Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 Listing Rules – Cornaz AG-Holding successfully placed 1,983,000 registered shares A of Vetropack Holding Ltd


Vetropack headquarters

Bülach, September 8, 2021 - Vetropack Holding Ltd has been informed that Cornaz AG-Holding placed 1,983,000 registered shares A of Vetropack Holding at a price of CHF 59.00 per share. The free float will increase from today 53.1% to presumably 63.1% of the capital.

As announced yesterday, the share package was placed primarily with institutional investors as part of an accelerated book building. The placement price was CHF 59.00 per share, which represents a discount of 7.2% compared to the closing price of the previous day or 6.2% compared to the average price (10-day VWAP). As a result of the placement, the free float increases from today 53.1% to 63.1% of the capital.

Of the shares offered, 800,000 registered shares A were acquired by Jean-Luc Cornaz as a private individual on equal terms.
Both Cornaz AG-Holding and Jean-Luc Cornaz have committed not to sell any shares of Vetropack Holding Ltd during the next 12 months (lock-up). Thus, they remain stable and long-term oriented shareholders of Vetropack Holding Ltd.
Zürcher Kantonalbank was sole bookrunner of the transaction.

  Before placement After placement
  Capital Votes Capital Votes
Shareholder Group Cornaz 46.9% 76.1% 36.9% 71.6%
Free Float (public) 53.1% 23.9% 63.1% 28.4%
  100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 % 100.0 %


For further information, please contact:

Claude R. Cornaz,
President of the Board of Directors of Vetropack Holding Ltd
Tel. +41 44 863 33 30


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