FAQs

Please find below Frequently Asked Questions related to Evotec.

Your question is not included? Then don't hesitate and contact our Investor Relations team under InvestorRelations@evotec.com! 

 

When was the foundation of Evotec?

Evotec originally was founded as Evotec BioSystems GmbH in Hamburg, Germany, in 1993. Among the founders were Nobel Laureate Professor Manfred Eigen, Dr Karsten Henco, Dr Ulrich Aldag, Dr Freimut Leidenberger, Dr Heinrich Schulte, Professor Rudolf Rigler and Dr Charles Weissmann. 

Since when is Evotec a listed company?

Evotec AG went public on 10th November 1999 at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. On 1st April 2019 Evotec AG was converted into the European company Evotec SE ("Societas Europea").

Since October 2021, Evotec is also listed at the US stock exchange NASDAQ.

On what stock exchange are Evotec shares traded and under which ticker symbols?  

Our ticker is EVT and our (ordinary bearer) shares are traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange ISIN: DE0005664809 as well as the OTCB Markets (American Depositary Shares, ADSs). EVT’s CUSIP and ISIN numbers are CUSIP#: 30050E105 & ISIN#: US30050E1055. 

Does Evotec has a direct stock purchase plan? /Can I purchase shares directly from the company?

You may purchase shares through your stockbroker or online brokerage account. At this time, the company does not have any direct stock purchase plan.

How can I contact Investor Relations?

Please contact our Investor Relations team under InvestorRelations@evotec.com. Please see also our full contact information on our Website www.evotec.com under Contact IR & ESG.

How can I sign up to receive Evotec’s press releases and other company information?

Please contact our Investor Relations team under InvestorRelations@evotec.com. Please see also our full contact information on our Website www.evotec.com under Contact IR & ESG.

Who is Evotec’s transfer agent? / I have lost my stock certificates; how can I replace them? / I am a shareholder; who should I inform regarding an address change?

Please contact our Investor Relations team under InvestorRelations@evotec.com. Please see also our full contact information on our Website www.evotec.com under Contact IR & ESG.

How many sites does Evotec have?

Evotec is headquartered in Hamburg in Northern Germany. We have a total of 14 locations in Austria (Orth an der Donau), France (Lyon and Toulouse), Germany (Hamburg, Cologne, Göttingen, Munich), Italy (Verona), Japan (Sales Representative Office), UK (Abingdon, Alderley Park) and USA (Branford, Princeton, Seattle, Watertown).

Who are the auditors of Evotec?

On 15 June 2021, the Annual General Meeting elected Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft to audit the financial statements and the consolidated financial statements for the fiscal year ending 31 December 2021. Ernst & Young GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft has been serving as the Company’s auditor since 2014.

Does Evotec pay a dividend?

The payment of dividends depends on Evotec’s financial situation and liquidity requirements, general market conditions, and statutory, tax and regulatory requirements. 

Evotec has never paid or declared any cash dividends on its ordinary shares, and does not anticipate paying any cash dividends on its ordinary shares in the foreseeable future. Evotec intends to retain all available funds and any future earnings and reinvest them in the company’s further growth strategy to better leverage long-term growth and sustainability.

Under German law, Evotec may pay dividends only from the distributable profit (Bilanzgewinn) reflected in its unconsolidated financial statements (as opposed to the consolidated financial statements for Evotec and its subsidiaries) prepared in accordance with the principles set forth in the German Commercial Code (Handelsgesetzbuch) and adopted by the Evotec Management Board (Vorstand) and the Supervisory Board (Aufsichtsrat), or, as the case may be, by the shareholders of Evotec in a general shareholders’ meeting. In addition, under German law Evotec may not pay dividends before annual profits exceed the losses carried forward. 

All of the shares represented by the ADSs offered in USA generally have the same dividend rights, as all of Evotec's other outstanding shares.

 

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