September 21, 2013 09.54 Europe/London By Robert Briel

RTL Group has exercised its put option to sell its 7.5% shareholding in Russia’s National Media Group.
This follows the corresponding announcement in RTL Group’s half-year financial report 2013, published at the end of August.
RTL Group has received a payment of €81 million in the framework of the exercise of its put option and transferred its 7.5% shareholding to one of the current shareholders in National Media Group.
In a statement, RTL Group said that it has excellent relations with National Media Group and its shareholders. Both sides would welcomefuture opportunities for cooperation.