Mutares AG reaches amicable solution to several years of litigation

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Munich (Germany), 3 August 2018 – The legal dispute between Mutares AG (ISIN DE000A0SMSH2) and Diehl AKO Stiftung & Co. KG (“Diehl”) regarding the acquisition of the Photovoltaics business unit by the indirect Mutares subsidiary Platinum GmbH and all other related legal disputes were settled amicably by concluding a settlement agreement between Mutares AG, the insolvency administrator for the assets of Platinum GmbH and Diehl.

As part of the settlement Mutares AG has committed itself to a one-time payment of EUR 7.5 million to Diehl. The preliminary amount in dispute of the claims asserted by Diehl before the Ravensburg Regional Court amounted to approximately EUR 22.5 million plus interest.

Mutares AG expects this agreement to have a negative impact of EUR 5.5 million on the annual result based on provisions already formed. The settlement reached by mutual agreement concludes all legal disputes pending between the parties involved since 2014 and leads to a final settlement of all possible mutual claims in connection therewith.

Company profile of Mutares SE & Co. KGaA

Mutares SE & Co. KGaA, Munich (, acquires medium-sized companies and parts of groups with headquarter in Europe that are being sold in the course of a repositioning process at their owners and show a clear potential for operational improvement. Mutares actively supports and develops its portfolio companies with its own investment and consulting teams as well as through acquisitions of strategic add-ons. The aim is to achieve a clear value increase with a focus on sustainable, long-term growth of the portfolio company. In 2018, Mutares’ portfolio companies generated consolidated revenues of EUR 865 million and employed more than 4,700 people worldwide. The shares of Mutares SE are listed on Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “MUX” (ISIN: DE000A2NB650).