6 January 2020

CZG – Česká zbrojovka Group SE plans to extend its presence in the United States

Prague, 6th January 2020 – CZG – Česká zbrojovka Group SE (the “Company” and together with its subsidiaries, “CZG”) has production facilities in the Czech Republic and the United States. Last year, the Company announced its intention to build its new production and distribution facility in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, as part of its strategic…

Prague, 6th January 2020 – CZG – Česká zbrojovka Group SE (the “Company” and together with its subsidiaries, “CZG”) has production facilities in the Czech Republic and the United States. Last year, the Company announced its intention to build its new production and distribution facility in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, as part of its strategic plan to establish a substantial production presence in the United States and enter the military and law enforcement market there.

To secure financing for its growth plans, CZG is currently considering all funding alternatives, including a possible public offering and listing of its shares on the Prague Stock Exchange. No decision in this respect has been made. 

Česká zbrojovka Group

Česká zbrojovka Group (CZG) is one of the leading European producers of firearms and tactical accessories for military and law enforcement, personal defense, hunting, sport shooting and other civilian use. Its companies include Česká zbrojovka, CZ-USA, Zbrojovka Brno, 4M Systems and CZ Export. The CZ (Česká zbrojovka) brand has over 80 years of history. CZG is headquartered in the Czech Republic and has production facilities in the Czech Republic and the United States.

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