The result of PledPharma AB's (publ) ("PledPharma" or the "Company") rights issue, for which the subscription period ended on 29 November 2016, indicated that 8,755,570 shares, representing approximately 43.2 percent of the offered shares, were subscribed for by exercise of subscription rights. Additionally, applications for subscription without subscription rights of 42,759 shares, corresponding to approximately 0.2 percent of the offered shares, have been received. The remaining 11,479,444 shares will be allotted to the guarantors pro rata in relation to their total undertaking, in accordance with the underwriting agreements entered into with the Company. Through the rights issue, which consequently is fully subscribed, PledPharma will receive proceeds amounting to approximately SEK 406 million before transaction related costs.
Those who have subscribed for shares without subscription rights will be allotted shares according to the principles outlined in the prospectus. Such subscribers who have been allotted shares without subscription rights are expected to be notified on 2 December 2016. Only those who are allotted shares will be notified.
Through the rights issue PledPharma's share capital increases by approximately SEK 1,067,252 from SEK 1,494,152 to SEK 2,561,404 and the total number of shares increases by 20,277,773 from 28,388,883 to 48,666,656 when the rights issue is registered by the Swedish Companies Registration Office.
The final day for trading in paid subscribed shares (BTAs) was 1 December 2016. The new shares subscribed for with subscription rights are expected to start trading on Nasdaq Stockholm on 7 December 2016, and the shares subscribed for without subscription rights on 15 December 2016.
For further information, please contact:
Jacques Näsström, CEO, +46 73 713 09 79
Michaela Gertz, CFO, phone: +46 709 26 17 75
For more information about the Company, please visit www.pledpharma.se
Stockholm, 2 December 2016 PledPharma AB (publ)
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