BAUER Aktiengesellschaft / Key word(s): Capital Increase/AGM/EGM
BAUER Aktiengesellschaft: BAUER AG proposes capital increase and convenes an Extraordinary General Meeting
10-Oct-2022 / 10:20 CET/CEST
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Schrobenhausen, Germany – The Executive Board of BAUER Aktiengesellschaft (ISIN DE0005168108) today resolved, with the approval of the Supervisory Board, to call an Extraordinary General Meeting at short notice and to propose a resolution regarding a regular capital increase to the General Meeting.
BAUER Aktiengesellschaft intends to increase its equity base and further improve its balance sheet ratios through the share capital increase.
As part of the proposed capital increase, the company’s share capital is to be increased from its current value of EUR 111,186,566.80, divided into 26,091,781 no-nominal-value shares, by up to EUR 74,124,374.99 against cash contributions by the issue of up to 17,394,520 new no-nominal-value shares in the form of ordinary shares (with voting rights). The shareholders are to be granted the statutory subscription rights in this context.
The Extraordinary General Meeting is expected to take place on November 18, 2022. The company will now publish a corresponding convening notice in a timely manner.
On the part of the main shareholders, Doblinger Beteiligung GmbH, which holds just under 30 % of the shares and voting rights according to the last voting rights notification, has expressed its interest in participating in the capital increase to a substantial extent, possibly also through a person closely related to it. This could result in Doblinger Beteiligung GmbH acquiring at least 30 % of the voting rights and thus control of BAUER Aktiengesellschaft in the course of the implementation of the capital increase. In such a case, Doblinger Beteiligung GmbH would be obliged to publish the acquisition of control and to make a mandatory offer for all outstanding shares in accordance with the provisions of the German Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act.
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