Final result of Qt Group Plc’s rights offering
QT GROUP PLC STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 12 April 2017 at 9:30 a.m.
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A total of 3,431,175 shares were subscribed for in Qt Group Plc’s ("Qt" or the "Company") rights offering (the "Offering"), which ended on 5 April 2017, representing approximately 115.4 percent of the 2,974,039 new shares offered ("Offer Shares"). A total of 2,974,039 Offer Shares were subscribed for pursuant to the subscription rights in the primary subscription, which corresponds to 98.0 percent of the Offer Shares. A total of 517,687 shares were subscribed for by shareholders and other investors by virtue of the secondary subscription, which corresponds to 17.4 percent of Offer Shares. Qt’s Board of Directors have today accepted all primary subscriptions and decided to accept subscriptions made by Qt’s shareholders and/or other investors in the secondary subscription in accordance with the terms and condition of the Offering.
60,511 Offer Shares were allocated in the secondary subscription in proportion with subscription rights used by investors in the primary subscription, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Offering. The Company’s shareholders and/or other investors that have subscribed for Offer Shares in the secondary subscription will be sent a confirmation letter on or about 13 April 2017 stating the number of shares to be distributed to them on the basis of the secondary subscription.
The subscription price was EUR 5.15 per Offer Share, and Qt raised gross proceeds of approximately EUR 15.3 million through the Offering. As a result of the Offering, the total number of shares in Qt will increase to 23,792,312 shares. The Offer Shares will entitle their holders to full shareholder rights in the Company after the new shares have been registered with the Finnish Trade Register and in Qt’s shareholder register on or about 13 April 2017.
Trading in the interim shares representing the Offer Shares commenced on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd (the "Helsinki Stock Exchange") on 6 April 2017. Interim shares will be combined with the Company’s existing class of shares when the Offer Shares have been registered with the Finnish Trade Register on or about 13 April 2017. Trading in the Offer Shares on the official list of Helsinki Stock Exchange together with the Company's existing shares will commence on or about 18 April 2017.
Helsinki 12 April 2017
Qt Group Plc
Board of Directors
CEO Juha Varelius
Telephone: +358 9 8861 8040
Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd
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The information contained herein shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the securities referred to herein in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration, exemption from registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
These written materials do not constitute an offer for sale of securities in the United States, nor have they been registered and will not be registered in the United States under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or with any securities regulatory authority of any state of the United States and they may not be offered, sold, pledged or otherwise transferred, directly or indirectly, within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons, except in exemption provisions pursuant to the U.S. Securities Act and the securities legislation in respective states. There is no intention to register any portion of the offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.
The Company has not authorised any offer to the public of securities in any member state of the European Economic Area other than Finland. With respect to each member state of the European Economic Area other than Finland which has implemented the Prospectus Directive (each, a "Relevant Member State"), no action has been undertaken or will be undertaken to make an offer to the public of securities requiring publication of a prospectus in any Relevant Member State. As a result, the securities may only be offered in Relevant Member States (a) to any legal entity which is a qualified investor as defined in the Prospectus Directive; or (b) in any other circumstances falling within Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive. For the purposes of this paragraph, the expression "an offer of securities to the public" means the communication in any form and by any means of sufficient information on the terms of the offer and the securities to be offered so as to enable an investor to decide to exercise, purchase or subscribe the securities, as the same may be varied by any measure implementing the Prospectus Directive in that Relevant Member State, and the expression "Prospectus Directive" means Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including the 2010 PD Amending Directive, to the extent implemented in the Relevant Member State), and includes any relevant implementing measure in the Relevant Member State and the expression "2010 PD Amending Directive" means Directive 2010/73/EU.
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