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Acconeer intends to carry out a fully guaranteed rights issue of approximately SEK 150 million, announces financial targets and preliminary financial information for FY 2023

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The Board of Directors of Acconeer AB (“Acconeer” or the “Company”) hereby announces its intention to carry out a fully guaranteed rights issue of shares equivalent to approximately SEK 150 million before deductions for transaction costs (the “Rights Issue”). An Extraordinary General Meeting (the “EGM”) is planned to be held on 1 March 2024 to change the limits of the number of shares and share capital in the Articles of Association and to grant the Board of Directors an authorization to resolve on the Rights Issue. The Rights Issue, including full terms, is expected to be resolved by the Board of Directors around 5 March 2024. The Company has secured subscription undertakings, corresponding to their respective pro rata shares, from existing shareholders Alps Alpine Co., Ltd., the Ingvarsson Family (through Sifonen AB and privately), Chairman of the Board Thomas Rex, and CEO Lars Lindell, of, in aggregate, approximately SEK 20 million, corresponding to approximately 13 per cent of the Rights Issue. In addition, external guarantors have provided guarantee commitments, subject to customary conditions, which, in aggregate, amount to approximately SEK 130 million, corresponding to approximately 87 per cent of the Rights Issue. Hence, the Rights Issue is fully covered by subscription undertakings and guarantee commitments. In connection with the Rights Issue, the Company is announcing financial targets, preliminary financial information for FY 2023, and an updated financial calendar.

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL OR WOULD REQUIRE REGISTRATION OR ANY OTHER MEASURES. PLEASE REFER TO SECTION “IMPORTANT INFORMATION” BELOW.

Summary

  • The Board of Directors in Acconeer announces its intention to resolve on a Rights Issue amounting to approximately SEK 150 million before deductions for transaction costs. An EGM, which is planned to take place on 1 March 2024, is proposed to authorize the Board of Directors to resolve on the Rights Issue.
  • The Rights Issue is fully covered by a combination of subscription undertakings and guarantee commitments. Provided that the EGM resolves to change the limits of the number of shares and share capital in the Articles of Association and grants the Board of Directors authorization to resolve on the Rights Issue and the Board of Directors resolves on the Rights Issue:
    • existing shareholders Alps Alpine Co., Ltd., the Ingvarsson Family (through Sifonen AB and privately), Chairman of the Board Thomas Rex, and CEO Lars Lindell have undertaken to subscribe for shares, corresponding to their respective pro rata shares, in the Rights Issue and committed to vote in favor of all proposals at the EGM. Total subscription undertakings from these amount to approximately SEK 20 million, equivalent to approximately 13 per cent of the Rights Issue;
    • external guarantors have provided guarantee commitments subject to customary conditions which, in aggregate, amount to approximately SEK 130 million, equivalent to approximately 87 per cent of the Rights Issue; and
    • BGA Invest AB, Acconeer’s largest shareholder, has committed to vote in favor of all proposals at the EGM.
  • In connection with the Rights Issue, Acconeer’s Board of Directors has resolved on financial targets. These are:
    • Net sales of more than SEK 300 million in 2027;
    • EBIT break-even during 2025; and
    • Long-term EBIT margin of at least 25 per cent.
  • In connection with the Rights Issue, Acconeer has decided to communicate preliminary financial information for FY 2023. For FY 2023, net sales amounted preliminarily to approximately SEK 35 (47) million, gross profit amounted preliminarily to approximately SEK 25 (31) million, and EBIT amounted preliminarily to approximately SEK -47 (-47) million. At the end of FY 2023, cash and cash equivalents amounted preliminarily to approximately SEK 38 (90) million.
  • The subscription period in the Rights issue is expected to take place from and including 14 March 2024, up to and including 28 March 2024.
  • The Rights Issue, including full terms, inter alia, subscription price, number of new shares issued and increase of the share capital, is expected to be resolved by the Board of Directors around 5 March 2024. The subscription price in the Rights Issue will be priced at a customary discount to the theoretical ex-rights price (“TERP”).
  • In connection with the Rights Issue, the Company has updated its financial calendar.

Background and reasons

Acconeer’s radar sensor combines the best aspects of radar technologies through its low power consumption of pulsed radar systems and the high precision of coherent radar. This opens new opportunities for many applications with a diverse range of use cases – all in a component measuring five by five by 0.8 millimeters. Acconeer launched its first product in 2018 and has since sold more than 1.75 million radar sensors. The Company is currently in the process of expanding its product portfolio, collaborating with its strategic partner Alps Alpine to develop the next generation of pulsed coherent radar sensors, called A2.

