Press Release


Bernhard Krause
Singulus Technologies AG
Hanauer Landstrasse 103, 63796 Kahl am Main, Germany
Tel.:     +49 (0) 1709202924
Fax:     +49 (0) 61 88 - 4 40 - 1110
Successful Placement: Corporate Bond of Singulus Technologies Aktiengesellschaft fully placed bond issuance on first subscription day
March 12, 2012
  • Interest rate of 7.75 % with a maturity of five years
  • Full issuance volume of € 60 million placed on initial subscription day

Kahl am Main, March 12, 2012 – Singulus Technologies Aktiengesellschaft (SINGULUS) has successfully placed its first corporate bond in Germany, Austria and Luxembourg as well as in a private offering to neighbouring countries. Since the issuance volume of € 60 million was fully placed on the initial subscription day due to strong demand, the subscription period is expected to close earlier i.e. today at 15:00. Originally, the subscription period was set from 12 March 12 to 20 March 2012.

The coupon of the notes is 7.75 % with a maturity of five years. There was interest from both institutional and private investors for the bond and resulted in a highly diversified investor base. Due to the earlier closing of the subscription book, trading of the notes is expected to start from 14 March 2012 onwards on the Open Market of Deutsche Börse AG in the “Entry Standard for Bonds” segment of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN: DE000A1MASJ4 / A1MASJ). Issuance and settlement date remains 23 March 2012.

The net proceeds of the bond issue will be used by Singulus Technologies Aktiengesellschaft towards the financing of major projects in the Solar division, for expanding the system partnership with manufacturers of thin-film solar cells, for developing new products for the Solar division and also developing production systems for next-generation Blu-ray Discs. SINGULUS also intends to develop new areas of business in the field of vacuum coating technology through research and development work, as well as through acquisitions of companies or interests in companies.

Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rinck, Chief Executive Officer of Singulus Technologies Aktiengesellschaft, commented: “We are delighted at the positive response to our bond and interpret the strong demand as a sign of confidence in our company and our future-capable technologies for Blu-ray, solar and semiconductor technology.”

SINGULUS’ aim is to position itself as a machinery supplier and development partner for new cell concepts in the field of silicon and thin-film solar technology and to increase its market lead for dual-layer Blu-ray Disc production systems in the Optical Disc area. The company is also looking closer at industries and areas where further market segments could be tapped using its available expertise in the field of vacuum coating.

Close Brothers Seydler Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main, acted as Sole Global Coordinator and Bookrunner for the successful transaction.

Singulus Technologies Aktiengesellschaft, Hanauer Landstrasse 103,
D-63796 Kahl am Main, Germany, ISIN: DE0007238909, WKN: 723890

Maren Schuster, Investor Relations,
Tel.: +49 160 960 90279
Bernhard Krause, Company Spokesperson,
Tel.: + 49 (0) 6181 98280 20 / +49 170 920 2924

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. It is for information purposes only. The public offering of the notes of SINGULUS (the “Offering”) in Germany will exclusively be made on the basis of the securities prospectus approved by the German financial supervisory authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht - BaFin) and which has been notified to the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF) and the Österreichische Finanzmarktaufsicht (FMA). The securities prospectus is available for download on the website of SINGULUS (, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange ( and the Luxembourg Stock Exchange ( This securities prospectus is the exclusive controlling document for purposes of the Offering and contains the information legally required to be provided to investors. Printed copies of the prospectus are available from the company. An investment into the notes of SINGULUS should be done only on the basis of this securities prospectus. 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.


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