KUKA successfully complete capital increase
Augsburg, November 5, 2014. KUKA AG has successfully completed the capital increase under exclusion of shareholders' subscription rights announced today. The number of new shares to be issued is 1,792,884. The new shares are expected to be included on November 10, 2014 into the existing listing of KUKA shares on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the stock exchange in Munich. The new shares are entitled to dividends from January 1, 2014.
November 5, 2014
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The gross proceeds for the company from the capital increase will amount to EUR 87,851,316. The proceeds will be used to partially finance the public offer to shareholders of the Swiss logistics company Swisslog.
The new shares were offered by Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG by means of an accelerated bookbuilding and were placed at price of EUR 49.00 per new share.
"The completed capital increase is an important milestone for the strategic future development of KUKA," said Dr. Till Reuter, CEO of KUKA AG. "Our planned acquisition of Swisslog and the automation of logistics processes aim to sustainably expand the volume of our general industry business, thereby providing opportunities in existing and new industry sectors."
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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 robot-supported 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.