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15 September 2021, Zwingenberg

BRAIN Biotech AG resolves on a cash capital increase from authorised capital

The Management Board of BRAIN Biotech AG today has resolved to increase the company’s share capital against cash contribution.

The company’s share capital shall be increased against cash contribution by issuing new registered shares with no par value. Each such share has a notional value of EUR 1.00 of the Company’s share capital (the “New Shares”). The company targets proceeds of approximately EUR 19.0 million. The share capital is to be increased through partial utilization of the existing authorized capital pursuant to Section 5(2) of the Company’s Articles of Association (the “Capital Increase”). The statutory subscription rights of the Company's shareholders were excluded pursuant to Sections 203 (1), 186 (3) sentence 4 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG). The New Shares will carry full dividend rights for the fiscal year 2020/2021 beginning on October 1, 2020.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Capital Increase to further improve the efficiency in its enzymes production, to accelerate R&D for product development from the incubator – especially for the BRAIN Engineered Cas (BEC) technology, to buy-out certain minority shareholders in group subsidiaries and to execute bolt-on acquisitions to strengthen the strategic position of the company.

The New Shares will be offered for purchase in a private placement by way of an accelerated bookbuilding. Joint-Coordinators and Joint-Bookrunners are Baader Bank AG and M.M. Warburg & CO KGaA.

About BRAIN

BRAIN Biotech AG (“BRAIN”) is a leading European industrial biotechnology specialist with a focus on nutrition, health and the environment. As a technology and solutions provider the company supports the biologization of industries with bio-based products and processes. From contract R&D with industrial partners to advancing own disruptive incubator projects and customized enzyme products – BRAIN’s broad cutting-edge biotech expertise and its agile teams are key to success.

BRAIN Biotech AG, Germany, is the parent company of the international BRAIN Group, distributing specialty B2B products like enzymes or bioactive natural products. The BRAIN Group has its own fermentation or production facilities in Continental Europe, UK and the US, which together with the associated biotechnological solution competency complete the value chain within the group.

As a Participant of the United Nations Global Compact, BRAIN Biotech AG is committed to aligning strategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and to actively advance common societal goals. Our products and services target at least five of the UN SDGs directly.

Since its IPO in 2016, BRAIN Biotech AG is listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE0005203947 / WKN 520394).

Disclaimer

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements reflect the current views, expectations, and assumptions of the management of BRAIN Biotech AG, and are based on information currently available to the management. Forward-looking statements are no guarantees of future performance, and entail both known and unknown risks as well as uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Numerous factors exist that could influence the future performance by, and future developments at, BRAIN Biotech AG and the BRAIN Group. Such factors include, but are not limited to, changes in the general economic and competitive environment, risks associated with capital markets, currency exchange rate fluctuations, changes in international and national laws and regulations, in particular with respect to tax laws and regulations, as well as other factors. BRAIN Biotech AG does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

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