AFG veröffentlicht definitives Zwischenergebnis zum öffentlichen Kauf- und Tauschangebot zur Übernahme der Looser Holding AG und erklärt das Angebot als zustande gekommen

This press release or the information contained therein is not being issued and may not be (directly or indirectly) distributed in the United States of America, Canada, Australia or Japan or in any other jurisdiction where such distribution would be unlawful, and does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in such countries.

Diese Pressemitteilung bzw. die in dieser Pressemitteilung enthaltenen Informationen sind nicht zur (direkten oder indirekten) Weitergabe in bzw. Verteilung innerhalb der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, Kanada, Australien, Japan oder irgendeinem Staat, dessen Gesetze eine solche Weiterverbreitung verbieten würden, bestimmt und stellen kein Angebot zum Kauf von Wertpapieren in solchen Ländern dar.


Arbon, 16. November 2016 – Nach Ablauf der Angebotsfrist des öffentlichen Kauf- und Tauschangebots der AFG für alle sich im Publikum befindenden Namenaktien der Looser am 10. November 2016 verfügt die AFG über insgesamt 88.20 Prozent der kotierten Aktien der Looser. Die AFG erklärt das Angebot als zustande gekommen.

Alexander von Witzleben
Verwaltungsratspräsident und CEO

Fabienne Zürcher
Leiterin Corporate Communications
T +41 71 447 45 54

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This press release is for informational purposes only and constitutes neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy securities. Furthermore, this press release does not constitute a prospectus within the meaning of article 652a and/or 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations or a listing prospectus within the meaning of the listing rules of the SIX Swiss Exchange. The public purchase and exchange offer (the "Public Tender Offer") for all publicly held shares in Looser Holding AG will be made solely by means of, and on the basis of, the published offer prospectus (including any amendments thereto, if any). An investment decision regarding the acceptance of the Public Tender Offer should only be made on the basis of the offer prospectus. The offer prospectus is available free of charge on the website

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This communication does not constitute an "offer of securities to the public" (within the meaning of Directive 2003/71/EC of the European Union (the "Prospectus Directive")) of the securities to be issued in connection with the public purchase and exchange offer for all publicly held shares in Looser Holding AG in any member state of the European Economic Area (the "EEA"). Any offers of securities to persons in the EEA will be made pursuant to an exemption under the Prospectus Directive, as implemented in member states of the EEA, from the requirement to produce a prospectus for offers of securities.

The securities to be issued in connection with the public purchase and exchange offer for all publicly held shares in Looser Holding AG have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or under any law of any state of the United States of America, and may not be offered, sold, resold, or delivered, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG will not register or make a public offer of its securities, or otherwise conduct the public purchase and exchange offer, in the United States.

This communication is not for distribution in the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan. Neither this communication nor the public purchase and exchange offer for all publicly held shares in Looser Holding AG constitutes an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities in any jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation would be unlawful.