Acconeer’s market is expected to continue growing rapidly, driven by major industry trends related to digitalization, such as 5G, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things. Currently, sensors based on ultrasound, infrared light, or camera technology are predominantly used. Acconeer doesn't need to create a new market but can replace existing solutions, each of which has its weaknesses.

Acconeer’s assessment is that its radar is the first radar with the size, power consumption, precision and price to enable the use of radar in e.g., consumer electronics. The applications for a radar sensor with these characteristics are numerous also in other areas such as smart cities, Internet of Things, industry, agriculture and automotive.

Intensive development of new applications is ongoing in all these areas, requiring more advanced sensors for gesture control, presence detection, level measurement and material recognition. In 2021, Acconeer signed a development agreement with Alps Alpine to develop the next generation of pulsed coherent radar sensors. This type of sensor will, among other things, be able to measure the angle of an object, enabling a wide range of use cases.

Acconeer is now prepared for the next phase of its development, consisting of a forward-leaning strategy to accelerate commercializing its first-generation product and advancing its technology for next-generation radar sensors. With this intensified development and commercialization strategy, the company aims to take significant steps towards realizing the potential of its technology in radar sensors.

To support Acconeer’s aforementioned strategy of commercializing its first-generation product and advancing its technology for the next generation, the company has decided to carry out the Rights Issue.

Assuming that the extraordinary general meeting authorizes the board to resolve on, and the board subsequently decides to carry out, the Rights Issue, Acconeer will receive a total of approximately SEK 150 million before transaction costs. The company has, through written agreements, obtained subscription and guarantee commitments equivalent to the entire Rights Issue.

Use of proceeds

The net proceeds from the Rights Issue are expected to be sufficient to fund the Company's business plan until the Company achieves positive cash flow, which is anticipated to occur during 2026. Without the Rights Issue, the Company is expected to be able to finance its business plan with existing cash until the middle of May 2024. The net proceeds are intended to be used for the following purposes:

  • repayment of debt to Buntel AB and Exelity AB (approximately SEK 30 million) and to the Swedish Tax Agency[1] (approximately SEK 15 million) both of which are nominal amounts, to which accrued interest will be added;
  • R&D, in particular the completion of A2, Acconeer’s next generation radar sensor; and
  • general corporate purposes, aimed at, but not limited to, accelerating sales.

Extraordinary General Meeting

An EGM is proposed to resolve on changes of the limits of the number of shares and share capital in the Articles of Association and to authorize the Board of Directors to resolve on the Rights Issue. The EGM is planned to be held on 1 March 2024 and the notice will be published through a separate press release.

Subscription undertakings, guarantee commitments and voting commitments

Provided that the EGM approves the proposed changes of the limits of the number of shares and share capital in the Articles of Association and grant the Board of Directors an authorization to resolve on the Rights Issue and the Board of Directors resolves on the Rights Issue, existing shareholders Alps Alpine Co., Ltd., the Ingvarsson Family (through Sifonen AB and privately), Chairman of the Board Thomas Rex, and CEO Lars Lindell have undertaken to subscribe for shares, corresponding to their respective pro rata shares, in the Rights Issue and committed to vote in favor of all proposals at the EGM. Total subscription undertakings from these amount to approximately SEK 20 million, equivalent to approximately 13 per cent of the Rights Issue. BGA Invest AB, Acconeer’s largest shareholder, has committed to vote in favor of all proposals at the EGM.

In addition to the aforementioned subscription commitments, external guarantors have provided guarantee commitments subject to customary conditions which, in aggregate, amount to approximately SEK 130 million, equivalent to approximately 87 per cent of the Rights Issue.

Thus, the Rights Issue is fully covered by subscription undertakings and guarantee commitments.

For the guarantee commitments, a guarantee commission of 10 per cent of the guaranteed amount shall be paid as a cash remuneration. No remuneration shall be paid for the subscription undertakings or declarations of intention to subscribe for shares. Neither of these commitments are secured by bank guarantee, blocked funds, pledges or similar arrangements.

Further information regarding the parties who have entered subscription undertakings and guarantee commitments will be available in the prospectus published before the start of the subscription period.

