Mondi's odd-lot offer ended July 12 succeeds in 77% reduction in number of shareholders, thereby lowering administrative costs, such as for printing and distributing financial statements; odd-lot offer was for shareholders with fewer than 100 shares

Debra Garcia

Debra Garcia

Jul 23, 2013 – Mondi Group

LONDON and JOHANNESBURG , July 17, 2013 (press release) – Further to the implementation of the Odd-lot Offer to facilitate a reduction in the number of ordinary shareholders holding fewer than 100 Mondi Limited Ordinary Shares and/or fewer than 100 Mondi plc Ordinary Shares, Mondi announces that, following closure of the Odd-lot Offer on 12 July 2013, the following Ordinary Shares have been purchased today, being the implementation date:

  • the Mondi Incentive Schemes Trust Trustees have purchased 239,633 Mondi Limited Ordinary Shares of no par value on the SA Register at a price of 13854.28 Rand cents per Ordinary Share;
  • Mondi plc has purchased 96,591 Mondi plc Ordinary Shares of EUR0.20 per share on the UK Register at a price of 965.43p per Ordinary Share. Where Odd-lot Holders had elected to receive their funds in Euro the shares were purchased at 1122.63 Euro cents per Ordinary Share; and
  • Mondi plc has purchased 322,727 Mondi plc Ordinary Shares of EUR0.20 per share on the SA Branch Register at a price of 13903.10 Rand cents per Ordinary Share.

The Odd-lot Offer was launched in June 2013 to reduce Mondi’s unusually large number of shareholders for a group of its size. Following the implementation of the Odd-lot Offer, the total number of shareholders has been reduced by approximately 77% (52,714 shareholders); this reduction will reduce administrative costs, including, for example, the costs of printing and distributing financial statements, circulars and notices.

The Ordinary Shares purchased represent approximately 0.14% of the total number of Ordinary Shares in issue.

The Mondi Limited Ordinary Shares on the SA Register were purchased directly by the Mondi Incentive Schemes Trust Trustees and, therefore, there has been no change to the issued Ordinary Share capital of Mondi Limited.

The Mondi plc Ordinary Shares on the UK Register and the SA Branch Register have been purchased by Mondi plc and are currently held as treasury shares. Following the above purchase, Mondi plc holds 419,318 Mondi plc Ordinary Shares as treasury shares. The total number of Mondi plc Ordinary Shares in issue (excluding shares held as treasury shares) is 366,821,487.
It is the intention that the Mondi plc Ordinary Shares purchased and currently held as treasury shares will be transferred to the Mondi Employee Share Trust on or around 24 July 2013.

Carol Hunt
Company Secretary, Mondi plc
Philip Laubscher
Company Secretary, Mondi Limited

About Mondi:

Mondi is an international packaging and paper Group, with production operations across 30 countries and revenue of €5.8 billion in 2012. The Group’s key operations are located in central Europe, Russia and South Africa and as at the end of 2012, Mondi employed 25,700 people.

Mondi Group is fully integrated across the packaging and paper value chain, from the growing of wood and the production of pulp and paper (packaging paper and uncoated fine paper), to the conversion of packaging paper into corrugated packaging, industrial bags, extrusion coatings and release liner. Mondi is also a supplier of innovative consumer packaging solutions, advanced films and hygiene products components.

Mondi Group has a dual listed company structure, with a primary listing on the JSE Limited for Mondi Limited under the ticker code MND and a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange for Mondi plc, under the ticker code MNDI. The Group has been recognised for its sustainability through its inclusion in the FTSE4Good Global, European and UK Index Series (since 2008) and the JSE’s Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index since 2007. The Group was also included in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) FTSE 350 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) for the third year and in CDP’s FTSE 350 Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) for the first time in 2012.

As part of the dual listed company structure, Mondi Limited and Mondi plc (together ‘Mondi Group’) notify both the JSE Limited and the London Stock Exchange of matters required to be disclosed under the Listings Requirements of the JSE Limited and/or the Disclosure and Transparency and Listing Rules of the United Kingdom Listing Authority.

Capitalised terms not defined in this announcement shall bear the meanings ascribed to such terms in the Notices of the Annual General Meetings of Mondi Limited and Mondi plc that were sent to Mondi Group shareholders on 26 March 2013.

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