Hamburg, Germany, 01 April 2019:
Evotec SE (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, MDAX/TecDAX, ISIN: DE0005664809) announced today that it has completed its conversion into a company under European law (Societas Europaea, “SE”) with its registration in the commercial register of the District Court of Hamburg. It will operate under the registered name Evotec SE with the commercial register number HRB 156381 effective immediately and its headquarters will remain in Hamburg. The new legal form has no impact on the Company’s day-to-day operations.
Dr Werner Lanthaler, Chief Executive Officer of Evotec SE, commented: “This conversion into a European Company reflects the continuing European and international focus of the whole Evotec Group, with subsidiaries in France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, UK and the USA. We’re excited about further growing our diverse organisation and corporate culture in this international environment.”
Evotec’s Annual General Meeting 2018 had voted in favour of this conversion on 20 June 2018. Evotec then started the conversion process, which also involved a mandatory agreement regarding the future arrangements for employee involvement. Evotec will maintain its current two-tier board structure, consisting of a Management Board and a Supervisory Board. Upon the effectiveness of the conversion, the shareholders of Evotec AG have automatically become shareholders of Evotec SE and trading in Evotec shares is not affected.