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ams OSRAM’s Extraordinary General Meeting approves all voting items incl. capital raise to secure a long-term stable financial base for structural growth
Premstaetten, Austria and Munich, Germany (20 October 2023) -- ams OSRAM
(SIX: AMS), announces that in today’s Extraordinary General Meeting (“EGM”) all voting items on the agenda were approved with majorities of the votes cast ranging from 87.5% to 99.9%.
The EGM of ams OSRAM approved with a large majority and without any contestation the proposed rights issue in the amount of EUR 800 million, which is a centerpiece of the recently presented financing plan, covering the expected financing needs until 2025/26. The respective rights issue is expected to take place this fall/winter 2023/24, subject to market conditions.
“We are very pleased that our shareholders trust in our recently announced financing plan and the strategic direction we are taking. Approving the capital raise, which is intended primarily for the reduction of debt, is the centerpiece for creating a solid financial base on which we can execute our revised strategy to create sustainable value,” said Aldo Kamper, CEO of ams OSRAM.
Furthermore, also in accordance with the EGM agenda, Arunjai Mittal was elected as a new member of the Supervisory Board. Arunjai has over 30 years of experience in the industry (link to CV). He will further strengthen the technology and industry expertise of the Supervisory Board.
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