EQS-Ad-hoc: AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS AG / Key word(s): Capital Increase
Ad Hoc : AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS AG: COMPANY PLANS TO PROPOSE TO THE GENERAL
MEETING A CAPITAL INCREASE FROM COMPANY FUNDS AND ISSUE OF FREE SHARES AT
A RATIO OF 1:1
31-May-2023 / 14:03 CET/CEST
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Regulation (EU) No 596/2014, transmitted by EQS News – a service of EQS
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AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS AG: COMPANY PLANS TO PROPOSE TO THE GENERAL MEETING A
CAPITAL INCREASE FROM COMPANY FUNDS AND ISSUE OF FREE SHARES AT A RATIO OF
1:1 (ONE NEW SHARE FOR EACH EXISTING SHARE)
Vienna, this 31st May 2023
Public disclosure of inside information according to article 17 MAR
The Management Board and the Supervisory Board of the Company propose that
the Annual General Meeting of the Company on 30 June 2023 resolve to
increase the share capital of the Company by EUR 18,176,934 from EUR
18,176,934 to EUR 36,353,868 in the future by converting a partial amount
of EUR 18,176,934 of the fixed capital reserves reported in the annual
financial statements as at 31 December 2022 into share capital with the
simultaneous issue of 18,176,934 new shares. For each share, one new share
will therefore be booked to the respective deposit account.
It is further proposed that the shares of the Company, previously par
value shares, be converted into no-par value shares. After the capital
increase from company funds and the issue of new (free) shares becomes
effective, each share of the company will represent EUR 1 of the share
capital as before. Since the capital increase from company funds and the
issue of new (free) shares at a ratio of 1:1 will result in a doubling of
the number of shares, but no effective capital injection will take place,
a corresponding reduction in the stock exchange price of the share is to
be expected in the same ratio.
The capital increase from company funds by issuing new shares serves to
increase liquidity and facilitate the tradability of the Company’s share
on the Vienna Stock Exchange and the Athens Stock Exchange.
The capital increase from company funds and the issue of new (free) shares
are subject to the approval of the Annual General Meeting and become
effective only upon registration with the Austrian companies register.
This announcement is for information purposes only and does not offer of
securities for sale or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any
securities of the company, nor does it constitute a financial analysis or
advice or recommendation relating to securities of the company.
Furthermore, this communication does not constitute an advertisement in
Austria within the meaning of article 2(1)(d) of the Regulation (EU)
2017/1129 (the “Prospectus Regulation”) or any other legal provisions or
an advertisement outside Austria and does not constitute a prospectus
within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation.
This announcement is not for publication, disclosure or distribution in or
into the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Japan or any other
jurisdiction where such publication, disclosure or distribution would be
unlawful or would be subject to approval by any such jurisdiction.
This communication may not be distributed or forwarded to „U.S. persons“
(as such term is defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of
1933, as amended („Securities Act“)) or to publications with a general
circulation in the United States of America.
Issuer: AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS AG
Contact person: Dimitris Tzelepis
Tel.: +43 1 61065 – 357
Stock Exchange(s): Vienna Stock Exchange (prime market), Athens Exchange
End of Inside Information
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Company: AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS AG
Listed: Vienna Stock Exchange (Official Market)
EQS News ID: 1645881
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