Vienna (pta031/21.04.2015/14:15) - As per sec. 93, para. 2, Stock Exchange Act, conwert Immobilien Invest SE announces that Deutsche Wohnen AG (DW AG) has reported the following change of voting rights in conwert Immobilien Invest SE and the following information on 20 April 2015 in accordance with sec. 91 Stock Exchange Act:
On 18 March 2015 DW AG made a voluntary public takeover offer for a change of control pursuant to sec. 25a Takeover Act to acquire securities in conwert (offer). The term for accepting the offer ran from 18 March 2015 up to and including 15 April 2015 (acceptance period). By the end of the acceptance period a total of 30,557,887 ordinary shares in conwert had been tendered for sale, including the ordinary shares pledged for delivery upon success of the offer; this represents 35.80% of ordinary shares in issue. Furthermore, acceptance declarations were submitted in relation to the 5.25% convertible bonds issued by the issuer and due in 2016 with conversion rights into ordinary shares in conwert, ISIN AT0000A0GMD6, for a nominal value of EUR42,500,000 (corresponding to an arithmetic share of voting rights of 4.65% pursuant to sec. 91, para. 5, Stock Exchange Act) and to the 4.50% convertible bonds issued by the issuer and due in 2018 with conversion rights into ordinary shares in conwert, ISIN AT0000A0WMQ5, for a nominal value of EUR22,200,000 (corresponding to an arithmetic share of voting rights of 2.31% pursuant to sec. 91, para. 5, Stock Exchange Act).
As the minimum legal threshold for acceptance pursuant to sec. 25a para. 2 Takeover Act was not exceeded, the offer has fallen through and a settlement will not take place. The previously pledged share agreements and the put option with the Haselsteiner Family Private Foundation will therefore also not be realised.
In accordance with sec. 91 to 92 Stock Exchange Act, the conclusion of these agreements leads to the attribution of voting rights to be applied in accordance with sec. 91a para. 7 Stock Exchange Act, thereby resulting in the following attribution of voting rights held by DW AG pursuant to sec. 91 Stock Exchange Act:
+ DW AG pursuant to sec. 91a para. 1 (1) and para. 5 Stock Exchange Act: 0 / 0.0%
+ DW AG pursuant to sec. 91a para. 1 (1) 3 lit a), b), bb) Stock Exchange Act (nominal): 0 / 0.0%
DWG AG has therefore fallen below the thresholds of 30%, 25%, 20%, 15%, 10%, 5% and 4% in accordance with sec. 91 para. 1 Stock Exchange Act.(end)