14.11.2017 | Austria
Shares from cash-based capital increase placed successfully
Not for release, publication or distribution in or into the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan or any other jurisdiction in which offers or sales would be prohibited by applicable laws.Linz, Austria 14.11.2017. S&T AG (www.snt.at) successfully concluded the capital increase that it had announced for today. The increase featured the exclusion of subscription rights. As a result of the placement of the 5,761,743 new shares with institutional investors, the company's share capital, which had amounted to EUR 57,617,435, was increased to EUR 63,379,178. The price per bearer share came to EUR 15.30. The new shares were offered via an accelerated bookbuilding procedure to investors that were qualified to participate. This private placement was facilitated by Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers AG.
S&T AG's cash-based capital increase yielded gross proceeds of some EUR 88 million. The offer was oversubscribed several times. The funds accruing to S&T are to be used to complete the takeover of the former Kontron AG (assumption of minority interests in a subsidiary of S&T AG into which Kontron AG was merged in 2017), and, as well, to finance the further growth of the S&T Group.
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On S&T AG
S&T AG (www.snt.at) heads a technology group that employs some 3,700 persons and that operates in more than 25 countries around the world. S&T AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN AT0000A0E9W5, WKN A0X9EJ, SANT). S&T forms part of the Exchange's TecDAX index of high techs. S&T is a leading supplier in Central and Eastern Europe of IT systems and of the services and solutions comprised in them. S&T's taking in 2016 of a stake in Kontron AG – one of the leaders on the world's market for embedded computers – has enhanced its portfolio of proprietary technologies used in the fields of appliances, cloud security, software and smart energy. This move has made S&T one of the leading suppliers on the international markets for Industry 4.0 and IoT (Internet of Things) technologies.