Norwegian Energy Company ASA: Approval and publication of prospectus
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As previously announced, Norwegian Energy Company ASA (the "Company" or “Noreco") has been preparing a prospectus (the “Prospectus”) in connection with the (i) listing of 15,585,635 shares issued in the private placement as announced on 26 July 2019 (the “Private Placement”), (ii) a partly underwritten subsequent offering of minimum 1,326,486 new shares and maximum 1,768,648 new shares in the Company (the "Subsequent Offering"), (iii) listing of subscription rights to subscribe for the new shares in the Subsequent Offering, and (iv) listing of convertible bonds issued in relation of the convertible bond loan in the principal amount USD 158,138,102 as announced on 26 July 2019.
The Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority (Nw. Finanstilsynet) has today, 9 August 2019, approved the Prospectus.
Subject to applicable local securities laws, the Prospectus and the subscription form for the Subsequent Offering may be downloaded from www.noreco.com, https://www.arctic.com/secno/en/offerings/norwegian-energy-company-asa-subsequent-offering- and www.abgsc.no.
A hard copy of the Prospectus and the subscription form may be obtained from Arctic Securities, Haakon VII's gate 5, N-0123 Oslo, Norway, tel.: +47 21 01 30 40 or from ABG Sundal Collier ASA, Munkedamsveien 45e, 7thfloot, 0250 Oslo, Norway, +47 22 01 60 00.
Hard copies of the Prospectus and the subscription form will also be available at Noreco’s offices in Nedre Vollgate 1, N-0158 Oslo, Norway.
The subscription period for the Subsequent Offering will commence Monday 12 August 2019 and expire on 23 August 2019 at 16:30 CET. The subscription rights will be tradable in the subscription period. For more information, please refer to the Prospectus.
The shares issued in the Private Placement will be transferred from the interim VPS-account held by Arctic Securities AS to the relevant investors in the Private Placement and be tradeable on Oslo Børs. See stock exchange notice from Noreco announced on 26 July 2019 for further information.
For further information, please contact:
Frederik Rustad, Managing Director
Tel.: +47 22 33 60 00 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Norwegian Energy Company ASA
Noreco is a publicly owned company with focus on the oil, gas and offshore industry. The company's shares are listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker NOR). For further information, please visit: www.noreco.com.
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