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 25 November 2011

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on May 10, 2011, authorized the year's buy-back program. The AGM authorized Yara to buy back up to 5 percent of Yara’s shares (14,382,807 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
10 Aug 2011 251.83 100,000 100,000
11 Aug 2011 246.85 75,000 175,000
12 Aug 2011 258.51 75,000 250,000
15 Aug 2011 266.42 100,000 350,000
18 Aug 2011 258.8705 100,000 450,000
19 Aug 2011 249.9592 100,000 550,000
23 Aug 2011 255.0977 100,000 650,000
24 Aug 2011 265.2768 100,000 750,000
25 Aug 2011 267.4493 50,000 800,000
26 Aug 2011 267.7768 100,000 900,000
30 Aug 2011 289.4001 100,000 1,000,000
26 Oct 2011 264.04 100,000 1,100,000
27 Oct 2011 273.12 100,000 1,200,000
04 Nov 2011 266.47 100,000 1,300,000
07 Nov 2011 267.60 100,000 1,400,000
11 Nov 2011 260.41 100,000 1,500,000
15 Nov 2011 259.43 100,000 1,600,000
18 Nov 2011 235.39 100,000 1,700,000
21 Nov 2011 230.60 100,000 1,800,000
22 Nov 2011 230.14 100,000 1,900,000
23 Nov 2011 227.72 100,000 2,000,000
24 Nov 2011 229.42 100,000 2,100,000
25 Nov 2011 223.06 100,000 2,200,000
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