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The ProCredit group’s customer loan portfolio has experienced continued strong growth in the second half of the 2017 financial year. As communicated on 14 August 2017 and in light of the continued strong development of its loan portfolio, ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA (ProCredit Holding), the parent company of the ProCredit group, is considering an equity increase of up to 10% within the scope of the existing Authorised Capital. This increase would further strengthen its capital base and enable it to take advantage of the attractive prospects for additional growth in its target customer segment of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
A capital increase may take place in the course of the upcoming months. However, no decisions have yet been taken by the boards of ProCredit Holding. Furthermore, any capital increase is subject to numerous factors including appropriate market conditions.
Berenberg and equinet Bank act as financial advisors to ProCredit Holding.
Andrea Kaufmann, Group Communications, ProCredit Holding
Tel.: +49 69 951 437 138, e-mail: Andrea.Kaufmann@procredit-group.com
Nadine Frerot, Investor Relations, ProCredit Holding,
Tel.: +49 69 951 437 285, e-mail: Nadine.Frerot@procredit-group.com
About ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA
ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA, based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, is the parent company of the development-oriented ProCredit group, which consists of banks for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and whose operational focus is on South Eastern and Eastern Europe. In addition to this regional focus, the ProCredit group is also active in South America and Germany. The company’s shares are traded on the Prime Standard segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The anchor shareholders of ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA include the strategic investors Zeitinger Invest and ProCredit Staff Invest (comprising the investment vehicles for ProCredit staff), the Dutch DOEN Participaties, KfW Development Bank and IFC (part of the World Bank Group). As the group’s superordinated company according to the German Banking Act, ProCredit Holding AG & Co. KGaA is supervised on a consolidated level by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, BaFin) and the German Bundesbank. For additional information, visit www.procredit-holding.com.
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