Capital increase to expand the employee shareholding scheme
The capital increase that was resolved by the Management Board on March 9, 2015 and approved by the Supervisory Board on March 26, 2015 of 2.5 million no-par value shares was recorded in the Commercial Register on April 25, 2015 and is therefore effective as of this date. As of April 25, 2015, the share capital of the Company amounts to EUR 317,851,287.79 and is divided into 174,949,163 shares. Each share carries the right to one vote.
Changes in the scope of consolidation
In early April 2015, control was obtained of the previously jointly controlled companies voestalpine Tubulars GmbH & Co KG and CNTT Chinese New Turnout Technologies Co., Ltd.; these companies will therefore be fully consolidated beginning with the business year 2015/16.