Aqua Invest GmbH (FN 420402 p), Am See 28, A-5310 Mondsee, Austria, (the "Bidder") today published the voluntary public offer pursuant to §§ 4 et seq of the Takeover Act (Übernahmegesetz) which had already been announced.
The offer aims at the acquisition of all shares in BWT Aktiengesellschaft, admitted to trading on the official market of the Vienna Stock Exchange under ISIN AT0000737705, which are not owned by the Bidder or parties acting in concert with the Bidder or BWT Aktiengesellschaft. The offer therefore effectively aims at the acquisition of in total 3,612,865 shares in BWT Aktiengesellschaft.
The price per share amounts to EUR 17 (seventeen Euro).The acceptance period is two weeks, from (and including) 15.09.2014 until (and including) 29.09.2014, 17:00 (Vienna time). Pursuant to Section 19 para 3 of the Takeover Act, the offer will be extended for three (3) months, if the Bidder (together with the parties acting in concert with the Bidder) holds more than 90% of the share capital of BWT Aktiengesellschaft at the end of the acceptance period.
As of today, the offer document is available for download on the website of BWT Aktiengesellschaft (www.bwt-group.com) and of the Austrian Takeover Commission (www.takeover.at) and may be obtained as a brochure at no cost at the seat of BWT Aktiengesellschaft, Walter-Simmer-Straße 4, A-5310 Mondsee, Austria as well as at the seat of Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich Aktiengesellschaft, Europaplatz 1a, A-4020 Linz, in its capacity as the receiving and paying agent.
The result of this offer will be published without undue delay after expiry of the acceptance period on the websites of BWT Aktiengesellschaft (www.bwt-group.com) and of the Austrian Takeover Commission (www.takeover.at) and a reference to such publication will be published in the Official Gazette of Wiener Zeitung. The same rule applies to all other statements and notifications of the Bidder in the context of this offer.
The management board and the supervisory board of BWT Aktiengesellschaft will issue their statements in relation to the offer pursuant to Section 14 of the Takeover Act, which will, as for any other document concerning the offer, be made available on the website of BWT Aktiengesellschaft (www.bwt-group.com).