Joh. Berenberg, Gossler &

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

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Sale of existing shares in VARTA AG in a private placement to institutional investors
04.12.2019 / 17:51
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Sale of existing shares in VARTA AG in a private placement to institutional investors

04 December 2019
The core shareholder of VARTA AG ('VARTA' or 'Company', ISIN: DE000A0TGJ55, WKN: A0TGJ5, ticker: VAR1), a global innovation leader for hearing aid batteries and small lithium ion cells, Montana Tech Components AG via its wholly owned VGG GmbH (the 'Seller') decided today to sell up to 808,000 existing no-par value bearer shares in VARTA AG corresponding to approximately 2 per cent of all outstanding bearer shares, in a private placement to institutional investors. The proceeds from the sale shall support and finance existing portfolio companies at the holding level of Montana Tech Components AG. The bookbuilding for the placement of the shares commences immediately.

The Seller has 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 17:48 CET on 04 December 2019 by Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG on behalf of VGG GmbH.


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