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BRAIN Biotech AG: BRAIN Biotech AG has successfully completed 10% cash capital increase from authorised capital with exclusion of statutory subscription rights

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BRAIN Biotech AG: BRAIN Biotech AG has successfully completed 10% cash capital increase from authorised capital with exclusion of statutory subscription rights

15-Sep-2021 / 21:48 CET/CEST
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Disclosure of inside information in accordance with Article 17 MAR of the Regulation (EU) No 596/2014


BRAIN Biotech AG has successfully completed 10% cash capital increase from authorised capital with exclusion of statutory subscription rights; placement price set at 9.85 Euro per new share

Zwingenberg, Germany, 15 September 2021. BRAIN Biotech AG ("BRAIN", or the "Company") announced today its completion of a successful capital increase raising approximately 19 million Euro with an issue price of 9.85 Euro per New Share (the "Capital Increase"). In the course of the capital increase, BRAIN placed approximately 1.99 million additional new registered shares with no par value with institutional investors by way of an accelerated bookbuilding. Each such share has a notional value of EUR 1.00 of the Company's share capital (collectively, the "New Shares"), representing approximately 10% of the Company's issued and outstanding share capital prior to the Capital Increase. The Company's Supervisory Board has approved a respective resolution by the management board of the Company. BRAIN's main shareholder also participated in the Capital Increase.

It is intended that the New Shares shall be admitted to trading without a prospectus on 17 September 2021, and shall be included in the quotation of the existing shares on the regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard) on 21 September 2021.


BRAIN Biotech AG ("BRAIN") is a leading European specialist in industrial biotechnology. As a technology provider and developer of bio-based products and solutions for nutrition, health and the environment, the company supports the biologization of industry and contributes to a more sustainable economy. BRAIN is the parent company of the BRAIN Group. Two pillars form BRAIN Group's business: The BioScience segment includes contract research for renowned industrial partners as well as an incubator for the development of the company's own highly innovative products. In the BioIndustrial segment, the company focuses on specialty business in the production and refinement of enzymes, microorganisms and bioactive natural products and the respective distribution.
The BRAIN Group maintains its own diverse collection of natural resources: the BRAIN Bioarchive comprises microorganisms, genetic material and natural substances. Based on this collection and with a comprehensive technology portfolio, BRAIN addresses technological challenges and develops bio-based products and solutions that are already successfully employed in the industry. The BRAIN Group has its own production facilities in Germany, UK and the US, which together with the associated biotechnological production expertise, complete the value chain within the Group.
As a Participant of the United Nations Global Compact, BRAIN Biotech AG is committed to aligning strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and take actions that advance societal goals.
Since its IPO in 2016, BRAIN Biotech AG has been listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE0005203947 / WKN 520394).


BRAIN Biotech AG takes sole responsibility for the contents of this announcement. This announcement does not contain or constitute or form part of, and should not be construed as, an offer or invitation to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for, any securities of BRAIN Biotech AG. In connection with this transaction there has not been, nor will there be, any public offering of the New Shares.

The distribution of this announcement and the offer and sale of the securities referred to herein may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions and persons reading this announcement should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

This document and the information contained herein are not for distribution in or into the United States of America (including its territories and possessions, any state of the United States of America and the District of Columbia) (the "United States"), Canada, Australia or Japan. This document does not constitute, or form part of, an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, any securities of BRAIN Biotech AG in the United States. The New Shares of BRAIN Biotech AG have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold within the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. BRAIN Biotech AG does not intend to conduct a public offering of equity securities in the United States. Any sale in the United States of the securities mentioned in this communication will be made solely to "qualified institutional buyers" as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act.

The offer referred to herein, when made in member states of the European Economic Area and the United Kingdom, is only addressed to and directed to "qualified investors" within the meaning of Article 2(e) the Prospectus Regulation ("Qualified Investors"). For these purposes, the expression "Prospectus Regulation" means Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading on a regulated market, and repealing Directive 2003/71/EC, and includes any relevant delegated regulations.

For readers in the United Kingdom, this announcement is only being distributed to and is only directed at Qualified Investors who are (i) outside the United Kingdom or (ii) investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) ("Investment professionals") of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order") or (iii) certain high value persons and entities who fall within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) ("High net worth companies, unincorporated associations etc.") of the Order; or (iv) any other person to whom it may lawfully be communicated (all such persons in (i) to (iv) together being referred to as "relevant persons"). The New Shares are expected to only be available to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase or otherwise acquire such New Shares will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this announcement or any of its contents.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties. The future financial results can significantly differ from the currently anticipated results as a result of various risks and uncertainties, including changes in the business, financial and competitive landscape, uncertainties related to legal disputes or investigations and the availability of funds. BRAIN Biotech AG assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements included in this announcement. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made.

Information to Distributors of New Shares

Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within: (a) EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments, as amended ("MiFID II"); (b) Articles 9 and 10 of Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 supplementing MiFID II; and (c) local implementing measures (together, the "MiFID II Product Governance Requirements"), and disclaiming all and any liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any "manufacturer" (a "Manufacturer") (for the purposes of the MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the New Shares have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that the New Shares are (i) compatible with an end target market of retail investors and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by MiFID II (a "Target Market Assessment"). Any person subsequently offering, selling or recommending the New Shares (a "Distributor") should take into consideration the Manufacturers' relevant Target Market Assessments; however, each Distributor subject to MiFID II is responsible for undertaking its own Target Market Assessment in respect of the New Shares (by either adopting or refining the Manufacturers' Target Market Assessments) and determining, in each case, appropriate distribution channels. In respect of the New Shares, notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, Distributors (for the purposes of the MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) should note that: (i) the price of the New Shares may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; (ii) the New Shares offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and (iii) an investment in the New Shares is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom. The Target Market Assessment is without prejudice to the requirements of any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the New Shares. Furthermore, it is noted that, notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, the Banks will only procure investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Target Market Assessment does not constitute: (a) an assessment of suitability or appropriateness for the purposes of MiFID II; or (b) a recommendation to any investor or group of investors to invest in, or purchase, or take any other action whatsoever with respect to the New Shares.

Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the New Shares and determining appropriate distribution channels.

BRAIN Biotech AG
Michael Schneiders
Head IR & Sustainability
Darmstädter Str. 34-36
64673 Zwingenberg

Tel.: +49-(0)-6251-9331-0
Fax: +49-(0)-6251-9331-11

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Language: English
Company: BRAIN Biotech AG
Darmstädter Straße 34-36
64673 Zwingenberg
Phone: +49 (0) 62 51 / 9331-0
Fax: +49 (0) 62 51 / 9331-11
ISIN: DE0005203947
WKN: 520394
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange
EQS News ID: 1233738

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