SHW AG  / Key word(s): Capital Increase18.02.2015 09:11Dissemination 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 successfully completes cash capital increase and generates grossproceeds of c. EUR 24.6 million.This information is neither indirectly nor directly destined forpublication in the United States of America, Canada, Japan or Australia.Aalen, Germany, 18 February 2015: Today, SHW AG (ISIN DE000A1JBPV9) hasissued 585,109 new ordinary bearer shares (Inhaberaktien) following theresolution on a capital increase against cash contribution on 17 February2015. The new shares were placed with institutional investors by way of anAccelerated Bookbuilt Offering. The shares were placed at a price of 42.00Euro per share.The issuance of 585,109 new shares took place as part of a capital increaseunder partial utilization of the authorised capital. The capital increaseis expected to be recorded in the commercial register on 19 February 2015.Through the capital increase the company's share capital will increase fromEUR 5,851,100.00 to EUR 6,436,209.00. Subscription rights for shareholdershave been excluded. The new shares will carry full dividend rights as ofJanuary 1, 2014.The company generates gross proceeds from the capital increase in theamount of approximately EUR 24.6 million. SHW AG will use the proceeds fromthe capital increase primarily to expand its capacity for the recently wonserial supply contract for a global engine platform of a leading US OEM andfor an accelerated international growth. The corresponding pumps will beproduced in North America and China as well as in Europe and ensure SHWGroup's international growth far into the next decade. Furthermore, SHW AGis currently in talks about additional Joint Ventures, inter alia, also forthe Brake Disc business segment and assesses options for productionexpansion for the Pumps and Engine Components business segment in low-wagecountries 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. Shares have onlybeen placed with qualified investors in the Federal Republic of Germany andcertain other jurisdictions and subsequently admitted to trading on theregulated market segment (regulierter Markt) of the Frankfurt StockExchange with simultaneous admission to the sub-segment of the regulatedmarket with additional post-admission obligations (Prime Standard) of theFrankfurt 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.18.02.2015 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------