Nilar announces preliminary outcome in the company’s fully guaranteed rights issue
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Nilar International AB (publ) (Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market: NILAR) (“Nilar” or the “Company”) announces that the preliminary outcome for the rights issue (the “Rights Issue”), for which the subscription period ended on June 16, 2022, indicates that approximately 204 million shares, corresponding to approximately 75 percent of the offered shares, have been subscribed for with subscription rights in the Rights Issue. Additionally, applications for subscription of approximately 9 million shares without subscription rights, corresponding to approximately 3 percent of the offered shares, have been received. In aggregate, the subscriptions by exercise of subscription rights and the applications for subscription without subscription rights correspond to approximately 78 percent of the shares offered. Hence, guarantee commitments of approximately 60 million shares, corresponding to approximately 22 percent of the offered shares, will need to be utilized indicated by the preliminary outcome. The Rights Issue will provide the Company with approximately SEK 273 million before deduction of costs attributable to the Rights Issue.
The Board of Directors in Nilar resolved on May 23, 2022 pursuant to the authorization granted by the extra general meeting on May 18, 2022, on a fully guaranteed Rights Issue of up to approximately SEK 273 million.
The preliminary outcome indicates that approximately 204 million shares, corresponding to approximately 75 percent of the offered shares, have been subscribed for with subscription rights in the Rights Issue. Additionally, applications for subscription of approximately 9 million shares without subscription rights, corresponding to approximately 3 percent of the offered shares, have been received. Thus, the preliminary outcome indicates that the subscriptions by exercise of subscription rights and the applications for subscription without subscription rights correspond to approximately 78 percent of the shares offered and that guarantee commitments of approximately 60 million shares, corresponding to approximately 22 percent of the offered shares, will need to be utilized.
Notice of allotment
Those who have subscribed for shares without subscription rights will be allocated shares in accordance with the principles set out in the prospectus published on June 1, 2022. Notice of allotment to the persons who subscribed for shares without subscription rights is expected to be distributed on June 20, 2022. Subscribed and allotted shares shall be paid in cash within two banking days in accordance with the instructions on the settlement note sent to the subscriber. Subscribers who have subscribed through a nominee will receive notification of allocation in accordance with their respective nominee’s procedures. Only those who have been allotted shares will be notified.
Final outcome and trading in BTA’s
The final outcome of the Rights Issue is expected to be published around June 20, 2022. The last day of trading in paid subscribed shares (Sw. BTA) is expected to be on June 27, 2022. The new shares subscribed for with and without subscription rights are expected to be traded on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market as from July 1, 2022. 21,515,274 shares in the Rights Issue have been subscribed for with delayed settlement. These shares are expected to be issued in October 2022 and traded on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market as from then.
In connection with the Rights Issue, the Company has engaged Carnegie Investment Bank AB (publ) as the Sole Global Coordinator and Bookrunner. Baker & McKenzie Advokatbyrå AB acts as legal advisor to the Company.
For further information, please contact:
Erik Oldmark, CEO
Mobile: +46 70 432 4444
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Nilar is a Swedish based developer and manufacturer of battery systems used in Electrical Energy Storage (ESS) systems suitable for stationary applications. Nilar’s battery technology is based on nickel-metal hydride (NiHM) and has three distinct product benefits: performance through a long calendar lifetime, safety through a non-flammable battery technology, and sustainability from an energy efficient production process and a product made of recyclable materials. The Company’s head office is located in Täby, Sweden, and Nilar’s production and research and development is carried out in Gävle with an additional future production facility planned in Paldiski, Estonia.
Nilar is listed on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market and FNCA Sweden AB is the Company’s Certified Adviser (CA). Contact information: 08-52800399 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Information to distributors
Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within: (a) EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments, as amended (“MiFID II”); (b) Articles 9 and 10 of Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 supplementing MiFID II; and (c) local implementing measures (together, the “MiFID II Product Governance Requirements”), and disclaiming all and any liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any “manufacturer” (for the purposes of the MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the shares in Nilar have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that such shares are: (i) compatible with an end target market of retail investors and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by MiFID II (the “Target Market Assessment”).
Notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, Distributors should note that: the price of the shares in the Company may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the shares in the Company offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the shares in the Company is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom. The Target Market Assessment is without prejudice to the requirements of any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the Rights Issue.
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