KION GROUP AG resolves to buy back further own shares

2014-09-08

KION GROUP AG / Key word(s): Share Buyback 08.09.2014 10:04 Dissemination of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

Wiesbaden, 8 September 2014 - The executive board of KION GROUP AG (the "Company"), Wiesbaden (ISIN DE000KGX8881) resolved today to make use of the authorization given by the general meeting of shareholders on 13 June 2013 to buy back further own shares in the context of an employee participation program. Approval of the supervisory board is not required. The buy-back will be effected by KION GROUP AG. At this time the Company holds 200,000 own shares. These shares as well as further own shares to be acquired shall be offered for acquisition to persons employed by KION GROUP AG or one of its affiliated companies in the context of an employee participation program. This purpose is covered by the authorization of the general meeting of shareholders. The buy-back shall be effected via the stock exchange and in compliance with Art. 4 - 6 Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2273/2003 of 22 December 2003 (the "Regulation"). During the period from 10 September 2014 to 15 October 2014 a total of up to 51,000 shares without par value of the Company (i.e. approximately 0.052% of the nominal share capital) shall be acquired in the context of a buy-back program. The buy-back program will be executed by Deutsche Bank AG as agent for the Company which will make its decisions regarding the execution of the purchase of shares of the Company independently from, and without influence by, the Company. Deutsche Bank AG will enter into a contract with KION GROUP AG in which it undertakes vis-à-vis KION GROUP AG to comply with the conditions for trading according to Art. 5 of the Regulation. Notwithstanding the restrictions arising from the Regulation, the purchase price per share (excluding incidental acquisition costs) shall not exceed by more than 10%, nor fall below by more than 20%, the average closing price of the shares of the Company carrying the same rights in Xetra trading (or a comparable successor system) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange during the last five trading days before the trading day on which such share is repurchased. The Company will, for all transactions executed in the context of the buy-back program, disclose on a weekly basis the information referred to in Art. 4 (4) in connection with (3) of the Regulation on its website (www.kiongroup.com) in the section "Investor Relations". The buy-back program may, as far as necessary and legally permitted, be suspended and resumed at any time. Further information for media Frank Brandmaier Head of Corporate Media Relations Tel.: +49 (0)611.770-752 Email frank.brandmaier@kiongroup.com Further information for investors Frank Herzog Head of Corporate Finance Tel.: +49 (0) 611.770-303 Email frank.herzog@kiongroup.com 08.09.2014 The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de

Language: English Company: KION GROUP AG Abraham-Lincoln-Str. 21 65189 Wiesbaden Germany Phone: +49 (0)611 770-0 Fax: +49 (0)611 770-690 E-mail: info@kiongroup.com Internet: www.kiongroup.com ISIN: DE000KGX8881 WKN: KGX888 Indices: SDAX Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, München, Stuttgart End of Announcement DGAP News-Service


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