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Nanogate Plans Transformation into Societas Europaea

New legal form will strengthen international focus / Resolution to transform company into an SE expected to be passed at shareholders' meeting on June 29, 2017

(PresseBox) (Quierschied-Göttelborn, ) The Management Board and Supervisory Board of Nanogate AG, a leading global specialist in design-oriented, high-tech surfaces and components, will propose the transformation of Nanogate AG into a societas Europaea (SE) at the shareholders’ meeting. The Group is aiming to strengthen its international focus with this move.

The proposal by the Supervisory Board and Management Board is expected to be approved at the shareholders’ meeting on June 29, 2017. The company will retain its proven organizational structure with its Management Board and Supervisory Board. The existing rights of shareholders and employees will be unaffected. The Supervisory Board will continue to be elected exclusively at the shareholders’ meeting and therefore by the shareholders. The Group’s headquarters will also remain in Quierschied-Göttelborn (Saarland). The transformation of the legal form into a societas Europaea (SE) is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

Ralf Zastrau, CEO of Nanogate AG, commented, “Nanogate has established itself in recent years as a global company and generates more than half its sales outside Germany. Its international business is expected to continue growing in the future. We also have facilities of our own in various countries on both sides of the Atlantic. At the same time, Nanogate is attracting an increasing number of foreign investors. The aim of the planned transformation is to highlight our international market focus in particular and raise our profile in the capital market.”

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Nanogate SE

Nanogate (ISIN DE000A0JKHC9) is a leading global specialist for design-oriented high-tech surfaces and components of very high optical quality. The Group employs around 1,100 people. Nanogate develops and produces design-oriented surfaces and components and enhances them with additional properties (e.g. nonstick, scratchproof, anticorrosive).

The Group has first-class references (e.g. Airbus, Audi, August Brötje, BMW, BSH Hausgeräte, Daimler, FILA, Ford, Fresenius, GM, Jaguar, Junghans, Porsche and Volkswagen). Several hundred mass production projects for customers have already been implemented successfully. The Nanogate Group is represented on both sides of the Atlantic with its own production facilities. The Group comprises Nanogate Eurogard Systems B.V., Nanogate GfO Systems AG, Nanogate Industrial Systems GmbH, Nanogate Textile & Care Systems GmbH, Nanogate Glazing Systems B.V., Nanogate PD Systems GmbH and Nanogate Vogler Systems GmbH, as well as majority stakes in Nanogate Goletz Systems GmbH and U.S. company Nanogate Jay Systems LLC. It also has sales companies in the U.S. and Turkey.

True to its slogan "A world of new surfaces," Nanogate is a long-standing innovation partner who opens up the diverse possibilities offered by new materials to companies in a wide range of industries. It aims to improve customers' products and processes and to provide environmental benefits by using multifunctional surfaces, such as those made of plastic or metal, and innovative plastic components. The Group concentrates on attractive sectors such as automotive/transport, mechanical/plant engineering, buildings/interiors and sport/leisure. As a systems provider, Nanogate offers the entire value chain materials development for surface systems, series coating of various different substrates as well as the production and enhancement of complete plastic components. The main value drivers are the opening up of international markets, the development of new applications for the strategic growth areas Advanced Polymers (innovative plastics) and Advanced Metals (innovative metal enhancements) as well as external growth.