Eede, the Netherlands – Xeikon NV (“Xeikon”) takes cognizance of the press release of Punch International nv (“Punch”) of earlier today, in which Punch announces that it is involved in discussions with a party who has indicated that it is interested in acquiring Punch’s share interest in Xeikon at a price per share of EUR 5.85.
Xeikon observes that if the above-mentioned acquisition of the share interest will be consummated, the buyer of such share interest will pursuant to the Act on Financial Supervision (Wet op het financieel toezicht) be obliged to make a mandatory offer for all remaining Xeikon shares.
Further announcements will be made if and when circumstances so require.
This announcement is made pursuant to Section 5:25i, second paragraph of the Act on Financial Supervision (Wet op het financieel toezicht).
For information, please contact Mr H.B. olde Bolhaar, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, reachable via the head office of Xeikon at +31 (0)117 – 37 5020.