Mikron Holding AG

DGAP-Adhoc: Mikron Holding AG: Shareholder pooling agreement to be terminated

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15.04.2014 07:00

Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR
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Media release

Mikron Holding AG:
Shareholder pooling agreement to be terminated

Biel, 15 April 2014, 7 a.m. The shareholder pooling agreement covering the
shares of Mikron Holding AG is to be terminated. Despite the termination,
the core group of investors will retain their holding in Mikron. The Mikron
Group is now back on a growth trajectory and remains very robustly
financed.

The majority of shares of Mikron Holding AG have been held by a group of
investors since 2003. The group of investors, consisting of Ammann Group
Holding AG (Berne), Mr Rudolf Maag (Binningen), Tegula AG (Zurich),
Personalfürsorgestiftung Rieter AG (Winterthur) and Corporate Investment
Management Affentranger Holding AG (Zug), holds approximately 70% of the
shares of Mikron Holding AG. This group has stood by Mikron in difficult
economic times, and played a key role in the balance sheet restructuring of
the Mikron Group 11 years ago. The group of investors undertook a
commitment at that time which took the form of a shareholder pooling
agreement. This agreement was extended in both 2011 and 2013. The group has
now obviously the jointly developed intention to terminate the agreement.

Ammann Group Holding AG, the largest shareholder in the group of investors,
has obtained a ruling from the Swiss Takeover Board (TOB). According to
this ruling, the termination of the shareholder pooling agreement will not
oblige Ammann Group Holding AG to submit a share purchase offer to all
shareholders. However, shareholders holding more than 3% of the voting
rights may lodge an objection in the five stock exchange trading days
following the publication of the Mikron Board of Directors' response to the
decision.

Mikron Holding AG is expecting the shareholder pooling agreement to be
terminated once this deadline has passed. It welcomes this development, as
it should have a positive impact on the liquidity of the shares. The core
group of investors will retain their holding in Mikron. The Mikron Group is
now back on a growth trajectory and remains very robustly financed.


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Information and Explaination of the Issuer to this News:

Brief profile of the Mikron Group
The Mikron Group markets machining and automation solutions, enabling
customers around the world to master their precision manufacturing
processes. Rooted in a culture of Swiss innovation, Mikron is a leading
supplier to the automotive, medical devices, pharmaceutical, consumer
goods, writing instruments and watch-making industries. The two divisions,
Mikron Automation and Mikron Machining, are based in Boudry and Agno,
Switzerland, with additional production facilities in Germany, Singapore,
China and the United States. The Mikron Group employs approximately 1100
people who work to provide Mikron customers with an experience that
reflects over 100 years of leadership in high-performance and
high-precision production. Mikron Holding AG is listed on SIX Swiss
Exchange (MIKN).

Contact
Mikron Management AG, Martin Blom, CFO Mikron Group
Phone +41 62 916 69 60, ir.mma@mikron.com

Download Media Release and Board of Directors' response
www.mikron.com/news

Investor Relations Calendar of Events
22 July 2014, 07.00 a.m. - Media release: Semiannual results 2014
22 January 2015, 7.00 a.m. - Media release: Preliminary volume figures for
2014
9 March 2015, 7.00 a.m. - Media release: Publication of the 2014 Annual
Report
9 March 2015, 10.00 a.m. - Press Conference and Conference for Financial
Analysts
16 April 2015, 4.00 p.m. - Annual General Meeting 2015

Except for the historical information contained herein, the statements in
this media release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties.

Mikron(R) is a trademark of Mikron Holding AG, Biel (Switzerland).

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