Ad-hoc release pursuant to Section 15 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG)
INDUS Holding AG decides cash capital increase from authorised capital
Bergisch Gladbach, 3 November 2011 – The Management Board of INDUS Holding AG (Frankfurt, Düsseldorf: INH.DE; ISIN DE0006200108; Prime Standard) today decided, with the approval of the Supervisory Board, to carry out an ex-rights cash capital increase which makes partial use of the company’s authorised capital. The company is to issue 2,020,702 new bearer shares with an imputed share in the share capital of a rounded EUR 2.60 at a price of EUR 18.40 per share. This exercise is to increase the company’s share capital by EUR 5,253,825.20 from EUR 52,538,291.22 to EUR 57,792,116.42. The new shares are to carry a full dividend entitlement for the financial year 2011 and are to be admitted for trading in the regulated market (Prime Standard) at the Frankfurt and Düsseldorf stock exchanges without a prospectus being published. By completing this capital increase INDUS Holding AG is to obtain gross proceeds of EUR 37,180,916.
All of the newly issued shares are to be acquired fully by the Versicherungskammer Bayern group which has agreed to subscribe the shares as part of its long-term investment strategy in the capital market. The Versicherungskammer Bayern group can thus raise its stake in the company from approximately 9.09% to approximately 17.36%. The completion of the capital increase and the acquisition of the new shares are subject to approval by the Federal Cartel Office.
The Management Board is convinced that the planned strengthening of the company’s capital and liquidity base will provide a stable base for the company’s future development especially against the background of a weakening economic environment, thereby giving INDUS Holding AG additional opportunities to acquire new portfolio companies.