GESCO AG

EANS-Adhoc: GESCO AG: Capital increase of 302,000 new shares successfully completed

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  ad-hoc disclosure pursuant to section 15 of the WpHG transmitted by euro
  adhoc with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution. The issuer is solely
  responsible for the content of this announcement.
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29.02.2012

Wuppertal, 29 February 2012 - SDAX-listed investment holding company GESCO AG
(ISIN: DE000A1K0201) today successfully placed 302,000 new shares, corresponding
to approximately 10 % of the company´s current share capital, among German and
European institutional investors via an accelerated bookbuilding process under
exclusion of shareholder subscription rights in accordance with AktG Section
186, Paragraph 3, Clause 4. Following the capital increase, the company´s share
capital amounts to EUR 8,645,000 divided into 3,325,000 no-par value registered
shares. The new shares are fully entitled to dividends for the 2011/2012
financial year. 
The new shares were issued at an offer price of EUR 65.00 per share. Demand for
new shares greatly exceeded supply. The gross proceeds from the emission of EUR
19,630,000.00 are to be used to acquire further industrial enterprises in
accordance with the GESCO business model after deduction of costs. 
Close Brothers Seydler Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, acted as Sole
Bookrunner for the transaction. 
GESCO will immediately request entry of the capital increase into the commercial
register at Wuppertal district court as well as approval of the new shares.

GESCO AG 
Investor Relations, Oliver Vollbrecht 
Phone +49 202 2482018, Fax +49 202 2482049 
E-Mail: info@gesco.de, Website: www.gesco.de


Further inquiry note:
Oliver Vollbrecht
Leiter Investor Relations
T.: +49(0)202 24820 18
info@gesco.de

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 
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issuer:      GESCO AG
             Johannisberg 7
             D-42103 Wuppertal
phone:       +49(0)202 24820 0
FAX:         +49(0)202 24820 49
mail:     info@gesco.de
WWW:      http://www.gesco.de
sector:      Economy, Business & Finance
ISIN:        DE000A1K0201
indexes:     SDAX, Classic All Share, Prime All Share
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart,
             regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English
 



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