Evotec SE: Statement regarding unscheduled change in Qontigo indices


Hamburg, 05 May 2023:
Evotec has been informed that Qontigo, the index operator of Deutsche Boerse, has decided to remove Evotec from MDAX and TecDAX effective 09 May. The reason for the unexpected index change was explained with the delay in the publication of the Company’s audited Annual Financial Report.

A cyber attack on Evotec was detected on 06 April. The Company immediately took steps to maintain IT security and remediate the impact. The Company also informed all relevant partners and authorities. While the preliminary results for FY2022 were already published on 28 March, and while all financials were again confirmed on 19 April, the attack has caused delays in the finalisation of the audited annual report, which was communicated upfront also on 19 April.

Evotec complies with all Corporate Governance obligations in Germany and the USA. The Company is in close contact with the official regulatory authorities and has received their reassurance for the postponed publication of the annual report due to the cyber attack.

Evotec expects to publish its fully audited Annual Report in mid-May and with this expects to continue to fulfil criteria and to be reinstated in the stock indices.