Material events after the reporting date
With the consent of the Supervisory Board, the Executive Board of KION GROUP AG decided on 18 July 2016 to fully utilise the authorised capital that has existed since the 2014 Annual General Meeting. The Company’s share capital was increased by 10.0 per cent in return for cash contributions; shareholders’ pre-emption rights were excluded. The share capital rose from €98.9 million to €108.79 million as a result of issuing 9.89 million new no-par-value bearer shares that are dividend-bearing from the 2016 financial year. The new shares were successfully issued at a price of €46.44. The gross proceeds from the capital increase amounted to €459.3 million. This capital increase is to be used to partly fund the acquisition of Dematic. The capital increase was entered in the commercial register on 20 July 2016.
Weichai Power Co., Ltd., Weifang, China, acquired 60.0 per cent of the new shares issued as part of the capital increase at a price per share that was determined in an accelerated bookbuilding process. This increased Weichai Power’s shareholding from 38.3 per cent to 40.2 per cent. The remaining new shares were offered to institutional investors as part of this process and are now in free float. The proportion of shares in free float fell from 61.5 per cent to 59.6 per cent. The KION GROUP continues to hold 0.2 per cent of the shares.
Wiesbaden, 26 July 2016
The Executive Board
Ching Pong Quek
Dr Eike Böhm
Dr Thomas Toepfer