RWE AG is to sell up to 6.15 percent of its 56.15 percent
holding in Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) on the
capital market. This will increase Heidelberg's free float to
well in excess of 20 percent.
The company welcomes this decision: "The increase
in the free float is the first fruit of the joint efforts of
Heidelberg and its major shareholders to substantially increase the
share of capital freely traded on the market. This puts Heidelberg
well on the way to becoming a candidate for DAX", states
Bernhard Schreier, Chairman of the Management Board of Heidelberger
"We will continue our efforts to satisfy the formal
requirements necessary for Heidelberg to move up into Germany's
most important index."
CFO Dr. Herbert Meyer sees the move "as a further
important step towards giving Heidelberg a free float that
corresponds to its global market position and the company's
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG shares are traded on the Dow
JONES STOXX, Dow JONES EURO STOXX, CDAX, CDAX Mechanical
Engineering and MDAX.
For further information:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Tel.: +49 (0)6221 92 47 47
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92 50 69