Episurf Medical announces outcome of preferential rights issue
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Through the rights issue, Episurf Medical AB (publ) (”Episurf Medical” or the ”Company”) will receive proceeds amounting to approximately SEK 51m before deduction of costs related to the rights issue. 13,884,906 shares, corresponding to approximately 40.7 per cent of the rights issue, were subscribed for by the exercise of subscription rights (including subscription undertakings). Furthermore, 918,363 shares were subscribed for without subscription rights, corresponding to approximately 2.7 per cent of the rights issue. 19,295,764 shares, corresponding to approximately 56.6 per cent of the rights issue, were subscribed for by guarantors.
Episurf Medical has carried out a rights issue to finance the EPIC-Knee study as well as a continued expansion of European operations, which includes commercialization efforts and investments in clinical trials. Episurf Medical has received proceeds of approximately SEK 51m through the rights issue before deduction of costs related to the rights issue.
Comment from Episurf Medical’s CEO, Pål Ryfors
”In a challenging market, we have executed two transactions, of which one directed share issue and one preferential rights issue. I am pleased to have received such strong support from both new and existing shareholders, and these share issues strengthen our position for the future. I would also like to thank our advisors. These transactions were important for Episurf Medical. We look forward to continuing to execute on our strategy, now with strengthened financing and stock ownership. I am also pleased with the fact that the entire management team has subscribed for their shares in the rights issue, just as I have. We are highly optimistic about our future opportunities”, says Pål Ryfors, CEO Episurf Medical.
The rights issue comprised a maximum of 34,099,033 shares, of which 13,884,906 shares, corresponding to approximately 40.7 percent of the rights issue, has been subscribed for by exercise of subscription rights. A total of 918,363 shares, corresponding to approximately 2.7 percent of the rights issue, has been subscribed for without use of subscription rights. Thus, 14,803,269 shares, corresponding to approximately 43.4 percent of the offered shares, has been subscribed for with and without the use of subscription rights. In addition, 19,295,764 shares, corresponding to approximately 56.6 percent of issues, will be allocated to those who have undertaken to subscribe for part of the rights issue in accordance with the guarantee agreements concluded with the Company.
Notification regarding allocation
Allocation of shares has been made in accordance with the allocation principles described in the prospectus that was published in connection with the rights issue. A notification regarding allocation of shares subscribed for without subscription rights will be made by post of a contract note to each subscriber. Allocated shares subscribed for without subscription rights shall be paid for in accordance with the instructions in the contract note.
Number of shares and share capital
Through the rights issue Episurf Medical’s share capital is increased by SEK 10,238,368.77 by issuing 34,099,033 class B shares. Given current share capital of SEK 43,315,859.79, Episurf Medical's share capital will thus amount to SEK 53,554,228.56 and the total number of shares will increase from 144,264,088 shares to 178,363,121 shares, divided into 971,024 class A shares and 177,392,097 class B shares after registration of the rights issue with the Swedish Companies Registration Office.
Trading in BTA
Trading in BTA (Sw: betald tecknad aktie) is currently taking place at Nasdaq Stockholm and will cease when the rights issue has been registered by the Swedish Companies Registration Office and. BTA:s have been converted to ordinary shares. The new class B shares are expected to be admitted to trading on Nasdaq Stockholm during week 19 2020.
Redeye AB and Zonda Partners AB act as financial advisers and DLA Piper Sweden KB acts as legal adviser in connection with the issue. Aqurat Fondkommission acts as the issuing agent in the rights issue.
For more information, please contact:
Pål Ryfors, CEO, Episurf Medical
Tel:+46 (0) 709 62 36 69
Veronica Wallin, CFO, Episurf Medical
Tel:+46 (0) 700 37 48 95
About Episurf Medical
Episurf Medical is endeavoring to bring people with painful joint injuries a more active, healthier life through the availability of minimally invasive and individualised treatment alternatives. Episurf Medical’s Episealer® individualised implants and Epiguide® surgical drill guides are developed for treating localised cartilage injury in joints. Episurf Medical’s μiFidelity® system enables implants to be cost-efficiently tailored to each individual’s unique injury for the optimal fit and minimal intervention. Episurf Medical’s head office is in Stockholm, Sweden. Its share (EPIS B) is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, go to the company’s website: www.episurf.com.
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