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publity AG plans emission of blockchain-based tokens
Frankfurt/Main, 10/08/2020, 3:27pm- publity AG (Scale, ISIN DE0006972508, “publity”) plans to issue blockchain-based “PREOS Tokens” (“Tokens”). The publity Executive Board passed a corresponding resolution on this day.
The tokens will digitally certify rights from shares in PREOS Real Estate AG (m:access, ISIN DE000A2LQ850, “PREOS shares”) and will also be convertible into PREOS shares. It is intended to digitally securitise PREOS shares with a volume of up to EUR 1 billion by the third quarter of 2021 by means of tokenisation. A first tranche of EUR 500 million is to be tokenised in the fourth quarter of 2020. The necessary PREOS shares are to be provided from the publity portfolio. From the economic point of view, the sale of the tokens planned in a further step is thus similar to a re-placement of part of the PREOS shares held by publity.
The emission of the tokens, for which a separate issuing vehicle is expected to be used, is to take place by way of a public offering on the basis of a securities prospectus. A respective approval procedure is to be initiated today at the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). In addition, the token is to be offered for sale to selected investors in a private placement in Germany and other selected European jurisdictions.
In this context, publity plans to enter into a partnership with a regulated institution shortly, which will accompany the issue as an infrastructure partner.
The approval of the publity Supervisory Board for the emission is still pending.
The securities prospectus relevant for the public offering will be available on the website of the (yet to be determined) emitting company of the tokens after its approval by BaFin, probably in the fourth quarter of 2020. In this context, the following information must be observed.
This publication does not constitute an offer. In particular, it does not constitute a public offer to sell or an offer or invitation to purchase, buy or subscribe to tokens or bonds, shares or other securities. The offer is governed solely by the securities prospectus to be approved by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and published on the website of the (yet to be determined) emitting company. Only the securities prospectus will contain the information for investors required by law.
Investors are recommended to thoroughly read the securities prospectus to be examined by BaFin for completeness, coherence and comprehensibility, as it will be available (presumably in the fourth quarter of 2020) on the emitter’s website, before they decide to buy or sell tokens or bonds of the emitter or shares of PREOS Real Estate AG, in order to fully understand the potential risks and opportunities of the investment decision and to make an investment decision only by using all available information about the emitter and PREOS Real Estate AG after consultation with its own lawyers, tax and/or financial advisers. It should be noted that approval of the Prospectus by BaFin is not to be construed as an endorsement of the relevant securities.
The tokens or bonds mentioned in this publication are a product that is not simple and may be difficult to understand.
A public offer of the securities mentioned in this publication is being made exclusively on the basis of and in accordance with the securities prospectus and only in the Federal Republic of Germany and, if applicable, other selected European jurisdictions (to be explicitly named in the prospectus). In particular, neither a public offering nor a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities in the United States of America, Japan, Canada, New Zealand or Australia will be made.
The securities mentioned in this publication have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”) or the securities laws of any state of the United States of America and may not be admitted to trading in or into the United States of America or into or on behalf of or for the account or benefit of a U.S. person or entity.The securities may not be offered, offered, sold, pledged, transferred or delivered (directly or indirectly) to, or for the account or benefit of, any person (as such term is defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) absent registration or an exemption from, or pursuant to an exemption from, the registration requirements of the Securities Act or a transaction not subject to the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in any event in accordance with the securities laws of any state of the United States.
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publity AG plans emission of blockchain-based tokens