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KUKA confirms success of takeover offer for Swisslog

Augsburg, November 21, 2014. KUKA Aktiengesellschaft confirms that the takeover transaction for Swisslog was successful. The final acceptance quota of 80.47 percent is the same as that stated in the interim preliminary announcement, and is higher than minimum acceptance threshold of 66 2/3 percent.

21 November 2014

From today's perspective, nothing stands in the way of completing the public offer. Now the governing antitrust authorities have also approved KUKA AG's plan to purchase Swisslog shares.
"I am very pleased about the broad acceptance of our offer and look forward to further excellent collaboration with Swisslog," said KUKA AG's CEO Dr .Till Reuter.
The period for acceptance of the offer after expiry of the original deadline begins on November 24, 2014 and is expected to end on December 5, 2014, 4:00 PM CET.


KUKA Aktiengesellschaft is an international enterprise with sales revenues of some EUR 1.8 billion and
approximately 8,000 employees worldwide (as of 31 December 2013). The company focuses on robotsupported automation for industrial manufacturing processes and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of robotics, plant engineering and plant assembly services. KUKA’s business model is based on two business units: the Systems division which designs and builds automated systems and the Robotics division which supplies industrial robots, the core component of automated systems. The holding company and its two divisions are headquartered in Augsburg, Germany. Some 50 companies operate internationally for the automotive industry and in general industry markets.


The tender offer described or referenced in this announcement (the "Offer") is not directly or indirectly made in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Canada or Japan nor in any other country or jurisdiction in which such Offer would be illegal, otherwise violate the applicable law or an ordinance or which would require KUKA Aktiengesellschaft to change the terms or conditions of the tender offer in any way, to submit an additional application to or to perform additional actions in relation to any state, regulatory or legal authority. It is not intended to extend the Offer to any such country or such jurisdiction. Documents relating to the Offer must neither be distributed in such countries or jurisdictions nor be sent to such countries or jurisdictions. Such documents must not be used for the purpose of soliciting the purchase of securities of Swisslog Holding AG by anyone from such countries or jurisdictions. Shareholders of Swisslog Holding AG not resident in Switzerland who wish to accept the Offer must make inquiries concerning applicable legislation and possible tax consequences. Shareholders should refer to the detailed offer restrictions included in the offer document which is available on the website of KUKA Aktiengesellschaft.