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Auden AG: Portfolio focus tightened; major investor takes position in OptioPay

Berlin – 30. May 2017

  • Intensified focus on OptioPay, among Auden’s most powerful portfolio value drivers
  • NN Group, a leading insurance and asset management company, announces investment position in OptioPay
  • Exit from portfolio holding in ViaLight
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Auden AG: Letter to our Shareholders

Berlin – 2. May 2017

Dear Shareholders of Auden AG,

The past weeks have been turbulent and marked by a number of events which have significantly depressed our share price. This being the case, we would like to take this opportunity to provide you with current information on business developments within Auden AG and its portfolio companies, as well as to make a clear statement of our position as to several recent market rumours and comments.

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Ad hoc

Auden AG announces financial outlook for full-year 2017

Berlin – 4. April 2017

Auden AG, which will shortly announce its preliminary full-year results for 2016, has been able to completely cover its consolidated deficit of EUR 2.7 million during the first half of 2016 through earnings in the second half. The company’s senior management thus expects to report positive consolidated net income for the full-year period.

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Directors' Dealings

Auden AG english

1. Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated

a) Name
First name: Tobias
Last name(s): Wittich

2. Reason for the notification

a) Position / status Position: Member of the administrative or supervisory body

b) Initial notification

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Auden AG names new supervisory board chair

Berlin – 24. March 2017

Following twelve eventful and fast-moving months in which Auden AG has established itself as a successful investment company and constructed a high-growth venture portfolio, Dr. Malte Diesselhorst is stepping down from the company’s supervisory board. As a capital markets legal expert and state chair of the Deutsche Schutzvereinigung für Wertpapierbesitz (DSW), Germany’s shareholder protection association, he has contributed substantially to the company’s transformation, particularly where these have involved its requirements as a publicly listed company.

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Auden AG raises shareholding in portfolio company Fanmiles to 11.7 per cent through pre-series A financing round

Berlin – 1. March 2017

  • Auden AG and Philipp Lahm Holding further expand roles as key investors
  • Fanmiles launches open developer programme for universal “loyalty currency”
  • Vision to become world’s leading currency for loyalty programmes and solutions
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Auden AG announces 10.2% shareholding in Curated Shopping Group (MODOMOTO)

Berlin – 15. February 2017

  • Rapid sales growth expected to propel European web retailer of stylist-assisted men’s fashion to first-time profitability in 2017
  • One of the most exciting e-commerce ventures of its kind in the market, with a compelling equity story
  • Investment capital to provide further boost to company’s growth and expansion
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Auden AG invests in ViaLight Communications

Berlin – 6. February 2017

  • Auden AG has committed EUR 2.4 million in the pre-IPO financing round for ViaLight Communications GmbH, making it the company’s largest institutional investor
  • ViaLight Communications, a spin-off of DLR, Germany’s national centre for aeronautics and space research, leads in the commercialisation of laser-based communications for aerospace purposes, the key enabling technology for telecommunications networks of the next generation, the “internet in the sky”
  • IPO anticipated in summer of 2017 at a significantly higher valuation, with international investor group consisting of funds, family offices and strategic investors
  • First “special situations” investment to be completed by Auden AG
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Auden AG invests in JimDrive digital auto club

Berlin – 19. January 2017

  • Auden secures investment position in excess of 10% in Stuttgart-based,
    Europe-wide digital auto service network
  • Disruptive, alternative business model for an established market
  • Dynamic, high-margin growth company with prominent investors
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Auden AG: Portfolio company OptioPay adds major institutional investor

Berlin – 17. January 2017

  • International banking and insurance group invests multi-million-Euro amount and adds extensive product expertise and far-reaching base for potential new customers
  • Valuation of OptioPay rises rapidly, significantly exceeding expectations
  • With the completion of this latest funding, OptioPay extremely well capitalized to further accelerate its growth trajectory
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Auden AG, looking back upon successful 2016, enters 2017 with significant momentum

Berlin – 2. January 2017

  • Reverse takeover completed, in parallel with strategic transformation into investment company
  • Share price rise of more than 650 per cent over the past year
  • Company to adopt IFRS accounting standard starting in 2017, in preparation for Deutsche Börse listing upgrade to General Standard
  • Investment strategy broadened to encompass special situations
  •  Change in Supervisory Board
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Auden AG continues on growth course following successful capital raising

Berlin – 6. December 2016

  • Berlin-based investment company places 2.3 million new shares at price of EUR 7.00 per share
  • Inclusion of new institutional investors from throughout Europe
  • Company seeks to reach market capitalisation exceeding EUR 100 million by 2017
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Ad hoc

Auden AG successfully completes capital increase, raising total gross proceeds of EUR 15.6 million through placement of 2,230,421 shares at subscription price of EUR 7.00 per share

Berlin – 6. December 2016

Auden AG today announced the successful completion of the capital increase resolved by its annual general meeting of shareholders on 29 July 2016. The entire offering of 2,230,421 new shares was fully subscribed, by existing shareholders as well as through a subsequent private placement transaction, at a subscription price of EUR 7.00 per share.

