GLASTON CORPORATION COMPLETED SHARE ISSUES OF EURO 21.4 MILLION IN TOTAL

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GLASTON CORPORATION STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE      11 March 2013 at 11.15 am                          

GLASTON CORPORATION COMPLETED SHARE ISSUES  OF EURO 21.4 MILLION IN TOTAL

The Board of Directors of Glaston Corporation (”Glaston” or “the Company”) decided on 28 February 2013 to execute a share issue directed for subscription by public (“Share Issue”) and a share issue directed for subscription by the holders of the convertible bond issued by Glaston in 2009 and debenture bond issued by Glaston in 2011 (“Conversion Issue”), in order to strengthen the balance sheet and financial position of the Company. In the Share Issue, a maximum of 50,000,000 new shares in the Company (“the Issued Shares”) were offered for subscription at the subscription price of 0.20 euro, and in the Conversion Issue, a maximum of 38,119,700 new shares in the Company (“the New Shares”) were offered for subscription at the subscription price of 0.30 euro. The share subscription periods of the Share Issue and the Conversion Issue ended on 7 March 2013. The Board of Directors of the Company has today decided on the approval of the subscriptions of the Share Issue and the Conversion Issue.

The Board of Directors of the Company approved the subscriptions of 50,000,000 Issued Shares made in the Share Issue, corresponding to euro 10.0 million in total. The subscribers will be informed of the approval of the subscriptions on 12 March 2013. The subscriptions must be paid in accordance with the instructions provided together with the notice of approval of the place of subscription, no later than 15 March 2013.

The Board of Directors of the Company approved the subscriptions of 38,119,700 New Shares made in the Conversion Issue. The remaining principals and accrued interest of the convertible bond 2009 and debenture bond 2011 were fully used for share subscription payments in the Conversion Issue.

The shares subscribed in the Share Issue and in the Conversion Issue represent an approximate total of 83.5% of the current shares and voting rights related to them before the Share Issue and the Conversion Share Issue, and an approximate total of 45.5% of the current shares, Issued Shares and New Shares and voting rights related to them following the Share Issue and the Conversion Share Issue.

The shares subscribed in the Share Issue and the Conversion Share Issue will be expected to be entered into the Trade Register on 27 March 2013. Trading of the Issued Shares and New Shares alongside the existing shares of the Company is expected to commence on 28 March 2013. As a result of the Share Issue and the Conversion Share Issue, the number of the Company’s shares will increase by 88,119,700 shares to 193,708,336 shares. The total subscriptions of the Share Issue and the Conversion Share Issue are approximately euro 21.4 million in total. The total net proceeds of the Share Issue will be approximately euro 9.7 million.

Helsinki 11 March 2013
GLASTON CORPORATION
The Board of Directors

For further information, please contact:
 Arto Metsänen, CEO and President, Glaston Corporation, Tel. +358 10 500 500
Sasu Koivumäki, CFO, Glaston Corporation, Tel. +358 10 500 500

 


 

Glaston Corporation
Glaston is a global company developing glass processing technology for architectural, solar, appliance and automotive applications. Our portfolio ranges from pre-processing and safety glass machines to services. We are dedicated to our customers’ continued success and provide services for all glass processing needs with a lifecycle-long commitment in mind. For more information, please visit www.glaston.net. Glaston's share (GLA1V) is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Small Cap List.
Distribution: NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd, Key Media, www.glaston.net

 

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