Readly publishes a supplement to the prospectus
The board of directors of Readly International AB ("Readly" or the "Company") has prepared a supplement to the prospectus regarding invitation to acquire shares in Readly, which was approved by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Sw. Finansinspektionen) (the "SFSA") on 7 September 2020, and published by the Company on the same date (the "Prospectus"). The prospectus supplement has today been approved by the SFSA and has been prepared due to the information in the Company's press release earlier today regarding Aller Media's ("Aller") notice to terminate their current publisher agreement with Readly, and Bonnier News (including Expressen) ("Bonnier") informing Readly of an intention to terminate their publishing agreements with Readly.
The prospectus supplement has been prepared due to Readly, during the application period in the ongoing offering to acquire new and existing shares in Readly and the Company’s application for admission to trading of the Company’s shares on Nasdaq Stockholm (the "Offering"), announcing on 14 September 2020 that Aller has given notice to terminate their current publishing agreement with Readly, and that Bonnier has informed Readly of an intention to terminate their publishing agreements with Readly.
The prospectus supplement has been prepared in accordance with Article 23 of the Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council (the "Prospectus Regulation") and has today, 14 September 2020, been approved by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. The prospectus supplement forms a part of the Prospectus and shall in all respects be read together with the Prospectus. The Prospectus and the prospectus supplement are available on the Company's website (http://corporate.readly.com), ABG Sundal Collier's website (www.abgsc.com) under the section "Ongoing transactions" and the Swedish language prospectus supplement will in a few days be available on the SFSA's web page (https://fi.se/sv/vara-register/prospektregistret/).
Investors who before the publication of the prospectus supplement have applied for, or in any other manner consented to, subscription of shares in the Offering have, in accordance with Article 23 of the Prospectus Regulation, the right to withdraw their application or consent within two working days from the publication of the prospectus supplement, i.e. up to and including 16 September 2020. Investors who have subscribed or otherwise consented to the purchase or subscription of shares in Readly through Avanza or Nordnet and who wish to withdraw their subscription or consent shall do so in accordance with instructions provided by Avanza or Nordnet. Applications that are not withdrawn within the prescribed time will remain binding and no measure is required for investors wishing to withhold their subscription of shares.
For complete terms and other information on the Offering, please refer to the Prospectus and the prospectus supplement.
ABG Sundal Collier is acting as Sole Global Coordinator and Sole Bookrunner, and Handelsbanken Capital Markets is acting as Lead Manager. STJ Advisors is acting as financial advisor to the Company. Baker McKenzie is acting as legal advisor to the Company, and White & Case is acting as legal advisor to the Sole Global Coordinator and Lead Manager. In relation to the general public, Avanza is acting as Retail Manager and Nordnet is acting as Selling Agent.
For more information, please contact:
Contact for investors and analysts:
Maria Hedengren, CEO Readly
Annika Billberg, Head of Investor Relations Readly
+46 70 267 97 91, email@example.com
Contact for media:
Linnéa Aguero, Head of PR & Communications Readly
+46 72 503 32 31, firstname.lastname@example.org
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This announcement does not identify or suggest, or purport to identify or suggest, the risks (direct or indirect) that may be associated with an investment in the Company. The information contained in this announcement is for background purposes only and does not purport to be full or complete. No reliance may be placed for any purpose on the information contained in this announcement or its accuracy or completeness. ABG Sundal Collier is acting for Readly in connection with the Offering and no one else and will not be responsible to anyone other than Readly for providing the protections afforded to its clients nor for giving advice in relation to the Offering or any other matter referred to herein.
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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 Readly have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that the 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 Readly may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the shares in Readly offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the shares in Readly 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 Offering.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Target Market Assessment does not constitute: (a) an assessment of suitability or appropriateness for the purposes of MiFID II; or (b) a recommendation to any investor or group of investors to invest in, or purchase, or take any other action whatsoever with respect to the shares in Readly.
Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the shares in Readly and determining appropriate distribution channels.