SAD do Benfica informed, on Tuesday, that the former president of the club, Luís Filipe Vieira, is preparing to sell the 3.28% shares he holds, and may receive 5.8 million for the transaction.
In a statement sent to the Real Estate Market Commission (CMVM), SAD do Benfica informed that it “has learned from Sport Lisboa e Benfica that this entity has received a communication from Mr Luís Filipe Ferreira Vieira to exercise preemptive rights regarding the possible transfer of the 753,615 shares representing 3.28% of the share capital of Benfica SAD that he owns”.
The CMVM, cited by the Public, explained that the acquisition amounts to 7.80 euros per share, which can result in a total of 5.8 million euros.
Vieira resigned in July. He was arrested under Operation Red Card, accused of having set up a scheme to withdraw money from Benfica, using the funds for “personal benefit”. It is also pointed out as responsible for the undue increase in commissions inherent to the sale of players.