Issue Data


The initial public offering comprised 28,100,000 no-par value bearer shares in total. Of these, 20,500,000 no-par value bearer shares came from the May 2000 capital increase. Another 5,000,000 no-par value bearer shares came from the portfolio of Commerzbank AG, as the company's previous shareholder, plus another maximum amount of 2,600,000 no-par value bearer shares in the form of a greenshoe option from the portfolio of Commerzbank AG, as the company's previous shareholder.

Syndicate banks

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft (lead manager), Morgan Stanley Bank Aktiengesellschaft and Warburg Dillon Read Aktiengesellschaft as co-lead managers, BSCH Bolsa Sociedad de Valores, S.A.; Banca Commerciale Italiana S.p.A., Crédit Lyonnais, Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG, MEDIOBANCA - Banca di Credito Finanziario S.p.A.


Type of share

Bearer shares with a notional nominal value of
EUR 1.00 per no-par-value share

Shareholder structure (immediately after IPO)

Commerzbank AG 58.65 %
T-Online International AG 21.35 %
Free float 20.00 %

Number of shares

140,500,000 no-par-value shares



German securities code number


Stock-market code


Reuters code


Bloomberg code


Stock-market segment

Neuer Markt (as of 24 March 2003: Prime Standard)

Stock markets

All regional German stock markets and XETRA

Bookbuilding period

23 May - 2 June 2000

Price range

EUR 25.00 - EUR 31.00

Placement price

EUR 31.00

Start of trading in Frankfurt/Main

5 June 2000

Entitlement to dividend payment

Full entitlement to dividend payment for the 2000 financial year

Designated Sponsors

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft and Morgan Stanley Bank Aktiengesellschaft

Further information on the issue may be found in the complete offering prospectus of 2 June 2000.

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