After an agreement in principle for the capital increase at KV Mechelen had already been reached, the much-needed signatures now also followed. This happened on Thursday evening at an extraordinary general meeting at the club.
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As previously known, the Dutch entrepreneur Philippe Van Esch and Eddy De Reys, a businessman from Mechelen who has been associated with the club for some time, took care of the majority of the capital increase, which amounts to a total of 4 million euros. Dieter Penninckx, who led KV through the Clean Hands period, then leaves the club.
Striking: Van Esch will become the main shareholder with 44 percent, but officially not a majority shareholder. After all, the supporters did not like to see that happen. De Reys now owns 25.5 percent of the shares. Jos Sluys, the financier with whom KV also took out large loans, has 24 percent. This was already the case, through his part of Golden Shoe Invest – the holding company of which Penninckx is co-owner. The rest is with the supporters and the smaller shareholders. (dig, DVD)