ams’ Extraordinary General Meeting approves capital increase in form of a rights issue


ams’ Extraordinary General Meeting approves capital increase in form of a rights issue

Premstaetten, Austria (24 January 2020) -- ams AG (SIX: AMS), a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, announces that today's Extraordinary General Meeting has approved the capital increase in form of an up to EUR 1,649m rights issue (“Rights Issue”) with an overwhelming majority of 99.6% of votes present. The capital increase has been approved in the context of the successful all-cash public takeover offer of OSRAM Licht AG (“OSRAM”) (the “Transaction”). The management board of ams has been authorised to set the further details of the Rights Issue, in particular its volume, subscription price and timing.

As part of the planned Rights Issue, ams shareholders will be granted subscription rights pro-rata with their holding in the company. ams shareholders which decide not to participate in the Rights Issue will have the opportunity to sell their subscription rights during the subscription rights trading period, at the prevailing market price. For further questions, ams shareholders should consult the Rights Issue implications webpage on the ams website (

The proceeds of the Rights Issue will be used to repay a portion of the EUR 4.4bn acquisition bridge facility for the Transaction. The detailed terms of the Rights Issue will be published in due course.




About ams

ams is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced sensor solutions. Our mission is to shape the world with sensor solutions by providing a seamless interface between humans and technology.

ams’ high-performance sensor solutions drive applications requiring small form factor, low power, highest sensitivity and multi-sensor integration. Products include sensor solutions, sensor ICs, interfaces and related software for consumer, communications, industrial, medical, and automotive markets.

With headquarters in Austria, ams employs about 9,000 people globally and serves more than 8,000 customers worldwide. ams is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: AMS). More information about ams can be found at


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This announcement constitutes neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy securities. Any public offer will be made solely by means of, and on the basis of, a securities prospectus (including any amendments thereto, if any) to be approved by the Austrian Financial Market Authority (Finanzmarktaufsichtsbehörde, FMA”) and to be published in Austria. An investment decision regarding any publicly offered securities of ams should only be made on the basis of a securities prospectus. Any orders relating to securities of ams received prior to the commencement of a public offering will be rejected. If a public offering is to be made in Austria, a securities prospectus will be published promptly upon approval by FMA in accordance with the Austrian Capital Markets Act 2019 as well as other applicable laws and the European Prospectus Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 and will be available free of charge from ams during usual business hours, or on the ams website.

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This announcement constitutes neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy securities and does not constitute a prospectus according to Articles 35 et seqq. of the Swiss Financial Services Act (“FinSA”) or Articles 652a and 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations (as such articles were in effect immediately prior to the entry into effect of FinSA) or Article 27 et seqq. of the SIX Swiss Exchange Listing Rules. The offer will be made solely by means of, and on the basis of, the prospectus which will be available free of charge, inter alia, from ams during regular business hours, or on the ams website. An investment decision regarding the publicly offered securities of ams should only be made on the basis of the prospectus.

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