DGAP-Adhoc: Capital increase of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd: execution of subscription rights by existing shareholders

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

03.11.2014 07:00

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


Media release regarding the capital increase of HOCHDORF Group

Capital increase of HOCHDORF Holding Ltd: execution of subscription rights
by existing shareholders

Hochdorf, 3 November 2014 - Existing shareholders of HOCHDORF Ltd.
subscribed to 50'651 (38.51%) of the offered 131'529 new registered shares
in the rights offering.

The remaining new registered shares will be offered to investors in share
placements on Monday, 3 November 2014. The identical subscription/placement
price for the rights offering and the share placements will be fixed today,
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 published in a media
release together with the final number of new shares as well as the
proceeds. The subscription/placement price will at least amount to the
lower end of the price range of the firm commitments of CHF 130 and will
not exceed CHF 143.

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

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 media release is also available electronically: www.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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