As previously communicated, MTG has entered into an agreement to purchase EHM’s shares in MTG Gaming, and the purchase price consists of newly issued Class B shares in MTG. EHM is owned by Hendrik Klindworth, Eike Klindworth and Michael Zillmer, the founders of InnoGames. The issue directed to EHM was approved by the Annual General Meeting 2022. The number of shares of new Class B in MTG that shall be issued to EHM has been determined to 18,074,753 shares, in accordance with the calculation model stated in the AGM’s resolution.
Through the issue in kind, a dilution effect (based on the number of shares in MTG after the share redemption program has been completed) of 18,074,753 class B shares arises, corresponding to approximately 14.2 per cent of the total number of shares in MTG after the issue in kind. Accordingly, the owners of EHM are together the largest shareholder of MTG.
The shares owned by EHM will be subject to a three-year staggered lock-up, with one third of the shares becoming available for trading after a 12-month period, and the remaining two thirds after 24 and 36 months, respectively.
MTG’s President and CEO Maria Redin comments:
“It’s a pleasure to welcome EHM and Hendrik and Eike Klindworth and Michael Zillmer as MTG’s shareholders. We have worked closely together since MTG’s initial investment in InnoGames back in 2016, and I look forward to our close continued collaboration. The share exchange process demonstrates how MTG works, and builds long term value together with the talented gaming entrepreneurs who are helping us create one of the world’s most exciting international gaming groups.”