KION GROUP AG resolves to buy back own shares

2013-08-26 / 14:46:12

KION GROUP AG / Key word(s): Share Buyback 26.08.2013 14:46 Dissemination of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wiesbaden, 26 August 2013 - The management board of KION GROUP AG, 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 own shares. Approval of the supervisory board is not required. The buy-back will be effected by KION GROUP AG. At this time the Company does not hold any own shares. The acquired own shares shall be available for any and all purposes covered by the authorization of the general meeting of shareholders. In particular, they shall be offered for acquisition to persons employed by KION GROUP AG or one of its affiliated companies in the context of a future employee participation program. 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 28 August 2013 to 15 October 2013 a total of up to 200,000 shares without par value of the Company (i.e. approximately 0.2% of the nominal share capital) shall be acquired in the context of a buy-back program. During this period the Company will not sell any own shares. The buy-back program will be executed by Goldman Sachs International 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. Goldman Sachs International 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 ( in the section 'Investor Relations'. The repurchase of shares by the company is beginning during a two-week trading window, which opens upon publication of the half-year results and is based on internal restrictions on when employees can trade KION Group securities. During this period, employees may trade company shares, including those members of staff who participated in an earlier, broad-based management participation program who were subject to a lock-up period until recently. Executive Board members and other managers continue to be bound by a lock-up period of twelve months from the IPO. The buy-back program may, as far as necessary and legally permitted, be suspended and resumed at any time. Further information for investors Frank Herzog Head of Corporate Finance Tel.: +49 (0) 611.770-303 Email Silke Glitza Head of Investor Relations and M&A Tel.: +49 (0) 611.770-450 Email 26.08.2013 DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at and --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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: Internet: ISIN: DE000KGX8881 WKN: KGX888 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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