Take-over related disclosures

Information Pursuant to Section 315 (4) Commercial Code

Composition of subscribed capital

The share capital of CompuGroup Medical AG amounts to EUR 53,219,350 and is composed of 53,219,350 no-par bearer shares with the security identification code 543730 (ISIN: DE0005437305). Since 4 May 2007, the shares have been traded on the regulated market on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard). Taking into consideration the treasury shares held by the Company in the amount of 3,495,731 shares, the voting capital comes to 49,723,619 common shares.

Restriction pertaining to voting rights or the transfer of shares

Restrictions of voting rights of the shares can result from the provisions of the German Companies Act (Aktiengesetz, hereinafter AktG). This primarily results in shareholders being subject, under certain conditions, to a voting prohibition and, in accordance with Section 71b AktG, the Company is not entitled to vote on the basis of its treasury shares.

The shareholder group of the “Gotthardt family/Dr. Koop” consisting of the natural persons Frank Gotthardt, Dr. Brigitte Gotthardt, Dr. Daniel Gotthardt and Dr. Reinhard Koop as well as the affiliated legal entities attributable to them hold a total of more than 50 percent of the voting shares.

Two effectively separate concluded pooling agreements, first between Frank Gotthardt, GT1 Vermögensverwaltung GmbH, Dr. Brigitte Gotthardt and Dr. Daniel Gotthardt, and secondly between GT1 Vermögensverwaltung GmbH and Dr. Reinhard Koop, result in the attribution of 11,894,423 shares to the share pool, reflecting 23.97 percent of shares with voting rights. The purpose of both pooling agreements is, among other things, to safeguard a consistent exercise of voting rights with respect to the shares of CompuGroup Medical AG. Frank Gotthardt as well as GT1 Vermögensverwaltung GmbH hold additional shares which are not attributable to the share pool. Due to the high probability of a consistent exercise of the voting rights according to the terms of the share pool, a proportion of voting rights of 54.17 percent can be assumed.

The treasury shares reported in the Company assets do not have voting rights.

Interests in capital exceeding 10 percent of the voting rights

In addition to the major shareholder group Gotthardt family/Dr. Koop mentioned above, no further investors held more than 10 percent of voting rights as of the reporting date.

Shares with special rights that confer control powers

No shares with special rights that confer control powers have been issued by the Company.

Nature of voting-right controls in the event of employee participations

The Management Board is not aware of any Company employees holding interests in the Company in some manner in which they do not exercise their control rights directly for themselves.

Legal provisions and provisions of the articles of association concerning the appointment and dismissal of members of the Management Board and concerning amendments to the articles of association

Sections 84 and 85 AktG apply to appointments and dismissals of members of the Management Board. Sections 179 to 181 AktG are to be applied to amendments to the articles of association.

Powers of the Management Board for issuance and repurchase of shares

With the approval of the Supervisory Board, the Management Board is authorized to increase the equity of the Company by up to EUR 26,609,675.00 through a one-time or multiple issuance of new shares for cash and/or in-kind capital contributions until 11 May 2016 (approved capital). In utilizing approved capital, the shareholders must in principle be granted a subscription right; however, the Management Board is also authorized, with the approval of the Supervisory Board, to exclude the statutory subscription right of the shareholders under certain conditions. Furthermore, the Management Board was authorized, with the approval of the Supervisory Board, to determine the further details for capital increases from authorized share capital.

In accordance with a resolution by the Annual General Meeting on 14 May 2009, the Management Board was authorized to acquire Company treasury shares. This authorization was valid until 14 November 2010. By resolution of the Annual General Meeting on 19 May 2010, it was terminated and replaced by a new authorization. According to Section 71 (1) No. 8 AktG, which was amended by the Gesetz zur Umsetzung der Aktionarsrechterichtlinie (ARUG – Law on the Implementation of the Shareholder Rights Directive), an authorization is now allowed to last up to five years.

This authority may be exercised in full or in part, on one or more occasions, to achieve one or more objectives by the Company or by third parties on the Company’s behalf. The authorization took effect on 20 May 2010 and remains valid until 19 May 2015.

At the discretion of the Management Board, the purchase will be made via the stock exchanges or by a public buy offer made to all shareholders or by a public request to all shareholders to issue offers for sale.

