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    Samherji exceeds 30 percent and will make a takeover bid

    Samherji Holding has added shares in Eimskipafelag Islands and has now exceeded the 30% limit. The company will subsequently make a takeover bid to all the company’s shareholders, as provided for in the Act on Securities Transactions.

    This is the second time this year that Samherji exceeds the 30% limit in the company, but on March 10 the company increased its share to 30.11%. Shortly afterward, market conditions had changed significantly due to the Covid-19 epidemic, and Samherji applied to the Financial Supervisory Authority of the Central Bank of Iceland for an exemption from the bidding obligation. The company also sold below the 30% limit on March 23.

    The Financial Supervisory Authority granted the company an exemption from the takeover obligation on 31 March.

    According to an announcement to the Exchange today, Samherji’s holding will be 30.28% if a 2.93% share is included through forwarding contracts. Says that the company will make a takeover bid to all shareholders of Eimskip, but it is stated that Samherji does not intend to delist the company from the Exchange. The announcement is signed by Þorsteinn Mar Baldvinsson, the company’s CEO.

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