Investor Relations

Share Buy-Back Program

Yara executes share buy-back programs as an integrated part of its shareholder policy. This is based on our belief that share buy-backs will contribute to a better reflection of underlying values in Yara’s share price, an improvement in earnings per share and an improved capital structure. The company has bought back shares in most years.

Last updated 1 March 2011

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on May 11, 2010, authorized the year's buy-back program. The AGM authorized Yara to buy back up to 5 percent of Yara’s shares (14,441,595 shares) over a 12-month period.

The shares are purchased for later cancellation. Yara has renewed the agreement with the Norwegian State, according to which the State’s shares will be redeemed on a pro-rata basis to ensure that the State’s ownership stake remains unchanged when shares are cancelled.

Yara's purchases of own shares were disclosed to the Oslo Stock Exchange and details published in the table below.

Date Price No. of
shares
Accumulated share holdings
during this program
03 Aug 2010 234.64 50,000 50,000
05 Aug 2010 243.24 50,000 100,000
11 Aug 2010 241.73 50,000 150,000
17 Aug 2010 250.25 50,000 200,000
23 Aug 2010 250.94 50,000 250,000
27 Aug 2010 244.93 50,000 300,000
31 Aug 2010 247.482 50,000 350,000
25 Oct 2010 297.639 50,000 400,000
28 Oct 2010 296.55 50,000 450,000
18 Feb 2011 302.42 100,000 550,000
24 Feb 2011 286.7402 100,000 650,000
28 Feb 2011 298.173 100,000 750,000
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