This section presents the information relating to the transactions of treasury shares by GBL.

The Extraordinary General Meeting of April 28, 2020 renewed the authorisation given to the Board of Directors to buyback shares, for a period of five years.

At the latest on the 7th trading day after the transaction, this information must be disclosed and simultaneously notified to the FSMA.

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Transactions on GBL shares


Date % of issued capital Own shares
December 31, 2019 3.2% 5,238,989
December 31, 2018 1.6% 2,642,982
December 31, 2017 3.5% 5,660,482
December 31, 2016 3.7% 5,924,416
December 31, 2015 3.8% 6,076,926
December 31, 2014 3.8% 6,147,123
December 31, 2013 3.8% 6,308,090
December 31, 2012 3.8% 6,134,514
December 31, 2011 3.8% 6,099,444
December 31, 2010 3.8% 6,099,444
December 31, 2009 3.8% 6,054,739

Legal details

The Extraordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting of April 28, 2020 renewed the authorisation given to the company’s Board of Directors, for a period of five years, to buy a maximum of 32,271,657 GBL shares, in accordance with the legal provisions. The unit price may not be more than 10% lower than the lowest price in the 12 months preceding the transaction, and more than 10% higher than the highest share price out of the last 20 quotes.

This authorisation also covers acquisitions by GBL’s direct and indirect subsidiaries.

The same Extraordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting also renewed the Board of Directors’ authorisation to acquire and dispose of its treasury shares when such an acquisition or disposal is necessary to prevent serious and imminent harm to the company.

The Extraordinary General Shareholderss Meeting authorized the Board of Directors to dispose of GBL shares on or off the stock market without the prior intervention of the General Shareholders’ Meeting and with unlimited effect.

Within this context, the company has set up a liquidity agreement to improve the market liquidity of the GBL share. This agreement is executed on a discretionary basis by a third-party on behalf of GBL within the limits of the authorisation granted by the April 28, 2020 General Shareholders’ Meeting and in compliance with the applicable laws.