Declaration of invalidity procedure

Binder+Co AG Gleisdorf, FN 187837 g
Dear Shareholders,
At the Binder+Co AG Annual General Meeting held on 12 April 2016, it was agreed to amend company articles §§ 4, 21 and 24 in a manner that would allow the replacement of the company’s bearer shares by registered shares. This amendment to the articles was entered into the Binder+Co AG company register on 30 July 2016, thereby rendering incorrect the content of the bearer shares of Binder+Co AG stockholders, which are securitised by an amendable global certificate with the numbers 1 to 3,750,000 ISIN AT000BINDER3. For this reason, on 1 August 2016, via UniCredit Bank Austria AG, Binder+Co AG asked its stockholders to exchange their deposited bearer shares for effective registered shares by 30 September 2016.
We now wish to inform you that following our three requests to shareholders that they deliver their bearer shares to us for the purpose of replacement with registered shares, 3,612 bearer shares have (still) not been exchanged. Owing to the declaration of invalidity process initiated in connection with the transition to registered shares, these 3,612 bearer shares were declared invalid on 3 February 2017.

The declaration of invalidity had the effect of rendering these bearer shares lost. Nevertheless, the owners of these invalid bearer shares remain Binder+Co AG shareholders and therefore an exchange of the invalid bearer shares for registered shares remains possible. However, this is subject to the precondition that with respect to the 3,612 bearer shares we receive evidence of shareholder status as per 31 January 2017 through suitable documentation, which is sufficient to allow entry into the Binder+Co AG share register. For example, such documentation could consist of an account statement as at 31 January 2017, or the confirmation of booking out from the bank managing the account.  
Should you have any questions, please contact the company at +43/3112/800-220 or
Gleisdorf, in February 2017
The Management Board