18.10.2007 – 16:40
euro adhoc: STRABAG SE
Financing, Stock Offerings (IPO)
IPO to date closed successfully
STRABAG SE IPO: OFFERING PRICE FIXED AT EUR 47
OFFERING VOLUME OF APPROX. EUR 1.325 BN SUBSCRIBED
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Press Release 18 October 2007 Investor News
Austria's largest IPO to date closed successfully
strabag SE ipo: offering price fixed at eur 47 offering volume of approx. eur 1.325 BN subscribed
- 28,200,001 shares (including Green Shoe option of 3,000,000 shares) allotted
- Offering volume of approx. EUR 1.325 bn tenfold subscribed + Demand of around 100,000 private shareholders mean new record in retail + First day of trading 19 October 2007
Vienna, 18 October 2007 - Immediately following the close of the subscription period for institutional investors, the offering price for the shares of STRABAG SE being tendered under the IPO was fixed at EUR 47 per share. At the beginning of the issue, the price range had been fixed between EUR 42 and EUR 48. The strong demand in Austria as well as among international institutional investors led to an approx. tenfold subscription of the offering volume of 28,200,001 shares. 19,000,000 shares came from a capital increase and 9,200,001 shares from the holdings of the previous shareholders. Given the offering price, the market capitalisation of STRABAG SE amounts to EUR 5.358 bn. The IPO proceeds for the company amount to EUR 893m.
For the first time demand from over 100,000 private investors during an IPO in Austria Demand for the shares was particularly high among private shareholders. In all, around one hundred thousand Austrians subscribed for the STRABAG SE shares - representing the greatest number of shareholders ever achieved during an IPO in Austria. A total of more than 26 per cent of the issue was placed with private Austrian investors, additional 15 per cent was placed with institutional Austrian. The largest portion of the share placement was distributed among international institutional investors with a focus on Europe. For the first time during the initial public offering of an Austrian company, shares were also specifically marketed towards institutional investors in Russia. The preferential allotment will be 70 shares.
STRABAG-CEO Hans Peter Haselsteiner: "With EUR 47 we want to set a signal for a future stable and fair relationship with our new shareholders. We did not make use of the whole price range intentionally."
The shares of STRABAG SE will trade on 19 October 2007 in the Prime Market Segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange under the symbol "STR". STRABAG SE shares will be included in the ATX as of 22 October 2007. Delivery of the shares is expected to take place on or around 23 October 2007 against payment of the final offer price.
Joint bookrunners in the largest IPO in the history of the Vienna Stock Exchange were Deutsche Bank AG, Raiffeisen Centrobank AG and Goldman Sachs International. Joint lead managers were Deutsche Bank AG, Raiffeisen Centrobank AG, Goldman Sachs International and Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG. Joint lead managers in the retail segment were Raiffeisen Centrobank and Erste Bank. Co-managers were Dresdner Bank AG, Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Raiffeisenlandesbank Niederösterreich-Wien AG, Raiffeisenlandesbank Oberösterreich Aktiengesellschaft and Raiffeisen-Landesbank Steiermark AG.
This press release does not represent an offer to sell nor is it a solicitation or an invitation to buy securities of STRABAG SE. Rather, it is intended to serve informational purposes only. In connection with the public offering of securities of STRABAG SE in Austria, the only information which is binding is the information contained within the published securities prospectus approved by the Austrian Financial Market Authority. The prospectus can be obtained free of charge from STRABAG SE, Donau-City-Straße 9, 1220 Vienna, Raiffeisen Centrobank AG, Tegetthoffstraße 1, 1015 Vienna, Deutsche Bank AG, Vienna Office, Hohenstaufengasse 4, 1010 Vienna, or Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG, Graben 21, 1010 Vienna, during the regular business hours. No orders for subscription placed before 8 October 2007 will be accepted. The shares of STRABAG SE may be sold or offered for sale in the United States of America only with previous registration or, absent previous registration, only with an exemption from the registration requirement in accordance with the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 in its currently valid form. It is not planned to make a public share offer in the United States.
Contact STRABAG SE Dr. Christian Ebner Corporate Spokesman Tel: +43-1-22422-1121 firstname.lastname@example.org
end of announcement euro adhoc 18.10.2007 16:04:42
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Branche: Construction & Property
Börsen: Wiener Börse AG / Regulated free trade
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