As resolved by the 2012 Shareholders' Meeting, on 1 October 2012 the change in legal form of Masterflex AG was entered under new registry number HRB 11744 in the Commercial Register of the District Court in Gelsenkirchen, at which point the change in legal form to Masterflex SE came into force. With effect from 2 October 2012 onwards, the listing of the company's bearer shares on the Regulated Market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is hereby changed to the new company name 'Masterflex SE'.
On 19 June 2012 the annual Shareholders' Meeting of Masterflex AG resolved with an overwhelming majority (99.79% of the available share capital) to approve conversion of the public limited company according to German law into the legal form of Societas Europaea (SE - European Public Limited Company). Once all the necessary steps had been taken, the change in legal form was entered in the Commercial Register on HRB 11744. The listing of shares on the stock market remains unchanged. The securities reference numbers ISIN DE0005492938 and WKN 549293 as well as the ticker symbol 'MZX' also remain the same.
The company's management team undertook to change the legal form because the international legal form of SE is considered to be more acceptable to globally operating customers and investors.