At the end of the year, NH Hotel Group, S.A. had 600,000 treasury shares on its balance sheet, compared with 9,416,368 treasury shares at 31 December 2017. The reduction in treasury shares over the period can be explained by the following movements:
• In June 2018, the Group delivered 8,569,262 own shares to bond-holders for the early conversion of convertible bonds worth 250 million euros. These include 1,384,473 shares held by one of the entities participating in the loan of 9,000,000 shares associated with the issue, which has been definitively settled.
• In first half of 2018, the second cycle of the long-term incentive plan was settled (see Note 23). This second cycle was settled by the delivery of 247,106 shares valued at 1,029 thousand euros.