Path Clears for Full Integration of Siemens Gamesa into Siemens Energy
Siemens Gamesa minority shareholders have approved a capital reduction for the remaining 2.21 per cent of shares not held by Siemens Energy in the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, paving the way for a full integration of both companies.
The capital reduction was approved by 98.21 per cent of the minority shareholders attending in person or by proxy (38.88 per cent).
Approval was contingent on a presence of at least 25 per cent of the minority shareholders with an approval rate of at least two-thirds.
Jochen Eickholt, CEO of Siemens Gamesa, said: ”I am pleased that our minority shareholders are supporting our effort to fully integrate Siemens Gamesa into Siemens Energy. We can now further streamline our structures so that we can focus one hundred percent on improving our performance and achieving profitability.”
As a result of the capital reduction, the shares of the minority shareholders are redeemed. For that, the shareholders will receive compensation of EUR 18.05 per Siemens Gamesa share, the same price that was offered in the original tender offer by Siemens Energy in 2022.
”This is an important step in preparing for full integration. Besides, the turnaround program at Siemens Gamesa, Mistral, needs further rigorous execution, even though we see first moves in the right direction,” said Christian Bruch, CEO and President of Siemens Energy, and Chairman of Siemens Gamesa.
Siemens Energy announced the tender offer to acquire all remaining shares of Siemens Gamesa in May 2022. The tender offer concluded in December 2022, and following a sustained purchase order, Siemens Energy held around 98 per cent of Siemens Games shares.
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Siemens Gamesa ceased trading on February 14, 2023. Upon completion of the transaction, Siemens Energy will have spent a total of EUR 4.05 billion to acquire all shares not previously owned. In line with the target to maintain a solid investment grade rating, the transaction has mostly been financed with equity, Siemens Energy said.
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