AGRANA Beteiligungs-Aktiengesellschaft successfully completes capital increase Ad-HocDate: 17.02.2017
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AGRANA Beteiligungs-Aktiengesellschaft successfully completes capital increase
- Total of 1,420,204 new AGRANA shares placed
- Gross proceeds of in aggregate EUR 142 million generated for AGRANA
- Free float increases to approximately 18.9%
In the course of its capital increase successfully completed today, 17 February 2017, AGRANA Beteiligungs-Aktiengesellschaft, Friedrich-Wilhelm-Raiffeisen-Platz 1, 1020 Vienna, ("AGRANA") placed a total of 1,420,204 new AGRANA shares (ISIN AT0000603709) in two tranches at a subscription and offer price of EUR 100 per new AGRANA share.
Trading of the new AGRANA shares issued in the second tranche is expected to commence in the prime market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange on 22 February 2017, subject to registration of the second tranche of the capital increase in the commercial register.
Total gross proceeds of the capital increase amounted to in aggregate approximately EUR 142 million. AGRANA intends to use the net proceeds from the issuance of the new AGRANA shares to finance further profitable growth, including through acquisitions.
As a result of the issuance of a total of 1,420,204 new AGRANA shares and the concurrent secondary offer of 500,000 existing AGRANA shares previously held directly by Südzucker AG, free float increased to approximately 18.9%. The aggregate volume of the transaction amounts to approximately EUR 192 million.
Berenberg, BNP Paribas, Erste Group und Raiffeisen Bank International were supporting AGRANA as Joint Global Coordinators and Bookrunners on this transaction.
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