Following the approval by the UniCredit S.p.A. ("UniCredit") Board of Directors to dispose of up to its entire stake held in Yapı ve Kredi Bankası A.Ş. ("YKB") and the delivery by UniCredit of a right of first offer notice to Koç Holding A.Ş. ("Koç"), pursuant to the share purchase agreement signed in 2019 between UniCredit and Koç, the latter has confirmed to UniCredit the irrevocable decision to exercise the right of first offer.
As a result, Koç will buy shares in YKB corresponding to 18% of the issued share capital of YKB for a total consideration of Euro 0.3 billion at the current exchange rate, while the remaining 2% is expected to be sold on the market.
The completion of the sale to Koç is subject to any applicable regulatory approvals in the relevant jurisdictions and is expected to occur in the first quarter of 2022.
Based on the 3Q21 capital position, the transaction will have an overall low-mid single digit positive impact on the consolidated CET1 ratio of UniCredit.
For the financial year 2021, also considering other conditions, there will be a resulting negative consolidated P&L impact of approximately Euro 1.6 billion (based on 3Q data), mostly deriving from the FX revaluation reserve related to the YKB stake, which will have no impact on the CET 1 capital, being currently already recognised.
Milan, 8th November 2021