Senzime AB (publ) (“Senzime” or the “Company”) announced on 23 January 2023 that the Board of Directors had resolved on a new issue of shares with preferential rights for existing shareholders (the “Rights Issue”). The Board of Directors’ resolution on the Rights Issue was approved by the Extraordinary General Meeting on 16 February 2023. The preliminary result of the Rights Issue, for which the subscription period ended on 7 March 2023, shows that the Rights Issue is subscribed to approximately 67.8 per cent. In addition, underwriting commitments will be utilised for subscription of 3,201,071 shares, corresponding to approximately 22.9 per cent of the offered shares. Through the Rights Issue, Senzime will receive proceeds of approximately SEK 91.9 million before deduction of transaction costs.
The preliminary result of the Rights Issue shows that 9,302,433 shares, corresponding to approximately 66.6 per cent of the offered shares, have been subscribed for by the exercise of subscription rights. Additionally, applications for subscription without subscription rights of 179,171 shares, corresponding to approximately 1.3 per cent of the offered shares, have been received. In addition, underwriting commitments will be utilised for subscription of 3,201,071 shares, corresponding to approximately 22.9 per cent of the offered shares.
Senzime will receive approximately SEK 91.9 million through the Rights Issue before deduction of transaction costs. Through the Rights Issue Senzime’s share capital will increase by SEK 1,585,334.375 from SEK 8,735,498.125 to SEK 10,320,832.500, by issue of 12,682,675 new shares, which means that the total number of shares increases from 69,883,985 shares to 82,566,660 shares.
Those who have subscribed for shares without subscription rights will be allocated shares according to the principles in the prospectus published by Senzime on 16 February 2023. As confirmation of allocation of shares subscribed for without subscription rights, a contract note will be sent on or about 10 March 2023. Subscribed and allocated shares must be paid for in cash in accordance with the instructions in the contract note. Nominee-registered shareholders will receive notice of allocation in accordance with the procedures of the nominee. Only those who have been allocated shares will be notified.
The final result is expected to be published on 10 March 2023. The final day for trading in paid subscribed shares (SWE: betald tecknad aktie) is 20 March 2023. The new shares subscribed for with subscription rights are expected to be registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office (SWE: Bolagsverket) around 10 March 2023. The new shares are expected to start trading on Nasdaq Stockholm from 24 March 2023.
In connection with the Rights Issue, the Company has retained Danske Bank A/S, Danmark, Sverige Filial as Sole Global Coordinator and Bookrunner and Advokatfirman Lindahl KB as legal adviser to the Company.
The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, on 9 March 2023 at 15:30 CET.
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