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De Raj Group AG being listed and quoted successfully on the EU-regulated market (Amtlicher Handel) of the Vienna Stock Exchange (Wiener Börse)
Vienna/Cologne, 8 February 2018:
Today's initial listing and trading of 35,000,000 ordinary bearer shares of the De Raj Group AG, Cologne, (ISIN: DE000A2GSWR1) resulted in its first reference price at EUR 3.16 in the market segment "Standard Market Auction" on the EU-regulated market (Amtlicher Handel) of the Vienna Stock Exchange (Wiener Börse) representing a market capitalization of EUR 110.6 million.
"The Group intends to expand its business in the future. To facilitate this expansion, the Group opted for the listing to gain direct access to the capital markets close to our operations in Europe, and thus benefit from additional sources for financing of the future growth of our business" underlined Alexander de Raj, Shareholder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board the listing.
The De Raj Group owns, operates and acquires contracted renewable and conventional generation and thermal infrastructure assets. The Group owns a diversified portfolio of contracted renewable and conventional generation assets in Europe and is validating an international expansion plan in the Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.
The German power division is the owner of 13 combined heat and power plants ("CHP plants") spread throughout Germany. These CHP plants generate electricity, which is fed into the public power grid, and heat, which is delivered to nearby greenhouses.
The oil & gas division of the Group provides services encompassing the full spectrum of the offshore upstream oil & gas supply chain in the South East Asian region and owns a diversified portfolio of assets comprising of oil rigs and topside equipment for the deployment of oil rigs.
"Currently, the De Raj Group AG acts as a holding and service company, especially in the procurement of financing and equity for the operating divisions", explained Vaidyanathan Nateshan, Group CEO, elucidating the tasks of the listed Group.
The listing is based on the approved Prospectus (15 November 2017) and the approved Supplement to the Prospectus (18 January 2018), each approved by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, "BaFin").
The Prospectus and the Supplement to the Prospectus were published on the Company's website at www.thederajgroup.com.
Printed copies of the Prospectus and the Supplement to the Prospectus will also be available upon publication from the Company and the Listing Agent ACON Actienbank AG free of charge during normal business hours at the following addresses:
De Raj Group AG, Christophstr. 15-17, 50672 Cologne, Germany
ACON Actienbank AG, Heimeranstr. 37, 80339 Munich, Germany.
This publication constitutes neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy securities. It is not for release, publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, into or within the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa or any other jurisdiction where it is unlawful to distribute this announcement.
For further information:
De Raj Group AG
Phone: +49 6171 919 24 40
Issuer: De Raj Group AG
Phone: +49 221 299 85 07
FAX: +49 221 299 85 08
Stock market: Vienna Stock Exchange, Standard Market Auction
Index: WBI Wiener Börse Index (All Share Index Vienna Stock Exchange)
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The Shares have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") and may not be offered or sold within the United States absent registration or an exemption from the registration requirements under the Securities Act. The Company does not intend to register any portion of the offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of Shares in the United States or elsewhere.
The Company has not authorized any offer of Shares. No action has been undertaken or will be undertaken to make an offer of Shares to the public.
This announcement is not an advertisement within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive and does not constitute a prospectus.
This document may contain forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the current views, expectations and assumptions of the management of the Company and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Actual results, performance or events may differ materially from those described in such statements due to, among other things, changes in the general economic and competitive environment, risks associated with capital markets, currency exchange rate fluctuations and competition from other companies, changes in international and national laws and regulations, in particular with respect to tax laws and regulations, affecting the Company and other factors. The Company does not assume any obligations to update any forward-looking statements.
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