Singulus Technologies announced that it will float up to €60 million in corporate bonds to, among other things, finance projects in its solar division as well as help fund its development of next generation Blu-ray Disc (BD) replication equipment.
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Singulus Technologies Aktiengesellschaft issues Corporate Bond with a Coupon of 7.75 % p.a.
February 27, 2012
• Development of new Blu-ray and Solar production equipment
• Further expansion in MRAM market
• Set-up of new business areas planned
Kahl am Main, February 27, 2012 – Singulus Technologies Aktiengesellschaft (SINGULUS) is issuing a corporate bond with an issuance volume of up to € 60 million with an annual coupon of 7.75 % and a term to maturity of 5 years (ISIN: DE000A1MASJ4 / WKN: A1MASJ). The bond subscription period will run from 12 March 12 until 20 March 2012, subject to earlier close. The bond is expected to be listed on the Open Market of Deutsche Börse AG in the “Entry Standard for Bonds” segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange from 23 March 2012.
With the proceeds from the issue, SINGULUS plans to finance larger projects in the Solar division, the expansion of system partnerships with producers of thin-film solar cells, the development of new products for the Solar division and the development of production equipment for the next generation of Blu-ray Discs. Moreover, SINGULUS intends to set-up new business areas in the field of vacuum coating technology by means of research and development and acquisitions of companies or company divisions.
SINGULUS’ goal is to attain a leading position in the silicon and thin-film solar technology as a machine supplier as well as a development partner for new cell concepts and to extend the market leadership in the Optical Disc segment for dual-layer Blu-ray Disc production equipment. In addition, the company is reviewing sectors and operational areas, where additional market segments can be developed on the basis of the present know-how in the area of vacuum coating.
Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rinck, Chief Executive Officer of Singulus Technologies Aktiengesellschaft: “We possess proven know-how in the manufacturing of machines for the vacuum coating of various materials. We intend to make use of this know-how in the future to develop additional application areas. Hence, we are currently reviewing several opportunities which also include an acquisition.” Dr. Rinck adds: “In the course of the apparently growing market for the MRAM semi-conductor technology we will also strengthen our business activities in the Nano Deposition segment.”
Institutional investors will be able to subscribe the bond through the Sole Global Coordinator and Bookrunner Close Brothers Seydler Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main. From the first subscription day onwards, retail investors can subscribe to the bond on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange via their house or depositary bank.
The prospectus for the security, which was approved by the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin) as of today, is the basis for the public offering of the bond.
Basic Bond Facts:
Issuer Singulus Technologies Aktiengesellschaft
ISIN / WKN DE000A1MASJ4 / A1MASJ
Bond ticker SNGA
Issuance volume Up to 60 million Euro
Denomination 1,000 Euro
Coupon 7.75 % p. a.
Subscription period 12 March to 20 March, 2012 (subject to earlier close)
Maturity 5 years, starting on 23 March 2012 to 22 March 2017
Interest payment p. a., first time on 23 March 2013
Issue price 100 %
Redemption price 100 %
Type of a security Bearer bond
Listing Entry Standard for Bonds, Frankfurt Stock Exchange
Singulus Technologies Aktiengesellschaft, Hanauer Landstraße 103,
D-63796 Kahl/Main, ISIN: DE0007238909, WKN: 723890
This document does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for any securities of Singulus Technologies Aktiengesellschaft and is not a substitute for a prospectus. Any investment decisions regarding the bond of the Singulus Technologies Aktiengesellschaft should be based exclusively on the prospectus, which is expected to be approved by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin)) on February 27, 2012 and which will be notified to the securities regulatory commission in Luxembourg (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier) and the Austrian Financial Market Authority and which will be available under www.singulus.de on the company’s website. This document and the information contained therein is not for distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States of America, Canada, Australia or Japan.