SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES plans to adjust the bond terms (ISIN: DE000A2AA5H5, WKN: A2AA5H) and publishes call for votes in a vote without a meeting
Kahl am Main, 17 April 2023 – SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG (SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES) publishes an invitation to vote in a poll without a meeting pursuant to § 18 and §§ 5 et seq. SchVG (Bonds SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, ISIN: DE000A2AA5H5, WKN: A2AA5H).
On April 6, 2023, the issuer received unqualified audit opinions for its annual financial statements for its fiscal years 2020 and 2021 and intends to publish these two annual financial statements in April 2023.
The Company is required by law to appoint a new auditor for the audit of its annual financial statements from the 2022 financial statements onwards. As the audit activities with regard to the 2020 and 2021 annual financial statements have only recently been completed and the new auditor, who has yet to be appointed, is expected to require some time to familiarize himself with the new mandate, the audit and the issuance of an audit opinion for the 2022 annual financial statements is likely to take some time. The Company is currently unable to forecast with certainty how long the audit of the 2022 annual financial statements by the new auditor will take. Against this background, the Company is asking the bondholders, as a precautionary measure with regard to its financial planning, to waive any termination rights linked to the delayed submission or publication of audited annual financial statements for a period of fifteen months and to give their consent to further amendments to the terms and conditions of the bond that are intended to facilitate the refinancing of the bond at a later date.
The issuer invites the holders of the bonds to vote in a poll without a meeting within the period
from Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at 0:00 a.m. (CEST),
until Thursday, May 4, 2023, at 24:00 (CEST)
vis-à-vis the notary Dr. Olaf Gerber with official residence in Frankfurt am Main.
The complete invitation to vote will be available in the Federal Gazette and on the website of SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES (www.singulus.com) under the link https://www.singulus.com/de/glaeubigerversammlung/ from April 17, 2023.
SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES invites the bondholders to participate in the voting and to approve the proposed resolutions in the interest of the company.
If the vote without a meeting pursuant to § 18 and §§ 5 et seq. SchVG does not constitute a quorum because the required quorum of 50 % of the outstanding bonds (§ 15 para. 3 sentence 1 SchVG) has not been reached, SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES will invite to a subsequent second creditors’ meeting. At the second creditors’ meeting the required quorum is 25 % of the outstanding bonds.
SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES – Thin-Film Technology and Surface Treatment
SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES develops and builds innovative machines and equipment for efficient production processes in thin-film technology and surface treatment, which are utilized world-wide in the markets of photovoltaics, semiconductors, medical technology, packaging, glass & automotive as well as batteries & hydrogen. The company’s core competencies include processes of coating technology, surface treatment as well as wet-chemical and thermal production processes. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES views sustainability as an opportunity to position itself with innovative products. In the focus are:
- environmental awareness
- efficient use of resources
- avoidance of unnecessary CO2 pollution.
Responsible and sustainable corporate governance is very important to SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES.
SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, Hanauer Landstraße 103,
D-63796 Kahl/Main, WKN A1681X / ISIN DE000A1681X5
Maren Schuster, Investor Relations, Tel.: + 49 (0) 160 9609 0279
Bernhard Krause, Unternehmenssprecher, Tel.: +49 (0) 172 833 2224