KION GROUP AG resolves upon capital increase by 10 per cent

2016-07-18 / 18:36:09

KION GROUP AG / Key word(s): Capital Increase 18.07.2016 18:36 Disclosure of an inside information according to Article 17 MAR, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ad hoc announcement pursuant to article 17 MAR Key Word: Capital Increase ISIN: DE000KGX8881 Stock exchanges: Frankfurt; Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, München, Stuttgart; EUREX Market segment: Regulated market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Open market (Freiverkehr) in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, München, Stuttgart; EUREX NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA OR JAPAN OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. KION GROUP AG resolves upon capital increase by 10 per cent Wiesbaden - The Executive Board of KION GROUP AG resolved today, with the consent of the Supervisory Board, to fully utilize the existing authorized share capital and to increase its share capital, under exclusion of shareholders' subscription rights, by 10 per cent against cash contributions. The share capital will be increased in the amount of nominal EUR 9,890,000.00 against issuance of 9,890,000 new no-par-value bearer shares of the company, which will be entitled to dividend payouts as of the fiscal year 2016. This capital measure is intended to partially refinance the acquisition of Dematic. 40 per cent of the new shares will be placed with institutional investors in a private placement by means of an "Accelerated Bookbuilding"-Offering. Besides this "Accelerated Bookbuilding"-Offering, prior to the resolution to increase the share capital, KION GROUP AG and its major shareholder, Weichai Power, have agreed that Weichai Power will receive 60 per cent of the new shares at a price per share that will be determined in the course of the "Accelerated Bookbuilding"-Offering with the institutional investors. For a period of 12 months after the date on which the remaining new shares have been admitted to trading on the regulated market, Weichai Power will not sell or otherwise dispose of the new shares that it is to acquire in the share issuance ("Lock-up"), and the admission to trading of these shares will not be applied for before the Lock-up period will have expired. The remaining new shares shall be admitted to trading, with no obligation to publish a prospectus, and shall be included in the current listing in the prime standard segment of the regulated market on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in a timely manner upon completion of the "Accelerated Bookbuilding"-Offering. Wiesbaden, 18 July 2016 Forward-Looking Statements This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by KION GROUP AG management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to confirm them to future events or developments. Notice This publication does not constitute a public offer of securities in Germany. It is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States of America. This publication does not constitute an offer to sell securities, or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities, in the United States of America or in any other jurisdiction to any person to whom it is unlawful to make such offer or solicitation in such jurisdiction. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States of America absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the 'Securities Act'). The securities of KION GROUP AG described herein have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act, or the laws of any State, and may not be offered or sold within the United States of America, except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable State laws. KION GROUP AG does not intend to register any portion of the offering in the United States of America or conduct a public offering of securities in the United States of America. 18.07.2016 The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Archive at --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 Indices: MDAX Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart; Terminbörse EUREX End of Announcement DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------

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