THE BALL – It’s official: the agreement between the ‘King of Chickens’ and John Textor (Benfica) fell through

Businessman José António dos Santos, known as the ‘King of Chickens’, informed Benfica SAD, which in turn informed the CMVM this Monday, which reached an agreement with John Textor, on March 29, to cancel the agreements. that it had entered into with the US investor in connection with the acquisition of shares.

«On 06/16/2021, the declarant signed with John C. Textor, two agreements for the sale of a total of 5,750,000 common, book-entry and nominative shares, representing 25% of the share capital of Benfica SAD, subject to the conditions set forth ourselves. Subsequently, the declarant and the opposing party agreed to consider suspended until 12/31/2021 the contractual obligations for either party. Following the negotiations held between the declarant and John C. Textor and by agreement signed on March 29, 2022, the parties agreed to put an end, with immediate effect, to the agreements provided for in the previous point, completely extinguishing any and all effects arising of them”, it can be read.

RELEASE

Sport Lisboa e Benfica – Futebol, SAD (“Benfica SAD”) hereby, under the terms and for the purposes of article 17 of the Securities Code, informs that it has received the following statement from the shareholder José António dos Santos :

José António dos Santos informs, under the terms and for the purposes of the provisions of articles 16 and 20 of the Securities Code and article 2 of CMVM Regulation no. 5/2008 that:

1. On the present date, it directly holds a total of 3,143,942 ordinary, book-entry and nominative shares, representing approximately 13.67% of the share capital of the company Sport Lisboa e Benfica – Futebol SAD (Benfica SAD), and which correspond to an equal percentage of the voting rights in the aforementioned public company;

2. The company Grupo Valoro – SGPS SA (with corporate identification number 502500280, headquartered in Casais do Araújo, union of the parishes of Miragaia and Marteleira, municipality of Lourinhã, and the share capital of € 100,000,000), of in which he is a shareholder (holding, directly and indirectly, 23.335% of the respective share capital) and where he performs functions as Chairman of the Board of Directors, holds 450,000 common, book-entry and nominative shares, representing 1.9565%, of the share capital of Benfica SAD, which correspond to an equal percentage of the voting rights in the aforementioned public company;

3. The company Avibom – Avícola SA (with corporate identification number 503742732, headquartered in Casais do Araújo, union of the parishes of Miragaia and Marteleira, municipality of Lourinhã, and the share capital of € 4,500,000), of which Grupo Valoro – SGPS SA is the sole shareholder, holding 172,166 ordinary, book-entry and nominative shares, representing 0.7485% of the share capital of Benfica SAD, which corresponds to an equal percentage of the voting rights in said publicly-held company;

4. The company Rações Valoro SA (with corporate identification number 500658021, headquartered in Casais do Araújo, union of the parishes of Miragaia and Marteleira, municipality of Lourinhã, and the share capital of € 9,330,170), of which it is majority shareholder, Grupo Valoro – SGPS SA, retains the ownership of 470 ordinary, book-entry and nominative shares, representing 0.002% of the share capital of Benfica SAD, which corresponds to an equal percentage of the voting rights in said publicly-held company;

5. On 04/26/2021, the declarant signed with the company Quinta de Jugais – Comércio de Produtos Alimentares Lda. a promissory contract for the purchase and sale of 460,926 common, book-entry and nominative shares, representing approximately 2.00% of the share capital of Benfica SAD, subject to the completion of the purchase operation of the necessary shares that make up a lot of shares corresponding to 25 % of the share capital of this company, for subsequent sale to a third party, which, due to the amicable resolution agreed between the parties, ceased to take effect.

6. On 04/28/2021, the declarant entered into a promissory purchase and sale agreement with José da Conceição Guilherme for 856,900 common, book-entry and nominative shares, representing approximately 3.73% of the share capital of Benfica SAD, subject to the completion of the transaction to purchase the necessary shares that make up a lot of shares corresponding to 25% of the share capital of this company, for subsequent sale to a third party, which expired without any agreement for the transfer of shares having been signed.

7. In view of the foregoing, at this moment the declarant maintains the direct holding of the holding referred to in 1 and the imputation to his person of the rights inherent to the holdings referred to in 2., 3. and 4.

8. On 06/16/2021, the declarant signed with John C. Textor, two agreements for the sale of a total of 5,750,000 common, book-entry and nominative shares, representing 25% of the capital stock of Benfica SAD, subject to the conditions provided for in them. Subsequently, the declarant and the opposing party agreed to consider suspended until 12/31/2021 the contractual obligations for either party.

9. Following the negotiations held between the declarant and John C. Textor and by agreement signed on March 29, 2022, the parties agreed to put an end, with immediate effect, to the agreements provided for in the previous point, completely extinguishing any and all effects arising therefrom.”

Sport Lisboa e Benfica – Football, SAD

Lisbon, April 4, 2022

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