SHW AG  / Key word(s): Capital Increase17.02.2015 18:27Dissemination of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmittedby DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.---------------------------------------------------------------------------Ad-hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHGSHW resolves cash capital increase to expand its capacity for the recentlywon serial supply contract for a global engine platform of a leading US OEMand for accelerated international growthThis information is neither indirectly nor directly destined forpublication in the United States of America, Canada, Japan or Australia.Aalen, Germany, February 17, 2015: Today, the management board of SHW AG(ISIN DE000A1JBPV9), with the approval of the supervisory board, resolved acapital increase against cash contribution through partial utilisation ofits authorised capital. The share capital of the company will be increasedfrom EUR 5,851,100.00 to up to EUR 6,436,209.00 by issuing up to 585,109new ordinary bearer shares (Inhaberaktien) against cash contributions underthe exclusion of the shareholders' subscription rights. The new shares willcarry full dividend rights as of January 1, 2014.The new shares will be offered to German as well as internationalinstitutional investors (excluding USA, Canada, Japan and Australia) by wayof an Accelerated Bookbuilt Offering. The number of shares to be issued aswell as the placement price will be determined directly after theAccelerated Bookbuilt Offering. The application for admission of the newshares to trading without a prospectus in the sub-segment of the regulatedmarket with additional post-admission obligations (Prime Standard) on theFrankfurt Stock Exchange has been filed; the new shares are expected to beincluded in the existing quotation on 20 February 2015.SHW AG will use the proceeds from the capital increase primarily to expandits capacity for the recently won serial supply contract for a globalengine platform of a leading US OEM and for an accelerated internationalgrowth. The corresponding pumps will be produced in North America and Chinaas well as in Europe and ensure SHW Group's international growth far intothe next decade. Furthermore, SHW AG is currently in talks about additionalJoint Ventures, inter alia, also for the Brake Disc business segment andassesses options for production expansion for the Pumps and EngineComponents business segment in low-wage countries of Europe.COMMERZBANK Aktiengesellschaft is acting as Sole Global Coordinator andtogether with UniCredit Bank AG as Joint Bookrunners in connection with thecapital increase.----------------------------------------------------This announcement is for information purposes only and does neitherconstitute an offer to sell, purchase, exchange or transfer any securitiesnor a solicitation of any offer to sell, purchase, exchange or transfer anysecurities in the United States of America, Canada, Australia or Japan. Thesecurities referred to herein have not been and will not be registeredunder the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act")and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration oran exemption from registration under the Securities Act.Neither SHW AG (the "Issuer") nor any Joint Bookrunner intends to registerany securities referred to herein under the Securities Act or with anysecurities regulatory authority of any state or other jurisdiction in theUnited States in connection with this announcement.This document neither constitutes a prospectus nor an offer to sell or asolicitation of an offer to buy any securities. The Issuer does not intendto make any public offer of shares in SHW AG. No action has been taken bythe Issuer or any Joint Bookrunner that would permit an offering of theshares or possession or distribution of this announcement or any otheroffering or publicity material relating to such securities in anyjurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. It is intended toplace the shares only with qualified investors in the Federal Republic ofGermany and certain other jurisdictions and subsequently admit such sharesto trading on the regulated market segment (regulierter Markt) of theFrankfurt Stock Exchange with simultaneous admission to the sub-segment ofthe regulated market with additional post-admission obligations (PrimeStandard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.In any member states of the European Economic Area ("EEA"), thisannouncement and any offer if made subsequently is directed only at personswho are 'qualified investors' within the meaning of the ProspectusDirective (Directive 2003/71/EC) ("Qualified Investors").The securities referred to herein may not be offered to the public in anyjurisdiction in circumstances which would require the preparation orregistration of any prospectus or offering document relating to thesecurities in such jurisdiction.This announcement contains statements regarding future developments thatare based on current evaluations and are made to the best knowledge of themanagement of SHW AG. Such statements with regard to future developmentsare subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factorsthat could cause the profit situation, profitability, value development orthe performance of SHW AG to diverge from the profit situation,profitability, value development or performance that are expressly orimplicitly assumed or described in the statements concerned. SHW AG has noobligation to update such statements regarding future developments or toaccommodate such statements to future events and developments.17.02.2015 The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements,Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases.Media archive at and Language:     EnglishCompany:      SHW AG              Wilhelmstrasse 67              73433 Aalen-Wasseralfingen              GermanyPhone:        +49 7361 502-1Fax:          +49 7361 502-674E-mail:       ir@shw.deInternet:     www.shw.deISIN:         DE000A1JBPV9WKN:          A1JBPV  Listed:       Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated              Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Stuttgart End of Announcement                             DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------