DIC Asset: 10 per cent capital increase to support further growth
DIC Asset AG / Capital Increase
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To maintain scope for further growth, DIC Asset AG will increase its issued share capital by approx. € 2.85 million, from Euro 28.5 million to approx. Euro 31.35 million, by issuing new shares. The 2,849,999 new shares will be offered to shareholders for subscription at a price of Euro 21.90, and subject to a subscription ratio of one new share for each ten shares held. The subscription period for the new shares will commence on 21 November 2007, and is expected to end on 4 December 2007. The new shares carry full dividend rights from 1 January 2007. The Company is conducting this rights issue as part of the Authorised Capital approved by the Annual General Meeting on 6 June 2007. The issue proceeds will be of approx. Euro 62 million. There are no plans for trading in subscription rights.
The Company’s major shareholders – Deutsche Immobilien Chancen AG & Co. KGaA, DIC ML GmbH, and Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds (MSREF) – have indicated that they will each exercise the subscription rights available on their respective stake in full, and will subscribe to an aggregate of approx. 1.13 million new shares at the subscription price, within the scope of the subscription offer. They have also indicated their intention to purchase any shares not taken up, at the subscription price. Reflecting the willingness of major shareholders to exercise their own subscription rights, and to acquire shares not taken up by free-float shareholders at the subscription price – thus securing the desired inflow of funds raised – the subscription price was set at Euro 21.90, close to last Fridays closing price of Euro 21.94.
DIC Asset AG will apply the issue proceeds predominantly to finance further acquisitions of real estate assets. The Company values the readiness of its major shareholders to exercise subscription rights as a clear sign of approval for its strategy. Regarding the actual situation in the finance markets DIC Asset AG will establish the conditions to increase the share of capital resources when financing attractive transactions, if necessary.
Deutsche Bank and Morgan Stanley have been mandated as joint lead managers.
This announcement constitutes neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.
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Grünhof - Eschersheimer Landstraße 223
60320 Frankfurt am Main
19.11.2007 Financial News transmitted by DGAP
Issuer: DIC Asset AG
Eschersheimer Landstr. 223
Phone: +49 69 9454858-0
Fax: +49 69 9454858-99
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in Berlin, München, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf
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