adesso AG, DE000A0Z23Q5

adesso AG, DE000A0Z23Q5

14.12.2016 - 17:48:18

adesso initiates capital increase for cash with up to 293,687 new shares

adesso initiates capital increase for cash with up to 293,687 new shares (5 % of the Company's share capital)

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS NOTIFICATION IS NOT INTENDED FOR PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, CANADA OR JAPAN

Today, with the approval of the Supervisory Board, the Executive Board of adesso AG has resolved to implement a capital increase against cash contributions from authorised capital under the exclusion of shareholders' subscription rights with the aim of financing further growth.

adesso AG intends to increase the Company's share capital by EUR 293,687.00, from EUR 5,873,736.00 currently to EUR 6,167,423.00, by partially utilising the existing authorised capital 2013. adesso AG therefore plans to issue up to 293,687 new no-par bearer shares, with each such share representing a notional amount of the share capital of EUR 1.00 per share. The new shares will carry full dividend rights effective 1 January 2016.

The placement price for the new shares will be calculated by way of an accelerated bookbuilding process and is expected to be announced on 15 December 2016 pursuant to Art. 17 MAR. The Company has applied for approval of the new shares and their introduction to trading on the regulated market (General Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse) without a prospectus. They are expected to be included in the existing listing of the Company's shares on 21 December 2016.

With the proceeds from the placement of the new shares, adesso AG plans to to finance further Company growth, in particular the acquisition of further company shareholdings.

M.M.Warburg & CO (AG & Co.) KGaA is providing assistance with the capital increase as the sole lead manager and sole bookrunner.

Contact: Martin Möllmann Manager Investor Relations Tel.: +49 231 7000-7000 E-Mail: ir@adesso.de

Disclaimer This notification does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy or subscribe securities of adesso AG. No public offer is being made, nor is any prospectus being published, in connection with this transaction. This publication is not intended for circulation or distribution, either directly or indirectly, in or into the United States of America (including its territories and possessions, a federal state or the District of Columbia), and may not be distributed or forwarded to "U.S. persons" (as defined in Regulation S of the applicable version of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 ['Securities Act']), or to publications with a general distribution in the United States of America. This publication does not constitute an offer or a solicitation to submit an offer to buy or acquire securities in the United States of America, nor does it form part of such an offer or solicitation. The securities are not and will not be registered according to the provisions of the Securities Act, and may only be sold or offered for sale in the United States of America with prior registration under the provisions of the applicable version of the Securities Act or, in the absence of a prior registration, only on the basis of an exemption. adesso AG does not intend to make a public offer of shares in the United States of America.

This publication does not constitute an offer to buy securities in the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan or Australia.

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Language: English Company: adesso AG Stockholmer Allee 20 44269 Dortmund Germany Phone: +49 231 7000-7000 Fax: +49 231 7000-1000 E-mail: ir@adesso.de Internet: www.adesso-group.de ISIN: DE000A0Z23Q5 WKN: A0Z23Q Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (General Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange; London

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