Volkswagen’s Porsche IPO prices near $80, close to the top of the range


Volkswagen AG said late Wednesday that it priced Porsche AG’s initial public offering at the top of its range, setting the sports-car maker’s IPO on a course to be among the largest ever in Europe.

VW VOW, +1.77% priced the IPO at EUR82.50 a share, or about $80, valuing Porsche P911, at more than $70 billion. In a nod to Porsche’s iconic 911 two-door car, first introduced in the mid-1960s, 911 million shares were made available.

See also: Porsche IPO is set for Thursday. Here’s what to know.

Porsche shares are expected to trade on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on Thursday.

VW is planning to distribute 49% of the proceeds in a special dividend, and set a December meeting to put the proposal to a shareholder vote.

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