BAUER AG concludes legal settlement with plaintiffs and plans prompt implementation of capital increase

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Schrobenhausen – BAUER Aktiengesellschaft (ISIN DE0005168108) announces that the lawsuits filed by shareholders are no longer an obstacle to the implementation of the capital increase resolved by the General Meeting of the company on November 18, 2022 and the registration of the capital increase in the commercial register.

With regard to the action for rescission and annulment brought by shareholders (see ad hoc announcement of December 19, 2022) and the release proceedings initiated by the Company, the Munich I Regional Court today determined that a court settlement has been reached. This settlement obliges BAUER Aktiengesellschaft to establish now a stock exchange trading of subscription rights in order to give the shareholders the opportunity to realize any subscription right proceeds and to have the correctness and completeness of the shareholders' information relevant for the capital increase resolution at the time of the General Meeting neutrally verified. In addition, the plaintiff and the Company have agreed that it would be advantageous to first offer all new shares not subscribed by other shareholders of the defendant, which have not been taken over after priority acquisition by SD Thesaurus GmbH in accordance with the subscription and acquisition agreement, for acquisition to the remaining shareholders of the defendant within the framework of an oversubscription offer and then possibly to place any remaining shares with other investors. The mutual legal proceedings have thus been terminated by mutual agreement on the basis of this settlement.

BAUER Aktiengesellschaft therefore assumes that the implementation of the capital increase – subject to the approval of the necessary supplement to the securities prospectus dated December 8, 2022 by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) – can now take place in a timely manner. Further details on the capital increase, taking into account the provisions made in the settlement, will be announced by the Company in the publication of the subscription offer.


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