Oct 10, 2017: Siemens has completed the sale of 18.155 million ordinary shares in Osram Licht AG, thereby raising gross proceeds of approx. €1.2 billion. The sale followed an accelerated bookbuilt offering to institutional investors only.
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Siemens will only retain a small number of Osram shares required to service the remaining Siemens bond plus warrant issue due 2019. Siemens’s Chief Executive Officer Joe Kaeser noted the move came after Osram’s value more than doubled since an initial public offering in 2013, and a week after he unveiled a proposed combination of Siemens’s train business with that of Alstom SA of France.