Public disclosure of inside information according to article 17 MAR
Strengthening Equity through Capital Increase
Gelsenkirchen (pta031/15.03.2017/19:55) -
On the basis of the 2016 Authorised Capital created by the 2016 Annual General Meeting, the Executive Board of Masterflex SE today resolved with the Supervisory Board's consent to increase the company's share capital by Eur 886,586.00 from currently Eur 8,865,874 to Eur 9,752,460 in exchange for cash contributions. This will be implemented by issuing 886,586 new, no-par value bearer shares ("new shares") with dividend entitlement from 1 January 2016.
The new shares will be issued in a non-public private placement with existing shareholders' subscription rights disapplied and taken up by J.F. Müller & Sohn AG, Hamburg, at the subscription price of Eur 6.70. The company will receive around Eur 5.9 million gross as a result of the capital increase. The shares from the capital increase are expected to be included in the existing quotation on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on 22 March 2017. The shares from the capital increase will be admitted without a prospectus.
The Masterflex Group already announced that it was considering enlarging its equity base when it acquired the fluoropolymer specialist APT in December 2016. These considerations are now to be implemented. Dr Andreas Bastin: "We intend to use the issue proceeds from this capital increase for an effective and efficient strengthening of our equity base. We thus want to continue getting the Masterflex Group into shape to attain our long-term objective of global market leadership in all of the markets we serve."
The transaction is accompanied by Bankhaus Lampe as a financial advisor.
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