Deutsche Beteiligungs AG converts to registered shares
Better communications, greater transparency, lower costs
Frankfurt am Main, 27 June 2013. Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG) will convert all of its current 13,676,359 bearer shares into registered shares at a conversion ratio of 1:1, effective 1 July 2013. A resolution to that effect was adopted at DBAG’s Annual Meeting on 26 March 2013. The conversion to registered shares is aimed at enabling more direct communications with the Company’s shareholders, greater transparency in the shareholder profile and, not least in the mid-term, lower costs, such as in conjunction with the Annual Meeting.
All shares in Deutsche Beteiligungs AG will presumably be traded on the stock exchanges in the form of registered shares for the first time on 1 July 2013. Exclusively valid from then on will be its new ISIN DE000A1TNUT7 (formerly: DE0005508105) and its new WKN A1TNUT (formerly: 550810). The new stock exchange symbol for registered shares in DBAG is DBAN.
Registered shares require keeping a share register listing the shareholders of DBAG and the number of shares each shareholder holds. Entry in the share register is proof of share ownership and entitles shareholders to attend the Annual Meetings and exercise their voting rights. DBAG shareholders will be notified by their depositary banks about the conversion and entry in the share register. Shareholders’ legal position remains unchanged by the conversion to registered shares.
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG shares are a component of the S-Dax. With nearly 70 percent of the shares in free float ownership, DBAG’s market capitalisation is approximately 255 million euros.
More information on the transition to registered shares can be found at www.deutsche-beteiligung.de/investor-relations.