Ad-hoc announcement from
8 June 2018



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German Startups Group resolves on public share purchase offer to buy back up to 200,000 shares

Berlin, 8 June 2018 – The managing general partner of German Startups Group GmbH & Co. KGaA (ISIN DE000A1MMEV4 / WKN A1MMEV), a leading venture capital provider in Germany and Berlin-based digital agency with 140 employees, has resolved today, utilizing the authorization of the annual general meeting of 23 March 2016, to buy back up to 200,000 shares of the company (corresponding to a maximum of up to 1.7% of the company’s registered share capital) through a public share purchase offer against payment of an offer price in the amount of 1.85 euro. The company reserves the right to adjust the offer price if a significant increase in share price occurs before or during the term of acceptance.

Gerlinger & Partner GmbH, shareholder and private investment company of the managing general partner’s managing director, Christoph Gerlinger, will not accept the share purchase offer for the shares held by it.

The offer period will commence on 15 June 2018, 00:00 (CEST) and is expected to end on 15 July 2018, 12:00 (CEST). If more than 200,000 shares are tendered for buyback under this public share purchase offer, the declarations of acceptance will be considered proportionally, i.e. in the ratio of the 200,000 shares to the aggregate number of shares tendered for buyback. Further details on the public share purchase offer are contained in the offer document, which will be published on the company’s website ( under the heading “For Shareholders” prior to the commencement of the offer period, on 15 June 2018, as well as subsequently in the German Federal Gazette under

Additionally, the managing general partner has resolved today, with the approval of the supervisory board, to terminate the share buy-back program for own shares, which commenced on 1 May 2018 and was expected to end on 15 June 2018, early. Under this share buy-back program, which was also resolved based on the authorization to acquire own shares by the annual general meeting of 23 March 2016, the company has until today acquired 30,367 own shares (corresponding to a portion of 0.25% of the company’s registered share capital).



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This release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the current views, expectations and assumptions of the management of German Startups Group GmbH & Co. KGaA (“German Startups Group”) and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Actual results, performance or events may differ materially from those described in such statements due to, among other things, changes in the general economic and competitive environment, risks associated with capital markets, currency exchange rate fluctuations and competition from other companies, changes in international and national laws and regulations, in particular with respect to tax laws and regulations, and other factors. German Startups Group does not assume any obligations to update any forward-looking statements.


Investor Relations Kontakt
German Startups Group
Marcel Doeppes


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