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Wiener Börse responds to recent takeover bids on the Austrian market: Stock market listing offers competitive advantage

(Vienna) In response to media enquiries regarding the recent takeover bids for Flughafen Wien AG, Wiener Börse issues the following statement:

As infrastructure provider, the Vienna Stock Exchange is not advising investors on specific offers. This assessment must be made by each shareholder him- or herself. In its role as national stock exchange, the Vienna Stock Exchange recalls the strategic advantages of a stock market listing for owners, the business location and the company as well as the opportunity for all investors to participate in future growth prospects. The higher the free float of a company, the better the tradability and more influential is the stock market presence.

A stock market listing brings strategic advantages to any company in three areas: First, the capital market offers an ongoing opportunity for financing innovation and growth. Shareholders benefit from a continuous valuation and possible dividend payouts. Second, high visibility and transparency is not only a requirement for investors, but also a benefit for (potential) customers, suppliers, employees and other stakeholders. Thirdly, a stock exchange listing requires processes and structures that keep a company fit and competitive in the long run. An ongoing dialogue with analysts and investors benefits the company for its future development.


For further information, please contact:

Julia Resch

Julia Resch

Head of Corporate Communications & Marketing, Spokesperson

+43 1 531 65-186

Laura Marchler

Laura Marchler

Corporate Communications

+43 1 531 65-153

About the Vienna Stock Exchange

As the main provider of market infrastructure in the region, Wiener Börse AG is the gate to global markets. Operating the stock exchanges in Vienna and Prague, the group offers state-of-the-art systems, information and IT services. Listed companies receive maximum liquidity and investors benefit from fast and cost-effective trading by the market leader. Wiener Börse AG also collects and distributes stock market data and calculates the most important indices of the region. Because of this unique know-how the national stock exchanges in Budapest, Ljubljana and Zagreb trust its IT services. Additionally, the group holds stakes in energy exchanges and clearing houses. 

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This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements and forecasts that are based on assumptions current made at the time of publication of this press release. We do not assume any liability for these forward-looking statements materializing. Furthermore, we would like to explicitly point out that this press release cannot serve as a basis for investment decisions and may not be construed as a solicitation to buy or a recommendation to invest by Wiener Börse AG. No liability is assumed for the information given in this press release.