Lock-up undertakings

Prior to the Rights Issue, all board members and key executives in the Company have entered into lock-up undertakings, including commitments not to dispose of financial instruments in the Company, with certain exceptions. The lock-up undertakings expire 180 days after the announcement of the outcome of the Rights Issue.

Furthermore, the Company has undertaken in relation to Carnegie Investment Bank AB, with customary exceptions, not to issue additional shares or other share-related instruments for a period of 180 days after the announcement of the outcome of the Rights Issue.

Financial targets

In conjunction with the Rights Issue, Acconeer’s Board of Directors has resolved on financial targets. These are:

  • Net sales of more than SEK 300 million in 2027;
  • EBIT break-even during 2025; and
  • Long-term EBIT margin of at least 25 per cent.

Preliminary financial information for FY 2023

In conjunction with the Rights Issue, Acconeer has chosen to communicate preliminary financial information for FY 2023. For FY 2023, net sales amounted preliminarily to approximately SEK 35 (47) million, gross profit amounted preliminarily to approximately SEK 25 (31) million, and EBIT amounted preliminarily to approximately SEK -47 (-47) million. At the end of FY 2023, cash and cash equivalents amounted preliminarily to approximately SEK 38 (90) million.

Updated financial calendar

Due to the Rights Issue, the Company has updated its financial calendar. The 2023 annual report will be available on 5 March 2024, and the 2024 Q1 report will be available on 14 May 2024.

Prospectus

The prospectus and subscription form will be made available before the subscription period commence on Acconeer’s website, www.acconeer.com, as well as on Carnegie Investment Bank AB's (publ) website, www.carnegie.se.

Indicative timetable

Extraordinary General Meeting 1 March 2024
The Board of Directors is expected to resolve on the Rights Issue (incl. terms and conditions) 5 March 2024
Expected publishing date for the prospectus 12 March 2024
Expected record date for the Rights Issue 12 March 2024
Expected subscription period 14 March – 28 March 2024
Expected announcement of the outcome in the Rights Issue 3 April 2024


Advisers

In conjunction with the Rights Issue, the Company has engaged Carnegie Investment Bank AB (publ) as Sole Global Coordinator and Bookrunner, and Advokatfirman Schjødt as legal advisor.

For further information, please contact

Lars Lindell, CEO Acconeer AB
Phone: +46 72-583 84 28
Email: ir@acconeer.com

About Acconeer

With ground-breaking technology, Acconeer has developed a radar sensor that opens a new world of interaction. Acconeer Micro Radar Sensor, with low power consumption, high precision, small size and high robustness, is a 60GHz robust and cost-effective sensor for detection, distance measurement, motion detection and camera-supported applications with low power consumption. Acconeer combines the advantage of low power consumption with highly accurate pulsed radar systems of coherent radar, all integrated into a component with a surface area of only 28 mm2. The radar sensor can be included in a range of mobile consumer products, from smartphones to wearables, but also in areas such as robots, drones, the Internet of Things, healthcare, automotive, industrial robots and security and monitoring systems. Acconeer is a semiconductor company and, as a business model, sells hardware to manufacturers of consumer electronics products.

Visit www.acconeer.com for more information.

Visit our investor web for more financial information: www.acconeer.com/investor_page/home/

Acconeer is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. Redeye is Certified Adviser.

Important information:

This announcement is not and does not form a part of any offer for selling, or a request to submit an offer to buy or acquire, shares or other securities of the Company.

Copies of this announcement are not being made and may not be distributed or sent into the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, or any other jurisdiction in which such distribution would be unlawful or would require registration or other measures.

The securities referred to in this announcement have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and accordingly may not be exercised, offered, sold, resold, delivered or otherwise transferred, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, except pursuant to an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with any applicable securities legislation in any state or other jurisdiction of the United States. The Company do not intend to register any offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.

Forward-looking statements

Matters discussed in this announcement may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by words such as “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “deems”, “intends”, “estimate”, “will”, “may”, “continue”, “should” and similar expressions. This applies in particular to statements relating to future results, financial position, cash flow, plans and expectations of the Company's operations and management, future growth and profitability, general economic and regulatory environment and other factors affecting the Company, many of which are based on further assumptions, such as no changes in existing political, legal, fiscal, market or economic conditions or applicable law (including but not limited to accounting principles, accounting methods and tax policies), which may or may not be of importance to the Company results or its ability to operate. Although the Company believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond its control. Such risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors could cause actual events to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in this release by such forward looking statements.

