RAG-Stiftung: Placement of shares of Evonik Industries AG
13 January 2020 | 17:40 CET
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Proposed sale of approx. 24 million Evonik shares representing c.5.2% of Evonik Industries AG’s share capital
Essen, 13 January 2020. Today, the management board of RAG-Stiftung resolved to sell approx. 24 million no par value registered shares (ISIN: DE000EVNK013) in Evonik Industries AG (Evonik), corresponding to c.5.2% of Evonik’s share capital via a private placement in an accelerated bookbuild offering (the Placement or the Sale) to institutional investors.
Following this transaction, it is expected that RAG-Stiftung will retain a stake of approx. 59.1% in Evonik’s share capital. In addition, RAG-Stiftung has three outstanding bonds which are exchangeable into shares of Evonik. The definitive terms of the Sale will be determined following the completion of the bookbuilding process. Settlement and delivery of the shares is expected to take place on 16 January 2020.
The Placement could have an impact on the market price of Evonik-shares and the bonds with exchange right into shares of Evonik issued by RAG-Stiftung (ISIN: DE000A14J3R2, DE000A2BPE24, DE000A2LQRA1).
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