Nov 12, 2018

Periodic update on transaction details related to Philips’ share repurchases and covering of additional LTI obligations

Amsterdam, the NetherlandsRoyal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today reported that in the period from November 2, 2018 up to and including November 7, 2018 a total of 1,702,600 of its own common shares were repurchased, with a weighted average purchase price of EUR 33.78. These repurchases were made under the repurchase program to cover long-term incentive and employee share purchase plans, which was announced on October 22, 2018. Further details can be found via this link [1].


Philips intends to extend this share repurchase program to cover obligations arising from its long-term incentive and employee share purchase plans with the purchase of an additional up to 10 million shares. To this end, Philips intends to enter into forward transactions with several financial institutions to be settled at future dates over the course of the program until 2022. The transactions will be entered into in accordance with the Market Abuse Regulation and within the limits of the authorization granted by the company’s General Meeting of Shareholders on May 3, 2018. Based on the market closing price on Euronext Amsterdam on November 9, 2018, the transactions represent an amount of up to EUR 336 million. Philips will provide further details on its website, which can then be found via this link as well.  


[1] Details of Philips’ current EUR 1.5 billion share buyback program for capital reduction purposes, which was initiated in the third quarter of 2017, can be found via the same link. 

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Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people's health and enabling better outcomes across the health continuum from healthy living and prevention, to diagnosis, treatment and home care. Philips leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver integrated solutions. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, image-guided therapy, patient monitoring and health informatics, as well as in consumer health and home care. Philips generated 2017 sales of EUR 17.8 billion and employs approximately 77,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at

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Ben Zwirs

Ben Zwirs

Philips Global Press Office

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Ksenija Gonciarenko

Ksenija Gonciarenko

Philips Investor Relations

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