Wuppertal, 28 February 2012 – SDAX-listed investment holding company GESCO AG (ISIN: DE000A1K0201) today decided to increase its share capital under partial consideration of existing authorised capital by issuing up to 302,000 new no-par value registered shares representing a proportional value of share capital of up to EUR 785,200 – approximately 10 % of current share capital – against contributions in cash and under exclusion of existing shareholders’ subscription rights in accordance with AktG Section 186, Paragraph 3, Clause 4.
The new shares are to be placed among German and European institutional investors via an accelerated bookbuilding process and are fully entitled to dividends for the 2011/2012 financial year. Proceeds from the capital increase are to be used to acquire further industrial SMEs in accordance with the GESCO business model.
The transaction will be carried out by Close Brothers Seydler Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, as Sole Bookrunner.
GESCO AG Investor Relations, Oliver Vollbrecht Tel. (0202) 2482018, Fax (0202) 2482049 E-Mail: info(at)gesco.de, Website: www.gesco.de