Friday 27 January 2023

Jde Peet’s executes €500 million share buyback from Mdlz

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AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands – JDE Peet’s, the world’s leading pure-play coffee and tea company by revenue, today announced it executed a share repurchase for a total amount of EUR 500 million.

The shares were purchased from its shareholder Mondelez International Holdings Netherlands B.V. (“MDLZ”) at a price per share equal to the market closing price on Friday 6 May 2022.

In highlighting the clear benefits of the transaction to the company and its stakeholders, including its shareholders, Fabien Simon, CEO of JDE Peet’s said:

“This represents a unique opportunity to increase the free float percentage and improve our earnings per share at a very attractive price to the company.

The Board (excluding the MDLZ nominees) carefully evaluated the transaction and concluded that it is in the best interests of the company and all its stakeholders.”

The transaction reflects the Board’s confidence in the future of the company. Olivier Goudet, Chairman of the Board of Directors, stated:

“it was appropriate for the company to now take advantage of a great investment opportunity whilst the company enjoys the financial flexibility to give effect to this important transaction.”

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