Heliad: Extraordinary general meeting passes ordinary capital reduction and amendment to articles of association nearly unanimously

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++ Extraordinary general meeting passes ordinary capital reduction and amendment to articles of association nearly unanimously
++ Heliad thereby creates the conditions for the redemption of its own    shares

The extraordinary general meeting of Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE0006047293 / WKN: 604729) yesterday passed all items on the agenda over only a few nay votes.

The general meeting voted for the proposed ordinary capital reduction by a 10 to 1 ratio, passing it with more than 95 percent of the voting rights present or represented. This is precondition to execute the resolution of the ordinary general meeting in April this year for redemption of Heliad’s own shares. In respect of current valuation of the company (69 percent discount of stock price to NAV as of 30 November 2008) the redemption of shares is an attractive investment.

The proposed amendment to the section of the articles of association describing the object of the company passed with 99 percent of the voting rights, resulting in the object being expanded to include the provision of consulting and other services to portfolio companies in particular. Background for this resolution is the planned further purchase of majority stake in companies and the increase in consultancy and other services to these companies.

Objections to the resolutions of the extraordinary general meeting were stated on the record.

++ About Heliad

Heliad is a listed investment company that focuses on companies in predominantly German-speaking countries that are undergoing a strong growth phase. Heliad invests into established, owner-run business models with sales of between 10 and 100 million Euro and a focus on service companies ('asset-light focus'). Heliad uses this investment focus and a buy-and-build strategy to position itself in an attractive niche between Venture Capital and large Buyouts. With around 4,000 employees, the current total of twelve companies within Heliad’s portfolio generate combined sales of more than 650 million Euro. More detailed information on the company is available at www.heliad.com.

Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA
Thomas Kunder
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: +49 69 71 91 59 65 39
E-Mail: investor-relations@heliad.com

17.12.2008  Financial News transmitted by DGAP

Language:     English
Issuer: Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA               Grüneburgweg 18
              60322 Frankfurt am Main
Phone:        +49 69 71 91 59 65 0
Fax:          +49 69 71 91 59 65 11
E-mail:       info@heliad.com
Internet:     www.heliad.com
ISIN:         DE0006047293
WKN:          604729
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr               in Berlin, München, Stuttgart
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