The exercise price for the warrants of series TO1 in Cereno Scientific AB (publ) has been determined to SEK 2.85 per share
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Cereno Scientific AB (publ) (“Cereno” or the “Company”) issued warrants of series TO1 during the fourth quarter of 2020. Each warrant entitles the holder to subscribe for one (1) new share of series B in the Company. The exercise price for the warrants of series TO1 is to be determined to 70 percent of the volume-weighted average price in the Company’s share on Nasdaq First North Growth Market during the measurement period, from August 30, 2021, to September 13, 2021, however not lower than the quota value of the Company’s share and not higher than SEK 2.85 per share. During the measurement period, the volume-weighted average price in the Company’s share was approximately SEK 4.68, therefore, the exercise price for the warrants of series TO1 is set to SEK 2.85. The subscription period for warrants of series TO1 runs from September 15, 2021, up to and including September 29, 2021.
If all the warrants of series TO1 are exercised, the Company will receive approximately SEK 98.4 million before issue costs.
Full terms and conditions for the warrants will be available at the Company's website, www.cerenoscientific.com.
Summarized terms for the warrants of series TO1:
Exercise period: September 15, 2021 – September 29, 2021.
Exercise price: SEK 2.85 per share of series B.
Issue size: 34,519,281 warrants of series TO1. If all the warrants are exercised, 34,519,281 shares of series B are issued, and the Company will receive approximately SEK 98.4 million before issuing costs.
Last day for trading with warrants of series TO1: September 27, 2021.
Note that the warrants that are not exercised at latest on September 29, 2021, or sold at the latest on September 27, 2021, will expire without value. For the warrants not to lose their value, the holder must actively subscribe for new shares or sell the warrants. Please observe that certain nominees might close their application earlier than September 29, 2021.
How warrants are exercised:Nominee-registered warrants (Custody account)
Subscription and payment by exercise of warrants shall be made in accordance with instructions from each nominee. Please contact your nominee for additional information.
Direct-registered warrants (Securities account)
No accounts for issuing nor any instructions regarding payments will be sent out. Subscription will be made through simultaneous payment in accordance with the instructions on the application form. The warrants will then be replaced by interim shares awaiting registration at the Swedish Companies Registration Office.
The application form including instructions for payment will be available at the Company’s website, www.cerenoscientific.com and on Mangold Fondkommission AB’s website, www.mangold.se.
Mangold Fondkommission AB is financial adviser and issuing agent and MAQS Advokatbyrå AB is legal advisor to Cereno in connection with the exercise of the warrants of series TO1.
For questions regarding the warrants, please contact:
Mangold Fondkommission AB
Tel: +46 8 5030 1595
For more information regarding Cereno, please contact:
Daniel Brodén, CFO
Cell: +46 768 66 77 87
About Cereno Scientific
Cereno Scientific is a clinical stage biotech company within cardiovascular diseases. The lead drug candidate, CS1, is a Phase II candidate in development for the treatment of the rare disease pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) and thrombotic indications. CS1 is an HDAC (Histone DeACetylase) inhibitor that acts as an epigenetic modulator with anti-thrombotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fibrotic and pressure-relieving properties, all relevant for PAH. In addition, Cereno has two promising preclinical development programs named CS014 and CS585 targeted at treating cardiovascular diseases. The company is headquartered in AstraZeneca's BioVenture Hub, Sweden, and has a US subsidiary Cereno Scientific Inc. based in Kendall Square in Boston, Massachusetts, US. Cereno is listed on the Swedish Spotlight Stock Market (CRNO B). More information on www.cerenoscientific.com.
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