Terms for Hexagon’s rights issue set

The Board of Directors in Hexagon has resolved to set the terms for Hexagon’s rights issue that was announced on 25 October 2010. For every share of series A held in Hexagon the holder is entitled to one (1) series A subscription right and for every held share of series B the holder is entitled to one (1) series B subscription right. Three (3) series A or series B subscription rights entitles the holder to subscribe for one (1) new share of the corresponding series (primary subscription right). The subscription price is 74 SEK per share, which means that the rights issue will raise a maximum of approximately 6 521 MSEK, before issue costs, through the issue of no more than 3 937 500 new series A shares and 84 184 907 new series B shares.

Shares not subscribed for by primary preferential right shall be offered to all shareholders for subscription (subsidiary preferential right). Upon sale of the subscription right (the primary preferential right), the subsidiary preferential right is also passed on to the new holder. In addition to the above, investors are given the opportunity to subscribe for shares without preferential rights. The record date at the Swedish Securities Register Center, Euroclear Sweden AB, for participation in the rights issue is 29 November 2010. This means that the Hexagon share will trade excluding preferential rights to participate in the rights issue from 25 November 2010. The subscription period is as from 2 December up to and including 16 December 2010, or such later date as decided by the Board of Directors in Hexagon.

The rights issue is subject to approval by the Extra General Meeting (EGM) to be held at 10:00 CET on 24 November 2010 at Torsgatan 11, Stockholm, Sweden. See previous press release regarding notice to the EGM for further information.

Subscription undertakings

Melker Schörling AB and Ramsbury Invest AB, two of Hexagon’s largest shareholders, and Hexagon’s President and CEO, Ola Rollén, and CFO, Håkan Halén, together representing approximately 53 per cent of the votes and 35 per cent of the capital in Hexagon, have undertaken to vote in favour of the rights issue at the EGM and subscribe for their pro rata shares of the offering. Ramsbury Invest AB has also guaranteed to subscribe for approximately an additional 16 per cent of the offering. Consequently, subscription and guarantee commitments above 50 per cent of the rights issue have been received.


Indicative timetable for the rights issue

 

24 November 2010 The EGM decides on the rights issue resolved by the Board of Directors
25 November 2010 First day of trading in the shares, excluding right to participate in the rights issue
29 November 2010 Record date for participation in the rights issue, i.e. shareholders who are registered in the Company’s share register of Hexagon as of this day will receive subscription rights for participation in the rights issue
On or about 29 November 2010 Publication of the prospectus
2 - 16 December 2010 Subscription period
2 - 13 December 2010 Trading in subscription rights at NASDAQ OMX Stockholm
On or about 20 December 2010 Press release regarding preliminary subscription take-up in the rights issue
On or about 28 December 2010 First day of trading for new shares subscribed for by using primary preferential rights

 

 

This press release does not constitute or form part of an offer or solicitation to purchase, subscribe for or otherwise trade in shares, subscription rights or other securities in Hexagon AB. No action has been, or will be, taken by Hexagon to permit a public offering in any jurisdictions other than Sweden, Switzerland, Denmark and the United Kingdom.

 No subscription rights, paid subscription shares or new shares have been, or will be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and may not be offered, subscribed for, sold or transferred, directly or indirectly, within (i) the United States, except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act or (ii) Canada, Australia, Japan or in any other jurisdiction where such action would require additional prospectuses, registration or measures other than those pursuant to Swedish, Swiss, Danish or UK law. Copies of this press release are not being made and may not be distributed into the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan.

This press release is only being distributed to and is only directed at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) to investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”) or (iii) high net worth companies, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order.

 In any EEA Member State that has implemented Directive 2003/71/EC (together with any applicable implementing measures in any Member State, the “Prospectus Directive”) other than Sweden, Denmark and the United Kingdom, this press release is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive (or are other persons to whom a public offering of securities may lawfully be addressed under the Prospectus Directive).

 This press release may contain forward-looking statements. When used in this press release, words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “plan” and “project” are intended to identify forward-looking statements. They may involve risks and uncertainties, including technological advances in the measurement field, product demand and market acceptance, the effect of economic conditions, the impact of competitive products and pricing, foreign currency exchange rates and other risks. These forward-looking statements reflect the views of Hexagon's management as of the date made with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. All of these forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions made by Hexagon's management and are believed to be reasonable, though are inherently uncertain and difficult to predict. Actual results or experience could differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Hexagon disclaims any intention or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

 This press release consists of such information that Hexagon AB (publ) may be obliged to disclose in accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act and /or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on 19 November 2010 at 14:00 CET.

 

For further information please contact:

Sara Kraft Westrell, Corporate Communications Director, Hexagon AB, 46 8 601 26 23
Mattias Stenberg, IR Manager, Hexagon AB, 46 8 601 26 27

Hexagon AB is a leading, global provider of 3D solutions to design, measure and position objects, and to process and present data. Hexagon's solutions enable customers to increase productivity, enhance quality and make better, faster operational decisions. Hexagon has about 11,000 employees in more than 42 countries and net sales of approximately 20,000 MSEK. Read more at www.hexagon.se.

About Us

Hexagon is a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications. Hexagon’s solutions integrate sensors, software, domain knowledge and customer workflows into intelligent information ecosystems that deliver actionable information. They are used in a broad range of vital industries. Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has more than 15,000 employees in 46 countries and net sales of approximately 2.6bn EUR. Learn more at www.hexagon.com.

Subscribe

Documents & Links