Potential investors should therefore not attach undue confidence to the forward-looking information herein, and potential investors are urged to read the parts of the prospectus that include a more detailed description of factors that may affect the Company's operations and the market in which the Company operates.

The information, opinions and forward-looking statements contained in this announcement speak only as at its date and could be subject to change without notice.

[1] Related to temporary payment delay (Sv. ”betalningsanstånd”).

Acconeer registers an increased number of shares through subscription via warrants

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Acconeer AB's share capital and number of shares increases due to the exercise of warrants in series TO3 (2020/2023). As a result, the company is increasing its cash by SEK 6,4 million.

A total of 305,986 new shares were subscribed for in Acconeer AB with the support of the warrants TO3. Subscription has taken place in installments during the subscription period that ran from the first of May 2023 until and including 30 June 2023. The last installment of these subscriptions will be registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office (Bolagsverket) shortly.

After the shares subscribed for in connection with the end of the subscription period have been registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office, the total number of shares in Acconeer AB amounts to 26,637,783, with a quota value of SEK 0.05 per share. The share capital in Acconeer AB thus amounts to SEK 1,331,889 after the completion of the warrant program.

CEO Lars Lindell comments: “The subscription warrants are an important part of Acconeer’s incentive program which is an integral part of attracting and retaining talents, and an attractive way for employees and management to invest in the company.”

In connection with the subscription of shares, some members of the management team have increased their holdings of shares in Acconeer. The current holdings are available on the company's website: https://investor.acconeer.com/en/corporate-governance/management-team/.

Acconeer registers an increased number of shares through subscription via warrants

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Acconeer ABs share capital and number of shares have increased due to the exercise of warrants in series TO2 (2019/2022). As a result, the company is increasing its cash by SEK 17 million.

A total of 611,048 new shares were subscribed for in Acconeer AB with the support of the warrants TO2. Subscription has taken place in installments during the subscription period that ran from the first of May 2022 until and including 30 June 2022. The last installment of these subscriptions was registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office (Bolagsverket) on 7 July 2022.

After the shares subscribed for in connection with the end of the subscription period have been registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office, the total number of shares in Acconeer AB amounts to 26,331,798, with a quota value of SEK 0.05 per share. The share capital in Acconeer AB thus amounts to SEK 1,316,589.9 after the completion of the warrant program.

In connection with the subscription of shares, some members of the management team have changed holdings in Acconeer. The current holdings are available on the companys website: https://investor.acconeer.com/en/corporate-governance/management-team/.

For additional information, please contact:
Lars Lindell, CEO Acconeer, Phone: +46 10218 92 00, E-mail: ir@acconeer.com

 

The following documents can be retrieved from beQuoted
Acconeer-registers-increased-number-of-shares-through-subscr.pdf

About Acconeer AB

With ground-breaking technology, Acconeer has developed a radar sensor that opens a new world of interaction. Acconeer Micro Radar Sensor, with low power consumption, high precision, small size and high robustness, is a 60GHz robust and cost-effective sensor for detection, distance measurement, motion detection and camera-supported applications with low power consumption. Acconeer combines the advantage of low power consumption with highly accurate pulsed radar systems of coherent radar, all integrated into a component with a surface area of only 28 mm2. The radar sensor can be included in a range of mobile consumer products, from smartphones to wearables, but also in areas such as robots, drones, the Internet of Things, healthcare, automotive, industrial robots and security and monitoring systems. Acconeer is a semiconductor company and, as a business model, sells hardware to manufacturers of consumer electronics products. Acconeer is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market with the ticker code ACCON, Redeye is the companys Certified Advisor (CA) and can be contacted via telephone +46(0)8 121 576 90 or via e-mail certifiedadviser@redeye.se. For more information: www.acconeer.com.

Acconeer announces outcome of rights issue

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The board of directors of Acconeer AB ("Acconeer" or the "Company") hereby announces the outcome of the Company's rights issue of shares (the "Rights Issue") which was resolved by the board of directors on 22 November 2021 based on the authorization from the annual general meeting on 27 April 2021.The final count in the Rights Issue shows that 2,310,373shares, corresponding to approximately 99 per cent of the Rights Issue, have been subscribed for by the exercise of subscription rights. Furthermore, 2,465,919 shares were subscribed for without subscription rights, corresponding to approximately 105 per cent of the Rights Issue. The final outcome shows that the Rights Issue has been oversubscribed. Through the Rights Issue, Acconeer receives approximately SEK 140 million before deduction of transaction costs.

