Uniper SE: We have not invited Fortum to make a takeover offer
Uniper SE notes the statements made by Fortum, a Finnish state controlled company, and E.ON confirming advanced discussions between these two parties regarding a possible acquisition by Fortum of E.ON’s 46.65% stake in Uniper in conjunction with a possible voluntary public takeover offer for all shareholders of Uniper at a price of EUR 22 in cash per Uniper share.
Klaus Schäfer, the Uniper CEO states that “this unsolicited takeover offer is clearly not in line with the strategy of Uniper as recently reiterated publicly.” Uniper is currently not in discussions with either of Fortum or E.ON in regard to the unsolicited and conditional transaction proposals described in their respective statements. If and when appropriate, the Supervisory and Management Boards of Uniper will evaluate any forthcoming specific proposal in detail and in the interest of the company and all its stakeholders.
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