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Auden AG enters into investment deal with Curated Shopping Group (MODOMOTO)

Berlin – 22. November 2016

  • Berlin-based investment company extends convertible loan of EUR 1 million to European web retailer of stylist-assisted men’s fashion
  • Expanded investment participation planned as next step
  • Auden AG seeks shareholding of at least 10 per cent
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Auden AG sets subscription price for forthcoming capital increase at EUR 7.00 – commitments already received totalling over EUR 9 million

Berlin – 26. October 2016

  • Subscription price of EUR 7.00 Euro decided by company’s executive and supervisory boards
  • First institutional investors already submit subscription offers for 1,300,000 shares worth EUR 9.1 million
  • Capital increase scheduled to be completed by December
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Auden AG: Portfolio company OptioPay adds new investor; current valuation more than doubles Auden’s June 2016 investment

Berlin – 08. September 2016

  • OptioPay recently added further blue-chip customers from the travel, insurance and banking verticals
  • Company is in excellent financial position and wholly focused on expansion
  • Auden AG’s investment in OptioPay saw a 130% uplift within a matter of three months
  • OptioPay and its shareholders view this latest transaction as stepping stone towards next funding round in first half of 2017
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Auden AG takes stake in Fanmiles

Berlin – 26. August 2016

  • Berlin-based investment company acquires 10% of shares
  • Web platform rewards fans, strengthens star image, and boosts brands
  • High growth potential through scalable, international business model
  • Interim financing round values company at EUR 27 million
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Auden AG: Interstruct subsidiary wins million-euro contract, announces expansion of management team

Berlin – 26. August 2016

  • Interstruct Communications AG, a subsidiary of Auden AG, has recently received new project orders of roughly EUR 1 million
  • In addition to the firm’s long established and flourishing day-to-day business with conventional marketing services, web design, web tool and app development, Interstruct is now also seeing rapidly rising demand for transformational solutions and comprehensive digital communication solutions
  • In order to further strengthen the marketing agency’s future growth prospects, Gregor A. Erkel, a noted expert in digitalisation, has been appointed to the company’s management board alongside founder Roman Dyrschka
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News - Press Releases

Auden AG proceeding towards major new financing round

Berlin – 26. July 2016

  • Berlin-based investment company intends to raise double-digit million amount through additional capital increase in second half of 2016
  • Ample financial resources will strengthen company’s ability to act and investment flexibility as it further expands its portfolio
  • Enormous increase in deal flow under review by Auden since 2Q 2016; access to capital will open new and highly attractive investment opportunities
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Auden AG nears completion of strategic reorientation, expects profit for 2016

Berlin – 22. June 2016

  • 2015 financial statements prepared for predecessor Kilian Kerner AG, now Auden AG
  • Corporate restructuring and strategic reorientation since January 2016 now almost entirely completed
  • Auden AG anticipates positive net income for fiscal 2016
  • Alternatives for Kilian Kerner Fashion under examination
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Auden AG takes ownership stake in Expert Systems GmbH, operator of German service portal

Berlin – 10. June 2016

  • Berlin-based investment company acquires 17% shareholding
  • High potential for online recommendation marketing
  • Superior all-in-one solution for wide user base, providing measurable customer satisfaction and comprehensive feedback aggregation
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Auden AG takes ownership stake in financial service provider OptioPay

Berlin – 8. June 2016

  • German investment company becomes lead investor in innovative, technology-based financial service provider
  • OptioPay business structure is highly scalable to meet enormous expected demand
  • Globally unique B2C payments platform allows recipients to convert credit payments or credit balances of any kind into gift cards of higher value, thus providing benefits to both partner companies and end customers
  • Based on OptioPay growth dynamics and achievable market potential, company value could exceed EUR 500 million by 2018
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Auden AG acquires majority of German communications agency Interstruct AG

Berlin – 2. June 2016

  • Investment company purchases 75% shareholding in Berlin-based web design and marketing communications specialist
  • Interstruct to become in-house provider of tailored solutions for all Auden start-up portfolio companies

Auden AG has acquired a majority shareholding of 75 per cent of communications agency Interstruct AG, which is likewise based in Berlin. Since its founding in 1999, Interstruct AG has become firmly established as a full-solution provider for client needs ranging from corporate logo design and annual reports to sophisticated web design and development of web tools and apps for mobile devices. The agency’s client list currently includes such major and prestigious names as German television and media group ProSiebenSat.1 and the International Aluminium Institute (IAI).

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Auden AG successfully completes cash capital increase at price of EUR 4.00 per share

Berlin – 1. June 2016

  • Berlin-based investment company gains additional family offices as shareholders
  • Offering was significantly oversubscribed at price of EUR 4.00 per share
  • Company to undertake first investment actions before end of June

Auden AG has executed a further capital increase transaction under which various institutional investors, particularly European family offices, have subscribed to 557,600 new shares at an issuing price of EUR 4.00 per share. Because of strong demand, the offering was significantly oversubscribed. The company is receiving the entirety of the total gross proceeds from the share placement of EUR 2,230,400.00.

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Christofer Radic

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