KappAhl's rights issue fully subscribed
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The new share issue in KappAhl AB (publ) (“KappAhl”) with preferential rights for the company’s shareholders, for which the subscription period ended on 20 December 2012, has been fully subscribed. Approximately 98.75 per cent of the shares offered have been subscribed for with subscription rights and approximately 1.25 per cent of the shares offered have been allocated to persons that have subscribed for shares without subscription rights. In total, applications for subscription of shares without subscription rights have been received corresponding to approximately 51 per cent of the shares offered. Hence, the rights issue guarantee undertakings have not been made use of.
Allocation of shares that were subscribed for without subscription rights has been made in accordance with the principles outlined in the prospectus that has been prepared in connection with the rights issue and that was published on 30 November 2012. Notification regarding allocation of shares that have been subscribed for without subscription rights will within short be sent to those who have been allocated shares.
Through the rights issue, KappAhl receives approximately SEK 383 million before deduction of transaction costs. The share capital will increase by SEK 32,160,000 from SEK 32,160,000 to SEK 64,320,000, and the number of shares will increase by 225,120,000 from 225,120,000 shares to 450,240,000 shares when the rights issue has been registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office. Trading in the new shares on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm is expected to commence around 8 January 2013.
Following the rights issue, KappAhl has completed recalculation of the 6,744,000 warrants (Series 2012/2015) KappAhl issued after a resolution at the Annual General Meeting on November 23, 2011. After conversion, each warrant entitles to subscribe for 1.58 new shares at a subscription price of SEK 4.80 per share. The warrants can thus increase the number of shares in KappAhl by a maximum of 10,621,800 and the share capital by a maximum of SEK 1,517,400.
Carnegie is acting as financial advisor and Setterwalls Advokatbyrå is acting as legal advisor to KappAhl.
For further information, please contact:
Johan Åberg, President and CEO, phone +46 706 09 99 73,
Håkan Westin, Chief Financial Officer, phone +46 704 71 56 64,
For other information, please contact:
Annette Björklund, Head Public Relations, phone +46 704 71 55 42,
KappAhl was founded 1953 and is a leading Nordic fashion chain with close to 400 stores and 4 500 co-workers in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland and the Czech Republic. KappAhl designs, markets and sells value-for-money fashion and focus in particular on women 30-50 years of age. In 1999, KappAhl was the first fashion chain to receive environmental management standard certification. During the financial year 2011/2012, KappAhl had sales of SEK 4,6 billion. KappAhl shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. Further information is available at www.kappahl.com
KappAhl AB (publ) discloses the information provided here pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on 27 December 2012 at 2 p.m.
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Neither of the subscription rights, the BTAs (interim shares) or the new shares will be registered in accordance with the Securities Act or any provincial act in Canada and may not be transferred or offered for sale in the United States or Canada or to persons resident there or on account of such persons other than in such exceptional cases that do not require registration in accordance with the Securities Act or any provincial act in Canada.