Goldbach Group AG, CH0004870942

Goldbach Group AG, CH0004870942

12.04.2018 - 07:26:07

EQS-Adhoc: Goldbach Group AG: Provisional final result regarding the Goldbach takeover: 96.90% of the shares tendered to Tamedia

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Provisional final result regarding the Goldbach takeover: 96.90% of the shares tendered to TamediaKüsnacht, 12.04.2018. By the end of the statutory grace period, 96.90 percent of Goldbach Group's shares were tendered to Tamedia. The final result is provisional. Tamedia is planning to pay a cash compensation to the remaining minority shareholders upon completion of the takeover and to have the Goldbach Group delisted. On 22 December 2017, the media group Tamedia made a preliminary announcement of a public tender offer for all shares of Goldbach Group AG (ISIN CH0004870942). On 2 February 2018, Tamedia AG published the detailed Offer Prospectus for the takeover of the Goldbach Group AG at CHF 35.50 per registered share. After the publication of the definitive interim result, at which time 89.48 percent of the Goldbach shares had already been tendered to Tamedia, the remaining shareholders, who had not yet tendered their shares, had another opportunity to do so during the statutory grace period.

According to the provisional final result, a total of 6'098'790 shares of the Goldbach Group had been tendered to Tamedia by the end of the statutory grace period on 11 April 2018, 4:00 pm CEST. This represents 96.90 percent of the maximum number of 6'293'876 Goldbach shares that are subject to the offer.

Maximum number of shares issued by Goldbach Group Number of shares tendered under the offer Participation rate and success rate 6'293'876 6'098'790 96.90%  

According to the ordinance of the Swiss Takeover Board regarding public takeover offers, the final result at hand is provisional. Tamedia will publish the definitive final result of the takeover offer to Goldbach on 17 April 2018, as per applicable law.

After the completion of the takeover of Goldbach, Tamedia intends to pay a cash compensation to the remaining minority shareholders and to have the Goldbach Group delisted. However, the offer continues to be subject to the restrictions and conditions as determined in the Offer Prospectus, including the approval of the Swiss Federal Competition Commission. Tamedia and Goldbach anticipate receiving the approval in May or, in case of an in-depth review, by September 2018 at the latest. Therefore, Tamedia will postpone the closing of the offer, subject to the fulfilment of all terms and conditions as published in the Offer Prospectus, to this coming May or June, or in case of an in-depth review by the Federal Competition Commission, to September or October 2018. The closing date will be announced by Tamedia once all of the conditions of the offer have been fulfilled.

The text of the preannouncement, the Offer Prospectus and all information regarding the offer restrictions are available for downloading at www.tamedia.ch/goldbach

Further information: Investor Relations  Goldbach Group AG  Lukas Leuenberger  CFO  T +41 44 914 91 00  lukas.leuenberger@goldbachgroup.com www.goldbachgroup.com 

Corporate Communication Goldbach Group AG Jürg Bachmann Head of Communications & Marketing / Public Affairs M +41 79 600 32 62 juerg.bachmann@goldbachgroup.comwww.goldbachgroup.com  

The corporate profile of the Goldbach Group The Goldbach Group companies market and represent advertising in private electronic media in the areas of television, radio, digital-out-of-home, online, search engine and mobile marketing. As an independent aggregator, Goldbach offers its clients advertising windows where selected target groups receive commercial information at the right time irrespective of their location. The Group's core business comprises planning, consulting, creation, concept development, purchasing and implementation through to assessment of the deployment of electronic offline and online media and cross-media campaigns based on data-driven technologies.

The Goldbach Group is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (Swiss Reporting Standard, security number 487094, ISIN CH0004870942, ticker symbol: GBMN), is based in Switzerland (Küsnacht ZH) and is active in German-speaking countries.

Further information: http://www.goldbachgroup.com/en-us/investor-relations/ad-hoc-press-releases

Additional features:Document: http://n.eqs.com/c/fncls.ssp?u=DSLNAYIHVBDocument title: Ad hoc_Provisional final result_ENGEnd of ad hoc announcement Language: English Company: Goldbach Group AG Seestrasse 39 8700 Küsnacht-Zürich

Switzerland Phone: +41 44 914 91 00 Fax: +41 44 914 93 60 E-mail: info@goldbachgroup.com Internet: www.goldbachgroup.com ISIN: CH0004870942 Valor: 487094 Listed: SIX Swiss Exchange   End of Announcement EQS Group News Service

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