EPGC increases shareholding in METRO AG to 29.99%

31. 10. 2019

Today, EP Global Commerce GmbH (EPGC) exercised a call option to acquire 44,950,974 ordinary shares in METRO AG from Haniel. Upon closing of this transaction scheduled for 6 November 2019, EPGC will hold 29.99% of the ordinary shares in METRO AG. Accordingly, EPGC will become the largest shareholder in METRO AG. EPGC previously held 17.52%. The increase underlines the commitment of EPGC to METRO AG as a responsible strategic investor. EPGC will also seek appropriate representation on the Supervisory Board of METRO AG. EPGC retains a call option to acquire further ordinary shares from Haniel.