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SOFTWAREONE HOLDING AG EQS-Adhoc: SoftwareONE gibt Änderungen in der Aktionärsstruktur und im Verwaltungsrat bekannt

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EQS Group-Ad-hoc: SoftwareONE Holding AG / Schlagwort(e): Stellungnahme
SoftwareONE gibt Änderungen in der Aktionärsstruktur und im Verwaltungsrat bekannt

19.06.2020 / 06:57 CET/CEST
Veröffentlichung einer Ad-hoc-Mitteilung gemäss Art. 53 KR
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SoftwareONE gibt Änderungen in der Aktionärsstruktur und im Verwaltungsrat bekannt

Stans, Schweiz, 19. Juni 2020 - SoftwareONE gab heute bekannt, dass insgesamt 17'000'000 Aktien erfolgreich von KKR, Raiffeisen Informatik und den Erben von Patrick Winter über ein beschleunigtes Bookbuilding-Verfahren verkauft und platziert wurden. Johannes Huth und Andreas Fleischmann treten als Mitglieder des Board of Directors von SoftwareONE zurück.

SoftwareONE wurde darüber informiert, dass KKR 8'225'771 Aktien, Raiffeisen Informatik 4'409'669 Aktien und die Erben von Patrick Winter 4'364'560 Aktien zu einem Preis von CHF 22.50 pro Aktie in dem am 18. Juni 2020 angekündigten beschleunigten Bookbuilding-Verfahren verkauft haben. Nach Abwicklung der Transaktion, deren Abschluss am 23. Juni 2020 erwartet wird, werden die drei Parteien entsprechend 5,18%, 2,78% bzw. 2,75% an SoftwareONE halten.

Infolge der Transaktion wird erwartet, dass sich der Freefloat von SoftwareONE (exklusive Aktien unter Lock-up) auf über 55% erhöhen wird. Mit rund 29% werden die Gründungsaktionäre Daniel von Stockar, Beat Curti und René Gilli zusammen weiterhin den grössten Anteil an SoftwareONE halten.

Änderungen im Verwaltungsrat

Infolge der neuen Aktionärsstruktur werden Johannes Huth, einer der beiden Vertreter von KKR im Verwaltungsrat von SoftwareONE, sowie Andreas Fleischmann als Vertreter von Raiffeisen Informatik von ihren Aufgaben im Verwaltungsrat zurücktreten.

Daniel von Stockar, Präsident des Verwaltungsrates von SoftwareONE: «Im Namen des Verwaltungsrates danke ich Johannes Huth für die langjährige Partnerschaft und seine wertvollen Beiträge, die er in dieser Zeit für die erfolgreiche Entwicklung von SoftwareONE geleistet hat. Ebenso danke ich Andreas Fleischmann für sein Engagement nach der Akquisition von Comparex. Beat Curti, René Gilli und ich werden uns auch weiterhin für SoftwareONE einsetzen und bleiben dem Unternehmen als Gründungspartner und langfristige Aktionäre verbunden.»


KONTAKT

Panthea Derks, Media Relations
Tel. +41 44 832 82 03, panthea.derks@softwareone.com

Anna Engvall, Investor Relations
Tel. +41 44 832 41 37, anna.engvall@softwareone.com


ÜBER SOFTWAREONE

SoftwareONE mit Sitz in der Schweiz ist ein führender globaler Anbieter von End-to-End Software- und Cloud-Technologielösungen. Mit Kompetenzen entlang der gesamten Wertschöpfungskette unterstützt SoftwareONE Unternehmen bei der Konzeption und Umsetzung ihrer Technologiestrategie, beim Kauf der richtigen Software- und Cloud-Lösungen zum richtigen Preis sowie bei der Verwaltung und Optimierung ihres Software-Bestands. Die Angebote von SoftwareONE sind über die eigenentwickelte digitale Plattform PyraCloud verbunden, die Kunden datenbasierte Informationen zur Verfügung stellt. Mit rund 5'400 Mitarbeitenden und Vertriebs- und Dienstleistungskapazitäten in 90 Ländern bietet SoftwareONE rund 65'000 Geschäftskunden Software- und Cloud-Lösungen von mehr als 7'500 Herstellern. Die Aktien von SoftwareONE (SWON) sind an der SIX Swiss Exchange kotiert. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter SoftwareONE.com.

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Sprache: Deutsch
Unternehmen: SoftwareONE Holding AG
Riedenmatt 4
6370 Stans
Schweiz
Telefon: +41 44 832 41 69
E-Mail: info.ch@softwareone.com
Internet: www.softwareone.com
ISIN: CH0496451508
Valorennummer: A2PTSZ
Börsen: SIX Swiss Exchange
EQS News ID: 1074001

 
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