On 20 December 2016, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) approved the listing prospectus for ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA (“ProCredit Holding”), which is the Frankfurt am Main-based holding company for the internationally active ProCredit group of banks.
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All of ProCredit Holding’s 53,544,084 ordinary registered shares (ISIN DE0006223407 / WKN 622340) will be listed on the regulated market segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse) with simultaneous admission to the sub-segment thereof with additional post-admission obligations (Prime Standard). Trading in ProCredit Holding’s shares on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is planned to commence on 22 December 2016.
There will be no public offering of shares in connection with the listing of ProCredit Holding’s shares.
The listing prospectus approved by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority is available on the website of ProCredit Holding at https://www.procredit-holding.com/en/investor-relations.html.
About the ProCredit Group
ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, is the parent company of the international ProCredit group, comprising banks with a focus on South Eastern and Eastern Europe that have specialised in serving SMEs. In addition to this strong regional presence, the group also operates in Germany and South America. The core shareholders of ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA are the strategic investors Zeitinger Invest and ProCredit Staff Invest (comprising investment vehicles for ProCredit staff members), the Dutch DOEN Foundation, KfW and the IFC (World Bank Group). ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA is supervised, on a consolidated basis, as the superordinated company of the ProCredit group pursuant to the German Banking Act by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, BaFin) and by the Deutsche Bundesbank. For additional information, visit: www.procredit-holding.com.
Andrea Kaufmann, Group Communications, ProCredit Holding, Tel.: +49 69 951 437 138
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Any securities discussed in this announcement have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under any applicable securities laws of any state, province, territory, county or jurisdiction of the United States, Australia, Canada, or Japan. Accordingly, unless an exemption under relevant securities laws is applicable, any such securities may not be offered, sold, exercised, transferred, delivered or distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Australia, Canada, or Japan or any other jurisdiction if to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws of, or require registration of such securities in, the relevant jurisdiction. Any public offering of securities would be contained in an offering prospectus that would contain detailed information about the issuer and the offered securities, including a discussion of risks, the issuer’s business and relevant financial information.
This announcement is not a prospectus. The listing prospectus approved by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority is available from the website of ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA (“ProCredit Holding”) at https://www.procredit-holding.com/en/investor-relations.html. The listing prospectus relates solely to the admission to trading of the entire share capital of ProCredit Holding on the regulated market segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange with simultaneous admission to the sub-segment thereof with additional post-admission obligations (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The listing prospectus has not been approved for use as an offering prospectus in Germany or any other jurisdiction, and it is not intended to be and does not constitute or form a part of any offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in any jurisdiction.
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