Ansprechpartner: Martina Vomela
Tel.: +43 7442 500 3100
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BENE AG: Resolutions of Extraordinary General Meeting entered in companies register

BGO Beteiligungsverwaltungs GmbH new majority shareholder in Bene

Vienna/Waidhofen an der Ybbs (pta017/14.07.2015/12:05 UTC+2) Vienna/Waidhofen an der Ybbs, 14th July 2015: Today, the St. Pölten companies register has recorded the resolutions of the Extraordinary General Meeting of Bene AG from 8 June 2015, thus registering the reverse stock split in the commercial register. The stock split reduces the share capital to around EUR 1.9 million (m), whereby two new shares will be issued for every 25 existing shares. For the capital increase that was carried out concurrently, BGO Beteiligungsverwaltungs GmbH subscribed to new shares totalling EUR 18m, so that the authorised share capital now amounts to EUR 19,947,788.00. BGO Beteiligungsverwaltungs GmbH now holds more than 90% of Bene AG's share capital.

Today's implementation of the financing package of investors Bartenstein Holding GmbH and grosso holding GmbH together with the financing banks means that the Bene Group's financial restructuring has been completed. The substantial increase in equity puts Bene's finances and capitalisation on a solid foundation and ensures its continuing operation as a sound business.

About Bene
Bene is a leading international specialist in the design and furnishing of inspiring office and working environments. Bene defines the office as a living space and its concepts, products and services turn this philosophy into reality. It combines a tradition of quality stretching back 225 years with innovation and award-winning design. The corporate group is listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange, has its head office and production facilities in Waidhofen an der Ybbs, Austria, and is active in more than 40 countries. As a full-service provider, Bene implements forward-looking office concepts that contribute to the commercial success of its customers.

Investor Relations Bene AG: Martina Vomela
Schwarzwiesenstrasse 3, 3340 Waidhofen an der Ybbs, tel. +43 (0)7442 500 3100

Public Relations Bene AG: Belinda Ableitinger
Neutorgasse 4-8, 1010 Vienna, Austria, tel. +43 (0)1 53426 1239
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Emitter: BENE AG
Schwarzwiesenstraße 3
3340 Waidhofen an der Ybbs
Contact Person: Martina Vomela
Phone: +43 7442 500 3100
ISIN(s): AT00000BENE6 (Share)
Stock Exchange(s): Vienna Stock Exchange (Official Trade)