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EQS-Adhoc: HOCHDORF Holding AG: Successful placement of mandatory convertible securities


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HOCHDORF Holding AG: Successful placement of mandatory convertible securities

28-March-2017 / 18:00 CET/CEST
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HOCHDORF Group Press Release: Successful placement of mandatory convertible
securities

Closing of the Offering

Hochdorf, 28 March 2017 -HOCHDORF Holding AG successfully completes the
placement of the mandatory convertible securities. Existing shareholders widely
exercised their advance subscription rights.

HOCHDORF Holding AG successfully completed the placement of the mandatory
convertible securities in the aggregate amount of CHF 218,490,000 with Neue
Helvetische Bank AG acting as Lead Manager. A tranche of CHF 131,005,000 of the
mandatory convertible securities were reserved for the partial financing of the
51% stake in the Pharmalys Group.

Furthermore, the existing shareholders subscribed to 44.8% of the remaining
mandatory convertible securities in the amount of CHF 87,485,000 by exercising
their advanced subscription rights. The mandatory convertible securities that
were not subscribed for by existing shareholders were purchased by ZMP Invest
AG, Luzern (CHF 36.2 million) and by Innovent Holding AG, Wollerau (CHF 12.1
million).

Provisional trading of the mandatory convertible securities on SIX Swiss
Exchange will start on 30 March 2017, which is also the settlement date.

 

Disclaimer
This document does not constitute an offer to buy or to subscribe for securities
or shares of HOCHDORF Holding AG nor a prospectus within the meaning of Articles
652a or 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or a listing prospectus within the
meaning of the Listing Rules of SIX Swiss Exchange. Investors should make their
decision to buy or exercise securities solely based on the prospectus dated 10
March 2017 which is available free of charge from Neue Helvetische Bank AG,
Zurich, Switzerland (telephone: +41 (0)44 204 56 19; email: prospectus@nhbag.ch)
and HOCHDORF Holding AG (telephone: +41 (0)41 914 65 62, email:
ir@hochdorf.com). Investors are furthermore advised to consult their bank or
financial adviser before making any investment decision.

This document is not for distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the
United States (including its territories and dependencies, any state of the
United States and the District of Columbia), Canada, Japan, Australia or any
jurisdiction into which the same would be unlawful. The information contained
herein shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to
buy the securities or shares of HOCHDORF Holding AG, in any jurisdiction in
which such offer or solicitation would be unlawful prior to registration,
exemption from registration or qualification under the securities laws of any
jurisdiction.

The securities and HOCHDORF Holding AG shares have not been and will not be
registered under the US securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities
Act") or under any securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the
United States and may not be offered, sold, taken up, exercised, resold,
renounced, transferred or delivered, directly or indirectly, within the United
States except pursuant to an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not
subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in
compliance with any applicable securities laws of any state or other
jurisdiction of the United States. The securities and the HOCHDORF Holding AG
shares have not been approved or disapproved by the US Securities and Exchange
Commission, any state's securities commission in the United States or any US
regulatory authority, nor have any of the foregoing authorities passed upon or
endorsed the merits of the offering of the securities or the accuracy or
adequacy of this announcement. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal
offence in the United States. Subject to certain exceptions, the securities and
the HOCHDORF Holding AG shares are being offered and sold only outside the
United States in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. There
will be no public offer of the securities in the United States.

The information contained herein does not constitute an offer of securities to
the public in the United Kingdom. No prospectus to the public on the securities
will be published in the United Kingdom. This document is only being distributed
to and is only directed at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom or
(ii) to investment professionals falling within article 19(5) of the Financial
Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order") or
(iii) high net worth entities, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be
communicated, falling within article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such
persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). The securities are
only available to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase
or otherwise acquire such securities will be engaged in only with, relevant
persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this
document or any of its contents.

Any offer of securities to the public that may be deemed to be made pursuant to
this communication in any EEA Member State that has implemented Directive
2003/71/EC (together with any applicable implementing measures in any Member
State, the "Prospectus Directive") is only addressed to qualified investors in
that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive.

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Document title: HOCHDORF: Closing mandatory convertible securities
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--------------------------Information and Explanation of the Issuer to this
News:


The HOCHDORF Group, based in Hochdorf, achieved a consolidated gross sales
revenue of CHF 551.5 million in 2016. It is one of the leading foodstuff
companies in Switzerland, employing 630 staff as of 31.12.2016. Made from
natural ingredients such as milk, wheat germ and oil seeds, HOCHDORF products
have been contributing to our health and wellbeing since 1895 - from babies to
senior citizens. Its customers include the food industry and the wholesale and
retail sectors. Its products are sold in over 90 countries. The shares are
traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich (ISIN CH0024666528).

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Language: English

Company:  HOCHDORF Holding AG

          Siedereistrasse 9

          6281 Hochdorf

          Switzerland

Phone:    +41 41 914 65 65

Fax:      +41 41 914 66 66

E-mail:hochdorf@hochdorf.com

Internet: www.hochdorf.com

ISIN:     CH0024666528

Listed:   SIX Swiss Exchange



 

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