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Sale of existing shares in Medios AG in a private placement to institutional investors

DGAP-News: Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG / Key word(s): Disposal

25.02.2019 / 17:38
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Sale of existing shares in Medios AG in a private placement to institutional investors
 
25 February 2019
The core shareholder of Medios AG ('Medios' or 'Company', ISIN: DE000A1MMCC8, WKN: A1MMCC, ticker: ILM1), one of the leading Specialty Pharma companies in Germany, mediosmanagement GmbH decided today to sell up to 1,300,000 existing no-par value bearer shares in Medios AG corresponding to approximately 8.9 per cent of all outstanding bearer shares, in a private placement to institutional investors, with an option to upsize to a total of 2,184,603 existing shares, corresponding to approximately 15 per cent of all outstanding bearer shares. The aim is to increase Medios AG's free float, its presence in the capital market, and the liquidity of its shares. The bookbuilding for the placement of the shares commences immediately.
 
In this context, via mediosmanagement GmbH, (1) Mr. Manfred Schneider (Founder & CEO) sells up to 1,139,330 shares (approximately 7.8 per cent of the current share capital) and (2) employees, incl. further members of the Management Board, sell a portion of existing shares available under the employee participation program, namely up to 160,670 shares (approximately 1.1 per cent of the current share capital). The latter only represents a fraction of the total shares currently available under the employee participation program of around 1m shares (approximately 6.9 per cent of current share capital). In case of the exercise of the upsize option, the number of shares sold would increase accordingly.
 
Assuming full placement of all offered shares (i.e. full exercise of the upsize option), the free float in Medios AG will significantly increase from approximately 40.5 per cent to around 55.5 per cent. Accordingly, mediosmanagement GmbH and Manfred Schneider would hold jointly approximately 41 per cent in Medios AG following the transaction. This underpins, in particular, Mr. Schneider's remaining significant stake in Medios AG as well as his long-term commitment to the Company he founded.
 
mediosmanagement GmbH and Manfred Schneider have agreed to a 180-day lock-up period on all remaining shares.
 
Berenberg will act as Sole Bookrunner in connection with the placement.
 
The information was submitted for publication at 17:37 CET on February 25, 2019 by Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG on behalf of mediosmanagement GmbH.
 
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This publication may not be published, distributed or transmitted, directly or indirectly, in the United States of America (including its territories and possessions), Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa or any other jurisdiction where such an announcement would be unlawful. The distribution of this announcement may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions and persons into whose possession this document or other information referred to herein should inform themselves about and observe any such restriction. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
 
This publication does not constitute an offer of securities for sale or a solicitation of an offer to purchase the above mentioned securities in the United States, Germany or any other jurisdiction. Neither this announcement nor anything contained herein shall form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any offer or commitment whatsoever in any jurisdiction.
 
The securities of Medios AG may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The securities of the Company have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act. There will be no public offering of the securities in the United States.
 
This announcement may not be disseminated in the USA and/or within the USA and may not be distributed or forwarded to publications that are widely available in the USA.
 
In the United Kingdom, this document is only being distributed to and is only directed at persons who (i) are investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended) (the "Order") or (ii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.) (all such persons together being referred to as "Relevant Persons"). This document is directed only at Relevant Persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not Relevant Persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this document refers is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons.
 
In member states of the European Economic Area ("EEA") which have implemented the Prospectus Directive (each, a "Relevant Member State"), this announcement and any offer if made subsequently is directed exclusively at persons who are "qualified investors" within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive ("Qualified Investors"). For these purposes, the expression "Prospectus Directive" means Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto to the extent implemented in a Relevant Member State), and includes any relevant implementing measure in the Relevant Member State. No action has been taken that would permit an offering of the securities or possession or distribution of this announcement in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes are required to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions.


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