ATLN SIX Swiss Exchange
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On 9 April 2015, Actelion commenced a second line share repurchase program of up to 10 million shares, subject to market conditions and strategic opportunities. On 10 February 2017, Actelion announced that it has concluded the program. Since initiation on 9 April 2015, Actelion repurchased 7,729,000 million registered shares representing 6.77% of the voting rights of the share capital at the time of the start of the share repurchase program. The average purchase price per share was CHF 136.52. At the Annual General Meeting on 4 May 2016, 6,367,000 million of all repurchased registered shares were cancelled. The cancellation of the remaining 1,362,000 million registered shares will be proposed at the upcoming General Meeting of Shareholders.
On 5 December 2013, the Board of Directors of Actelion Ltd. (SIX: ATLN) approved a new program to purchase up to 8.31% (up to 10 million shares) of the outstanding share capital, as per 06 December 2013, over the subsequent three years. This program was completed on 19 August 2016. The purchased registered shares were used for the reactive servicing of existing employee option and share ownership programs.
On 25 November 2010, Actelion started a share repurchase program of up to CHF 800 million, subject to market conditions and strategic opportunities. On 9 August 2013, Actelion completed the above-mentioned program. Actelion repurchased 17,075,675 of its own shares (equal to 13.3% of the issued shares at the time of the start of the share repurchase) via a second trading line on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The average purchase price per share was CHF 46.85. The Ordinary General Meeting 2014 approved a capital reduction through cancellation of the remaining 6,147,500 repurchased shares.