  1. If the share purchase is performed on the stock exchange, the purchase price for one share may not be more or less than 10 percent of the Company’s unweighted average share price, as calculated by the closing auction of the Xetra trading system (or a corresponding successor system) on the Frankfurt am Main stock exchange in the five trading days prior to the purchase date.
  2. If the share purchase is performed through a public purchase offer to all shareholders or through a public invitation to all shareholders to submit sales offers, the purchase price for one share (without ancillary purchase costs) may not be more or less than 20 percent of the Company’s unweighted average share price, as calculated by the closing auction of the Xetra trading system (or a corresponding successor system) on the Frankfurt am Main stock exchange in the five trading days prior to the public notification of the invitation to submit such an offer.
  3. The purchase offer or invitation to submit sales offers may stipulate further conditions. If the purchase offer is oversubscribed or, in the case of an invitation to submit sales offers of several equivalent offers, not all offers are accepted, the shares must be allocated proportionately to the shares respectively offered. A preferential acceptance of low numbers of tendered shares up to 100 shares per shareholder and rounding in accordance with commercial principles could be foreseen.

The Management Board is entitled to utilize the purchased treasury shares as follows:

  1. With the approval of the Supervisory Board they may be sold on the stock exchange or offered to all shareholders. In addition, with the approval of the Supervisory Board they may be sold by another means provided the consideration for the sale is in cash and the sales price at the time of the sale is not significantly lower than the share price for the same class share on the stock exchange. The total proportion of the shares sold under this authorization in relation to the total share capital, together with the proportion of the share capital of new shares that have been issued since the shareholders’ resolution for this authorization, i.e. since 19 May 2010, due to any authorizations for share issues from authorized capital in accordance with Section 186 (3) Sentence 4 AktG, may not exceed 10 percent of the Company’s share capital.
  2. With the approval of the Supervisory Board they may be offered and transferred to third parties for the purposes of direct or indirect acquisition of companies, Company shares or equity investments in companies.
  3. With the approval of the Supervisory Board they may be offered and sold as consideration, so that the Company or one of its subsidiaries are issued copyright or third party intellectual property rights by third parties, particularly patents or brands, or licenses to such rights, for the marketing and development of CompuGroup Medical products.
  4. The shares may also be utilized to exercise options arising from share options granted by the Company.
  5. In addition, with the approval of the Supervisory Board, they may also be cancelled without the need for an additional Annual General Meeting. The proportion of the remaining shares in relation to share capital will not be increased by a cancellation. Notwithstanding the above, the Management Board can determine that equity is not reduced, but instead the percentage of the other shares in equity is raised in accordance with Section 8 (3) AktG. In this case, the Management Board is entitled to amend the number of shares stated in the articles of association.

The authorizations previously issued in accordance with (1) to (5) may be used on one or more occasions, in full or in part, individually or collectively, and the authorizations in accordance with (1) to (4) may be used pursuant to instructions issued by the Management Board but also by dependent companies or companies in which the Company holds a majority stake, or third parties acting on the Company’s account.

The subscription right of the shareholders to treasury shares is excluded insofar as these shares are used according to the above authorizations in numbers (1) to (4).

Authorization to issue convertible bonds, bonds with warrants, profit participation certificates or profit participation bonds (or combinations of these instruments) with the option of excluding subscription rights pursuant to Sections 221 (4) and 186 (3) Sentence 4 AktG and the creation of corresponding conditional capital (amendment to the articles of association)

According to the resolution of the Annual General Meeting of 9 May 2013, the Management Board was given theauthorization to issue convertible bonds (and similar instruments) and corresponding conditional capital. The authorization is limited to a volume of EUR 500 million.

The Management Board of CompuGroup Medical AG was authorized to exclude shareholders’ subscription rights on convertible bonds (and similar instruments). In order to ensure that the authorization limit can be used to the full extent, even in the case of later adjustments to conversion or warrant prices, the conditional capital serving to fulfill conversion rights, warrants or conversion or warrant obligations is to amount to EUR 26,609,675.00. However, in the event of the exclusion of subscription rights on bond issues pursuant to Section 186 (3) Sentence 4 AktG, the shares to be issued for the purpose of the serving of conversion rights, warranty or conversion or warrant obligations may not exceed 10 percent of the equity capital either at the point at which the subsequent authorization comes into force or – should the number of shares be lower – at the point at which the authorization is exercised.

(1) Authorization period, nominal value, number of shares, term, contribution in kind, currency, issuance by Group companies

According to the resolution of the Annual General Meeting of 9 May 2013, the Management Board of CompuGroup Medical AG was authorized, with the consent of the Supervisory Board, to issue registered or bearer convertible bonds, bonds with warrants, profit participation certificates or profit participation bonds (or combinations of these instruments) (hereinafter referred to collectively as “Bonds”) amounting to a total principal amount of up to EUR 500 million on one or more occasions up to and including 8 May 2017, to grant bearers or rather creditors (hereinafter referred to collectively as “Bearers”) of the Bonds conversion rights and warrants on Company shares with a proportionate share in equity capital of up to EUR 26,609,675.00 in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Bonds (hereinafter also referred to as “Bond Terms and Conditions”) and to place conversion and warrant obligations on these Bonds. The Bonds, conversion rights, warrants and conversion and warrant obligations may be issued with no maturity limitations. The Bonds can also be issued in return for a contribution in kind. The Bonds can be issued in euros and in the official currency of an OECD member country, provided that the corresponding euro equivalent is not exceeded.

