Vonovia has requested compulsory acquisition of the minority shares in Hembla and Hembla has applied for delisting
Bochum/Stockholm, 18 December 2019 – Vonovia SE ("Vonovia"), has requested that the Board of Directors of Hembla AB (publ) ("Hembla") applies for the delisting of the company’s B-shares from Nasdaq Stockholm. Vonovia has also requested compulsory acquisition of the remaining shares in Hembla pursuant to Chapter 22 of the Swedish Companies Act.
Vonovia, through its indirectly wholly owned subsidiary HomeStar InvestCo AB ("HomeStar"), on 7 November 2019 announced a mandatory cash offer (the "Offer") to the shareholders in Hembla to acquire all outstanding B-shares in Hembla at a price of SEK 215 per share. On 10 December 2019, Vonovia announced that Vonovia, after settlement under the Offer, holds 6,136,989 A-shares and 81,282,426 B-shares in Hembla, corresponding to approximately 95.3 percent of the total voting rights and approximately 94.1 percent of the share capital in Hembla.
In light of the above, Hembla’s Board of Directors has resolved to apply for delisting of Hembla's B-shares from Nasdaq Stockholm. Such application has today been sent to Nasdaq Stockholm. The last day of trading will be announced by Hembla after Hembla has been informed thereof by Nasdaq Stockholm.