April 19, 2017
Cancellation of publicly held gategroup shares and delisting from SIX Swiss Exchange as of April 27, 2017
ZURICH, April 19, 2017
By decision dated April 6, 2017, the Commercial Court of the Canton of Zurich cancelled all registered shares of gategroup Holding AG not directly or indirectly held by HNA Aviation (Hong Kong) Air Catering Holding Co., Ltd., Hong Kong ("Offeror") based on article 137 of the Financial Market Infrastructure Act.
Holders of cancelled shares will be paid cash compensation in the amount of CHF 53 for each cancelled share, corresponding to the offer price paid by the Offeror in its public tender offer for all publicly held shares of gategroup Holding AG.
By decision dated April 18, 2017, SIX Exchange Regulation definitively approved the delisting of the registered shares of gategroup Holding AG from SIX Swiss Exchange as of April 27, 2017. The last trading day of the registered shares of gategroup Holding AG will be April 26, 2017.
gategroup is a leading global provider of products, services and solutions relating to a passenger’s onboard experience. It specializes in catering and hospitality; provisioning and logistics; and onboard products and services to companies that serve people on the move. In 2015, gategroup achieved a total revenue of CHF3.0 billion and an adjusted EBITDA of CHF169.4 million. The company currently employs 43,000 people worldwide. For further information: www.gategroup.com
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