Unconditional approval of concentration

The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has issued an unconditional approval for the acquisition of control over Emperia Holding S.A. by MAXIMA GRUPĖ.

Pursuant to an investment agreement executed on 23 November 2017, the investor announced a tender offer for 100% of Emperia’s shares, on the condition that approval of concentration is obtained from the UOKiK.

The approval of concentration fulfils the final condition in the announced tender offer, except for the condition to reach the threshold for a minimum number of shares in the tender offer entitling to 66% of the Company’s voting rights.

Subscriptions to sell shares are being accepted until 12 April 2018. Link to information on subscription rules:

Link to UOKiK’s page with its press release and decision regarding the approval of concentration: