Volkswagen Group to Drop $267 Million for Audi Stock Buyout

Matt Posky
by Matt Posky
volkswagen group to drop 267 million for audi stock buyout

On Tuesday, Audi announced Volkswagen Group is prepared to buy out minority shareholders. VW announced the plan earlier in the year, setting aside funds to procure the 0.36 percent of Audi it didn’t already own.

“Volkswagen AG announced and specified that it has set the cash settlement to be paid to the minority shareholders in return for the transfer of their shares at 1,551.53 euros per Audi AG share,” the Ingolstadt-based manufacture said in a statement.

Refinitiv data shared by Reuters said the amount represents a healthy premium on top of the 1,050 euro share price. All told, VW will shell out 237 million euros ($267 million) for the 152,749 outstanding Audi shares. Following that exchange, it will own the whole shebang.

The stock transfer is slated to be passed at Audi’s next general meeting. That’s TBD on account of social distancing measures nobody is adhering to anymore. But the company anticipates the meeting taking place in August if it can’t schedule something for the latter half of July.

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  • Indi500fan Indi500fan on Jun 16, 2020

    Compared to the billions they ante'd up for Dieselgate, this is like the kids allowance money.

  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Jun 16, 2020

    "Because 99 and 64/100 percent is just not enough."

  • Tstag Tstag on Jun 17, 2020

    VWs next looming problem is a lack of manufacturing plants for Audi in the UK if a hard Brexit happens. I’m told by someone at BMW that the Barvarians are planning to send BMWs down Minis Oxford lines to get round tariffs. Mercedes meanwhile are eying up Nissans Sunderland plant. That leaves VWs Audi in a deeply uncompetitive position in a key market. My bet is they will try and swoop in for JLR before BMW get there first. It’s a win win for VW. VW get production capacity in the UK, JLR get VWs parts bin and similar access to European plants.

  • DedBull DedBull on Jun 17, 2020

    I was entertained that the German stock symbol for Audi is still NSU.