Investment AB Kinnevik ("Kinnevik") today announced that Zalando will seek its initial public offering ("IPO") and listing on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in 2014.
Zalando anticipates an offering of between 10 per cent and 11 per cent of total post-IPO capitalization. The offer, if pursued, is expected to consist solely of new shares from a capital increase of Zalando. Kinnevik currently owns 36% of Zalando.
In connection with the announcement, Zalando disclosed further descriptive and financial information, as well as a number of key performance indicators. For further information please refer to page 2-12 of this release and https://corporate.zalando.com/ .
"Kinnevik is delighted about Zalando's plans to list on the Frankfurt stock exchange. We first invested in Zalando in 2010 and since then have invested cash of SEK 5.5 billion to become the company's largest shareholder. We look forward to continuing to work with Zalando's founders and management team, and to support their future growth ambitions after the listing" comments Lorenzo Grabau, CEO of Kinnevik.
Kinnevik discloses the information provided herein pursuant to the Securities Market Act (Sw. lagen om värdepappersmarknaden (2007:528)). The information was submitted for publication on 3 September, 2014 at 8.00 am (CET).
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