EANS-Adhoc: Leonardo Venture GmbH & Co. KGaA / Leonardo Venture changes stock exchange segment

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Leonardo Venture GmbH & Co. KGaA is to submit an application to Frankfurt Stock Exchange requesting the revocation of the admission to listing of its securities in the Regulated Market with additional follow-up obligations (Prime Standard). Accordingly, the Company´s shares will then be traded in the General Standard of Deutsche Börse. This resolution has been adopted by the managing director of the general partner, Mr. Steffen Paul, and the Supervisory Board of the Company.

The management has made a conscious decision to change from the Prime Standard to the General Standard as the annual costs for the follow-up obligations can thus be reduced by a six-figure sum. In view of the relatively small size of the company and the fact that the shareholders are primarily resident in Germany, the time and cost associated with a listing in the Prime Standard does not currently appear justified. A further reason for the change of segment is the fact that with this measure the management can concentrate more on the operating business.

Leonardo Venture remains obliged to make ad hoc announcements and will report regularly on its business development. There will be full compliance with transparency obligations in accordance with the requirements of Deutsche Börse.

end of ad-hoc-announcement ================================================================================ About Leonardo Venture GmbH & Co. KGaA
Leonardo Venture is a Venture Capital financier that focuses on companies dealing in the areas of health and life quality enhancement in Germany and German speaking countries abroad. Leonardo Venture invests as an “early stage” financier with its own resources in companies. Thereby investing not only its capital but also providing its know how, contacts and its network.

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emitter: Leonardo Venture GmbH & Co. KGaA Augustaanlage 32 D-68165 Mannheim phone: +49 (0)621-438430 27 FAX: +49 (0)621-438430 10 mail: schwarz@leonardoventure.de WWW: http://www.leonardoventure.de sector: Financial & Business Services ISIN: DE0005878763 indexes: stockmarkets: regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt language: English

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Sandra Schwarz
Telefon: +49 (0)621 438 430 27
E-Mail: schwarz@leonardoventure.de