NORDIC NANOVECTOR - ALLOCATION TO PRIMARY INSIDERS
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Oslo, 20 March 2015. Reference is made to the final results of the initial public offering (the “Offering”) of the shares of Nordic Nanovector ASA (“Nordic Nanovector”, the “Company”, OSE ticker code: “NANO”) announced earlier today.
The following primary insiders of Nordic Nanovector have been allocated shares at a price of NOK 32 per shares in accordance with the terms set out in the prospectus dated 10 March 2015 and the supplemental prospectus dated 17 March 2015:
• HealthCap VI L.P. (represented on the Company’s Board of Directors by Board member Per Samuelsson) has been allocated 312,500 shares in the Offering and will thus own 5,445,833 shares in Nordic Nanovector following completion of the Offering
• Ludvik Sandnes (Chairman of the Board of Directors) has been allocated 1,874 shares in the Offering and will thus directly and indirectly own 122,374 shares in Nordic Nanovector following completion of the Offering. In addition, a close associate of Ludvik Sandnes has been allocated 328 shares in the Offering and will thus own 328 shares in Nordic Nanovector following completion of the Offering.
• Roy H. Larsen (member of the Board of Directors) has been allocated 1,250 shares in the Offering and will thus directly and indirectly own 1,757,199 shares in Nordic Nanovector following completion of the Offering
• Tone Kvåle (Chief Financial Officer) has been allocated 3,125 shares in the Offering and will thus own 38,292 shares and 205,000 options in Nordic Nanovector following completion of the Offering. In addition, a close associate of Tone Kvåle has been allocated 3,750 shares in the Offering and will thus own 98,562 shares in Nordic Nanovector following completion of the Offering.
ABG Sundal Collier and DNB Markets, a part of DNB Bank ASA, are acting as Joint Global Coordinators for the Offering and ABG Sundal Collier, Carnegie and DNB Markets are acting as Joint Bookrunners for the Offering.
For further queries, please contact:
Luigi Costa, CEO
Cell: (41) 79 124 8601
Fax: (47) 22 58 00 07
Tone Kvåle, CFO
Cell: (47) 91 51 95 76
Fax: (47) 22 58 00 07
About Nordic Nanovector
Nordic Nanovector is a biotech company focusing on the development and commercialization of novel targeted therapeutics in haematology and oncology. The Company’s lead clinical-stage product opportunity is Betalutin™, the first in a new class of Antibody-Radio-Conjugates (ARCs), designed to improve upon and complement current options for the treatment of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL). NHL is an indication with substantial unmet medical need and orphan drug opportunities, representing a growing market worth over $12 billion by 2018.
Betalutin™ comprises a tumor-seeking anti-CD37 antibody conjugated to low intensity radionuclide (Lutetium 177). It has shown promising efficacy in Phase 1 studies in a difficult-to-treat NHL patient population and as well as a very favourable tolerability. Betalutin™ is fast advancing through clinical development and with first approval anticipated in 2018.
Nordic Nanovector intends to retain marketing rights and to actively participate in the commercialization of Betalutin™ in core markets, while exploring potential distribution agreements in selected geographies. The Company is committed to developing its ARC pipeline to treat a number of select cancer indications.
Further information about the Company can be found at www.nordicnanovector.com.
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