Ostbevern, March 22, 2022 – In the course of the successful strategic reorientation of the group towards the core business area of e-mobility, FRIWO is also focusing on sustainably improving the quality of its balance sheet as well as the financing options for the planned profitable growth in the coming years. In this context, the Westphalian group has already noticeably increased the equity ratio from 7.7 percent to 11.9 percent via the conversion of a shareholder loan into equity. Due to the e-mobility joint venture in India and the associated equity participation of UNO MINDA in FRIWO AG the financial situation will again improve noticeably from the second quarter onwards, which will open up additional growth options for the company. This financing step takes place after the necessary clearance has been granted by the responsible Indian financial authorities.
The equity ratio should rise significantly to more than 25 percent as a result. In the course of the company’s financial realignment, FRIWO has also held numerous discussions with its principal banks in the recent past, which have signalized their support for the further development of the group. In order for this to be adequately reflected in the company’s financial statements, FRIWO is postponing the publication of the annual report by one week from 24 March 2022 to 31 March 2022.
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