3.37% of Vienna Airport shares tendered into the Offer
Airports Group Europe S. à r. l. ("Airports Group Europe"), an indirect subsidiary of IFM Global Infrastructure Fund ("IFM GIF") is pleased to inform that in total 2,834,012 shares in Flughafen Wien Aktiengesellschaft ("Flughafen Wien AG") have been tendered into its voluntary partial public offer ("Offer") during the Acceptance Period and the Extended Acceptance Period, which ended on 8 February 2023 (17:00 (Vienna time)). This corresponds to approximately 3.37% of the entire share capital of Flughafen Wien AG.
"We are very pleased with the result of the public offer and the considerable interest from investors," said Werner Kerschl, Executive Director of IFM Investors. "The increase in our investment reflects a long-term, responsible commitment to Flughafen Wien and Austria as a place to invest. As the largest shareholder of the airport, we look forward to continuing our engagement with the other shareholders, the supervisory board and management, and to working in the best interests of Flughafen Wien."
The offer price of EUR 34.00 per offer share cum dividend will be paid to shareholders of Flughafen Wien AG, who have accepted the Offer during the Acceptance Period or the Extended Acceptance Period, within 10 trading days after the end of the Extended Acceptance Period, i.e. until 22 February 2023 at the latest.
Airports Group Europe will, upon completion of the settlement, hold 36,434,021 shares in Flughafen Wien AG in total; this corresponds to approximately 43.37% of the entire share capital of Flughafen Wien AG. Considering the 125,319 treasury shares (as set out in the quarterly financial report 3/2022) this corresponds to a total of approximately 43.44% of the total voting rights in Flughafen Wien AG.
A dedicated website (www.Vienna-Airport-Share-Offer.at) has been set up, where shareholders can find the Offer document and its amendment and other relevant information. The Offer document and its amendment can also be found on the Flughafen Wien AG website (www.viennaairport.com) and the Takeover Commission website (www.takeover.at).
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About IFM GIF
IFM Global Infrastructure Fund ("IFM GIF") is a global infrastructure investment fund advised by IFM Investors Pty Limited ("IFM Investors").
IFM GIF’s investors include a diverse range of pension funds and institutional investors across the UK, Europe, Australia, the US, Canada and Asia.
IFM GIF has a long history of investing in assets around the world with 22 current portfolio investments spanning airports, seaports and toll roads, as well as energy, water and telecommunication assets (as at 31 December 2022).
IFM GIF’s airport experience includes investments in Flughafen Wien Group (Vienna, Malta and Košice airports), Manchester Airports Group (Manchester, London Stansted and East Midlands airports) and Sydney Airport. IFM GIF has been as a major shareholder of Vienna International Airport for the past 8 years.
About IFM Investors
IFM Investors was established more than 25 years ago by not-for-profit Australian pension funds, in partnership with the Australian trade union movement, with the aim of protecting and growing the long-term retirement savings of 120 million working people around the world, including caregivers, teachers, construction workers and hospitality workers.
IFM Investors is one of the largest global infrastructure investment managers with €64 billion (as at 31 December 2022) invested across a range of infrastructure assets.
Throughout the past 8 years, we have dependably supported the strategy and the work of the management of Vienna International Airport and have provided advice based on our international expertise.
We have significant experience in working alongside municipalities and public entities as manager or advisor in investments across 17 different airports in Australia, the United Kingdom, Austria, Malta, Slovakia and Latin America.
About Airports Group Europe
Airports Group Europe is a limited liability company registered in Luxembourg under B 167449. It is an indirect subsidiary of the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund.