Public repurchase offer of German Startups Group GmbH & Co. KGaA to its shareholders

13.06.2019

Details on the procedure for exchange of German Startups Group GmbH & Co. KGaA registered shares (ISIN DE000A1MMEV4) are published in Wertpapier-Mitteilungen (a gazette with securities announcements).

Exchange into "German Startups Group GmbH & Co. KGaA registered shares submitted for repurchase"

The transfer must be carried out via securities transfer (CASCADE transaction: KVEE WE) with an entry in the “TR” field with the attribute “4- Originalaktien in Anrechte”. This transfer is only possible from the unregistered positions. The shares must therefore be transferred in advance via share holdings transfer (CASCADE transaction: KVEE BV) into unregistered positions.

The exchange will be possible from

29 May 2019 to 24 June 2019 inclusive

The "German Startups Group GmbH & Co. KGaA registered shares submitted for repurchase" (ISIN DE000A2YNUB3) will be issued as registered securities. The shares resulting from the exchange described above will be allocated to the unregistered positions.

There is a follow-up entry period up to 26 June 2019 inclusive.

Registration of the shareholders by re-registration

The shareholders of the "German Startups Group GmbH & Co. KGaA registered shares submitted for repurchase" (ISIN DE000A2YNUB3) must be registered on the company’s share register.

Corresponding re-registrations (KVCU) can be adjusted by the depository in CASCADE-RS from 12 June 2019.

Note about submission planning

Due to the processing capacities in CASCADE-RS, submissions amounting to 10,000 re-registrations or more per transfer must be agreed in advance with Client Services. Clearstream Banking1 reserves the right to reject file transfers that have not been agreed upon within the scope of overall coordination.

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1. This Announcement is published by Clearstream Banking AG (CBF), registered office at Mergenthaleralle 61, 65760 Eschborn, Germany, registered with the Commercial Register of the District Court in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, under number HRB 7500.