Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution
Pursuant to section 43 WpHG Mr Florian Schuhbauer including his subsidiaries Active Ownership Advisors GmbH, Active Ownership Capital S.à.r.l., Active Ownership Corporation S.à.r.l. and Active Ownership Fund SICAV-FIS SCS and Mr Klaus Röhrig including his subsidiaries Tamlino Investments Ltd, Tamlino Import & Advisory LP, Active Ownership Investments Ltd, Active Ownership Capital S.à.r.l., Active Ownership Corporation S.à.r.l. and Active Ownership Fund SICAV-FIS SCS (Mr. Schuhbauer together with his aforementioned subsidiaries and Mr. Röhrig together with his aforementioned subsidiaries hereinafter jointly referred to as the 'notifying parties') have informed us on January 6, 2020 in connection with the exceeding or reaching of the 10% threshold or a higher threshold on December 4, 2019 (voting rights notification dated December 9, 2019) about the following:
1. Objectives of the acquisition of the voting rights, section 43 (1) sentence 3 WpHG
1.1 In each case, the investment is used to implement strategic objectives.
1.2 Depending on the development of the stock exchange price and the operational development of NFON AG, the notifying parties intend to obtain further voting rights by acquisition or other means within the next twelve months.
1.3 The notifying parties aim at a representation in the Supervisory Board of NFON AG appropriate to their participation. An influence on the composition of the Management Board of NFON AG is currently not sought.
1.4 The notifying parties generally support further capital increases if the Company considers them necessary for further growth. Beyond this, no significant changes in the capital structure of NFON AG, especially with regard to the ratio of equity and debt financing and the dividend policy, are currently being sought.
2. Origin of the funds used to purchase the voting rights, section 43 (1) sentence 4 WpHG
- The Active Ownership Fund SICAV-FIS SCS used only its own funds to finance the acquisition of voting rights.
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