22 September 2009
HeidelbergCement AG determines price for capital increase and private placement at EUR 37 per share – net proceeds of EUR 2.25 billion expected
as determined the subscription price for the 62.5 million new shares from the capital increase 2009 and the offer price for the preceding private placement of the new shares solely with qualified institutional investors at EUR 37 per share. The subscription period for the new shares will run from 24 September 2009 to 7 October 2009. The company will receive net proceeds of approximately EUR 2.25 billion from the capital increase. The share offer was several times oversubscribed.
“With the successful capital increase we have consistently continued the refinancing of HeidelbergCement and significantly strengthened our balance sheet,” says Dr. Bernd Scheifele, Chairman of the Managing Board. “We are pleased by the high number of qualified institutional investors especially from the US and UK which we were able to win in the context of the share offer. The successful capital increase and placement of old shares underline the confidence of the market in the development of our company.”
Concurrently, the company’s major shareholders (Spohn Cement GmbH and VEM Vermögensverwaltung GmbH and certain subsidiaries of VEM, all of which are controlled by Ludwig Merckle) as well as certain companies related to VEM and certain banks have sold a total of 57.2 old shares solely to qualified institutional investors.
After successful conclusion of the placement of the shares, the number of outstanding shares in HeidelbergCement will rise from 125 million to 187.5 million. At the same time, the free float is expected to increase to at least 70%.
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, 22 September 2009
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