NOT FOR RELEASE, DISTRIBUTION OR PUBLICATION IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, WITHIN OR TO THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, HONG KONG, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND, SOUTH AFRICA, SINGAPORE OR IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH RELEASE, DISTRIBUTION OR PUBLICATION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL OR WOULD REQUIRE REGISTRATION OR ANY OTHER MEASURES IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW.

Outcome

The Rights Issue comprised a maximum of 2,338,250 shares, of which 2,310,373 shares, corresponding to approximately 99 per cent of the Rights issue, has been subscribed for by exercise of subscription rights. 2,465,919 shares, corresponding to approximately 105 per cent of the Rights Issue, has been subscribed for without the exercise of subscription rights. Thus, 4,776,292 shares, corresponding to approximately 204 per cent of the Rights Issue, has been subscribed for. The Rights Issue is thus oversubscribed and no guarantee commitments have been utilized.


Notification regarding allocation

Allocation of shares has been made in accordance with the allocation principles described in the prospectus that was made public in connection with the Rights Issue. A notification regarding allocation of shares subscribed for without the exercise of subscription rights will be made by post of a settlement note to each subscriber. Allocated shares subscribed for without the exercise of subscription rights shall be paid for in accordance with the instructions in the settlement note.


Trading in BTA

Trading in BTA (Sw. betald tecknad aktie) is currently taking place at Nasdaq First North Growth Market and will cease when the Rights Issue has been registered by the Swedish Companies Registration Office, which is expected to take place around week 52, 2021. BTA's will then be converted to shares.

Number of shares and share capital

The Rights Issue provides Acconeer with proceeds amounting to approximately SEK 140 million before transaction costs. As a result of the Rights Issue, Acconeer's share capital will increase by SEK 116 912,50 to a total of SEK 1 286 037,50 and the total number of shares will increase by 2 338 250 shares to a total of 25 720 750 shares, all shares.

Subscription commitments

Alps Alpine and Lars Lindell have not been able to subscribe for their respective pro rata shares in the Rights Issue due to administrative errors by third parties, which resulted in their respective subscription rights being sold.

Advisers

Pareto Securities is the Global Coordinator in connection with the Rights Issue. Advokatfirman Schjødt is legal advisor to Acconeer and Cirio Advokatbyrå AB is the legal advisor to Global Coordinator in connection with the Rights Issue. Aktieinvest FK AB acts as the issuing agent in the Rights Issue.

For further information, please contact:

Lars Lindell, CEO
Phone: +46 10 218 92 00
E-mail: ir@acconeer.com

This information is such information as Acconeer 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, at 14:30 CET on 20 December 2021.

The following documents can be retrieved from beQuoted
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About Acconeer AB

With ground-breaking technology, Acconeer has developed a radar sensor that opens a new world of interaction. Acconeer Micro Radar Sensor, with low power consumption, high precision, small size and high robustness, is a 60GHz robust and cost-effective sensor for detection, distance measurement, motion detection and camera-supported applications with low power consumption. Acconeer combines the advantage of low power consumption with highly accurate pulsed radar systems of coherent radar, all integrated into a component with a surface area of only 28 mm2. The radar sensor can be included in a range of mobile consumer products, from smartphones to wearables, but also in areas such as robots, drones, the Internet of Things, healthcare, automotive, industrial robots and security and monitoring systems. Acconeer is a semiconductor company and, as a business model, sells hardware to manufacturers of consumer electronics products. Acconeer is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market with the ticker code ACCON, Redeye is the company's Certified Advisor (CA) and can be contacted via telephone +46(0)8 121 576 90 or via e-mail certifiedadviser@redeye.se. For more information: www.acconeer.com.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This press release is not an offer to subscribe for shares in Acconeer and investors should not subscribe for or purchase any securities, except on the basis of information provided in the prospectus.

This press release may not be made public, released or distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Australia, Hongkong, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore or in any other jurisdiction in which the distribution of this press release would be unlawful. Further, this press release does not constitute an offer to sell new shares, paid subscribed for shares ("BTA") or subscription rights to any person in any jurisdiction in which it is unlawful to make such offer to such person or where such action would require additional prospectuses, registration or other measures other than those pursuant to Swedish law. The prospectus, application form and other documents associated with the Rights Issue may not be distributed in or to any country where such distribution or the Rights Issue would require such measures set forth in the preceding sentence or be in violation of the regulations of such country.

