Fastned IPO on July 9th

Amsterdam July 8 2014. Fastned, the company that is rolling out a nationwide network of fast-charging stations for electric cars in the Netherlands, has announced the date of her IPO: July 9th 2014. Yesterday, the prospectus was approved by the Dutch Financial Markets Authority (AFM) and from today, it is available on the websites of Fastned and NPEX - the SME stock exchange where Fastned will get listed. In the first tranche Fastned will issue circa 400,000 certificates of shares at 10 Euro apiece. During the pre-subscription in May this first tranche was fully reserved within just two weeks. Starting today investors can pre-subscripe to the second tranche via de Fastned website.

Co-founder Michiel Langezaal: “The car market is changing rapidly and investors see opportunities for newcomers such as Tesla Motors. Fastned aims at the same transition towards electric cars and offers investors the oportunity to become co-owner of the service stations of the future.” Co-founder Bart Lubbers: “In the Netherlands it is very rare for a start-up like Fastned to raise capital by going public. We have taken this step because many people believe electric cars are the future and have asked us from the start if they can invest in Fastned.”

With its IPO Fastned plans to raise 40 million Euro in a number of tranches in order to finance the network of 201 fast charging stations along Dutch highways. To roll out the network within three years, the pace of construction will be increased to 1 or 2 stations per week. As of today, 9 stations are operational and 10 stations are under construction.

Only two weeks ago Fastned announced that it had secured a 2.5 million Euro loan from Flowfund to accelerate the roll-out of stations even before going public. As a result of this acceleration Fastned can provide basic national coverage at the end of the year.

“The car market is changing rapidly and investors see opportunities for newcomers such as Tesla Motors. Fastned aims at the same transition towards electric cars and offers investors the oportunity to become co-owner of the service stations of the future.„ Michiel Langezaal, co-founder Fastned 
“In the Netherlands it is very rare for a start-up like Fastned to raise capital by going public. We have taken this step because many people believe electric cars are the future and have asked us from the start if they can invest in Fastned.„ Bart Lubbers, co-founder Fastned 
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Über Fastned

Fastned entwickelt ein europäisches Ladenetzwerk von überdachten Schnellladestationen, an denen alle Elektroautos aufladen können. Das Unternehmen baut und betreibt die Standorte mit mehreren Ladegeräten, an denen Elektroautos in nur 20 Minuten aufladen können, entlang vielbefahrener Autobahnen. Das ermöglicht es Fahrerinnen und Fahrern, mit ihren Elektroautos durch ganz Europa zu reisen. Fastned ist derzeit mit 63 Ladestationen in den Niederlanden und künftig auch in Deutschland aktiv und wird sein Netzwerk in weiteren europäischen Ländern ausbauen. Momentan bereitet Fastned den Bau von Schnellladestationen in Deutschland, Großbritannien und Belgien vor. Die Aktien von Fastned sind an der Börse Nxchange notiert.

Die Umsetzung eines solchen europäischen Schnellladenetzwerkes ist eine Reaktion auf die schnell wachsende Zahl von reinen Elektroautos. Automobilhersteller wie Tesla, Audi, Volvo, Aston Martin, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Volkswagen, Mercedes, Ford, General Motors und Renault investieren Milliarden von Euro in die Entwicklung und Produktionskapazität von reinen Elektrofahrzeugen. Mit der steigenden Zahl von Elektroautos steigt auch die Nachfrage nach qualitativer Ladeinfrastruktur. Fastned reagiert auf diese Nachfrage mit dem Bau der „Tankstelle der Zukunft“. Mitbegründer und CEO Michiel Langezaal: „Wir sind die Shell der Zukunft, aber unsere Energie kommt von der Sonne und dem Wind.“

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