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2016-02-01 17:00 CET
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Ossur Hf : Transactions in relation to share buyback program

Announcement from Össur hf. No.06/2016
Reykjavík, 1 February 2016

On 3 December 2015, Össur hf. initiated a share buy-back program, see Company announcement no. 48/2015.

The purpose of the share buyback program is to reduce the Company's share capital and adjust the capital structure by distributing capital to shareholders in line with the Company's Capital Structure and Dividend Policy. The program will end no later than 1 December 2016. The Company may purchase up to 5,000,000 shares under the program, corresponding to 1.1% of the current share capital. The total consideration for shares purchased under the program shall not exceed USD 10 million (approx. DKK 70 million).

The following transactions have been made under the program in the period 25 January 2016 - 29 January 2016:

Date No. of shares Avg. purchase price DKK Transaction Value DKK    
25 January 2016 20,000 22.25 444,936      
26 January 2016 10,984 22.03 241,996      
27 January 2016 4,616 22.05 101,804      
28 January 2016 11,717 22.88 268,104      
29 January 2016 7,683 22.04 177,039      
Total   55,000 22.43  1,233,879      
             

Össur has acquired 387,288 shares under the program at the average price of DKK 22.83. Following the above transactions Össur's holding of own shares is 2,852,288 corresponding to 0.6% of the Company's total share capital.

The share buyback program on NASDAQ Copenhagen is carried out in compliance with the provisions of the European Commission's Regulation No. 2273/2003 ("the Safe Harbor Regulation").

Contact persons:

Jón Sigurðsson, President & CEO                                      Tel: +354 515 1300

Sveinn Sölvason, CFO                                                      Tel: +354 515 1300

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About Össur

Össur (NASDAQ: OSSR) is a global leader in non-invasive orthopaedics that help people live a life without limitations. Its business is focused on improving people's mobility through the delivery of innovative technologies within the fields of braces, supports and prosthetic limbs. A recognized "Technology Pioneer", Össur invests significantly in research and product development; its award-winning designs ensuring a consistently strong position in the market. Successful patient and clinical outcomes are further empowered via Össur's educational programs and business solutions.  Headquartered in Iceland, Össur has major operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia, with additional distributors worldwide. www.ossur.com

Forward-Looking Statements

 

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" which involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from results expressed or implied by these statements. Össur hf. undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after this press release. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

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