To cover outstanding obligations resulting from past and present long-term incentive (LTI) programs, Philips repurchases additional Philips shares on NYSE Euronext Amsterdam from time to time. The shares repurchased to cover such LTI positions will be held by Philips as treasury shares until these are distributed to participants.
In order to repurchase shares for covering LTI programs, Philips may enter into discretionary management agreements with one or more banks within the limits of relevant laws and regulations (in particular the EU Market Abuse Regulation) and Philips’ Articles of Association. All transactions will be published here on a weekly basis.
The LTI coverage program is over and above the existing EUR 1.5 billion share repurchase program for cancellation purposes which started on October 21, 2013 and was completed on October 20, 2016.