METRO AG (FRA:MEO) METRO AG sells majority interest in METRO China to Wumei Technology Group

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11/10/2019 14:45

DGAP-Ad-hoc: METRO AG / Key word(s): Disposal
METRO AG sells majority interest in METRO China to Wumei Technology Group

11-Oct-2019 / 14:45 CET/CEST
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Today, METRO AG ("METRO") has entered into an agreement with Wumei Technology Group, Inc. ("Wumei"), a leading retailer in China, on a strategic partnership regarding METRO's operations in China ("METRO China"). This partnership includes the sale of METRO's entire indirect participation in METRO China to a subsidiary of Wumei ("Buyer") for an enterprise value (100%) of approx. EUR 1.9 bn. The consideration consists of (i) estimated net proceeds of more than EUR 1.0 bn and (ii) a participation of METRO of approx. 20% in the Buyer as future holding company of METRO China.

The completion of this transaction is subject to approval by regulatory authorities.

Sabrina Ley
Director Investor Relations

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Language: English
Company: METRO AG
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