- Published: 23 March 2005 23 March 2005
On the basis of provisional figures, Nordex AG shareholders have subscribed to an expected 10.2 million new shares arising from the cash capital increase in the subscription period that expired on 15 March. As a result, Nordex is able to offer the CMP and Goldman Sachs investor group sufficient new shares that have not been subscribed by the existing shareholders to successfully complete the recapitalisation. Accordingly the investors have a contractual obligation to take at least 30 million new shares, as the condition precedent for the acquisition of at least 52% of Nordex AG’s share capital has been fulfilled. As well as this, the responsible tax authorities have recognised the restructuring privilege for tax loss carry-forwards, a further precondition for recapitalisation. With the successful cash capital increase under the terms of which at least 30 million shares are to be issued at a price of € 1 each, a further prerequisite upon which continued bank financing was contingent will also be met. Thus, the banks will reduce their loan receivables by around € 28 million in return for the issue of around 12 million new shares – or implement an alternative plan with comparable economic results – and grant the company new cash and bonding facilities of € 50 to 60 million.