Notification on the increase of the number of members of the selling consortium of the shareholders
Pursuant to the provisions of the Financial Instruments Market Act (ZTFI) and the Rules and Regulations of the Ljubljana Stock Exchange, d.d., Pivovarna Laško, d.d., Trubarjeva 28, 3270 Laško, hereby makes the following announcement:
On March 16, 2015, Pivovarna Laško, d.d., received a notification by the Družba za upravljanje terjatev bank, d.d. (Bank Asset Management Company; hereinafter referred to as BAMC), by which we are informed by the BAMC, as the coordinator of the selling consortium of Pivovarna Laško, d.d. shareholders, that based on Annex No. 1 to the Agreement on Joint Sale of Shares of Pivovarna Laško, d.d., which was signed on March 16, 2015, Sklad obrtnikov in podjetnikov (Artisans and Entrepreneurs Fund) and Banka Koper, d.d., had joined the Agreement on Joint Sale of Shares of Pivovarna Laško, d.d. (hereinafter: the Agreement), signed on November 27, 2014, by Družba za upravljanje terjatev bank, d.d., Kapitalska družba pokojninskega in invalidskega zavarovanja, d.d., Alpen invest, družba za upravljanje investicijskih skladov, d.o.o., Abanka Vipa d.d., KD Skladi, družba za upravljanje, d.o.o., Nova kreditna banka Maribor, d.d., and Zavarovalnica Triglav, d.d. The share of total share capital of Pivovarna Laško, d.d., represented in the Agreement, has thus increased to 51.11%.
According to the notification by the BAMC, there is a potential conflict of interests on the part of Banka Koper, d.d., due to which a special mechanism was agreed upon between the members of the selling consortium, as follows: "Banka Koper, d.d., shall not take part in the negotiations with potential buyers; no document related to the sale of the company shares shall be made available to Banka Koper, d.d.; and Banka Koper, d.d., shall not be informed by other sellers about the contents of the negotiations. Banka Koper, d.d., will only be presented the fully negotiated Agreement on the Sale of shares which Banka Koper, d.d., will sign at its own discretion."