SLM Solutions: IPO greenshoe option exercised early

(PresseBox) ( Luebeck, )
SLM Solutions Group AG, a leading provider of metal-based additive manufacturing technology (also referred to as "3D printing"), announces the early and almost full exercise of the greenshoe option as part of its IPO.

As a consequence, 1,176,201 of the total of 1,186,201 shares from the greenshoe option that were previously held by the existing shareholders are now held by institutional investors both in Germany and abroad.

"The exercising of the greenshoe option underscores the high degree of interest in the SLM share," comments CFO Uwe Bögershausen. "For our shareholders this means that we have reached our objective of ensuring the largest free float possible and a broadly diversified shareholder structure. In turn, this offers an important precondition for liquid trading in our share, and boosts its attractiveness for investors."

After exercising the green shoe option, the free float amounts to approx. 56 %. The remaining approx. 44 % of the voting rights are attributable to the existing shareholders who will remain important anchor investors of SLM Solutions Group AG in the future.


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