SOTKAMO SILVER AB: COMPLETED DIRECTED NEW SHARE ISSUE OF MSEK 16.6
Press release: Stockholm, March 22, 2021, 23:20 CET
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The board of directors of Sotkamo Silver AB (publ) (“Sotkamo Silver” or the “Company”) has, based on the authorization from the annual general meeting held on April 2, 2020, carried out a directed new share issue of 5 533 324 shares to a subscription price of SEK 3.0 (the “Directed New Share Issue”). Through the Directed New Share Issue the Company will receive proceeds of approximately MSEK 16.6 before transaction costs.
About the Directed New Share Issue
The board of directors of Sotkamo Silver has, based on the authorization from the annual general meeting held on April 2, 2020 and in accordance with the previous press release, carried out a directed new share issue of 5 533 324 shares to a subscription price of SEK 3.0. Through the Directed New Share Issue, the Company will receive proceeds of approximately MSEK 16.6 before transaction costs. The subscription price and the total number of new shares in the Directed New Share Issue was determined through a so called accelerated book building procedure and it is the board of director’s assessment that the subscription price in the Directed New Share Issue was in accordance with market conditions.
The subscription price of SEK 3.0 corresponds to a discount of approximately 12.8 percent in relation to today’s closing price on NGM Main Regulated Equity.
The reasons for the deviation from the shareholder’s pre-emption rights is to ensure the most time and cost-effective financing of the Company’s development of the silver mine as well as further diversify the shareholder base with Swedish and international institutional and professional investors.
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 Directed New Share Issue will entail a dilution of approximately 2.9 percent of the total number of outstanding shares and the total number of votes in the Company. Through the Directed New Share Issue, the amount of shares in the Company increases with 5,533,324, from 184,518,783 to 190,052,107, and the Company’s share capital increases with SEK 7,590,862.95269105, from SEK 253,131,172.862883 to SEK 260,722,035.815574.
The transaction costs are estimated to amount to approx. MSEK 1.2.
In conjunction with the Directed New Share Issue, the Company has engaged Stockholm Corporate Finance as Sole Manager and Bookrunner. Advokatfirman Schjødt acts as legal adviser to the Company and Hagberg & Aneborn Fondkommission AB is the issuing agent in the 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 23:20 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 in NGM Main Regulated Equity in Stockholm and SOSI1 in 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 Licenciering AB.
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