EANS-Adhoc: YOUNIQ AG approves capital increase

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Ad hoc announcement pursuant to § 15 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG)

YOUNIQ AG approves capital increase

Frankfurt am Main, May 4, 2011 - With consent of the Supervisory Board, the Management Board of YOUNIQ AG has today approved a capital increase against cash contribution from authorised capital. The company's share capital is to be increased by up to 50%, from currently EUR 7,050,000 to up to EUR 10,575,000. A total of up to 3,525,000 new ordinary bearer shares, each with a notional amount in relation to the share capital of EUR 1.00, are to be issued for this purpose.

The new shares are to be offered for subscription to shareholders by way of indirect subscription rights on the basis of a 2:1 subscription ratio in the period between May 19, 2011 inclusive and June 3, 2011 inclusive. This means that one new share can be subscribed in exchange for two of the company's ordinary bearer shares currently held. Subscription rights trading will not be organised. Both major shareholders, GOETHE INVESTMENTS S.à r.l., Luxembourg, and Rabano PROPERTIES S.à r.l., Luxembourg, which currently hold a total of around 98% of the existing shares, will assign and transfer their pre-emptive rights to Close Brothers Seydler Bank AG. Said assignment will be provided by an underwriting agreement still to be concluded. Such underwriting agreement

will also provide that up to 500,000 YOUNIQ shares that are currently held by the aforementioned two major shareholders are to be offered for purchase to institutional investors as part of a pre-placement. According to the underwriting agreement, Close Brothers Seydler Bank AG, which is advising the transaction as Sole Global Coordinator and Sole Bookrunner, will be obliged to offer the new shares and the existing shares by way of a pre-placement to

institutional investors in Germany and in selected other European countries. The pre-placement will be structured as a bookbuilding procedure. The offer period for the pre-placement will run presumably from May 11 until May 13, 2011. The pre-placement is subject to the condition that the requisite number of new shares will be available following the conclusion of the subscription offer as far as free float shareholders exercise their subscription rights.

The subscription offer with respect to the shares issued in the context of the capital increase will be published in the electronic Federal Gazette presumably on May 18, 2011 following approval of the securities prospectus by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) which is currently still outstanding. The subscription price and the final issue volume will be determined based on the result of the bookbuilding procedure for the pre-placement. The subscription price will correspond to the offering price.

YOUNIQ AG intends to use approximately 70 to 80% of the net issue proceeds to strengthen the company's capital and liquidity with respect to the financing of the potential project pipeline in the "YOUNIQ - Student Living" business segment and to strengthen YOUNIQ's market positioning. The remaining issue proceeds will serve to finance refurbishment and maintenance measures for the existing real estate portfolio and to increase financial flexibility.

Neue Mainzer Strasse 28
60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Stock exchanges: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (General Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Munich, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart

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This publication does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for any securities. No offer of securities of YOUNIQ AG, Frankfurt am Main is being, or will be, made to the public outside Germany. A prospective offer in Germany would be made exclusively by means of a securities prospectus to be published and filed with the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht. Such securities prospectus would at the appropriate time made available free of charge at the offices of YOUNIQ AG, Frankfurt am Main and at the offices of the underwriting banks.

This publication and the information contained therein is not for distribution or publication, neither directly nor indirectly, in or into the United States of America, Canada, Australia or Japan.

This publication does not constitute an offer for sale of any securities into the United States. Securities, including any shares of YOUNIQ AG, Frankfurt am Main in the course of a prospective offer, may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, US persons (as such term is defined in the Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933 as amended (the "Securities Act")) unless they are registered under the Securities Act or exempt from registration. Neither YOUNIQ AG, Frankfurt am Main nor any potential selling shareholders intend to register a prospective offer, or any part thereof, in the United States or to make a public offer of securities in the United States.


Investor Relations
cometis AG
Ulrich Wiehle
Tel.: +49 (0)611 - 205855-11
Fax: +49 (0)611 - 205855-66
E-Mail: wiehle@cometis.de

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issuer: YOUNIQ AG Neue Mainzer Strasse 28 D-60311 Frankfurt am Main phone: +49(0)69 35101480 FAX: +49(0)69 351014890 mail: ir@youniq.de WWW: http://www.youniq-group.de sector: Real Estate ISIN: DE000A0B7EZ7 indexes:

stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, regulated dealing/general standard: Frankfurt
language: English

Rückfragen & Kontakt:

Knut Martin
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E-Mail: knut.martin@youniq.de