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“Baltic beverages invest Aktiebolag” (BBI, Sweden) announced its intention to exercise the right to compulsory redemption of shares (squeeze-out) of minority shareholders of one of the largest brewing companies in Ukraine PJSC “Carlsberg Ukraine” (Zaporozhye), according to Fixygen.

According to information published in the disclosure system of the national Commission on securities and stock market, BBI is a direct owner of the dominant control of the common shares of “Carlsberg Ukraine” in the amount of 1.01 billion shares with a par value of UAH 1 each, which is 98,77% of the total number of shares of the company.

Not later than 25 working days from the date of receipt of the communication of PJSC “Carlsberg Ukraine” must approve market value of the shares of the company and to inform her of BBI.

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In 2018, “Carlsberg Ukraine” in 2018 increased net profit by 1.5 times in comparison with the 2017 year to 1 billion 633,9 million.

In addition, last year, “Carlsberg Ukraine”, one of the largest Breweries in the country, paid 1,646 billion UAH of dividends.

Carlsberg Ukraine is part of Carlsberg Group — one of the leading brewery groups in the world, whose products are sold in more than 150 countries. Part of Carlsberg group in Ukraine includes three Breweries in Zaporozhye, Kiev and Lviv. In Ukraine the company represents brands Lvivske, Baltika, Arsenal, Tuborg, Carlsberg, “Zhiguli Zaporozhye”, “Khmilne”, “Kvas Taras”, Somersby, Guinness, Harp, Warsteiner, Grimbergen, Seth&Riley’s Garage, Harp, etc.

Carlsberg Ukraine increased in 2017, the production volume of beverages by 3% and strengthened the portfolio in respect of the balance of price/mix. In addition, recorded a small increase in market share, due to the high performance local brand “Lvivske” as well as Carlsberg, Kronenbourg 1664 and Seth&Riley sGarage.