Information on the acquisition of Homag Group AG
Important legal information:
On July 15, 2014, Dürr Technologies GmbH, Bietigheim-Bissingen (the "Bidder"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dürr Aktiengesellschaft, Bietigheim-Bissingen ("Dürr AG"), published its decision to make a voluntary public takeover offer to the shareholders Homag Group AG ("Homag-Shareholders") for the acquisition of all no par value bearer shares of Homag Group AG (die "Homag-Shares") pursuant to the Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act (Wertpapiererwerbs- und Übernahmegesetz, "WpÜG"; the "takeover offer").
On the following webpages you will find the publication of the Bidder's decision to launch the takeover offer in accordance with Section 10 WpÜG and a statement of Dürr AG pursuant to Section 15 of the Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz – WpHG) regarding the intended acquisition of control over Homag Group AG. This website will also contain the offer document as well as further publications and information pertaining to the takeover offer after the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht or BaFin) has approved the publication of the offer document.
All information contained on, or accessible through, this website is for information purposes as well as the purpose of complying with the provisions of the WpÜG, the pertinent regulation (WpÜG-Angebotsverordnung) and other legal requirements applicable in relation to the takeover offer. The Bidder does not assume any obligation to keep the information and documents which are made available up to date unless required by applicable laws. An offer to purchase Homag-Shares is only made by publishing the offer document and is exclusively subject to its terms and conditions. Otherwise the information contained on this website and the documents accessible through this website do not constitute an offer to the Homag-Shareholders to purchase, or an invitation to make an offer to sell, Homag-Shares, and do not contain, and are not for the purposes of the Bidder making, any representations or entering into any other legal commitments. To the extent legally permissible, Dürr Technologies GmbH reserves the right to change the terms and conditions of the takeover offer. Homag-Shareholders are strongly advised to read and to review the offer document in detail, as well as all other relevant documents regarding the takeover offer at their earliest convenience after they are published, as these will contain important information, and to seek independent expert advice where appropriate in respect of the content of the offer document and the takeover offer itself.
The takeover offer will be made solely pursuant to German law. The Bidder will not make a public offer under any jurisdiction other than the Federal Republic of Germany (in particular not under the laws of the United States, Australia or Japan) in connection with the takeover offer. Thus, other than in the Federal Republic of Germany, no further announcements, registrations, authorisations or approvals of the takeover offer will be initiated or applied for. Any assertion that a review or approval is made or granted by foreign authorities or institutions may represent a criminal offense.
The publication, dispatch, distribution or dissemination of the offer document or other documents connected with the takeover offer outside the Federal Republic of Germany may be subject to legal restrictions. Irrespective of the fact that as a result of the publication of the offer document on the internet, which is compulsory in accordance with Sec. 14 para. 3 sentence 1 no. 1 WpÜG, the offer document can be accessed globally, the offer document and other documents connected with the takeover offer may not be dispatched to, or disseminated, distributed or published in, countries where this would be illegal. The Bidder has not given its permission for the dispatch, publication, distribution or dissemination of the offer document or other documents connected with the takeover offer outside the Federal Republic of Germany. The acceptance of the takeover offer outside the Federal Republic of Germany may be subject to legal restrictions. Shareholders of Homag AG who come into possession of the offer document outside the Federal Republic of Germany, who wish to accept the takeover offer outside the Federal Republic of Germany and/or who are subject to legal provisions other than those of the Federal Republic of Germany are advised to inform themselves of the applicable legal provisions and to comply with them. The Bidder assumes no responsibility for acceptance of the takeover offer outside the Federal Republic of Germany being permissible under the applicable legal provision.
Announcements or information on, or accessible through, this website may contain forward-looking statements. Such statements do not represent facts and are characterised by words such as "expects", "believes", "estimates", "intends", "seeks", "plans", "anticipates", "potential", including the negative thereof, or words of similar meaning about the expected future business of the Bidder or any other person. Such statements express intentions, opinions or current expectations and assumptions, for example with regard to the potential consequences of the takeover offer for the Bidder, Dürr AG, Homag-Group AG or Homag-Shareholders. They are based on the current expectations and are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances. These expectations or any forward-looking statements could prove to be incorrect, and outcomes usually cannot be influenced by the Bidder or the persons acting jointly therewith pursuant to section 2 para. 5 WpÜG. It should be kept in mind that actual events or consequences may differ materially from expectations.