Source: Deutsche Börse
As planned, Deutsche Börse is continuing the Capital Management Program launched in mid-April.
In the week beginning 6 June, the company will commence a second share buy-back program with a planned volume of approximately EUR 370 million. In the course of 2005, the company already repurchased shares valued at EUR 353.1 million between mid-April and mid-May and paid a dividend of EUR 74.1 million. Deutsche Börse announced the Capital Management Program in March. The company intends to distribute approximately EUR 1.5 billion to shareholders by May 2007, including some EUR 800 million in 2005.
The upcoming second share buy-back program is based on the authorisation by the AGM. On 25 May 2005, the AGM authorised the company to repurchase up to 10 per cent of its share capital, or up to a maximum of 10,591,878 shares.
The shares will be repurchased exclusively on the exchange.