euro adhoc: PANDATEL AG
Mergers - Acquisitions - Takeovers
BaFin revokes exemption for Dowslake Venture Ltd.

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Hanover, August 2, 2007. In the context of its exemption proceedings for Dowslake Venture Ltd., Santa Clara, California as well as for Dr. Dan Yang and Mr. Zibin Lu, Shanghai, BaFin's (German federal financial supervisory agency) notice of 31 July 2007 revoked its notice of 17 January 2006, according to which the same are exempted from making a mandatory takeover bid according to Art. 35 WpÜG. Basically, BaFin states that said revocation is ex officio admissible, because it was reserved under Number 3 of the definitive notice of 17 January 2006. According to BaFin, the revocation is well founded, whereas the right to  revoke results from two provisions of the notice of 16 January 2006.  Further, BaFin insists that the only precondition for the existence of the right to  revoke is the failure to execute a capital increase in kind of Pandatel AG's  share capital by contribution of all or at least 95% of the shares in Dowslake Microsystems Corp. until 31 December 2006 into the commercial register or if the applicants of Pandatel AG were not able to otherwise obtain ownership in all or at least 95% of the shares in Dowslake Microsystems Corp. until this date. This precondition is complied with, because entry into the commercial register of the local court Hanover was made only concerning annual general meeting's resolution of 27 March 2006 regarding share capital increase but not execution of share capital increase. Also, the notice was issued on condition to immediately proof BaFin entry of the share capital increase's execution for contributing aforementioned shares in Dowslake Microsystems Corp. based on an annual general meeting's resolution of Pandatel AG. Because execution of share capital increase was not entered into the commercial register, such proof cannot be supplied. In the end, executing the right of revocation is also adequate, because revoking is a suitable measure to eventually enable minority shareholders of Pandatel AG to make a desinvestment decision within a mandatory takeover bid who received no mandatory takeover bid according to Art. 35  WpÜG due to the exemption of the applicants. To grant minority shareholders this opportunity  to decide is also necessary. Because, based on the fact of the legal initial  state of Art. 35 WpÜG the remaining shareholders are to be made a mandatory  takeover bid in case of change of control, from which the applicants were  exempted by the notice of 16 January 2006. According to today's facts, the  basis of exemption no longer applies and therefore the mandatory  situation  of Art. 35 WpÜG hast to be reestablished as it would have applied without exemption.

About PANDATEL AG: PANDATEL is a German corporation based in Hanover. PANDATEL was formed in 1987 as Pan Dacom Telekommunikation GmbH. It went public at Frankfurt stock  exchange in November 1999. Majority shareholder is Dowslake Venture Ltd. (U.S.A.)with Dr. Dan D. Yang as CEO of both companies. PANDATEL provides a  full range of last mile access products as well as optical transport  equipment to its worldwide customers. PANDATEL currently sells its products through its regional offices and Dowslake Microsystems in the US, Germany,   France, UK, China, and Singapore, in partnering with resell partners as well  as OEM customers, covering 86 countries in all 5 continents. More Information on the website

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