Essen, 08 August 2011
RWE AG: Ad-hoc-Announcement according to Sec 15 WpHG -
THIS RELEASE AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN ARE NOT BEING ISSUED AND MAY NOT BE DISTRIBUTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CANADA, JAPAN OR AUSTRALIA.
RWE plans equity capital measure
RWE Aktiengesellschaft plans an equity capital measure by using part of the authorised capital and selling treasury shares. The expected inflow of some EUR 2.5 billion of liquid funds will help the company improve its capital structure. Together with an increased divestment programme, the capital measure is an important part of a package to strengthen the financial power of the company and thus create leeway for future growth.
The implementation of the transaction and decisions on details such as volume and price in particular will depend on the market environment and developments on stock markets and will be communicated in accordance with legal requirements.
This release does not constitute an offer to sell securities, or a solicitation of an offer to buy securities, in the United States of America. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States of America absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The securities of RWE Aktiengesellschaft described herein have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act, or the laws of any State, and may not be offered or sold within the United States, except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable State laws. RWE Aktiengesellschaft does not intend to register any portion of the offering in the United States or conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.
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