Drillisch halves freenet shareholding

20 Mar 2013

German mobile service provider Drillisch has announced the transfer of 13.32 million registered shares in freenet – corresponding to a 10.4% stake – to Bank of America, via its subsidiary MSP Holding. Bank of America has settled the transfer based on a volume weighted average freenet stock market price of EUR18.5067 (USD23.9). The transfer of shares will result in a discharge of loan obligations amounting to around EUR136 million. Drillisch said that the move will reduce its direct and indirect shareholding in the nominal capital of freenet to around 10.44%, and will lead to an income before tax of around EUR151 million in the company’s consolidated financial statements for the current fiscal year.

Germany, 1&1 (formerly 1&1 Drillisch), freenet