NPRO: Registration of share capital increase following the Subsequent Offering
Reference is made to the stock exchange notification dated 25 August 2009 regarding the allocation of shares in the subsequent offering (the "Subsequent Offering") in Norwegian Property ASA ("Norwegian Property" or the "Company") and the prospectus dated 10 August 2009 published in connection with the Subsequent Offering.
The share capital increase pertaining to the Subsequent Offering, which was resolved by Norwegian Property's Board of Directors on 25 August 2009 pursuant to an authorisation granted by the Company's General Meeting, has been registered with the Norwegian Register Of Business Enterprises, and the Subsequent Offering has hence been completed. The new share capital of the Company is NOK 226,635,416 divided into 453,270,832 shares, each with a nominal value of NOK 0.50.
The shares subscribed for and paid for in the Subsequent Offering will be issued today and immediately be listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker code "NPRO". As a consequence, the new shares will be tradable from and including today.
For further information, please contact
Mari Thjømøe, CFO, tel. +47 90 777 824
Sigmund Sletvold, IRO, tel. +47 97 743 143
The distribution of this announcement and other information in connection with the subsequent offering may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions. Persons into whose possession this announcement or such other information should come are required to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions.
This announcement may not be used for, or in connection with, and does not constitute, any offer to sell, or an invitation to purchase, any securities. The subsequent offering will not be made in any jurisdiction or in any circumstances in which such offer or solicitation would be unlawful.
This announcement is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy any Norwegian Property shares or other securities of Norwegian Property (the Securities) in the United States, nor shall there be any sale of the Securities in any state thereof in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state. Any public offering of the Company's securities in the United States will be made only by means of a prospectus that may be obtained from the Company and that will contain detailed information about the Company and management, as well as financial statements and other information relevant to investors.
The Norwegian Property shares have not been and will not be registered under the applicable securities laws of Australia, Canada or Japan and may not be offered or sold within Australia, Canada or Japan.
In the United Kingdom, this announcement is directed only at persons who (i) have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended, the Financial Promotion Order), (ii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations etc) of the Financial Promotion Order, (iii) are outside the United Kingdom, or (iv) are persons to whom an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000) in connection with the issue or sale of any securities may otherwise lawfully be communicated or caused to be communicated. This announcement is directed only at such persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons in the United Kingdom who are not such persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this announcement relates is available in the United Kingdom only to such persons and will be engaged in only with such persons and no other persons in the United Kingdom should rely or act upon this announcement.
All investment is subject to risk. The value of the Norwegian Property shares may go down as well as up. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. Potential investors are advised to seek expert financial advice before making any investment decision.