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Jun 21, 2017, 5:30 PM
On 30 May 2017 Castle Private Equity Ltd. announced a share buyback programme by issuing put options tradable on SIX Swiss Exchange. The put options have been traded from 1 to and including 19 June 2017. Every 20 put options entitled shareholders to tender one registered share at the exercise price of CHF 18.15.
Jun 1, 2017, 8:30 PM
As announced on 31 May 2017, the share buyback programme on a second trading line at SIX Swiss Exchange was terminated early. Overall, a total of 1,696,352 registered shares or 5.80% of the current share capital and voting rights were bought back, 5,564 registered shares more than the 1,690,688 registered shares announced yesterday.
May 31, 2017, 6:21 PM
As announced on 30 May 2017, the share buyback programme on a second trading line at SIX Swiss Exchange was terminated on 31 May 2017. The buyback programme commenced on 5 July 2016. Under the programme Castle Private Equity Ltd. bought back 1,690,788 of its own registered shares, which corresponds to 5.78% of the current share capital and voting rights.
May 30, 2017, 7:00 AM
Today the Board of Directors of Castle Private Equity Ltd. has decided to terminate on 31 May 2017 the current share buyback programme on a second trading line on the SIX Swiss Exchange, which started on 5 July 2016.
May 16, 2017, 7:00 PM
Castle Private Equity AG announces that the ordinary general meeting today approved all items proposed.
Feb 13, 2017, 1:00 PM
The Board of Directors of Castle Private Equity Ltd. instructed its general managers to evaluate the feasibility of share buybacks via a fixed price offer*, in addition to the already known and well established other distribution mechanisms. Therefore, Castle Private Equity Ltd. will review the practicability of such a fixed price share buyback transaction. The purpose of the share buyback is to return liquidity to the shareholders of Castle Private Equity and to allow shareholders to reduce their holding in Castle Private Equity Ltd. at a fixed price. The required funds will not be paid out of capital contribution reserves. Approval for the buyback and for the respective subsequent cancellation of shares bought back and the pertinent capital reduction would be sought at one of the next shareholders' meetings. *Examples of similar transactions by companies listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange AG: Walter Meier AG, Alpine Select AG, Schindler Holding AG
Sep 19, 2016, 2:11 PM
The Board of Directors of Castle Private Equity Ltd., has decided to terminate the trading on Castle’s separate USD trading line (ticker: CPED SW) by end of October 2016. The last trading day will be on 31 October 2016. The reason is the low trading activity compared to Castle’s CHF trading line over many years. Important: Trading of the 29,228,461 listed shares in CHF (ticker: CPEN SW) will continue unaffected, i.e. there will be no impact caused by the mentioned measure. The shares are listed in accordance with the Standard for Investment Companies.
Aug 3, 2016, 12:15 PM
Castle Private Equity AG announces that the cancellation of 4,235,539 own shares which was approved at the 11 May 2016 general meeting of shareholders will be registered by the commercial register on 5. August 2016. With regards to the listing of the company’s shares at the SIX Swiss Exchange, the cancellation becomes effective as of 5. August 2016 (date of exchange adjustment). From then on, the issued share capital of the company will amount to 29,228,461 registered shares with a par value of CHF 5 each. As a result of the cancellation, the company’s holding of own shares will reduce to below 10 per cent. Further notifications of changes in significant shareholdings due to the cancellation of 4,235,539 own shares can be expected.
Jul 1, 2016, 8:12 AM
On 13 June 2016 Castle Private Equity Ltd. announced a share buyback programme by issuing put options tradable on SIX Swiss Exchange. The put options have been traded from 16 to and including 29 June 2016. Every 20 put options entitled shareholders to tender one registered share at the exercise price of CHF 17.50. In total, 1,193,914 registered shares were tendered which correspond to 3.57% of the share capital and voting rights registered in the commercial register (resp. 4.08% of the share capital and voting rights after the in-tended capital reduction). The net purchase price (exercise price minus 35% withholding tax calculated on the difference between the exercise price and the nominal value) will be paid on 4 July 2016. It is intended that approval for the cancellation of all registered shares repurchased will be sought at the Annual General Meeting in 2017. Furthermore, following the termination of the buyback via issuance of tradable put options, the Board of Directors of Castle Private Equity Ltd. decided to launch a new share buyback programme on a second trading line at SIX Swiss Exchange. It will start on 5 July 2016 (first trading day) and a maximum of 1,728,932 registered shares (maximum 5.17% of the share capital and voting rights registered in the commercial register resp. 5.92% of the share capital and voting rights after the intended capital reduction) will be purchased for cancellation purposes. The notice regarding the new share buyback programme will be available un-der www.castlepe.com
Jun 15, 2016, 5:10 PM
As announced on 13 June 2016, the share buyback programme on a second trading line at SIX Swiss Exchange was terminated on 15 June 2016. The buyback programme commenced on 2 November 2015. Under the programme Castle Private Equity Ltd. bought back 992,295 of its own registered shares, which corre-sponds to 2.97% of the current share capital and voting rights.

