordance with the EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 ("MAR") and the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052 (the "Safe Harbour Regulation"). Its purpose is to deliver shareholder value and optimise the capital structure by reducing the Company’s share capital through subsequent cancellation of repurchased shares.
The table below sets out the share repurchases that occurred under the 2022 Programme from 13 January to 20 January 2023:
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per day (SEK)
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All share repurchases under the 2022 Programme were carried out on Nasdaq Stockholm by Carnegie Investment Bank AB on behalf of the Company. Following the above transactions, the Company’s holdings of its own shares on 20 January 2023 amounted to 4,704,703 ordinary shares, while the Company’s total number of shares in issue is 76,330,859.
A full breakdown of the transactions, subject to article 5.3 of MAR and article 2.3 of the Safe Harbour Regulation, is attached to this announcement.
As Catena Media now enters a so-called closed period prior to publication of the year-end report for the fourth quarter of 2022 on 22 February 2023, share buybacks will be paused until the report has been published.
Contact details for further information:
Email: [email protected]
Peter Messner, Group CFO
Phone: +46 768 95 26 93, Email: [email protected]
The information was submitted for publication by the contact persons above on 20 January 2023 at 18:30 CET.
About Catena Media
Catena Media is a global leader in generating high-value leads for operators of online sports betting and casino platforms. The group’s large portfolio of web-based affiliation brands guides online users to customer websites and enriches the experience of players worldwide. Headquartered in Malta, the group employs over 450 people in Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific and Oceania. The share (CTM) is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Mid Cap. For further information see catenamedia.com.