On September 12, 2012, the Management Board of voestalpine AG resolved to exercise its authorization to increase the Company’s share capital pursuant to Section 4 (2) of the Articles of Association and increase the share capital of voestalpine AG by around 2% by issuing 3,400,000 new, no-par value bearer shares. The issue price per no-par value share was fixed at EUR 23.51. This price corresponds to the average closing price of the voestalpine share on the stock exchange during the last ten trading days immediately preceding the resolution.
The newly issued shares will ensure continued expansion and consolidation of the employee shareholding scheme of voestalpine AG. An employee shareholding scheme was put in place in 2000 and has been continuously expanded since then. The capital increase was recorded in the Commercial Register on November 24, 2012. Therefore, the share capital of the company now amounts to EUR 313,309,235.65 and is divided into 172,449,163 shares. Each share carries the right to one vote.