BAUER Aktiengesellschaft / Key word(s): Capital Increase/AGM/EGM
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As part of the proposed capital increase, the company's share capital is to be increased from its current value of EUR 80,301,417.61, divided into 18,844,066 no-nominal-value shares, by up to EUR 30,885,149.15 against uniform mixed cash and/or non-cash capital increase by the issue of up to 7,247,715 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. On the part of the existing shareholders, both the Bauer family (which currently holds 43.81% of shares and voting rights jointly) and Doblinger Beteiligung GmbH (which currently holds 19.84% of shares and voting rights) have expressed their interest in participating in the capital increase to a significant extent.
The Extraordinary General Meeting is planned for March 31, 2021. The company will publish a corresponding convening announcement without delay. The plan is to conduct this General Meeting virtually pursuant to the specifications of the COVID-19 legislation.
With this capital increase, BAUER Aktiengesellschaft would like to reinforce its equity basis and further improve the balance sheet ratios. Due to a significant loss in the 2019 financial year (EUR -36.6 million) and as a result of the 2020 financial year, which was marked by the coronavirus pandemic and finished in line with the latest forecast for the earnings after taxes, based on the currently available information - significantly better than in the previous year and better than EUR -20 million - the equity ratio has decreased.
This announcement does not contain or constitute an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy or subscribe for securities.
This announcement is not a prospectus. Potential investors should not purchase or subscribe for any securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of the information contained in the prospectus to be issued by the Company in connection with the public offering of such securities (including any supplements thereto). Copies of such prospectus will, following approval by the German federal financial supervisory authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht - BaFin) and publication, be available free of charge from BAUER Aktiengesellschaft, Schrobenhausen, Germany, as well as, for viewing in electronic form, on the websites of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (http://www.boerse-frankfurt.de) and the Company (https://www.bauer.de/bauer_group/investor_relations/).
This announcement is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States of America (the "United States"). Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). Any public offering of securities to be made in the United States would be made by means of a prospectus that could be obtained from the Company and that would contain detailed information about the Companyand its management, as well as the financial statements of the Company. There will be no public offer of the securities in the United States.
In the United Kingdom, this information is directed at and/or for distribution only to (i) investment professionals falling within article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Order"), or (ii) high net worth companies falling within article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons are collectively referred to herein as "relevant persons"). The securities are only available to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase or otherwise acquire such securities will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this information or any of its contents.
Subject to certain exceptions under the Securities Act, the securities referred to herein may not be offered or sold in Australia, Canada or Japan or to, or for the account or benefit of, any national, resident or citizen of Australia, Canada or Japan.
Some of the information in this announcement may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of the Company. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "will," "could," "may" or "might," or, in each case, the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Many factors could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, general economic conditions, our competitive environment, risks associated with our industry, as well as many other risks specifically related to the Company and its operations.
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