DGAP-Adhoc: HOCHDORF Holding AG: HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. executes an authorised capital increase in which subscription rights will be granted to existing shareholders

HOCHDORF Holding AG  / Key word(s): Capital Increase

20.10.2014 07:05

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


Media release to the capital increase of HOCHDORF Group

HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. executes an authorised capital increase in which
subscription rights will be granted to existing shareholders

Hochdorf, 20 October 2014 - HOCHDORF Holding Ltd. executes an authorised
capital increase in which subscription rights to existing shareholders are
granted by issuing a maximum of 131,529 registered shares. The expected net
proceeds will be used for the purchase of 60% of Uckermärker Milch GmbH and
26% in each of Ostmilch Handels GmbH, Ostmilch Handels GmbH & Co.
Frischdienst Oberlausitz KG and Ostmilch Handels GmbH & Co. Frischdienst
Magdeburg KG as well as to increase the financial flexibility of the

The capital increase will be executed at market and is secured by firm
commitments of different investors (Commitment Investors). The Commitment
Investors have committed themselves to buy up to a maximum of 138'708 new
shares potentially not subscribed by existing shareholders. The commitments
are in a price range of CHF 130 to CHF 143 per share.

The subscription rights of existing shareholders are granted. Existing
shareholders will be allocated one subscription right for each share and 7
subscription rights allow for the subscription of 1 new registered share
against payment of the subscription/placement price. There will be no
rights trading. Subscription rights not subscribed by shareholders will
expire without compensation after the end of the subscription period
(expected to be on Friday, 31 October 2014 at 12:00 noon CET).

New shares not taken up by existing shareholders are expected to be offered
in a public placement in Switzerland and private placements with
institutional investors in certain foreign countries (excluding in
particular the USA) on 3 November 2014. The subscription/placement price is
expected to be fixed the same day, based on the number of subscription
rights exercised, the demand from investors in the placements, the share
price of the registered share of HOCHDORF as well as general market
conditions and will at least amount to the lower end of the price range of
firm commitments of Commitment Investors of CHF 130 and at most CHF 143.
The subscription/placement price and the final number of new shares are
expected to be published in a media release on 3 November 2014 after close
of trading.

Neue Helvetische Bank AG is acting as Lead Manager and Bookrunner for the
capital increase.

Expected timetable for the capital increase

21 October   Last trading day of existing shares including subscription
2014         right
             Allocation of subscription rights after close of trading

22 October   First trading day of existing shares ex-rights
2014         Start of rights exercise period

31 October   End of rights exercise period
12:00 noon

3 November   Placement of new shares not taken up in a bookbuilding
2014         Fixing and publication of subscription/placement price and
             final number of new shares

5 November   Capital increase and registration in the commercial register
2014         of the Canton of Lucerne

6 November   Listing and first trading day of newly issued shares on SIX
2014         Swiss Exchange

7 November   Delivery of new shares against payment of the subscrition/
2014         placement price

For enquiries and further information:
Marcel Gavillet, CFO, Phone +41 (0)41 914 65 16,
Dr. Christoph Hug, Head of Corporate Communications, Phone +41 (0)41 914 65
62 / +41 (0)79 859 19 23, christoph.hug@hochdorf.com

This document is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of offers to
purchase or subscribe for shares or pre-emptive rights of HOCHDROF Holding
AG. This document does not constitute a prospectus within the meaning of
article 652a or article 1156, respectively, of the Swiss Code of
Obligations or a listing prospectus pursuant to Articles 27 et seq. of the
listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange. Investors should make their
decision to exercise pre-emptive rights or to buy or to subscribe to shares
of HOCHDORF Holding AG solely based on the issue prospectus dated 17
October 2014 which will be available to eligible investors free of charge
from Neue Helvetische Bank AG, Zurich, Switzerland (email:
prospectus@nhbag.ch, telephone: +41 (0)44 204 56 19) and from HOCHDROF
Holding AG (email: ir@hochdorf.com, telephone: +41 (0)41 914 65 65).

This document may contain specific forward-looking statements, e.g.
statements including terms like "believe", "assume", "expect", "forecast",
"project", "may", "could", "might", "will" or similar expressions. Such
forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors which may result in a substantial
divergence between the actual results, financial situation, development or
performance of the company and those explicitly or implicitly presumed in
these statements. Against the background of these uncertainties, you should
not rely on forward-looking statements. HOCHDORF Holding AG does not assume
any responsibility to prepare or disseminate any supplement, amendment,
update or revision to any of the information, opinions or forward-looking
statements contained in this document or to adapt them to any change in
events, conditions or circumstances.

This communication is not for distribution in the United States, Canada,
Australia or Japan and it does not constitute an offer or invitation to
subscribe for or to purchase any securities in such countries or in any
other jurisdiction. In particular, this document and the information
contained herein is not for publication or distribution into the United
States of America and should not be distributed or otherwise transmitted
into the United States or to U.S. persons (as defined in the U.S.
Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act")) or publications
with a general circulation in the United States. The securities referred to
herein have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act,
or the laws of any state and may not be offered or sold in the United
States of America absent registration or an exemption from registration
under Securities Act. There will be no public offering of the securities in
the United States of America.

This communication does not constitute an offer of securities to the public
in the United Kingdom. No prospectus offering securities to the public 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

This communication does not constitute an "offer of securities to the
public" within the meaning of Directive 2003/71/EC of the European Union
(the "Prospectus Directive") of the securities referred to in it (the
"Securities") in any member state of the European Economic Area (the
"EEA"). Any offers of the Securities to persons in the EEA will be made
pursuant to an exemption under the Prospectus Directive, as implemented in
member states of the EEA, from the requirement to produce a prospectus for
offers of the Securities.


Information and Explaination of the Issuer to this News:

The HOCHDORF Group, based in Hochdorf, achieved consolidated gross sales
revenue of CHF 376.1 million in 2013. It is one of the leading foodstuff
companies in Switzerland, employing 362 staff as of 31.12.13 (338 full-time
staff). Made from natural ingredients such as milk and wheat germ, 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 70

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Language:               English
Company:                HOCHDORF Holding AG
                        Siedereistrasse 9
                        6281 Hochdorf
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

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