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 30 August 2012

The Yara Annual General Meeting on 10 May 2012 approved a new Power of attorney to the Board regarding acquisition of own shares. The Board is thereby given authorization to acquire up to 5 percent (14,210,363 shares) of Yara’s shares before the next Annual General Meeting. Yara has renewed its 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 is unchanged in the event repurchased shares are cancelled.

Yara's purchases of own shares are disclosed to the Oslo Stock Exchange on an on-going basis and details published in the table below.

Date Price No. of shares Accumulated share holdings
15 May 2012 251.6553 200,000 200,000
16 May 2012 249.5507 200,000 400,000
21 May 2012 243.4857 200,000 600,000
22 May 2012 245.9336 200,000 800,000
24 May 2012 235.1512 200,000 1,000,000
25 May 2012 234.2441 230,000 1,230,000
29 May 2012 237.7992 230,000 1,460,000
30 May 2012 235.3481 230,000 1,690,000
31 May 2012 231.7891 230,000 1,920,000
25 July 2012 277.9993 100,000 2,020,000
26 July 2012 280.8774 100,000 2,120,000
30 July 2012 286.6371 100,000 2,220,000
31 July 2012 286.1065 100,000 2,320,000
02 Aug 2012 281.3898 100,000 2,420,000
07 Aug 2012 285.8515 100,000 2,520,000
08 Aug 2012 284.6039 100,000 2,620,000
09 Aug 2012 289.9383 100,000 2,720,000
14 Aug 2012 293.314 100,000 2,820,000
15 Aug 2012 293.0589 100,000 2,920,000
16 Aug 2012 292.8891 100,000 3,020,000
21 Aug 2012 289.9956 100,000 3,120,000
22 Aug 2012 285.7761 100,000 3,220,000
23 Aug 2012 285.8214 100,000 3,320,000
27 Aug 2012 282.9993 80,000 3,400,000
28 Aug 2012 284.091 80,000 3,480,000
29 Aug 2012 286.2929 80,000 3,560,000
30 Aug 2012 284.3897 80,000 3,640,000

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