Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA / AGM/EGM
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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
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
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
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: +49 69 71 91 59 65 39
17.12.2008 Financial News transmitted by DGAP
Issuer: Heliad Equity Partners GmbH & Co. KGaA
60322 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 71 91 59 65 0
Fax: +49 69 71 91 59 65 11
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
in Berlin, München, Stuttgart
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