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October 4, 2013
AT & S successfully placed all 15,527,412 offer shares with investors
All 15,527,412 offer shares, consisting of 12,950,000 new shares and 2,577,412 treasury shares, were subscribed at the subscription and offer price of EUR 6.50 in the subscription offer by existing shareholders or placed with investors.
In the course of the offering AT & S generated gross proceeds of approximately EUR 100.9 million. AT & S intends to use these proceeds, after deducting the usual transaction fees, to finance its planned expansion, i.e. to expand its business to include the production of IC substrates, to reinforce the group’s financial flexibility and for general corporate purposes.
Following registration of the two tranches of the capital increase (including the one for the pre-placement), the share capital will be increased from EUR 28,490,000 to EUR 42,735,000. After successful completion of the transaction the company will no longer hold treasury shares. Trading in the new shares allocated in the rights offering and the global offering on the Vienna Stock Exchange is expected to commence on October 9, 2013. The new shares will – like the existing shares – carry full dividend rights from, and including, the financial year ending March 31, 2014.
The two principal shareholders of AT & S, Androsch Privatstiftung and Dörflinger-Privatstiftung, partially exercised their subscription rights and purchased 769,230 and 2,307,692 offer shares, respectively. After completion of the transaction, Androsch Privatstiftung will hold approximately 16.3% and Dörflinger-Privatstiftung approximately 17.8% of the AT & S shares.
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AT & S
Media and Investor Relations:
Martin Theyer, Tel.: +43-676 89555909
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