Zalando today announced that a number of shareholders have participated in an organised market placing of Zalando shares. Kinnevik did not participate in the transaction and its ownership stake in Zalando remains at 32%. In connection with the transaction a number of shareholders, including Kinnevik, have agreed to extend the lock-up agreement, ie the commitment not to dispose of their shares, until the end of June 2015. Upon completion of the market placing, the free float in Zalando shares will have more than doubled to over 25% of the total share capital.
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