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DIC Asset AG: Capital increase more than five times oversubscribed

DIC Asset AG / Key word(s): Capital Increase
31.03.2011 19:21

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Shareholders of DIC Asset AG (WKN 509840 / ISIN DE0005098404) fully subscribed to all 6,531,249 shares issued under the rights issue resolved on 15 March 2011, by exercising their subscription rights as well as their right to oversubscribe. As a result of the rights issue, DIC Asset AG's issued share capital increased from approx. EUR 39.2 million to approx. EUR 45.7 million. The issue proceeds for the Company totalled approx. EUR 52.2 million.

Given an exercise of the subscription rights to subscribe for 5,727,962 shares and therefore a subscription ratio of about 88 per cent, 803,287 shares were available for additional subscrip¬tions (approx. 12 per cent). Oversubscription orders were placed for a total of 27,550,380 shares. Due to this high oversubscription any order for additional subscriptions placed effectively will be serviced by around 3 per cent. Aggregate demand amounted to approx. EUR 266 million; the capital increase in total was thus 5.1 times oversubscribed. Proceeds from the placement are expected to be used to create additional financial headroom and for further acquisition opportunities.

The 6,531,249 new shares were offered to shareholders for subscription at a price of EUR 8.00, with a subscription ratio of one new share for each six shares held. The subscription period for the new shares opened on 17 March 2011 and ended on 30 March 2011 as scheduled. The rights issue was aimed exclusively at existing share¬holders; there was no exchange trading of subscription rights. The new shares will be admitted to trading once the capital increase has been entered into the Commercial Register; this is expected to occur on 5 April 2011. The new shares carry full dividend rights for the financial year 2010.

Commerzbank and Berenberg Bank acted as joint lead managers.
This document is not an offer of securities for sale nor the solicitation of an offer to purchase securities in the United States or in any other jurisdiction where such offer may be restricted. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States unless they are registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the 'US Securities Act'), or exempt from registration. The securities of DIC Asset AG referred to in this press release have not been, and are not being, registered under the US Securities Act, and DIC Asset AG will not make a public offer of such securities in the United States. There will be no public offering of securities in the United States or anywhere else.

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Language:     English
Company:      DIC Asset AG
              Eschersheimer Landstr. 223
              60320 Frankfurt
Phone:        +49 69 9454858-0
Fax:          +49 69 9454858-99
ISIN:         DE0005098404
WKN:          509840
Indices:      S-DAX
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, München, Stuttgart  
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