February 6, 2009
The additional acceptance period for the voluntary takeover offer for TA Triumph-Adler AG (Spokesman of the Management Board: Robert Feldmeier, "TAAG") shares announced by KYOCERA MITA Corporation (President: Katsumi Komaguchi, "KYOCERA MITA"), a consolidated subsidiary of KYOCERA Corporation (President: Makoto Kawamura), ended very successful on February 2, 2009. A total of 2,385,154 TAAG shares were tendered during this additional acceptance period, which equals approximately 4.31% of all TAAG shares. Together with the shares KYOCERA MITA acquired outside the offer, the company has secured a shareholding of approximately 93.84% in TAAG.
As KYOCERA MITA previously announced on January 23, 2009, both the European Commission and South Africa's antitrust authorities had approved the takeover offer by January 21, 2009. All offer conditions have been met and the final settlement as well as the closing of the takeover offer will be conducted on February 10, 2009.
Very satisfied with the results, KYOCERA MITA now looks forward to intensify the long lasting successful business relationship with TA Triumph-Adler AG by utilizing both companies' business infrastructures. KYOCERA MITA plans to expand TA Triumph-Adler AG's successful direct sales model also outside of Germany. Synergies are expected in both organizations and will be worked out soon to further increase the profitability of both companies.
|(1) First acceptance period:|
|December 16, 2008 to January 13, 2009|
|(2) Settlement of shares tendered during the first acceptance period:|
|January 30, 2009|
|(3) Additional acceptance period:|
|January 20, 2009 to February 2, 2009|
|(4) Settlement of shares tendered during the additional acceptance period:|
|February 10, 2009|
1.90 euro/ share
|(1)Tendered shares during the first acceptance period:|
|11,799,656 shares (21.31%);|
|(2)Tendered shares during the additional acceptance period:|
|2,385,154 shares (4.31%);|
|(3)Shares directly held after the settlement of all tendered shares:|
|51,968,300 shares (93.84%).|