17:35, Disclosure of an inside information according to Article 17 MAR
Pliezhausen, April 5, 2017. With the approval of the supervisory board, the executive board of DATAGROUP SE today has decided to raise the company’s share capital by up to 10% against cash contributions, utilising the authorised capital II 2013.
The company’s share capital will be increased with a simplified exclusion of the shareholders’ subscription rights by issuing a total of 759,000 new no-par value bearer shares of EUR 7,590,000 by nominally up to EUR 759,000.00 to up to EUR 8,349,000.00. The new shares will be entitled to a share in profits from the beginning of the current fiscal year (01.10.2016 – 30.09.2017).
The proceeds from the capital increase are planned to strengthen DATAGROUP SE’s equity. This provides the basis for the company’s future organic and inorganic growth.
The new shares are to be offered to German and international institutional investors in a private placement without prospectus by way of an accelerated bookbuilding process. This placement is to be concluded by 06.04.2017. The placement price will be determined by the executive board with the approval of the supervisory board and will not be substantially lower than the company’s current stock market price.
The new shares are to be admitted to trading on the open market at the Frankfurt stock exchange while also being included in the segment “Scale”. The inclusion of the new shares (without prospectus) in the listing of the existing shares is planned to take place on 10.04.2017.
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