The Extraordinary General Meeting on 10 July 2020 approved an ordinary capital increase with planned gross proceeds of CHF 165 million with 81.4 percent. A condition for the implementation of the capital increase is that gross proceeds of at least CHF 150 million are raised. The subscription period for the new shares begins today, 14 July 2020 and will end on 22 July 2020 at 12:00 noon CEST. Trading of the subscription rights on SIX Swiss Exchange will also start today and will end on 20 July 2020. The listing and first trading day of the new registered shares on SIX Swiss Exchange are expected to become effective on 29 July 2020.
From machine supplier to a technologically leading manufacturer of solar cells and modules
As announced on 19 June 2020 (see press release), the proceeds from the ordinary capital increase shall be used to finance the establishment of production capacities for technologically leading solar cells and solar modules in Germany. With the transformation of the business model from a machine supplier to a manufacturer of solar cells and modules, the company plans to significantly expand its value chain in order to become sustainably profitable. Meyer Burger aims to benefit in the long term from the technological and cost leadership of its proprietary and patent-protected heterojunction/smartwire technology (SWCT). The business with standard equipment and the service business will continue unchanged.
Exemptions and easing provisions from disclosure obligations
In connection with the planned capital increase, the Disclosure Office of SIX Exchange Regulation has granted certain exemptions and easing from the reporting obligation pursuant to Art. 120 FinfraG. At the request of the Company and the Joint Bookrunners, the Disclosure Office has issued the following recommendation (Empfehlung) on 9 July 2020: Investors whose participation reaches or exceeds the thresholds of Art. 120 para. 1 FinfraG (based on the voting rights of the Company entered in the Commercial Register prior to the registration of the capital increase) by concluding PIPE and backstop commitments, acquiring subscription rights or subscribing for shares in connection with the capital increase, do not have to file disclosure notifications until the capital increase is registered in the Commercial Register. The corresponding sale positions of the Company with regard to PIPE and Backstop commitments also do not have to be disclosed until the capital increase is registered in the Commercial Register. The exceptions are limited until 31 August 2020.
This document is not intended to constitute an offer or solicitation to purchase or invest in any securities of Meyer Burger Technology AG (the "Company"). In particular, this document is neither (i) a prospectus as such term is understood pursuant to the Swiss Financial Services Act ("FinSA") nor (ii) an issuance prospectus pursuant to article 652a of the Swiss Code of Obligations in its version as it was effective immediately prior to the entering into force of the FinSA (the "CO") or a listing prospectus within the meaning of article 27 et seq. of the listing rules of SIX Exchange Regulation of November 8, 2019, in effect since January 1, 2020 (the "Listing Rules") or of the listing rules of any other stock exchange or regulated trading venue in Switzerland, in each case in conjunction with article 109 of the Swiss Financial Services Ordinance ("FinSO"). In connection with the rights offering mentioned herein, the Company published an issuance and listing prospectus pursuant to article 652a of the CO and article 27 et seq. of the Listing Rules, in each case in conjunction with article 109 of the FinSO. Investors are advised to consult their bank or financial adviser before making any investment decision. Copies of the issuance and listing prospectus and any supplements thereof, if any, are for eligible investors available at Credit Suisse AG, Zurich, Switzerland (email: email@example.com) or Zürcher Kantonalbank, Zurich, Switzerland (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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This document does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, any securities in the United States. The securities of Meyer Burger Technology AG to which these materials relate have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold in or into the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
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Meyer Burger is a leading and globally active technology company specializing in innovative systems and production equipment for the photovoltaic (solar) industry. As an internationally renowned premium brand, Meyer Burger offers its customers in the PV industry dependable precision products and innovative solutions for the manufacture of high-efficiency solar cells and solar modules.
The comprehensive product range is complemented by a worldwide service network with spare and wearing parts, consumables, process know-how, maintenance and after-sales service, training courses and additional services. Meyer Burger is represented in the respective key markets in Europe and Asia and has subsidiaries and its own service centers in China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Switzerland, Singapore, Taiwan and the USA. The registered shares in Meyer Burger Technology Ltd are listed at the SIX Swiss Exchange (Ticker: MBTN).
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