(2) Granting or exclusion of subscription rights

In principle, shareholders are entitled to subscription rights on the Bonds. Subscription rights may also be granted indirectly whereby Bonds are assumed by one or more credit institutions or by equivalent companies pursuant to Section 186 (5) Sentence 1 AktG with the obligation to offer said subscription rights to shareholders.

However, the Management Board of CompuGroup Medical AG is authorized to exclude shareholders’ right to subscribe to the Bonds with the consent of the Supervisory Board:

  • in the case of fractional shares;
  • to the extent necessary to grant subscription rights to the holders of previously issued Bonds with conversion rights, warrants or conversion or warrant obligations on Company shares in the amount to which they would be entitled after their conversions rights or warrants have been exercised or conversion or warrant obligations met;
  • to the extent in which Bonds are issued with conversion rights, warrants or conversion or option obligations in return for cash and the issue price is not significantly lower than the theoretical market value calculated in accordance with recognized financial and mathematical methods and only insofar as the shares issued to serve conversion rights, warrants or conversion or option obligations do not exceed 10 percent of the equity capital either at the point at which the subsequent authorization comes into force or – should the number of shares be lower – at the point at which the authorization is exercised. It is also declared that the authorization volume of 10 percent of equity capital is reduced by the proportion of the equity capital attributed to shares or on which conversion rights, warrants or conversion or warrant obligations from Bonds are based, which have been issued or sold under the exclusion of subscription rights in direct, corresponding or logical application of Section 186 (3) Sentence 4 AktG;
  • insofar as the shares are issued in return for contributions in kind, provided that the value of the contribution in kind is appropriate in relation to the market value of the Bonds as calculated pursuant to the preceding paragraph.

Insofar as profit participation certificates or profit participation bonds are issued without conversion rights, warrants or conversion or warrant obligations, the Management Board is authorized to exclude the shareholders’ subscription rights in full with the consent of the Supervisory Board if these profit participation certificates or profit participation bonds feature terms similar to those of a debenture, in other words do not grant any membership rights within the Company or grant any share in liquidation proceeds and the level of interest is not determined in line with profits on the basis of net income, net profit or dividends. In this case, the interest and the issue value of the profit participation certificates or profit participation bonds must conform to the current market conditions for equivalent assumption of capital at the time of the issuance.

(3) Conversion right

In the case of the issuance of Bonds with conversion rights, Bearers may convert their Bonds into shares in the Company in accordance with the Bond Terms and Conditions. The proportion of equity capital of the shares to be issued upon conversion may not exceed the nominal value of the Bond or a lower issue price. The conversion ratio is determined by dividing the nominal value of a Bond by the fixed conversion price of a share in the Company. The conversion ratio can also be calculated by dividing the issue price of a Bond underlying the nominal value by the fixed conversion price for a share in the Company. A fixed additional contribution to be paid in cash can also be determined. It can also be stipulated that fractional shares can be aggregated and/or exchanged for cash.

(4) Warrant

In the case of the issue of bonds with warrants, each Bond is issued with one or more detachable warrants which entitle the Bearer to subscribe to shares in the Company in accordance with the Bond Terms and Conditions. It can also be stipulated that fractions be combined and/or exchanged for cash. The proportion of equity capital of the shares to be subscribed to for each Bond may not exceed the nominal value of the bond with warrant or rather an issue price below the nominal value.

(5) Conversion and warrant obligation

The Bond Terms and Conditions can also stipulate a conversion or warrant obligation at the end of the Bond’s term or at another point in time (also known as “maturity”). In this case, the conversion or warrant price for a share can correspond to the mean closing price of the listed Company in the Xetra securities trading system on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (or a corresponding subsequent system) over the ten days prior to or following maturity, even if this price is below the minimum price stipulated in (6). Section 9 (1) AktG is to be complied with in conjunction with Section 199 (2) AktG.

