Public disclosure of inside information according to article 17 MAR
Vienna (pta033/10.01.2017/18:30) - NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, INTO OR WITHIN THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN OR SOUTH AFRICA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE IT IS UNLAWFUL TO DISTRIBUTE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.
Vienna, 10 January 2017. PORR AG was informed as follows:
"We inform you that a group of shareholders of PORR AG decided this evening to place up to 1,474,509 shares in PORR AG (ISIN AT0000609607), corresponding to up to 5% of the voting rights, via Joh. Berenberg, Gossler & Co. KG in a private placement. The group consists of all members of the managing board and certain members of the supervisory board of PORR AG (respectively entities affiliated with them), including companies of the Ortner-Strauss-Syndicate. The Ortner-Strauss-Syndicate will continue to hold clearly more than 50% of the voting rights also following a placement of all shares.
The sale of shares, on the one hand, aims at increasing the trading volume in PORR shares to improve the mid-term chances of PORR to qualify for the ATX 20 index. In addition, the sale by members of the managing board (respectively entities affiliated with them) will finance, amongst others, private real estate investments."
This mandatory release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer or the announcement of a forthcoming offer or solicitation or invitation of any offer to buy any securities or the announcement of a forthcoming solicitation or invitation of any offer to buy any securities in any jurisdiction, including the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa. No securities are offered by or on behalf of PORR AG. This release and the information it contains are not for publication in any jurisdiction in which it would be unlawful.
In line with foreign securities laws, particularly the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended ("Securities Act"), shares of PORR AG have not been registered and will not be registered with foreign securities authorities and in particular may not be offered or sold in the United States of America ("USA") without registration or an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. This announcement may not be disseminated in the USA and/or within the USA and may not be distributed or forwarded to publications that are widely available in the USA.
In the United Kingdom, this document is only being distributed to and is only directed at persons who (i) are investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Mar-kets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended) (the "Order") or (ii) are persons fall-ing within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as "Relevant Persons"). This document is directed only at Relevant Persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not Relevant Persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons.
Sandra C. Bauer, Head of Corporate Communications
Tel: +43 506263338
emitter: PORR AG
address: Absberggasse 47, 1100 Wien
contact person: Dir. Prok. Rolf Petersen
phone: +43 50626-1199
ISIN(s): AT0000609607 (share), AT0000A19Y28 (bond), AT0000A19Y36 (bond), DE000A1HSNV2 (bond)
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