Capital increase of up to 1,300,000 new shares from authorized capital starting
Vienna, November 21, 2023 – The management board of Kapsch TrafficCom AG (FN 223805a; ISIN AT000KAPSCH9) resolved this morning to pursue a capital increase from authorized capital through the issuance of up to 1,300,000 new ordinary no-par value bearer shares (corresponding to up to 10% of the existing share capital), thereof up to 477,217 shares against cash contributions and up to 822,783 shares against contributions in kind. Subscription rights of shareholders for the proposed capital increase from authorized capital have been excluded by the annual general meeting on September 6, 2023. New shares will carry full dividend rights from and including the pending fiscal year 2023/2024.
The company has asked the Vienna Stock Exchange to suspend trading in the company's shares (ISIN AT000KAPSCH9) on the Official Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange. The suspension of trading in the shares is to last until the result of the transaction is published.
The shares will be offered to domestic and international institutional investors through an accelerated book-building process to be launched immediately. The shares will not be offered to the public. The final number of new shares and the offer price is expected to be determined by the management board, with approval of the supervisory board, in the course of today.
Raiffeisen Bank International AG was commissioned to carry out the cash capital increase.
KAPSCH-Group Beteiligungs GmbH, the company’s majority shareholder, confirmed to participate in the capital increase pro rata to its existing participation of 63.291%. Participation by KAPSCH-Group Beteiligungs GmbH will be against contributions in kind (receivables against Kapsch TrafficCom AG). Thus, KAPSCH-Group Beteiligungs GmbH will subscribe for 63.291% of the new shares, being up to 822,783 new shares against contributions in kind.
Application will be made to admit the up to 1,300,000 new shares to trading on the Official Market (Prime Market Segment) of the Vienna Stock Exchange. The first trading day in the new shares on the Vienna Stock Exchange is expected to be November 24, 2023.
Kapsch TrafficCom intends to use the net proceeds from the placement for general corporate purposes and the placement is made to strengthen its equity base.
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Kapsch TrafficCom is a globally renowned provider of transportation solutions for sustainable mobility with successful projects in more than 50 countries. Innovative solutions in the application fields of tolling, tolling services, traffic management and demand management contribute to a healthy world without congestion.
With one-stop-shop solutions, the company covers the entire value chain of customers, from components to design and implementation to the operation of systems.
Kapsch TrafficCom, headquartered in Vienna, has subsidiaries and branches in more than 25 countries and is listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: KTCG). In its 2022/23 financial year, about 4,000 employees generated revenues of EUR 553 million.