OLED maker Novaled plans IPO

March 20, 2012 – BUSINESS WIRE — Novaled AG filed a registration statement on Form F-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of its American Depositary Shares (ADS). Novaled develops and commercializes technologies and materials for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), and other organic electronics.

Novaled offers OLED product manufacturers a combination of proprietary technology, materials and expertise, licensing and selling organic conductivity doping technology and materials for use in the commercial mass production of display products in the OLED industry.

Novaled has partnerships with OLED companies globally. It boasts a portfolio of 500+ patents granted and pending on OLED technologies, structures and materials.

The company was spun out of the Technical University and the Fraunhofer Institute of Dresden in 2001. It became commercially active in 2003. In late 2011, Samsung Venture Investment Corporation became a shareholder, and Novaled founders Professor Karl Leo, Dr. Jan Blochwitz-Nimoth, and Dr. Martin Pheiffer won the Deutscher Zukunftspreis in Germany.

For more information, visit www.novaled.com.

Legal statements:
Novaled intends to apply to have its ADSs listed on the NASDAQ Global Market or New York Stock Exchange. Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Deutsche Bank Securities are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Canaccord Genuity, Commerzbank, Cowen and Company and JMP Securities are acting as co-managers.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification of these securities under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the applicable securities laws of any jurisdiction outside of the United States of America. The registration statement may be accessed directly through the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov.

Copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the IPO may be obtained, when available, from Goldman, Sachs & Co., Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, telephone: +1-866-471-2526, facsimile: +1-212-902-9316 or by emailing prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com, or from Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Prospectus Department, Harborside Financial Center, 100 Plaza One, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311.

This communication has been prepared on the basis that there will be no public offering of the securities in the European Economic Area. No approved prospectus will be prepared in connection with the proposed IPO. Any offer of securities in any Member State of the EEA which has implemented the Prospectus Directive (2003/71/EC), as amended, including any relevant implementing measures to implement the Directive 2010/73/EU, (each, a "Relevant Member State") will only be made if no prospectus for offers of securities is required to be published. Accordingly, any person making or intending to make any offer in a Relevant Member State of securities which are the subject of the IPO contemplated in this communication may only do so in circumstances in which no obligation arises for Novaled AG to publish a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Directive (as amended by the Directive 2010/73/EU, to the extent such amendments have already been implemented in the Relevant Member State) in relation to such offer. Novaled AG has not authorized, and will not authorize, the making of any offer of securities in circumstances in which an obligation arises for Novaled AG to publish a prospectus for such offer.

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