Frequently Asked Questions

What is the German securities code number (WKN) and the International Securities Identification Number (ISIN) for Snowbird shares?

The securities code numbers for Snowbird shares are WKN: A1PHEL and ISIN: DE000A1PHEL8. Furthermore the trading symbol will be 8S9, so the Bloomberg code will be 8S9 GR and the Reuters code will be 8S9.DE

How can I purchase Snowbird shares?

You need the Security Identification Numbers, WKN or ISIN (WKN: A1PHEL/ ISIN: DE000A1PHEL8) to subscribe and purchase the Snowbird share via your bank starting on 9 September 2014. To purchase the share you need a custodian account, into which the share is booked after purchasing. You will receive dividend payments as well as the sales revenues via this account.

Which stock exchanges is Snowbird AG listed on?

Snowbird AG shares are traded on the regulated market with admission to trading in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and on XETRA ( electronic trading system) as well as on the stock exchanges of Berlin-Bremen, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich and Stuttgart.

Why are you issuing the shares in Germany?

Due to the IPO freeze in China in 2013 more than 800 Chinese companies are currently queuing to go public. XETRA, the leading global trading platform with worldwide access, is the best alternative for an IPO. Additionally the listing in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange makes investments in the shares as transparent as possible to the investors.

Do I receive a security paper?

There will not be any physical securities but a multiple security document for all share investors – this will be deposited with Clearstream Banking AG as the bank for central depository of securities. However, your purchase will be confirmed automatically via a purchase confirmation from your bank. Your share will be booked into the custodian account with your bank.

How can I buy the share after the end of the subscription period?

After the share is listed in the Prime Standard of Frankfurt Stock Exchange (scheduled for 29 September 2014) it can be ordered through your personal retail bank.

Is Snowbird paying a Dividend?

Snowbird plans to distribute approximately 20% of the profits as a dividend. The payment will be made the day after the Annual General Shareholders Meeting.

Questions related to the Company

What is the assignment of the money from the share issuing?

The proceeds from the share issuing will be used to realize the future expansion plans of the Snowbird AG. The Snowbird AG plans to expand the existing down bedding and down clothing facilities due to growing demand. The proceeds shall be invested in the entering of new abroad markets and the strengthening of the existing Chinese business. This growth also needs funds to expand the working capital, especially inventories and accounts receivables.

When is the next General Shareholders Meeting?

Snowbird AG’s next Annual General Shareholders Meeting is scheduled to take place in July 2015.

How many employees does Snowbird AG have?

Snowbird AG employed 1,609 of staff as at 30.06.2014.

How does Snowbird AG see the long-term outlook?

Due to the sustaining growth of the Chinese economy, Snowbird AG sees further potential for the expansion of the existing sales in the Chinese market. For example, currently less than 1% of the Chinese population have down duvets (compared to USA 87% and Europe 89%). Furthermore, the entering of new markets brings additional growth potential to the company. And the intention to grow along the value chain by producing down textiles and down duvets should contribute significantly to future profit.

Which accounting standards does the Snowbird AG use?

Snowbird AG’s accounts are prepared in accordance with IAS/IFRS (International Accounting Standards/International Financial Reporting Standards).

How many Snowbird AG shares are outstanding?

There are currently 30,000,000 no-par value registered shares outstanding, each with a notional value of EUR 1.00. With the IPO it is scheduled to issue up to 10,000,000 additional shares to new investors.

What is the current Snowbird AG’s shareholder structure?

You can find an overview of the shareholders structure on our website by visiting investor relations  shareholder structure.

Where can I get more information?

Detailed information to the share and the company including a description of the risks that are related to an investment in Snowbird shares are incorporated in the share prospectus which can be downloaded. Please contact Investor Relations if you have any other questions.