Press release

Thun, October 24, 2019

 

 

Meyer Burger is selling its software business to S&T AG for CHF 14 million in cash

 

Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) announced today that it is selling its subsidiary AIS Automation Dresden GmbH (Germany) to S&T AG in Linz (Austria). The two companies signed a contract to this effect on October 24, 2019. S&T AG is taking over all business units of AIS as well as the roughly 140 employees. The contract is subject to the customary completion conditions and has to be approved by the antitrust authorities in Germany. The transaction will therefore probably be completed towards the end of November 2019. The agreed purchase price is in the order of CHF 14 million in cash, which is about one times sales of AIS. Meyer Burger anticipates an accounting profit arising from the transaction of around CHF 2 million. This accounting profit arises net after a goodwill recycling charge of just under CHF 5 million.

 

AIS offers its customers innovative, flexible and cost-effective software solutions in the area of automation technology and information technology. Here, the system and software company focuses on solutions for Industry 4.0. The smart software solutions support companies in the transition to the Internet of Things (IoT), making them fit for the digital future. Meyer Burger will continue to obtain certain services from AIS Automation Dresden GmbH.

 

S&T AG (www.snt.at) is an Austrian technology corporation, headquartered in Linz, Austria, operating with around 4,800 employees in 30 countries. With its "IoT Solutions" segments, S&T is a leading international supplier of services, products and proprietary technologies in the fields of Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0 and Embedded Computing Technology (ECT). The company is also a renowned supplier of IT systems. S&T AG (ISIN: AT000000A0E9W5, WKN: A0X9EJ) is listed on the TecDAX® and SDAX® of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany.

 

Hans Brändle, CEO of Meyer Burger: “The sale of AIS to S&T AG is a compelling solution for all parties involved. The IT and software solutions developed by AIS are in better hands with its new owners. It will enable Meyer Burger to concentrate more strongly on the strategic PV business with the successful heterojunction / SmartWire technology as well as some promising next-generation cell technologies.”

 

 

Contacts:

 

Stefan Diepenbrock

Head of Corporate Communications

Tel: +41 (0)33 221 27 85

stefan.diepenbrock@meyerburger.com

 

Jan Gregor

c/o Gregor Communications GmbH

Tel: +41 (0)33 221 24 02

jan.gregor@meyerburger.com

 

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