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Ad-hoc release pursuant to section 15 WpHG

INDUS Holding AG strengthens its equity base with successful capital increase of approx. EUR 60 million


This release and the information announced herein are not to be passed on to the United States of America, Australia, Japan or Canada.

Bergisch Gladbach, December 2, 2013. The Board of Management of INDUS Holding AG (ISIN DE0006200108, WKN 620010) today decided, with the consent of the Supervisory Board, to increase the share capital from authorised capital of EUR 57,792,116.42 by EUR 5,779,207.20 to EUR 63,571,323.62 through the issue of 2,222,772 new bearer shares representing EUR 2.60 of the share capital each against cash contribution. The Board of Management has excluded shareholders’ subscription right to these new shares with the consent of the Supervisory Board.

The new shares are entitled to profits from 1 January 2013. They are to be admitted to trading in the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the Düsseldorf Stock Exchange without a prospectus. The offering price per share is EUR 27.03; INDUS Holding AG will generate gross proceeds of about EUR 60 Mio. from the capital increase.

In the context of a private placement 80% of the new shares were placed with large institutional investors with Versicherungskammer Bayern, as the single most important investor, subscribing some 40% of the new shares to support the company’s growth strategy. Another 20% were acquired by other long-term investors and family offices.The transaction was accompanied by Bankhaus Lampe and law firm Osborne Clarke.

By strengthening the equity and liquidity base INDUS has laid a stable foundation for the ongoing development of the company and opened up additional opportunities for the acquisition of new investments. In the context of its “Compass 2020” strategy, INDUS plans further acquisitions for 2014.

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