Airopack Technology Group

EQS-Adhoc: Airopack Technology Group reaches an agreement with Resilux to take full ownership of Airolux


EQS Group-Ad-hoc: Airopack Technology Group AG / Key word(s): Agreement
Airopack Technology Group reaches an agreement with Resilux to take full
ownership of Airolux

26.04.2016 / 07:20
Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

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Airopack Technology Group reaches an agreement with Resilux to take full
ownership of Airolux

- ATG to acquire Resilux's 50% stake in Airolux joint venture

- Full control of Airolux allows ATG to reach its next level of growth by
increasing production and enhancing its organizational footprint

- ATG looks forward to expanding the use of its revolutionary and worldwide
patented Airopack technology to serve leading fast-moving consumer goods
companies

- ATG and Resilux to enter into a Global Preferred Supply Agreement of PET
preforms

- ATG will commence preparation for a share capital increase to implement its
strategic partnership with Apollo

Baar, 26th April 2016- Airopack Technology Group AG ("ATG" or the "Group") is
pleased to announce it has reached an agreement regarding the acquisition of 50%
of the Airolux AG ("Airolux") joint venture currently owned by Resilux NV
("Resilux"). The acquisition will allow ATG to fully utilise ATG's Airopack
technology and unlock its growth potential, reduce cost price, enhance time to
market and improve the organizational footprint.

ATG will pay a cash consideration of EUR25 million to acquire Resilux's 50%
stake in Airolux. ATG will also repay Resilux's outstanding shareholder loans
and financial debts to Airolux of around EUR37 million. Furthermore, ATG will
enter into a Global Preferred Supply Agreement with Resilux under which Resilux
will have the first right to supply PET preforms to ATG.

Full ownership of Airolux was a key condition to complete the transaction
announced in December in which ATG entered into in a strategic partnership with
funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO)
(together with its consolidated subsidiaries, "Apollo"). ATG will now commence
preparation for a general meeting of its shareholders in respect of the
requisite approvals for the equity investment from Apollo and the share capital
increase.

Commenting on the announcement, Quint Kelders, CEO of ATG, said: "We are
extremely pleased to be reaching an agreement with Resilux after months of
intense negotiations. This agreement allows us to accelerate on our strategy to
become a key supplier to fast-moving consumer good companies. Together with
funds managed by Apollo we can further revolutionize the packaging industry by
making dispensers cleaner, safer and cheaper."

ATG have retained Greenhill & Co. and OXEYE Advisors as financial advisers in
respect of this transaction, and have also been advised by Citadel
International, as well as bureau Brandeis and Heron Legal in respect of Dutch
law, Froriep in respect of Swiss law, and Bryan Cave in respect of English law.

Further announcements will be made when appropriate.

For more information:
Investors:       Media:
Airopack Technology Group AG     Hill + Knowlton Strategies
Quint Kelders, CEO / Frans van der Vorst, CFO   Frans van der Grint
Zugerstrasse 76b      T: +31 (0) 20 404 4707 / M: + 31 (0) 6 29044053
CH-6340 Baar       E-Mail: frans.vandergrint@hkstrategies.com
TF: +31 416 300 800
E-Mail: quint.kelders@airopackgroup.com
frans.vandervorst@airopackgroup.com
www.airopackgroup.com

 
Airopack Technology Group AG is a leading provider of innovative mechanical and
pressure-controlled dispensing packaging technologies and systems.  Its
customers include worldwide manufacturers and suppliers of cosmetics, body care,
pharmaceutical and food products.
 
The revolutionary and worldwide patented Airopack(R) technology offers a safe,
all-plastic pressurized dispenser that is environmentally and planet friendly.
With deliveries to the world's leading consumer brands, Airopack Technology
Group reached a key milestone in 2015 with respect to commercial market entry
when its technology was embraced by one of the world's leading consumer brands.
 
Airopack Technology Group, listed at the SIX Swiss exchange, is based in
Waalwijk, The Netherlands, home to its Global Management, Research & Development
and Customer Service functions. In addition, it runs a Full Service Filling
operation in Heist-op-den-Berg, Belgium, and a Ready to Fill manufacturing
facility in Glarus Nord, Switzerland. Airopack Technology Group plans to start
and operate two new Airopack Ready to Fill Manufacturing sites; one in North
America and another one in the Netherlands, in the course of 2016.
 
The shares of the company are listed on the Swiss Reporting Standard of the SIX
Swiss Exchange since 2010. (Ticker: AIRN / ISIN: CH0242606942).
 

 
www.airopackgroup.com
 


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Language: English

Company:  Airopack Technology Group AG

          Zugerstrasse 76b

          6340  Baar

          Switzerland

Phone:    +41 417663500

Fax:      +41 417663509

E-mail:frans.vandervorst@airopackgroup.com

Internet: www.airopackgroup.com

ISIN:     CH0242606942

Listed:   Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover,
Munich, Stuttgart; Open Market in Frankfurt ; SIX


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