Vonovia SE’s €341.3 Million Share Dividend


Hogan Lovells advised Commerzbank AG on the payment of a share dividend and a rights issue in connection thereto by Vonovia SE.

The shareholders’ meeting of Vonovia SE resolved on 16 Mai 2019 a dividend payment of EUR 1.44 per share. The shareholders were given the choice to receive the dividend either in cash or in the form of new shares of Vonovia SE. During the subscription period shareholders holding 45.75% of the dividend-bearing shares in Vonovia SE have elected to receive new shares instead of the cash dividend. To create the 7,695,677 new shares, Vonovia SE increased its share capital by making use of an authorized capital. The volume of the dividend entitlements that have been converted into shares corresponds to EUR 341,318,666.30.

Hogan Lovells advised Commerzbank AG in its role as financial advisor and process bank on all issues concerning the structuring and execution of the transaction.

Hogan Lovells team for Commerzbank AG with a team including Michael Schlitt (Picture), Eva-Christina Sommer (Capital Markets) and Jonathan Baird (Partner, US law, London).

Involved fees earner: Jonathan Baird – Hogan Lovells; Michael Schlitt – Hogan Lovells;

Law Firms: Hogan Lovells;

Clients: Commerzbank AG;