Public takeover offer by Kublai GmbH
Successful settlement of the takeover offer for Tele Columbus
- Takeover offer by Kublai GmbH with payment to Tele Columbus
shareholders settled today
- New Supervisory Board to be elected at Annual General Meeting on May 28, 2021; Supervisory Board to be enlarged to eight members
- The rights offering guaranteed by Kublai in the amount of EUR 475 million is expected to start in a timely manner
Berlin, 19 April 2021. Tele Columbus AG (ISIN: DE000TCAG172, WKN: TCAG17), one of Germany's leading fiber network operators, announces that the takeover offer of Kublai GmbH, backed by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, has been settled today. Kublai has paid the offer price for the tendered shares to the shareholders of Tele Columbus. As part of the settlement of the offer, United Internet contributed its stake to Kublai. As a result, Kublai now holds a 91.96 percent stake in Tele Columbus.
Kublai has announced that it will appoint new members for election to the Supervisory Board after the settlement of the offer in order to be represented according to the size of its shareholding. In the course of this, Kublai intents to enlarge the Supervisory Board from six to eight members. The new members proposed by Kublai are to be elected at the Tele Columbus' next Annual General Meeting, which is scheduled for May 28, 2021.
Kublai nominates the following candidates for the election of the Supervisory Board on May 28, 2021:
- Mrs Dr Claudia Borgas-Herold (*1963, Managing Director borgas advisory GmbH, German)
- Mr Ralph Dommermuth (*1963, CEO United Internet AG, German)
- Mr Joachim Grendel (*1965, Consultant, German)
- Mr Martin Mildner (*1970, CFO United Internet AG, German)
- Mr Marc Van't Noordende (*1958, Managing Director Kublai GmbH & Operating Partner Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, Dutch)
- Mr Christoph Oppenauer (*1984, Managing Director Kublai GmbH & Asset Management Officer for Infrastructure Investments at Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, German)
- Mr Michael Scheeren (*1957, Qualified Banker, German)
- Mrs Annelies van Zutphen (*1969, Asset Management Officer at Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, Dutch)
In view of the forthcoming change of control, the current members of the Supervisory Board announced on April 14, 2021 that they will resign from office at the end of the next Annual General Meeting. After the settlement of the takeover offer today, the planned rights offering in the amount of EUR 475 million is expected to start in a timely manner. The rights offering will be guaranteed by Kublai.
Further information on the takeover offer is available at www.faser-angebot.de.
About Tele Columbus
Tele Columbus AG is one of Germany's leading fibre network operators, which reaches more than three million homes. Through its brand P?UR, the Company offers high-speed internet including telephony and more than 250 TV channels on a digital entertainment platform that combines linear TV with video on demand entertainment. To its housing as-sociation partners the Tele Columbus Group offers tailored models of cooperation and state-of-the-art services such as telemetric and tenant portals. As a full-service partner for municipalities and regional utilities, the Company is actively supporting the fibre-based infrastructure and broadband internet expansion in Germany. For its business customers, the Group offers carrier services and corporate solutions on its proprietary fibre network. Besides its headquarter in Berlin, the Company has locations in Hamburg, Leipzig, Ratingen and Unterföhring. Since January 2015, Tele Columbus AG is listed on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock exchange.
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