Serneke's rights issue oversubscribed
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Serneke Group AB (publ) ("Serneke" or the "Company") announces that the Company's subscription ratio in the rights issue amounts to 187 per cent. The subscription period for the rights issue ended on 13 January 2021. The final result in the rights issue shows that 3,060,929 series B shares, corresponding to approximately 95.5 per cent of the offered shares, were subscribed for with subscription rights. The remaining 143,851 series B shares have been allotted to those who have subscribed for shares without subscription rights. The rights issue is therefore fully subscribed and Serneke will receive proceeds amounting to approximately SEK 170 million before transaction costs.
The result shows that 3,060,929 series B shares, corresponding to approximately 95.5 per cent of the offered shares in the rights issue, have been subscribed for by the exercise of subscription rights. The remaining 143,851 series B shares that were not subscribed for with subscription rights have been allocated to those who have subscribed for shares without subscription rights in accordance with the principles described in the prospectus. Interest in the rights issue has been high and consequently the rights issue was oversubscribed by 87 per cent. The rights issue is fully subscribed and none of the underwriting commitments have been utilised.
Notification regarding allotment of shares which have been subscribed for without subscription rights will be distributed on or about 19 January 2021 by a settlement note to subscribes or nominees. Subscribed and allotted new shares shall be paid in cash on the settlement date in accordance with the instructions on the settlement note, on or about 22 January 2021. Nominee registered shareholders will receive notification regarding allotment of shares in accordance with the respective nominee's procedures.
Through the rights issue Serneke will receive proceeds of approximately SEK 170 million before transaction costs. As a result of the rights issue, Serneke's share capital will increase by SEK 320,478 to SEK 2,875,323.20. The total number of shares will increase by 3,204,780 shares to 28,753,232 shares.
The final day for trading in paid subscribed shares (BTA) are expected to take place during week 4, 2021. The new shares are expected to start trading on Nasdaq Stockholm during week 4, 2021.
In connection with the Rights Issue, Serneke has appointed Setterwalls Advokatbyrå as legal adviser.
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The prospectus that has been prepared in connection with the rights issue described in this press release was published by the Company on 28 December 2020. The prospectus has been approved and registered by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Sw: Finansinspektionen) and is available on Serneke's website, https://www.serneke.se/. The approval of the prospectus by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority shall not be regarded as an approval of the shares. This release is however not a prospectus in accordance to the definition in the Prospectus Regulation. Serneke has not authorized any offer to the public of shares or rights in any other member state of the EEA than Sweden. This announcement does not identify or suggest, or purport to identify or suggest, the risks (direct or indirect) that may be associated with an investment in shares. An investment decision to acquire or subscribe for shares in the Rights Issue shall only be made based on publicly available information.
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