Amsterdam – February 17, 2011. Head N.V. (the Company or Head) announces that it has withdrawn the rights offering of up to 199,958,536 new preference shares with a nominal value of €0.01 each (the Offer Shares and the Offering, respectively). All subscriptions for Offer Shares will be disregarded.
Since it was announced on Friday the 11th of February, the Offering has not been well received and the number of eligible shareholders who have exercised their entitlement to subscribe for Offer Shares has been lower than anticipated. This has prompted the management board to withdraw the Offering. The Company will consider available sources of funding as and when necessary.
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Head N.V. is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of premium sports equipment. Head N.V.’s ordinary shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange.
Our business is organized into four divisions: Winter Sports, Racquet Sports, Diving and Licensing. We sell products under the Head (tennis, squash and racquetball racquets, tennis balls, tennis footwear, badminton products, alpine skis, ski bindings and ski boots, snowboards, bindings and boots, helmets and protection wear), Penn (tennis and racquetball balls), Tyrolia (ski bindings), and Mares/Dacor (diving equipment) brands. We hold leading positions in all of our product markets and our products are endorsed by some of the world’s top athletes including;
Skiers: Bode Miller, Didier Cuche, Aksel Lund Svindal, Ted Ligety, Werner Heel, Kjetil Jansrud, Patrick Staudacher, Johann Grugger, Hermann Maier, Franz Klammer, Jon Olsson, Lindsey Vonn, Maria Riesch, Anja Parson, Elisabeth Gorgl, Sarka Zahrobska
Tennis players: Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Robin Soderling, Mikhail Youzhny, Marin Cilic, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Victoria Azarenka, Andre Agassi, Guillermo Vilas, Ilie Nastase, Bjorn Borg, Mansour Bahrami.
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This announcement is for information purposes only and is not intended to constitute, and should not be construed as, an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy the securities of Head N.V. (such securities, the Securities) in the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan or in any other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration, exemption from registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.
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