Spinnova Plc’s ten largest registered shareholders after the completion of the Initial Public Offering and changes in significant holdings
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The following table presents Spinnova Plc’s (“Spinnova” or the “Company”) ten largest registered shareholders by number of shares after the completion of the initial public offering based on the shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd as at 28 June 2021.
|Number of shares||Percentage of all shares and votes(1|
|Besodos Investors Oy||4,048,680||7.90|
|Maki.vc Fund I Ky||3,540,300||6.90|
|Beata Domus Ab||3,430,560||6.69|
|Holdix Oy Ab||2,187,510||4.27|
|Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company||1,454,060||2.84|
|Turret Oy Ab||928,740||1.81|
|Ten largest registered shareholders, in total||24,565,310||47.94|
1) Percentages are rounded numbers.
2) Out of other shareholders, 18,108,047 shares, representing 35.34 per cent of all shares and votes in the Company, are held by nominee registered shareholders.
The Company had approximately 20,000 shareholders after the initial public offering, based on the shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd as at 28 June 2021. Spinnova’s key long-term partners Suzano and Lenzing continue as significant shareholders and, in addition to numerous private and institutional investors, the Company’s strategic partners adidas and ECCO joined Spinnova as shareholders. Pursuant to its cornerstone investment undertaking in the initial public offering, adidas B.V has a holding of 0.77 per cent. and pursuant its approved subscription commitment, ECCO Holding A/S has a holding of 0.77 per cent in Spinnova immediately after the initial public offering. Suzano S.A. continues as the Company’s largest shareholder with a holding of 19.14 per cent and Lenzing AG with a holding of 4.68 per cent. The shareholdings of Suzano S.A. and Lenzing AG are nominee-registered and are thus not included in the table of ten largest registered shareholders presented.
Notifications of major shareholdings
The Company’s Articles of Association contain an obligation for its shareholders to notify the Company if such shareholder’s share of voting rights in the Company reach, exceed or decrease below 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30%, 50%, 2/3 and 90% of the total voting rights of the Company. The following table sets forth the shareholders of the Company which hold more than 5% of the shares and votes or whose holding decreased below an abovementioned threshold compared with the situation immediately prior to the initial public offering, based on the shareholders’ register maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd as at 28 June 2021 (unless otherwise indicated):
|Number of shares||Percentage of all shares and votes(1||Percentage of all shares and votes1 before the IPO(1|
|Besodos Investors Oy||4,048,680||7.90||11.21|
|Maki.vc Fund I Ky||3,540,300||6.90||9.80|
|Beata Domus Ab||3,430,560||6.69||9.49|
|Holdix Oy Ab||2,187,510||4.27||6.05|
1) Percentages are rounded numbers.
2) Shareholding pursuant to the Company’s information.
Information on notifications of major shareholdings can be found on the Company’s website in English and Finnish at www.spinnova.com.
For further information
Janne Poranen, CEO
+358 400 138711
Alexander Corporate Finance Oy
+358 50 520 4098
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