HAMBURG, GERMANY--(Marketwire - December 30, 2010) -
Evotec AG /
Evotec to terminate registration of its securities under Section 12(g) and
terminate its reporting obligations under Sections 13(a) and 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
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Evotec AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT,
TecDAX) (OTCBB: EVTCY) announced today that, pursuant to the decision of
Evotec's Executive Board on 5 November 2009 to delist Evotec's American
Depositary Shares (ADSs) from the NASDAQ stock market and, as soon
Evotec became eligible, to deregister and terminate its reporting
under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act) for its ADSs
its ordinary shares underlying the ADSs, it will file a Form 15F with the
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to deregister and terminate such
reporting obligations. The deregistration and termination of reporting
obligations is expected to take effect in March 2011.
In addition, on 20 November 2009 Evotec filed a Form 25 with the SEC,
to which the last day of trading of Evotec's ADSs on the NASDAQ stock
30 November 2009. Following the delisting, Evotec has maintained its ADS
facility, and its ADSs are traded on the over-the-counter (OTC) market in
U.S. Evotec's ordinary shares will continue to trade on the Frankfurt Stock
Exchange. This notice is being published pursuant to the requirements of
12h-6(h) of the Exchange Act in order to alert U.S. investors who have
Evotec's ADSs about Evotec's intended exit from the Exchange Act
and reporting system.
Upon the filing of Form 15F, Evotec's reporting obligations under the
Act are immediately suspended and the deregistration will become effective
days later unless the Form 15F is withdrawn by Evotec before then or the
delays the deregistration process. Evotec reserves the right to withdraw
Form 15F for any reason prior to its effectiveness.
Evotec will continue to publish its Annual Report and other documents and
communications in accordance with Exchange Act Rule 12g3-2(b) in English on
website at www.evotec.com.
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