Capital market-relevant press releases, 2013-12-03, 10:50 AM
ThyssenKrupp has successfully placed new shares corresponding to 10 per cent of the capital stock at €17.15
ThyssenKrupp AG has successfully completed the capital increase announced on December 2, 2013 by €131,709,191.68, corresponding to 10 per cent of the capital stock, in an accelerated bookbuilding process. The newly issued 51,448,903 no par shares in ThyssenKrupp AG were placed with German and international institutional investors at a price of €17.15 per share. The placement results in a gross perceeds of €882.3 million.
“With a discount of only 2.75 per cent to the previous day’s closing price the shares were placed at a price of €17.15 mainly with long-term international investors. The fast placement and the quality of the order book confirm the capital market’s trust in ThyssenKrupp’s long-term strategy”, says Guido Kerkhoff, Chief Financial Officer of ThyssenKrupp.
This capital measure strengthens the Group’s equity and reduces its net financial debt. This will have a positive impact on gearing and equity ratio and supports ThyssenKrupp on its strategic way to a diversified industrial group.
This release is a mandatory announcement pursuant to § 15 of the German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz). Neither this release nor the information contained herein constitutes an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities. In particular, this release also does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities in the United States of America. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and may not be offered or sold in the United States of America absent registration or an exemption from registration under the Securities Act. ThyssenKrupp AG does not intend to conduct a public offering of the securities in the United States of America. The distribution of this release and the offer and sale of securities of ThyssenKrupp AG may be legally restricted in certain jurisdictions. Persons reading this release should inform themselves of and comply with such restrictions.