Share Buy-Back Program 2018-2020 in the amount of up to EUR 250 million

On 7 November 2018, the Executive Board and Supervisory Board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE (“Company”) with seat in Unterföhring resolved on a program for the buy-back of own shares by the Company (“Framework Program”) with a total volume of up to EUR 250 million and an overall period of 12 to 24 months.

On that basis, the Executive Board of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE resolved upon a first tranche of such a buy-back of own shares of the Company through the stock exchange. The buy-back in the context of the first tranche (“Buy-back”) includes the acquisition of own registered (auf den Namen lautender) shares of the Company with a value of in total up to EUR 50,000,000.00 (purchase price on the stock exchange not including costs of acquisition). The acquisition is further limited to a maximum of up to 4,000,000 own shares of the Company; this corresponds to approx. 1.7% of the Company’s share capital. The acquisition of the shares will be made exclusively in the XETRA trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The Executive Board will, at the appropriate point in time, resolve on any further tranches of the Framework Program and their details and will announce them by separate disclosures. 

The Buy-back will be executed on the basis of the authorization of the meeting of shareholders of the Company of 21 May 2015 pursuant to section 71 para. 1 no. 8 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG). Accordingly, the purchase price paid for each share (not including costs of acquisition) may not be more than 5 % above or more than 5 % below the trading price. The defining trading price for this purpose shall be the opening auction trading price of the shares of the Company in the XETRA trading (or a comparable successor system) on the respective day.

The Buy-back is made without any restrictions on the use of the acquired own shares which, as a result, may be used by the Company for all legally permitted purposes or may be redeemed.

The Buy-back is managed by a credit institution which will decide on the time of the share acquisitions independently from, and uninfluenced by, the Company. The assigned credit institution has undertaken vis-à-vis the Company to manage the Buy-back in accordance with the so-called safe harbor provisions pursuant to Art. 5 para. 1 and 3 MAR in connection with Art. 2 to Art. 4 of the Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/1052 of 8 March 2016 (“Delegated Regulation”).

The Buy-back has been executed in the period from 9 November 2018 to 11 December 2018 (including). A total number of 2,906,226 shares have been acquired; this corresponds to approx. 1.25% of the share capital of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE. The average purchase price per share paid on the stock exchange amounted to EUR 17.2044. In total, own shares were acquired for an aggregated amount of EUR 49,999,993.46 (not including costs of acquisition).

Information on the transactions relating to the Buy-back will be disclosed publicly in an adequate manner pursuant to Art. 2 para. 2 and 3 of the Delegated Regulation at the latest at the end of the seventh trading day following the date of the execution of such transaction. Additionally, the Company will publish the disclosed transactions pursuant to Art. 2 para. 3 of the Delegated Regulation on this website and ensure that the information is kept available to the public for at least a five-year period from the date of the public disclosure.

The Disclosure Pursuant to Article 2 Sec.1 of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 2016/1052 supplementing Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 (MAR) can be downloadedhere.


Share buy-back 2018 / ISIN DE000PSM7770

Time period

Number of shares

Average purchase price

Repurchase volume

11/05-11/08 2018


EUR 16.8808

EUR 1,537,992.81

11/12-11/16 2018


EUR 17.6543

EUR 6,865,955.15

11/19-11/23 2018


EUR 17.6285

EUR 7,844,937.29



EUR 18.1192

EUR 5,699,970.72



EUR 17.0413

EUR 20,531,460.48



EUR 16.2832

EUR 7,519,677.01



EUR 17.2044

EUR 49,999,993.46

On August 29, 2011, ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE announced a share repurchase to hedge its long-term incentive programs. This measure with a repurchase volume of around EUR 32,529,904.06 was concluded on September 14. In this period, the Company acquired a total of 2,500,000 non-voting preference shares or 1.15 % of the share capital at an average price of EUR 13.01 via the stock exchange.

The basis for the share buy-back was the resolution of the Annual General Meeting on June 29, 2010, which authorized the Company to acquire common shares and/or preference shares amounting up to 10 % of the share capital as of the date of the resolution. This authorization expired on June 28, 2015.

Share buy-back


Number of shares

Average purchase price

Repurchase volume

Share buy-back 2011


EUR 13.01

EUR 32,529,904.06

Share buy-back


Number of shares

Average purchase price

Repurchase price

Share buy-back 2009


EUR 3.14

EUR 15,401,412.20

Share buy-back


Number of shares

Average purchase price

Repurchase price

Share buy-back 2008


EUR 13.36

EUR 15,065,861.56