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Noventiq (formerly Softline) announces GDR buyback programme

Noventiq (formerly Softline) announces GDR buyback programme

13th December 2021, London, UK - Softline Holding PLC [SFTL, US83407L2079] ("Company"), a leading global IT solution and services provider with a focus on digital transformation, cloud, and cybersecurity today announces a GDR buyback programme during the period commencing from 13 December 2021 and ending on 13 December 2022 (the "Programme").

Softline Holding plc began trading under the brand name Noventiq after divesting part of its business in October 2022.

The Company intends to buy (either directly or through its subsidiary) GDRs on market and hold them in treasury. The purpose of the Programme is to fund the Company's long-term management incentive plan, as notified in the Company's half year report on 30 November 2021.

The overall pecuniary amount allocated to the Programme will not exceed US$10 mn. All purchases of Shares and/or GDRs will be made by the Company or through a subsidiary, which has engaged a company within Sberbank group to act as an independent broker to execute any purchases pursuant to the Programme. 

The Programme will be conducted consistent with the general authority to repurchase GDRs granted by the Company's Board of Directors held on 26 November 2021, and otherwise in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. The maximum number of GDRs that can be bought back under the Programme is up to 10% of the Company's issued share capital (no more than 18.3 mn GDRs) and the Company cannot own such GDRs for more than 2 years.

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