SOTKAMO SILVER AB: ANNOUNCEMENT OF INTENTION TO CARRY OUT A DIRECTED NEW SHARE ISSUE
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Press release: Stockholm, March 22, 2021, 17:50 CET
Sotkamo Silver AB (publ) (“Sotkamo Silver” or the “Company”) hereby announces its intention to carry out a directed new share issue of approximately 6 million shares, to Swedish and international institutional and professional investors (the “Directed New Share Issue”). The Directed New Share Issue is expected to raise approximately MSEK 15 – 20. The Company has retained Stockholm Corporate Finance as Sole Bookrunner for the Share Issue.
The Directed New Share Issue
The Directed New Share Issue is intended to be implemented with deviation from the shareholders’ pre-emption rights and to be based on the authorization granted by the annual general meeting held on April 2, 2020. The subscription price and the total number of new shares in the Directed New Share Issue will be determined through an accelerated book building procedure and will commence immediately following the announcement of this press release. The amount of shares that will be executed in the Directed New Share Issue amounts to approximately 6 million shares.
Pricing and allocation of the new shares are expected to take place before the commencement of trading on NGM Main Regulated and Nasdaq Helsinki, respectively, at 09:00 CET on March 23, 2021. The timing of the closing of the book building process, pricing and allocation are decided by the Company, which may also at any time decide to suspend, shorten or extend as well as to refrain in whole or in part from carrying out the Directed New Share Issue. The Company will announce the outcome of the Directed New Share Issue in a subsequent press release after the closing of the book building.
The proceeds from the Directed New Share Issue will be used to finance the Company’s development of the Sotkamo silver mine, aiming to extend the mine’s production life with 4 – 5 years.
The reasons to deviate from the shareholder’s pre-emption rights is to ensure the most time and cost-effective financing of the Company’s development of the mine as well as further diversify the shareholder base with Swedish and international professional investors. The board of directors’ assessment is that the subscription price in the Directed New Share Issue will be in accordance with market conditions since it will be determined through an accelerated book building procedure.
In conjunction with the Directed New Share Issue, the Company has engaged Stockholm Corporate Finance as Sole Manager and Bookrunner. Advokatfirman Schjødt acts as Swedish legal adviser to the Company and Hagberg & Aneborn Fondkommission AB is the issuing agent in connection with the Directed New Share Issue.
Erkki Kuronen, CEO, tel. +358 50 599 3539
This information is information that Sotkamo Silver AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above on March 22, 2021, at 17:50 CET.
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About Sotkamo Silver AB
Sotkamo Silver´s business concept is to develop mineral deposits in the Nordic countries with regards to human society and environment. Sotkamo Silver owns through its subsidiary the Silver Mine in Sotkamo which started production in March 2019 and has reached full production capacity. In addition, the Company holds exploration rights to precious and base metal deposits in Finland.
Sotkamo Silver applies SveMin's & FinnMin's own rules of reporting for public mining & exploration companies. Sotkamo Silver has chosen to publish mineral resources and ore reserves according to the internationally accepted JORC or NI 43-101 code. The company applies International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as approved by the European Union.
The ticker symbol is SOSI on NGM Main Regulated Equity in Stockholm and SOSI1 on Nasdaq Helsinki.
ISIN-code for Sotkamo Silver shares is SE0001057910.
Legal Entity Identifier (LEI): 213800R2TQW1OZGYDX93
Read more about Sotkamo Silver on www.silver.fi
The Company's press releases, and financial reports are distributed via Cision Sverige and are available on www.silver.fi
About Stockholm Corporate Finance
Stockholm Corporate Finance is a Swedish, independent and privately-owned financial advisor which offers financial advisory by taking transaction activities, acting in an advisory capacity and assisting with transaction process implementation, working closely with the owners, board members and management in listed and privately held companies. Stockholm Corporate Finance is the exclusive Swedish partner in the global network M&A Worldwide, which consists of 49 M&A advisors and investment banks in 36 countries. SCF is under the supervision of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, Finansinpektionen, and is also a member of the industry-organization SwedSec Licensiering AB.
For more information: www.stockholmcorp.se
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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 Sotkamo Silver 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 Sotkamo Silver may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the shares in Sotkamo Silver offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the shares in Sotkamo Silver 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 Directed New Share Issue.
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