(6) Conversion/warrant price, prevention of dilutive effects

The conversion or warrant price is either – in the case of the exclusion of subscription rights – at least 60 percent of the mean closing price of the Company shares in the Xetra securities trading system on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (or a corresponding subsequent system) over the ten days prior to or following the resolution by the Management Board concerning the issue of Bonds or – in the case of the granting of subscription rights – at least 60 percent of the mean closing price of the Company shares in the Xetra securities trading system on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (or a corresponding subsequent system) either (i) over the ten trading days prior to the start of the subscription period or (ii) during the trading of subscription rights apart from the final two subscription rights trading days. Section 9 (1) AktG remains unaffected by this.

If, during the term of a Bond for which conversion rights, warrants or conversion or warrant obligations have been granted or rather stipulated, the financial value of existing conversion rights, warrants or conversion or warrant obligations is diluted and no subscription rights are granted in the form of compensation, conversion rights, warrants or conversion or warrant obligations can be adjusted while preserving their value provided that such an adjustment is not already required by law. In all cases, the proportion of the equity capital of all shares to be subscribed to per Bond may not exceed the nominal value per Bond or rather the lower issue price.

(7) Further options

The Bond Terms and Conditions can stipulate that the Company may also grant new shares from approved capital or Company shares in the case of conversion rights or warrants being exercised. The Bond Terms and Conditions can also stipulate variability in terms of the conversion ratio or a direct link between the conversion or warrant price and the development of the Company’s share price on the stock exchange. Furthermore, it can also be stipulated that, rather than issuing shares in the Company, the Company pays those eligible to exercise conversion rights or warrants the equivalent in cash.

(8) Authorization to stipulate further terms and conditions for bonds

The Management Board of CompuGroup Medical AG is authorized, with the consent of the Supervisory Board, to stipulate further terms and conditions concerning the issue and structure of bonds, particularly interest rate, type of interest, issue price, term, denomination and conversion or warrant terms.

Creation of new conditional equity

Equity is increased by up to EUR 26,609,675.00 through the issue of up to 26,609,675 new bearer shares with dividend entitlement from the start of the financial year of their issuance. The purpose of the conditional equity increase is to grant shares to bearers or creditors of convertible bonds, bonds with warrants, profit participation certificates or profit participation bonds (or combinations of these instruments) with conversion rights, warrants or conversion or warrant obligations issued in accordance with the aforementioned authorization insofar as the bonds are issued in return for cash.

The new shares are issued at the conversion or warrant price to be determined in accordance with the aforementioned authorization. The conditional equity increase is only to be performed to the extent to which conversion rights or warrants are exercised on the basis of Bonds issued in return for cash or to which conversion or warrant obligations are met on the basis of such bonds and provided that no other forms of fulfillment are used to service these rights.

In accordance with the resolution of the Annual General Meeting of 9 May 2013, the Management Board of CompuGroup Medical AG is authorized to stipulate further terms and conditions of the conditional increase of equity.

Amendment to the articles of association

On the basis of the resolution of the Annual General Meeting, Section 4 (6) was added to the Company’s articles of association: “Equity is increased by up to EUR 26,609,675.00 (in words: twenty-six million six hundred and nine thousand six hundred and seventy-five euros) through the issue of up to 26,609,675 new bearer shares with dividend entitlement from the start of the financial year of their issuance (conditional equity 2013). The conditional equity increase is only performed to the extent to which bearers or creditors of convertible bonds, bonds with warrants, profit participation certificates or profit participation bonds exercise their conversion rights or warrants on the basis of Bonds the Company issues in return for cash up to and including 8 May 2017 as a result of the authorization resolution of the Annual General Meeting from 9 May 2013 or to the extent to which conversion or warrant obligations are met on the basis of such bonds and provided that no other forms of fulfillment are used to service these rights.”

The previous Section 4 (6) of the Company’s articles of association becomes Section 4 (7) of the Company’s articles of association and reads as follows: “The Supervisory Board is entitled to change the wording of Section 4 (1), (2), (5) and (6) of the articles of association (amount and distribution of equity, approved capital, conditional capital) accordingly after a full or partial increase of equity or after the expiry of the authorization period in accordance with Section 4 (5) of the articles of association.”

Significant agreements of the Company under the condition of a change of control and compensation agreements with the Management Board or employees in the event of a takeover offer

With respect to reporting obligations under Section 315 (4) No. 8 and 9 of the German Commercial Code (HGB), we herewith make a nil report with the following exception:

Should there be a "change-of-control" of the Group, Mr. Christian B. Teig may terminate his contract by the month-end and receive a severance payment of up to EUR 1.2 million. According to this provision, change-of-control is defined when Mr. Frank Gotthardt and his family have in total less than 30% of the shares of Compugroup Medical AG, or any other natural or legal person control more shares in Compugroup Medical AG than Frank Gotthardt and his family.

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