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DGAP-Adhoc: Ad-hoc: Rocket Internet SE resolves on public share purchase offer to buyback own shares for up to 15,472,912 shares (english)

16/04/2018 - 08:00


Ad-hoc: Rocket Internet SE resolves on public share purchase offer to buyback own shares for up to 15,472,912 shares

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DGAP-Ad-hoc: Rocket Internet SE / Key word(s): Share Buyback/Share Buyback
Ad-hoc: Rocket Internet SE resolves on public share purchase offer to
buyback own shares for up to 15,472,912 shares

16-Apr-2018 / 08:00 CET/CEST
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Ad-hoc: Rocket Internet SE resolves on public share purchase offer to
buyback own shares for up to 15,472,912 shares

Berlin, Germany, April 16, 2018 - The management board of Rocket Internet SE
(ISIN DE000A12UKK6 / WKN A12UKK) resolved today, with the approval of the
supervisory board, utilizing the authorization of the annual general meeting
of June 2, 2017, to buyback up to 15,472,912 shares of the company
(corresponding to a maximum of up to 9.37% of the company's registered share
capital) through a public share purchase offer against payment of an offer
price in the amount of EUR 24.00.

PLDT Online Investments Pte. Ltd., a shareholder of the company, has
irrevocably committed itself, today, vis-à-vis the company to accept the
public share purchase offer for at least 6,800,000 shares directly held by
it (corresponding to at least 67.38% of the total number of shares held by
PLDT Online Investments Pte. Ltd. in Rocket Internet SE).

The largest shareholder of the company, Global Founders GmbH, which holds
37.07% of the company's shares, has irrevocably committed itself vis-à-vis
the company not to accept the public share purchase offer for any shares
held by it.

The offer period will commence on April 17, 2018, 00:00 (CEST) and is
expected to end on May 2, 2018, 24:00 (CEST). If more than 15,472,912 shares
are tendered for buyback under this public share purchase offer, the
declarations of acceptance will be considered proportionally, i.e. in the
ratio of the 15,472,912 shares to the aggregate number of shares tendered
for buyback. Further details on the public share purchase offer are
contained in the offer document, which will be published on the company's
website (www.rocket-internet.com) under the heading "Investor Relations -
Share - Public Share Purchase Offer" prior to the commencement of the offer
period, on April 17, 2018, as well as subsequently in the German Federal
Gazette under www.bundesanzeiger.de.

Additionally, the management board has resolved today, with the approval of
the supervisory board, to terminate the share buy-back program for own
shares, which commenced on August 14, 2017 and was expected to end on April
30, 2018, early. Under this share buy-back program, which was also resolved
based on the authorization to acquire own shares by the annual general
meeting of June 2, 2017, the company has until today acquired 1,041,167 own
shares (corresponding to a portion of 0.63% of the company's registered
share capital).

Disclaimer

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States, Canada, Australia or Japan. This release is not directed to or
intended for distribution to or use by, any person or entity that is a
citizen or resident or located in any locality, state, country or other
jurisdiction where such distribution, publication, availability or use would
be contrary to law or regulation or which would require any registration or
licensing within such jurisdiction.

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distributed or disseminated within the United States of America, and in each
case neither by means of utilization of any postal service nor by any other
means or instruments of business communication between single states or
foreign trade or any facilities of a national stock exchange of the United
States of America. This includes, among others, submission by fax,
electronic post, telex, telephone and the internet. Copies of this release
or any other documents related to this release may also not be distributed
or submitted to or within the United States of America.

These materials do not constitute an offer of securities for sale or a
solicitation of an offer to purchase securities of the Company in the United
States, Germany or any other jurisdiction.

This release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based
on the current views, expectations and assumptions of the management of
Rocket Internet SE ("Rocket Internet") and involve known and unknown risks
and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to
differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Actual
results, performance or events may differ materially from those described in
such statements due to, among other things, changes in the general economic
and competitive environment, risks associated with capital markets, currency
exchange rate fluctuations and competition from other companies, changes in
international and national laws and regulations, in particular with respect
to tax laws and regulations, and other factors. Rocket Internet does not
assume any obligations to update any forward-looking statements.


Contact:
Christian Lasch
Chief Compliance Officer
Tel: 01 62 / 10 49 35 7
E-Mail: christian.lasch@rocket-internet.de


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   Language:    English
   Company:     Rocket Internet SE
                Charlottenstrasse 4
                10969 Berlin
                Germany
   Phone:       +49 (0)30 300 13 1800
   Fax:         +49 (0)30 300 13 1899
   E-mail:      investorrelations@rocket-internet.de
   Internet:    www.rocket-internet.de
   ISIN:        DE000A12UKK6
   WKN:         A12UKK
   Indices:     MDAX
   Listed:      Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated
                Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover,
                Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange; Luxemburg



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