8 October 2009
HeidelbergCement AG successfully completed its capital increase 2009
After the end of the subscription period HeidelbergCement announces that 98.7% of the total number of 15,567,706 subscription rights which have not yet been assigned to the Global Coordinators prior to the capital increase with subscription rights have been exercised which resulted in 7,681,277 new shares (of the 7,783,853 new shares available for subscription) having been subscribed for at the subscription price of EUR 37 per share.
The allocation of the other 102,576 new shares, which have been already allocated to qualified institutional investors subject to claw-back and deferred settlement on 22 September 2009 will now become unconditional.
“This clearly underlines the confidence of our shareholders in the success-oriented and sustainable development of our company,” says Dr. Bernd Scheifele, Chairman of the Managing Board.
After conclusion of the capital increase the free-float increased to 75.6%, including an interest in the share capital of over 3% of each of the state of Norway and Gartmore Investment, London. According to our information the interest of Mr. Ludwig Merckle in the share capital now amounts to 24.4%.
HeidelbergCement is the global market leader in aggregates and a prominent player in the fields of cement, concrete and other downstream activities, making it one of the world’s largest manufacturers of building materials. The company employs some 57,000 people at 2,600 locations in around 40 countries.
Heidelberg, 8 October 2009
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