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Hapag-Lloyd AG: Hapag-Lloyd successfully completes capital increase

DGAP-News: Hapag-Lloyd AG / Key word(s): Capital Increase/Corporate Action

17.10.2017 / 07:58
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Hamburg, Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Hapag-Lloyd successfully completes capital increase

Gross proceeds of approximately EUR 352 million (approx. USD 414 million) from the issuance of 11.7 million new no-par value shares / 96.5 percent of the existing shareholders exercised their subscription rights / Shareholder structure strengthened

Hapag-Lloyd has successfully completed the capital increase with subscription rights agreed upon on 28 September 2017. By partially utilizing the authorized capital, the gross issue proceeds amount to approximately EUR 352 million (approx. USD 414 million). 96.5 percent of the existing shareholders exercised their subscription rights. A total of 11,717,353 new no-par value shares were placed at a subscription price of EUR 30.00 each. As a result the Company's share capital will be increased to EUR 175,760,293.00. The new shares will carry full dividend rights as of 1 January 2017. The registration of the capital increase with the commercial register of the local court (Amtsgericht) of Hamburg is expected to take place on 17 October 2017, the new shares are expected to be included in the existing quotation on the Frankfurt and Hamburg Stock Exchanges on 20 October 2017. Hapag-Lloyd AG will use the proceeds primarily for the repayment of debts as well as for general corporate purposes.

The capital increase was backstopped in full by Hapag-Lloyd's main shareholders CSAV Germany Container Holding GmbH, Kuehne Maritime GmbH, Qatar Holding Germany GmbH and The Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The main

shareholders have committed to purchase any new shares that have not been subscribed for in the subscription offer at the subscription price.

"We are pleased about the high level of demand for our shares." said Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd AG, following the successful completion of the capital increase. "We would like to thank all our shareholders for their confidence. We see this as an encouragement to continue to rigorously pursue our strategic and operative objectives."

About Hapag-Lloyd
With a fleet of 219 modern container ships and a total transport capacity of 1.6 TEU, Hapag-Lloyd is one of the world's leading liner shipping companies. The Company has around 13,000 employees and over 436 offices in 126 countries. Hapag-Lloyd has a container capacity of 2.3 million TEU - including one of the largest and most modern fleets of reefer containers. A total of 129 liner services worldwide ensure fast and reliable connections between more than 600 ports on all the continents. Hapag-Lloyd is one of the leading operators in the Transatlantic, Middle East, Latin America and Intra-America trades.



Contact:
Heiko Hoffmann
Senior Director Investor Relations

Hapag-Lloyd AG
Ballindamm 25
20095 Hamburg
Phone +49 40 3001-2896
Fax +49 40 3001-72896
Mobile +49 152 0159-7743


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