Hamburg, 10 June 2022 – As part of preparing the annual financial statements for the short fiscal year from 1 July to 31 December 2021, the Board of Directors of the OAB Osnabrücker Anlagen- und Beteiligungs-Aktiengesellschaft (“OAB AG”; “the Company”) has also decided how to deal with About 4.2 million euros on the balance sheet, which the company deposited with the Hamburg District Court in March 2022. There is a lien on assets in this amount, which the Public Prosecutor’s Office obtained from the District Court of Oldenburg on February 23, 2022 and was avoided through the filing. Seizure of assets is intended to prepare for the confiscation of assets in accordance with the Code of Criminal Procedure in order to make them available to the state treasury, but mainly to the aggrieved party. Such seizure of assets is already permitted if initial suspicion arises during the initial investigation. In the case of a criminal charge, such forfeiture is usually not decided upon before a judgment is reached or before criminal proceedings have been discontinued. It is expected that security measures will remain in place until this moment.
The starting point for the criminal investigations is the already reported circumstance in which a total of approximately 4.2 million euros was transferred to OAB AG in the last two capital increases by a company at the expense of four private individuals suspected in connection with the events that occurred in the DLM group and were paid for. By a legal entity as shareholders. In the event that the alleged criminal offenses prosecuted by the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Oldenburg in the “Deutsche Lichtmiete Group” do not lead to a conviction or that OAB AG cannot attribute any knowledge of any illegal background to the funds paid in, the assets are Lift them and release the deposited funds.