CECONOMY AG: CECONOMY AG increases share capital by approx. 10% - freenet AG acquires all newly issued shares

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CECONOMY AG: CECONOMY AG increases share capital by approx. 10% - freenet AG acquires all newly issued shares

29-Jun-2018 / 18:07 CET/CEST
Disclosure of an inside information acc. to Article 17 MAR of the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


The management board of CECONOMY AG (CECONOMY) has resolved, with the approval of its supervisory board, to execute a capital increase from authorized capital against cash contribution with exclusion of the existing CECONOMY shareholders' subscription rights. freenet AG has contractually agreed with CECONOMY on 29 June 2018 to invest an aggregate amount of EUR 277,385,217.50 and to subscribe for 32,633,555 new ordinary bearer shares with no par value in CECONOMY (the 'New Shares') for an issue price per share of EUR 8.50. This corresponds to a premium of approx. 18 per cent on the XETRA closing price of CECONOMY's ordinary shares (ISIN DE0007257503) on 28 June 2018.

The implementation of the capital increase is subject to customary conditions. Upon registration of the capital increase with the commercial register, the share capital of CECONOMY will be increased from EUR 835,419,052.27 to EUR 918,845,410.90. Following completion of the capital increase, freenet AG's stake in CECONOMY will amount to approx. 9 per cent of the share capital.

CECONOMY will use the proceeds from the capital increase in the amount of approx. EUR 277 million to strengthen its balance sheet as well as to increase its financial strength for the further implementation of its strategic agenda.

 
Person making the notification: Sebastian Kauffmann, Vice President Investor Relations, CECONOMY AG

 
Forward-Looking Information
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