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On 30 May 2017 Castle Private Equity Ltd. announced a share buyback programme by issuing put options tradable on SIX Swiss Exchange. The put options have been traded from 1 to and including 19 June 2017. Every 20 put options entitled shareholders to tender one registered share at the exercise price of CHF 18.15.

In total, 1,084,131 registered shares were tendered which correspond to 3.71% of the share capital and voting rights registered in the commercial register (resp. 4.12% of the share capital and voting rights after the intended capital reduction). The net purchase price (exercise price minus 35% withholding tax calculated on the difference between the exercise price and the nominal value) will be paid on 22 June 2017. It is intended that approval for the cancellation of all registered shares repurchased will be sought at the Annual General Meeting in 2018.

Furthermore, following the termination of the buyback via issuance of tradable put options, the Board of Directors of Castle Private Equity Ltd. decided to launch a new share buyback programme on a second trading line at SIX Swiss Exchange. It will start on 26 June 2017 (first trading day) and a maximum of 1,548,264 registered shares (maximum 5.30% of the share capital and voting rights registered in the commercial register resp. 5.88% of the share capital and voting rights after the intended capital reduction) will be purchased for cancellation purposes.


The maximum buyback volume per day is 11,266 shares (calculated according to article 123(1)(c) of the Ordinance on Financial Market Infrastructures and Market Conduct in Securities and Derivatives Trading).

Tradeable put options

The Annual General Meeting of 15 May 2017 authorised the Board of Directors of Castle Private Equity AG to buy back own shares up to a maximum of 10% of the share capital in order to a further capital reduction. Based on the decision taken by the Board of Directors on 29 May 2017, Castle Private Equity AG is offering its shareholders the opportunity of tendering their registered shares for redemption by exercising put options; Castle Private Equity AG will buy back a maximum of 1’308'641 registered shares (amounting to a maximum of 4.48% of the capital and the voting rights of the share capital currently registered in the commercial register and a maximum of 4.97% of the capital and voting rights of the share capital registered in the commercial register after completion of the capital reduction) at a price of CHF 18.15 per registered share. At the next Annual General Meeting, the Board of Directors of Castle Private Equity AG will propose a capital reduction by cancelling share capital in the amount of the buyback volume under this buyback programme. Within the scope of the aforementioned authorisation from the Annual General Meeting of 15 May 2017, Castle Private Equity AG is considering launching a new buyback programme via a second trading line following the buyback programme through the issuance of tradable put options.

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2017 Ordinary General Meeting

Please be informed that Castle Private Equity AG will hold its ordinary general meeting (AGM) on 15 May 2017 at 14:00h CET (doors open at 13:30h CET) at the offices of the company at Schützenstrasse 6, 8808 Pfäffikon SZ, Switzerland Shareholders, registered with voting rights in the shareholders’ register up to and including 5 May 2017, 17:00h CET, are receiving the invitation to the General Meeting together with a login form for the shareholder platform Sherpany as well as a reply-/order form for postal replies. The order of the admission card and voting material can happen either by postal reply or by using Sherpany.

Invitation AGM ENG

Invitation AGM GER

20 February 2017

Publication of annual report 2016

September 2017

Publication of semi annual report 2017

14 May 2018

Annual general meeting (Pfäffikon, Switzerland)