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DGAP-Adhoc: CEWE sells own shares

 DGAP-Adhoc: CEWE sells own shares  CEWE Stiftung & Co. KGaA  / Key word(s): Corporate Action  08.04.2014 17:56  Dissemination of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------  Not for distribution or release in or into the United States of America, Australia, Canada or Japan, or in any other jurisdiction in which offers or sales would be prohibited by applicable law.  Corporate Action   CEWE sells own shares  Oldenburg - Implementing a resolution of the Executive Board of its general partner Neumüller CEWE Color Stiftung, Oldenburg, and with approval from its supervisory board, CEWE Stiftung & Co. KGaA, Oldenburg, Germany ("CEWE") (SDAX, ISIN: DE 0005403901 and DE000A1X3S30), will offer and sell a total of up to 500,000 shares (corresponding to 6.76% of the share capital) of the own shareholdings of recently 705.667 shares (corresponding to 9.53% of the share capital) by way of an accelerated bookbuilding to qualified investors in Germany, other European countries and the US by way of a private placement. The sale starts today and shall be completed by April 9, 2014 at the latest. CEWE will determine the placement price on the basis of the accelerated bookbuilding, presumably on April 9, 2014. Following this placement, CEWE will still hold at least 205.667 of its own shares.  The trade volume of CEWE's shares already increased by more than 30% in the course of 2013. By selling its own shares, the company now complies with market expectations to increase the freefloat. At the same time, CEWE was able to further increase its equity ratio and reduce its debts. As of 31 December 2013, CEWE's equity capital amounted to EUR 140.4 million and the equity ratio to 42.4%. The net financial debts amounted to EUR 16.3 million as of 31 December 2013. The funds raised this way are supposed to strengthen the company growth - also by acquisitions.  This publication may not be published, distributed or transmitted, directly or indirectly, in the United States (including its territories and possessions), Canada, Australia or Japan or any other jurisdiction where such an announcement would be unlawful. The distribution of this announcement may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions and persons into whose possession this document or other information referred to herein comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restriction. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.  This publication does not constitute an offer of securities for sale or a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities of CEWE Stiftung & Co. KGaA in the United States, Germany or any other jurisdiction. Neither this announcement nor anything contained herein shall form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any offer or commitment whatsoever in any jurisdiction. The securities of CEWE Stiftung & Co. KGaA may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The securities of CEWE Stiftung & Co. KGaA have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act.  In the United Kingdom, this document is only being distributed to and is only directed at persons who (i) are investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended) (the "Order") or (ii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.) (all such persons together being referred to as "Relevant Persons"). This document is directed only at Relevant Persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not Relevant Persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons.  In member states of the European Economic Area ("EEA") which have implemented the Prospectus Directive (each, a "Relevant Member State"), this announcement and any offer if made subsequently is directed exclusively at persons who are "qualified investors" within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive ("Qualified Investors"). For these purposes, the expression "Prospectus Directive" means Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including the 2010 PD Amending Directive, to the extent implemented in a Relevant Member State), and includes any relevant implementing measure in the Relevant Member State and the expression "2010 PD Amending Directive" means Directive 2010/73/EU.  No action has been taken that would permit an offering of the securities or possession or distribution of this announcement in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes are required to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions.   08.04.2014 DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------   Language:     English Company:      CEWE Stiftung & Co. KGaA               Meerweg 30-32               26133 Oldenburg               Germany Phone:        +49 (0)441 40 4-1 Fax:          +49 (0)441 40 4-42 1 E-mail:       IR@cewe.de Internet:     www.cewe.de ISIN:         DE0005403901 WKN:          540390 Indices:      SDAX Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Berlin, Frankfurt (Prime Standard);               Freiverkehr in Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, München,               Stuttgart   End of Announcement                             DGAP News-Service   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------  
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