Artificial Solutions has carried out a directed share issue raising proceeds of MSEK 65,7

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The Board of Directors of Artificial Solutions® International AB (FNSE:ASAI), (“Artificial Solutions” or the “Company”) has, based on the authorisation given by the Company’s Annual General Meeting that was held on 28 February 2019, resolved on a directed share issue of 2 736 847 new shares at a subscription price of SEK 24.0 per share (the “Directed share issue”), corresponding to proceeds of SEK 65,7m before transaction costs. The subscription price in the Directed share issue has been determined through an accelerated book building procedure, i.e. negotiations at arm’s length between Artificial Solutions and the potential investors, and corresponds to a discount of 12,0 percent compared to the volume weighted average price in the last ten trading days in the Company’s share on Nasdaq First North. The board of directors therefore assess that the subscription price is in accordance with market condition. The number of issued shares corresponds to an ownership of 11,1 percent in the Company after the Directed share issue.

The largest investor in the Directed share issue is AFA Försäkring that was allocated 1 460 000 shares, corresponding to an ownership of 5,9 percent in the Company after the Directed share issue. Additionally, C WorldWide Asset Management was allocated 700 000 shares, corresponding to an ownership of 2,8 percent in the Company after the Directed share issue. 267 000 shares where subscribed by lenders of short-term loans granted to the Company and payment for the shares will be made through offsetting the short-term debt. The remaining 309 847 shares were subscribed by a smaller group of certain private investors.

The Board of Directors of Artificial Solutions has decided to deviate from the shareholders’ preferential right to ensure a time and cost-effective financing process and in order to cover operating deficit and provide funding for future growth of Artificial Solutions by the Directed share issue.  

The Directed share issue entails a dilution of approximately 11,1 percent of the share capital in relation to the number of shares in Artificial Solutions after the Directed share issue, through an increase in the number of outstanding shares by 2,736,847 shares from 21,973,818 to 24,710,665 shares and a share capital increase by SEK 4,926,324.68 from SEK 39,552,873.07 to SEK 44 479 197,75.

Erik Penser Bank acted as financial adviser and Cirio Law Firm acted as legal adviser in connection with the Directed share issue.

For additional information, please contact:  

Lawrence Flynn, CEO, Artificial Solutions
+44 7786 332 277
Lawrence.Flynn@artificial-solutions.com

Erik Penser Bank is appointed Artificial Solutions’ Certified Advisor at Nasdaq First North.

Tel: +46 8 463 80 00

certifiedadviser@penser.se 

This information is such that Artificial Solutions is obliged to disclose pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was released for public disclosure, through the agency of the contact persons above, on 20 June 2019 at 08:50 CET. 

About Artificial Solutions

Artificial Solutions® (FNSE:ASAI), is the leading specialist in enterprise-strength Conversational AI, a form of Artificial Intelligence that allows people to communicate with applications, websites and devices in everyday, humanlike natural language via voice, text, touch or gesture input.    

Designed for the global enterprise, the company’s advanced conversational AI platform, Teneo®, allows business users and developers to collaborate on creating sophisticated, highly intelligent applications that run across 35 languages, multiple platforms and channels in record time. The ability to analyze and make use of the enormous quantities of conversational data is fully integrated within Teneo, delivering unprecedented levels of insight that reveal what customers are truly thinking.  

Artificial Solutions’ conversational AI technology makes it easy to implement a wide range of natural language applications such as virtual assistants, chatbots, speech-based conversational UIs for smart devices and more. It is already used daily by millions of people across hundreds of private and public sector deployments worldwide. For more information visit www.artificial-solutions.com

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Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the shares in Artificial Solutions and determining appropriate distribution channels.

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Artificial Solutions® is the leading specialist in enterprise-strength conversational AI, a form of Artificial Intelligence that allows people to communicate with applications, websites and devices in everyday, humanlike natural language via voice, text, touch or gesture input. Designed for the global enterprise, Artificial Solutions’ advanced conversational AI platform, Teneo®, allows business users and developers to collaborate on creating sophisticated, highly intelligent applications that run across 35 languages, multiple platforms and channels in record time. The ability to analyze and make use of the enormous quantities of conversational data is fully integrated within Teneo, delivering unprecedented levels of insight that reveal what customers are truly thinking. Artificial Solutions’ conversational AI technology makes it easy to implement a wide range of natural language applications such as virtual assistants, chatbots, speech-based conversational UIs for smart devices and more. It is already used daily by millions of people across hundreds of private and public sector deployments worldwide.

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