mutares AG – capital increase approved

mutares AG (ISIN: DE000A0SMSH2) approves a capital increase with subscription rights for up to 311,962 new shares.

Upon approval of the supervisory board, the board of directors has decided to increase the share capital of the company by up to EUR 311,962.00 to an amount up to EUR 2,339,722.00. This will be achieved by issuing up to 311,962 new non-par bearer shares, with a calculated share in the company’s capital stock of EUR 1.00 per share (the “new shares”) against cash contributions. The new shares are entitled to profits as of January 1, 2014. They will be transferred to Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers KGaA, Frankfurt am Main, with the obligation to offer them to the company’s stockholders at a yet to be determined subscription price. The subscription ratio will be 13:2, i.e. 13 existing shares entitle to the subscription of two new shares.

The proceeds of the issue are intended to assist further expansion and growth of mutares AG, especially existing portfolio companies which have completed their restructuring phase and have entered a period of high growth. In addition, the company is weighing up new and attractive acquisition candidates to expand its investment portfolio.

The existing share capital and the new shares are to be included in trading in the Open Market (Entry Standard) at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Any new shares that were not subscribed for during the rights offering will be offered in a private placement to selected third parties from the Federal Republic of Germany and other selected jurisdictions outside the United States of America, Canada, Japan and Australia, in accordance with Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act 1933 in its current version. The placement price will be at least equivalent to the subscription price. After the capital increase and complete placement the free float of Mutares shall be c. 40%.