BWT AG received following information yesterday at 11:14 p.m.
Aqua Invest intends to make voluntary bid for BWT shares
Aqua Invest GmbH (FN 420402 p) is contemplating to launch a public voluntary offer pursuant to §§ 4 ff of the Takeover Act (Übernahmegesetz) to the shareholders of BWT Aktiengesellschaft (FN 96162 s). The price per share (ISIN AT0000737705) will amount to EUR 17.--. The offer will be subject to the condition precedent that acceptances for at least 1,936,857 shares in BWT Aktiengesellschaft will be received. Provided this condition will be fulfilled, Aqua Invest GmbH will, together with its parties acting in concert, hold at least 90% of the share capital of BWT Aktiengesellschaft (taking into consideration the own shares of the company pursuant to § 1 GesAusG).
Aqua Invest GmbH is a direct subsidiary of FIBA Beteiligungs- und Anlage GmbH. FIBA Beteiligungs- und Anlage GmbH, WAB Privatstiftung and further parties acting in concert with Aqua Invest GmbH pursuant to § 1 Z 6 of the Takeover Act already hold a controlling stake in BWT Aktiengesellschaft in the amount of 13,147,217 shares (corresponding to 73.72% of the entire share capital and 78.44% of the voting share capital) and now contemplate to increase it by at least 1,936,857 further shares. WAB Privatstiftung is a private trust controlled by Mr. Andreas Weißenbacher within the meaning of the Takeover Act.
Aqua Invest GmbH will register the offer document with the Takeover Commission within the legally required deadline of 10 market days. As soon as the final parameters of the offer have been determined, Aqua Invest GmbH will publish the offer in accordance with the law, unless the Takeover Commission prohibits the publication of the offer.
This document does neither constitute an offer of shares nor a solicitation or invitation to offer shares in BWT Aktiengesellschaft in or from any jurisdiction where it is prohibited to make such solicitation or invitation or where it is prohibited to launch an offer by or to certain individuals.
Aqua Invest GmbH