Capital market-relevant press releases, 2013-12-02, 08:58 PM
Ad hoc statement in accordance with § 15 Securities Trading Act / ThyssenKrupp resolves to increase capital stock by 10 per cent
On December 02, 2013, the Executive Board of ThyssenKrupp AG with the approval of the Executive Committee of the Supervisory Board resolved in accordance with the authorization under Art. 5, par. 5 of the Articles of Association of the Company to increase the capital stock of ThyssenKrupp AG by a nominal € 131,709,191.68, corresponding to 10 per cent of the current capital stock, by issuing 51,448,903 new no par bearer shares in the Company and to exclude subscription rights.
The share issue will be carried out today via an accelerated bookbuilding process in which the new shares will be offered by selected banks to German and international institutional investors without a prospectus. COMMERZBAK Aktiengesellschaft and J.P. Morgan Securities plc. have been mandated to carry out the transactions. The new shares are to be listed on the Frankfurt/Main and Düsseldorf stock exchanges. The placement price and the proceeds from the issue will be announced after the price has been determined.
This capital measure is intended to strengthen the Group’s equity and reduce its net financial debt, which will have a positive impact on gearing and equity ratio. The capital measure also will support ThyssenKrupp on its strategic way to a diversified industrial group. The Company is convinced that a capital increase on this scale represents an appropriate balance between the interests of shareholders and the requirements of other strategic stakeholders.
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.