KUKA AG aims at complete takeover of Swisslog Holding AG, plans to delist the company from SIX Swiss Exchange

Augsburg, 3-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Now that more than 80% of the shares have been tendered in the public tender offer process, KUKA AG is aiming at a complete takeover of Swisslog Holding AG.In case of holding more than 90% of the Swisslog shares on expiry of the tender offer, KUKA AG would merge with Swisslog and compensate the remaining shareholders in cash. After this squeeze-out process, KUKA AG would have the Swisslog shares delisted from the SIX Swiss Exchange. A corresponding supplement to the tender offer prospectus is going to be published.

KUKA Aktiengesellschaft is an internationally active group with sales of around 1.8 billion euro and a current workforce of approx. 8,000 worldwide. The company focuses on the robotic automation of production processes and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of robot technology and systems engineering. The business model is based on the planning and construction of automated production facilities in the Systems division and the supply of industrial robots, the core component for automation, in the Robotics division. The holding company and the two divisions are based in Augsburg. Around 50 subsidiaries operate internationally for the automotive industry and in general industry.

The tender offer described or referenced in this announcement (the “Offer”) is not directly or indirectly made in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Canada or Japan nor in any other country or jurisdiction in which such Offer would be illegal, otherwise violate the applicable law or an ordinance or which would require KUKA Aktiengesellschaft to change the terms or conditions of the tender offer in any way, to submit an additional application to or to perform additional actions in relation to any state, regulatory or legal authority. It is not intended to extend the Offer to any such country or such jurisdiction. Documents relating to the Offer must neither be distributed in such countries or jurisdictions nor be sent to such countries or jurisdictions. Such documents must not be used for the purpose of soliciting the purchase of securities of Swisslog Holding AG by anyone from such countries or jurisdictions. Shareholders of Swisslog Holding AG not resident in Switzerland who wish to accept the Offer must make inquiries concerning applicable legislation and possible tax consequences. Shareholders should refer to the detailed offer restrictions included in the offer document which is available on the website of KUKA Aktiengesellschaft.

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