This is part of a repurchase program announced on February 13, 2019. The total number of shares repurchased under this program to date is 19,945,500 ordinary shares for a total consideration of €1,553.75 million.
AkzoNobel intends to repurchase common shares up to a value of €2.5 billion as part of a total €6.5 billion being distributed to shareholders following the sale of the Specialty Chemicals business. The share buyback is due to be completed by the end of 2019.
In accordance with regulations, AkzoNobel will inform the market about the progress made in the execution of this program through weekly updates and at https://www.akzonobel.com/for-investors/shares/share-buyback-overview