Recently, Infineon received various requests from retail investors asking for guidance regarding an offer made by certain – to Infineon unknown – companies to purchase Infineon shares. Such offers used the Infineon logo, were made in the name of Infineon as seller and asked for a purchase price which was significantly lower than the actual market price.
These offers were made without Infineon’s knowledge and/or consent or authorization. Infineon therefore suspects fraudulent activities by unknown parties. Infineon notified BaFin (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht - Federal Financial Supervisory Authority) about these activities and was informed by BaFin of similar activities concerning the shares of other issuers. Infineon also placed a general warning on its German IR website
(https://www.infineon.com/cms/de/about-infineon/investor/infineon-share/). In addition, BaFin published an official warning for consumers on their homepage regarding the fraudulent activities.
Accordingly, the warning published by BaFin has nothing to do with the recent non-public placement of 55 million new shares by Infineon at the end of May 2020. Infineon currently has no plans to issue or sell further shares or other equity instruments.