Camurus intends to launch a directed share issue of approx. MSEK 100
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Lund, Sweden — 28 June 2018 — Camurus AB (publ) (“Camurus” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq Stockholm, CAMX) today announced its intention to execute a directed share issue of approx. MSEK 100 to Swedish and international institutional investors (the “Issue”). The company has retained Carnegie Investment Bank AB (publ) and Jefferies International to act as joint bookrunners (together the “Joint Bookrunners”) in connection with the Issue. The subscription price and the total number of new shares in the Issue will be determined through an accelerated bookbuilding procedure (the “Bookbuilding”).
The Bookbuilding will start immediately following this announcement. Pricing and allocation of the new shares is expected to take place before the beginning of trading on Nasdaq Stockholm at 09:00 CEST on 29 June 2018. The timing of the closing of the Bookbuilding, pricing and allocation are at the discretion of the Company. The Company will announce the outcome of the Issue in a press release after the closing of the Bookbuilding.
The purpose of the Issue is to contribute to finance development of new clinical drug candidates, products and/or supporting technologies, and prepare marketing and sales for CAM2038 in opioid dependence on markets outside of Europe. During the second half of 2018, Camurus expects marketing approvals for CAM2038 in Europe, the US and Australia. Near term, the Company will continue to invest in launch and marketing preparations in EU and Australia, as well as seeking to capitalize on the significant opportunities that it sees in the pain indication for CAM2038, acromegaly and neuroendocrine tumors for CAM2029, and pulmonary arterial hypertension for CAM2043. The reasons for the deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights are to raise capital in a time and cost-effective manner.
The Issue is, among other things, subject to resolution by the Board of Directors of Camurus, pursuant to the authorization given by the 2018 Annual General Meeting, to issue new shares following close of the Bookbuilding.
In connection with the Issue, the Company has agreed to a lock-up undertaking, with customary exceptions, on future share issuances for a period of 120 calendar days after the settlement date. In addition, in connection with the Issue, Sandberg Development AB, currently holding 53.7 percent of the shares in Camurus, the Board of Directors of Camurus and Senior Management of Camurus have agreed not to sell any shares in Camurus for a period of 90 calendar days after the settlement date, subject to customary exceptions.
Camurus is a Swedish research-based pharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercialising innovative and differentiated medicines for the treatment of severe and chronic conditions. New drug products with best-in-class potential are conceived based on the proprietary FluidCrystal® drug delivery technologies and an extensive R&D expertise. Camurus’ clinical pipeline includes products for treatment of cancer, endocrine diseases, pain and addiction, developed in-house and in collaboration with international pharmaceutical companies. The company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm under the ticker “CAMX”. For more information, visit www.camurus.com.
Any investment in the shares of Camurus involves risks. The Company has today updated its investor relations website to include a set of risk factors relevant to investors in the Company.
For more information
Fredrik Tiberg, President & CEO
Tel. +46 (0)46 286 46 92
Rein Piir, Investor Relations
Tel. +46 (0)70 853 72 92
This information is information that Camurus AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No 596/2014. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the CEO, at 17:31 CET on 28 June 2018.
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Any investment decision in connection with the Issue must be made on the basis of all publicly available information relating to the Company and the issued shares. The information contained in this announcement is for background purposes only and does not purport to be full or complete. No reliance may be placed for any purpose on the information contained in this announcement or its accuracy or completeness. This announcement does not purport to identify or suggest the risks (direct or indirect) which may be associated with an investment in the Company or the new shares.
In connection with any offering of the new shares, each of Jefferies International Limited (“Jefferies”), and Carnegie Investment Bank AB (publ) (“Carnegie” and, together with Jefferies, the "Joint Bookrunners") and any of their respective affiliates acting as an investor for their own account may take up as a proprietary position any new shares and in that capacity may retain, purchase or sell for their own account such new shares. In addition, any of them or their respective affiliates may enter into financing arrangements and swaps with investors in connection with which that any of them (or their affiliates) may from time to time acquire, hold or dispose of new shares. None of the Joint Bookrunners or any of their respective affiliates intends to disclose the extent of any such investment or transactions otherwise than in accordance with any legal or regulatory obligation to do so.
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Jefferies International Limited is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority. Carnegie is authorized and regulated in Sweden by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. Each of the Joint Bookrunners is acting exclusively for the Company and no one else in connection with this announcement or any future transaction in connection with it. None of the Joint Bookrunners or any of their respective affiliates will regard any other person (whether or not a recipient of this document) as a client or will be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to its clients or for the giving of advice in relation to the contents of this announcement or any transaction, matter or arrangement referred to in this announcement.
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