EANS-News: Wienerberger: Placement of treasury shares successfully completed CNE

9/1/2021, 8:30 AM (Source: euro adhoc)
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Company Information


* Funds from sale will be used to pursue growth strategy, particularly in water
  and energy management
* Strong interest among Austrian and international institutional investors due
  to sustainable and resilient business model
* Gross disposal proceeds of approximately EUR 81.25 million

On August 31, 2021 the Managing Board of Wienerberger AG has decided to offer
treasury shares of the Company to institutional investors by means of an
accelerated private placement (accelerated bookbuilding) and subject to an
exclusion of acquisition (subscription) rights of existing shareholders. The
placement of treasury shares was successfully completed.

The Managing Board of Wienerberger AG announces that 2,500,000 treasury shares,
i. e. 2.2% of the Company's share capital, were successfully placed with
institutional investors by means of an accelerated private placement
(accelerated bookbuilding). The sale price per share amounts to EUR 32.50, gross
sale proceeds total approx. EUR 81.25 million. Closing is intended for September
3, 2021.

Heimo Scheuch, CEO of Wienerberger AG, explains: "The sale of our treasury
shares by means of an accelerated private placement was accepted by the market
with great interest. It reflects the commitment of Wienerberger to the
appropriate growth opportunities, and thereby creates sustainable added value
for their investors. In response to the impacts of climate change and the
scarcity of the resource water in the right quality, we will consistently pursue
our sustainable growth strategy in line with ambitious ESG criteria and with a
focus on innovation, sustainability and digitalization. Wienerberger is already
contributing significantly to the improvement of energy efficiency and water
management with its innovative building materials solutions in the new
construction and renovation sectors. In addition, the value creation from our
announced acquisitions and the success of our ongoing transformation into a
full-service provider of smart system solutions, particularly in energy and
water management, will continue to ensure continuous earnings growth."

The successful sale of treasury shares minimized the placement and market risk
through a placement procedure that is recognized and tested on the international
capital market. The swift placement of shares enabled the positive market
environment to be utilized in the interests of the Company and its shareholders.
The demand from institutional investors was very strong and the final order
volume was oversubscribed several times.

Zwtl.: Legal Notice

This publication is not for publication or distribution or release, directly or
indirectly, in or into the United States of America (including its territories
and possessions, any state of the United States and the District of Columbia),
Canada, Australia, South Africa, Japan or any other jurisdiction where such an
announcement would be unlawful. The distribution of this publication 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. No action has been taken that would permit an offering of the
treasury shares or possession or distribution of this publication in any
jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required.

This publication does not constitute or form part of an offer for sale or
solicitation of an offer to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United
States, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Japan or any other jurisdiction and the
securities referred to herein have not been registered under the securities laws
of any such jurisdiction. The treasury shares have not been and will not be
registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the
"Securities Act"), or under the securities laws of any State or any other
jurisdiction of the United States, and may not be offered or sold, directly or
indirectly, in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a
transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of, the Securities Act
and in compliance with all applicable securities laws of any State or any other
jurisdiction of the United States. No public offering of securities is being
made in the United States or in any other jurisdiction.

This publication has been prepared solely for the purpose of complying with
mandatory laws. The information set forth herein must not be distributed in any
jurisdiction where such distribution is unlawful, and any recipients are
requested to inform themselves about and to observe such restrictions.

A sale of the shares referred to herein by Wienerberger AG will only be made in
accordance with all applicable corporate and securities laws.

Any shares referred to herein will exclusively be offered or sold in reliance on
any applicable exemptions from prospectus or registration requirements in any
jurisdiction. In member states of the European Economic Area, this publication
is only addressed to and directed at persons who are 'qualified investors'
within the meaning of Article 2(e) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (as amended, the
"Prospectus Regulation"). In the United Kingdom, this publication is only
addressed to and directed at qualified investors within the meaning of the
Prospectus Regulation, as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the
European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, as amended ("EUWA"), who are persons (i)
who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling
within Article 19(5) (investment professionals) of the Financial Services and
Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended, the "Order"),
(ii) falling within article 49(2)(a) to (d) (high net worth companies,
incorporated associations, etc.) of the Order, or (iii) to whom it may otherwise
be lawfully communicated; any other persons in the United Kingdom should not
take any action on the basis of this publication and should not act on or rely
on it.

This publication does not constitute a recommendation concerning the private
placement. Potential investors should consult their professional advisors as to
the suitability of the private placement for the entity or person concerned.

Each of the banks accompanying the placement is acting for the Company only in
connection with the private placement and no one else, and will not be
responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections
offered to clients nor for providing advice in relation to the private placement
treasury shares or the private placement, the contents of this publication or
any transaction, arrangement or other matter referred to in this publication.

In connection with the private placement, the banks accompanying the placement
or any of their respective affiliates may take up a portion of the treasury
shares as a principal position and in that capacity may retain, purchase, sell
or offer to sell for its own account such treasury shares and other securities
of the Company or related investments in connection with the private placement
or otherwise. The Managers do not intend to disclose the extent of any such
investment or transactions otherwise than in accordance with any legal or
regulatory obligations to do so.

Zwtl.: Wienerberger Group

The Wienerberger Group is a leading international provider of smart solutions
for the entire building envelope and for infrastructure. Wienerberger is the
world's largest producer of bricks (Porotherm, Terca) and the market leader in
clay roof tiles (Koramic, Tondach) in Europe as well as concrete pavers
(Semmelrock) in Eastern Europe. In pipe systems (Steinzeug-Keramo ceramic pipes
and Pipelife plastic pipes), the company is one of the leading suppliers in
Europe. With its total of 197 production sites, the Wienerberger Group generated
revenues of EUR 3.4 billion and EBITDA LFL of EUR 566 million in 2020.

Further inquiry note:
Claudia Hajdinyak, Head of Corporate Communications Wienerberger AG
t +43 664 828 31 83 | claudia.hajdinyak@wienerberger.com

Elisabeth Falkner, Head of Investor Relations Wienerberger AG
t +43 1 601 92 - 10221 | investor@wienerberger.com

end of announcement                         euro adhoc

issuer:       Wienerberger AG
              Wienerbergerplatz 1
              A-1100 Wien
phone:        +43 1 60 192-0
FAX:          +43 1 60 192-10159
mail:         office@wienerberger.com
WWW:          www.wienerberger.com
ISIN:         AT0000831706, AT0000A2GLA0
indexes:      ATX
stockmarkets: Wien
language:     English

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