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BERLIN, GERMANY/ACCESSWIRE/November 2, 2022/ Deutsche Wohnen SE (“Deutsche Wohnen”) announces today the publication of the offer document for the delisting tender offer (cash offer) to the shareholders of GSW Immobilien AG (“GSW”), for the acquisition of their shares without par value bearer shares of GSW (ISIN DE000GSW1111). These documents are available free of charge as of today from Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, Trust & Agency Services, Post-IPO Services, Taunusanlage 12, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (requests should be made by providing a complete address by fax to +49 69 910 38794 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org) as well as on the Deutsche Wohnen website at https://de.deutsche-wohnen-g.de/.
Deutsche Wohnen is one of Europe’s leading listed real estate companies and is part of the Vonovia Group. The company focuses on managing its own portfolio of residential properties in dynamic metropolitan areas and conurbations in Germany. Deutsche Wohnen sees itself as having both a social responsibility and a duty to maintain and develop new, affordable, good quality housing in vibrant residential neighborhoods. As of June 30, 2022, the portfolio comprises a total of around 140,000 housing units.
This announcement is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an invitation to sell, or an offer to buy, securities of GSW, but is a legally required announcement under German securities acquisition and takeover law. ( Wertpapiererwerbs- und Übernahmegesetz – “WpÜG”) in conjunction with the German Stock Exchange Act ( Borsengesetz- “BörsG”) in a public delisting offer (the “Offer”). The final terms and other provisions relating to the Offer are disclosed in the offer document, the publication of which has been approved by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority ( Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsgsaufsicht ). Investors and security holders of GSW are strongly advised to read the offer document and all announcements in connection with the Offer as they contain or will contain important information.
The Offer will be made exclusively under the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany, in particular under the WpÜG, the BörsG and certain provisions of the securities laws of the United States of America applicable to public offers of cross-border shopping. The Offer will not be executed under the provisions of jurisdictions other than those of the Federal Republic of Germany or the United States of America (to the extent applicable). Thus, no other announcement, registration, admission or approval of the Offer outside of the Federal Republic of Germany has been filed, arranged or granted. Investors and security holders of GSW cannot rely on recourse to investor protection provisions in any jurisdiction other than the provisions of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Subject to the exceptions described in the offer document as well as waivers that may be granted by the relevant regulators, a tender offer will not be made, either directly or indirectly, in jurisdictions where it would constitute a violation of the laws . of such jurisdiction.
Deutsche Wohnen reserves the right, to the extent permitted by law, to directly or indirectly acquire further shares of GSW outside the Offer on the stock exchange or off the stock exchange. If further acquisitions take place, information about such acquisitions, indicating the number of shares acquired or to be acquired and the consideration paid or agreed, will be published without undue delay, if and to the extent required by the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany or any other competent jurisdiction.
To the extent that the announcements contained herein contain forward-looking statements, such statements do not represent facts and are characterized by the words “expect”, “believe”, “estimate”, “intend”, “aim”, “assume” or similar expressions. Such statements express the intentions, opinions or current expectations and assumptions of Deutsche Wohnen and persons acting with Deutsche Wohnen. These forward-looking statements are based on current plans, estimates and forecasts, which Deutsche Wohnen and persons acting with Deutsche Wohnen have made to the best of their knowledge, but which they do not claim to be correct for the future. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and generally cannot be influenced by Deutsche Wohnen or persons acting with Deutsche Wohnen. These expectations and forward-looking statements may prove to be incorrect, and actual events or consequences may differ materially from those contained or expressed in such forward-looking statements. Deutsche Wohnen and persons acting with Deutsche Wohnen undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements with respect to actual developments or events, underlying conditions, assumptions or other factors.
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