DGAP-Adhoc: Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG: Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG can make free use of so-called Teleporto funds (restricted cash) of the UK subsidiary in future

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Ad hoc notification in accordance with section 15 of the German Securities
Trading Act (WpHG)
19 August 2014
Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG
Triftweg 21 - 26
16547 Birkenwerder (Germany)
ISIN: DE000FPH9000 
WKN: FPH900
Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Regulated Market (Prime Standard)

Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG can make free use of so-called Teleporto
funds (restricted cash) of the UK subsidiary in future

Birkenwerder, 19 August 2014

The Management Board of Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG, Birkenwerder (ISIN
DE000FPH9000) announces in accordance with section 15 of the German
Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that as a result of the reassessment of the
contractual relationships in connection with the Teleporto funds
(restricted cash) of the UK subsidiary Francotyp-Postalia Ltd., UK,
theCompany can make free use of additional cash and cash equivalents
totalling
GBP 16.7 million (as at 30 June 2014). At the exchange rate on 30 June
2014, this amounts to EUR 20.8 million. A direct consequence is a
significant improvement in the recognised net debt, which amounted to EUR
11.0 million as at 30 June 2014.

In countries such as the UK, Canada and Austria, franking machine users are
required to clear payments of Teleporto funds through FP under the
manufacturer contracts between FP and the individual postal companies.
Different procedures apply in the different countries. In the case of the
UK subsidiary Francotyp-Postalia Ltd., UK, the Management Board has
reassessed the contractual agreements, after careful consideration and
following the introduction of a new provision into the new manufacturer
contract. The following financial reports will include a corresponding
correction in accordance with IAS 8. The review also concluded that the
restrictions on Teleporto funds in Canada and Austria will continue to
apply.

The Management Board is considering using the newly available funds for
investment in the future or for temporary reduction of financial
liabilities, with due regard to commercial prudence. The substantial
reduction in net debt would also lead to a corresponding reduction in
financial debt, which in turn could improve the equity ratio.

The Management Board

Contact:
Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG
Investor Relations
Triftweg 21 - 26
D-16547 Birkenwerder
Tel: +49-3303-525-410
Fax: +49-3303-53707-410
E-mail: s.prueser@francotyp.com

This notification does not constitute either a sale offer or a request to
buy securities of Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG. The shares offered as part
of the IPO have already been sold.

This notification must not be published, distributed or transmitted in any
other way in the United States of America. This notification does not
constitute an offer to purchase or sell securities of Francotyp-Postalia
Holding AG in the United States of America and does not aim to make
offerings of this type. The securities described in this notification are
not and will not be registered in accordance with the United States
Securities Act of 1933 in its currently prevailing version (the "Securities
Act") and may only be offered for purchase or sale within the United States
of America without being previously registered if subject to an exemption
in accordance with the provisions of the Securities Act.

In the United Kingdom, this notification is only directed at persons and/or
is only intended for distribution to persons who (i) have sector experience
with investments in the context of Article 19 (5) of the U.K. Financial
Services and Markets Acts 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the
"Regulation") or (ii) who are covered by Article 49 (2) (a) to (d) of the
Regulation ("high net worth entities") (all such persons will be
hereinafter be referred to as "qualified persons"). The notification is
only directed at qualified persons. Non-qualified persons should not
operate based on this notification or its contents or rely upon them. Every
investment or investing activity to which this notification refers is
available to qualified persons only and is processed solely by qualified
persons.

The information contained in this notification is not intended for
transmission to or within the United States of America.


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Language:     English
Company:      Francotyp-Postalia Holding AG
              Triftweg 21-26
              16547 Birkenwerder
              Germany
Phone:        +49 (0)3303 525 777
Fax:          +49 (0)3303 53 70 77 77
E-mail:       ir@francotyp.com
Internet:     www.fp-francotyp.com
ISIN:         DE000FPH9000
WKN:          FPH900
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
              in Berlin, Düsseldorf, München, Stuttgart
 
End of Announcement                             DGAP News-Service
 
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