Update on results of Placing and issue of equity
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Faron Pharmaceuticals Oy
Update on results of Placing
Issue of Equity
Capitalised terms used in this announcement have the meanings given to them in the announcement made at 4.45 p.m. BST/ 6.45 p.m. EEST on 21 April 2020 regarding the proposed placing of new ordinary shares in the Company (the "Launch Notice") and the subsequent announcement released at 7.00 a.m. BST/ 9.00 a.m. EEST on 22 April 2020 ("Result Announcement"), unless the context provides otherwise.
Company announcement, 23 April 2020 at 1.00 p.m. BST/ 3.00 p.m. EEST
TURKU - FINLAND- Faron Pharmaceuticals Oy ("Faron" or the "Company") (First North: FARON, AIM: FARN), the clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, is pleased to announce that following the Launch Notice and the Result Announcement, the proposed UK Placing has been subscribed for in full, in satisfaction of the UK Placee Condition. As a consequence, and conditional on, amongst other things, issue and registration of the Placing Shares, the Company has raised gross proceeds of approximately €14 million (£12.18 million) through the Placing.
The First Issue Shares (comprising 1,892,763 Placing Shares) are expected to be registered with the Finnish Trade Register today, 23 April 2020, and First Admission is expected to occur tomorrow as set out in the Result Announcement. The expected timing for issue, registration and admission to trading of the Second Issue Shares (comprising 950,000 Placing Shares) and the Third Issue Shares (comprising 657,237 Placing Shares) currently remains as set out in the Result Announcement.
Faron's enlarged issued number of shares immediately following registration of the First Issue Shares will be 45,183,510 Ordinary Shares with voting rights attached. The Company has no shares in Treasury; therefore upon, and subject to, registration of the First Issue Shares, the total number of voting rights in Faron will be 45,183,510 (the "Enlarged Number of Shares and Votes"). This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine whether they are required to notify an interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Enlarged Number of Shares and Votes of the Company. Faron's enlarged issued number of shares immediately following registration of the Second Issue Shares will be 46,133,510 Ordinary Shares with voting rights attached. Faron's enlarged issued number of shares immediately following registration of the Third Issue Shares will be 46,790,747 Ordinary Shares with voting rights attached.
Unless otherwise specified, this notice contains certain translations of euros into amounts in pounds sterling for the convenience of the reader based on the exchange rate of €1 = £0.87, being the published exchange rate by the European Central Bank at the close of business on 20 April 2020 (the latest practicable date prior to the date of the Launch Notice) rounded to 2 decimal places.
For more information please contact:
Faron Pharmaceuticals Oy
Dr Markku Jalkanen, Chief Executive Officer
Carnegie Investment Bank AB, Financial Adviser
Mika Karikoski (Corporate Finance)
Phone: +358 40 741 6959
Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited, Nomad and Broker
Emma Earl, Freddy Crossley (Corporate Finance)
James Stearns (Corporate Broking)
Phone: +44 207 886 2892
Consilium Strategic Communications
Phone: +44 (0)20 3709 5700
Sisu Partners Oy, Certified Adviser on Nasdaq First North
Phone: +358 40 555 4727
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