The new shares, BTAs and subscription rights have not been recommended or approved by any United States federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. No new shares, BTAs, subscription rights or other securities issued by Acconeer have been or will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under the securities legislation in any state of the United States, and may not be offered, exercised or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. There is no intention to register any portion of the offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.

Any offering of the securities referred to in this press release will be made by means of a prospectus. This press release is not a prospectus for the purposes of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading on a regulated market, and repealing Directive 2003/71/EC (together with any related implementing and delegated regulations, the "Prospectus Regulation"). Investors should not invest in any securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information contained in the aforementioned prospectus.

In any EEA Member State other than Sweden, this press release is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation, i.e., only to investors who can receive the offer without an approved prospectus in such EEA Member State.

In the United Kingdom, this document and any other materials in relation to the securities described herein is only being distributed to, and is only directed at, and any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, "qualified investors" (within the meaning of the United Kingdom version of the EU Prospectus Regulation (2017/1129/ EU) which is part of United Kingdom law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) who are (i) persons having professional experience in matters relating to investments who fall within the definition of "investment professionals" in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order"); or (ii) high net worth entities falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). In the United Kingdom, any investment or investment activity to which this communication relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Persons who are not relevant persons should not take any action on the basis of this press release and should not act or rely on it.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements which reflect Acconeer's current view on future events and financial and operational development. Words such as "intend", "will", "expect", "anticipate", "may", "plan", "estimate" and other expressions that imply indications or predictions of future development or trends, constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements inherently involve both known and unknown risks and uncertainties as they depend on future events and circumstances. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee future results or development and the actual outcome could differ materially from the forward-looking statements. The information, opinions and forward-looking statements included in this press release speak only as of its date and are subject to change without notice.

Acconeer publishes supplementary prospectus

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Acconeer AB ("Acconeer" or the "Company") today publishes a supplementary prospectus (the "Supplementary Prospectus") to the prospectus that was approved by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and published on 29 November 2021. The Supplementary Prospectus is part of and must be read together with the prospectus.

NOT FOR RELEASE, DISTRIBUTION OR PUBLICATION IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, WITHIN OR TO THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, HONG KONG, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND, SOUTH AFRICA, SINGAPORE OR IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH RELEASE, DISTRIBUTION OR PUBLICATION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL OR WOULD REQUIRE REGISTRATION OR ANY OTHER MEASURES IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW.

The Supplementary Prospectus has been prepared as Acconeer (i) on 6 December 2021 announced through a press release that the Company has received an order from Baumüller Nürnberg GMBH worth SEK 1,027,000 and (ii) on 7 December 2021 announced through a press release that the Company has received an order from EMSYS Design LCC worth SEK 797,000.

The Supplementary Prospectus has been prepared in accordance with Article 23 of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 and was approved by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority on 9 December 2021.

The Supplementary Prospectus is available on the Company's website, www.acconeer.com, Aktieinvest FK AB's website, www.aktieinvest.se, and Pareto Securities AB's website, www.paretosec.se.

Right to withdraw completed subscriptions
Investors who, prior to the publication of the Supplementary Prospectus, have made a subscription or otherwise agreed to subscribe for shares in the rights issue are entitled under Article 23 (2) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 to withdraw their subscription or consent within three working days of the publication of the Supplementary Prospectus, i.e. until 14 December 2021. Withdrawal must be made in writing to Aktieinvest FK AB, Emittentservice, Box 7415, 103 91 Stockholm or via e-mail to emittentservice@aktieinvest.se. Investors who have subscribed for shares in the rights issue through a nominee must contact their nominee for withdrawal. Subscriptions that have not been withdrawn will remain binding and investors who wish to remain with their subscription for shares in the rights issue do not need to take any action. For complete terms and other information about the rights issue, please refer to the prospectus.

For further information, please contact:
Lars Lindell, CEO, Phone: +46 10 218 92 00, E-mail: ir@acconeer.com

The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, at 12:00 CET on 9 December 2021.

The following documents can be retrieved from beQuoted
Acconeer-publishes-supplementary-prospectus-211209.pdf

About Acconeer AB

With ground-breaking technology, Acconeer has developed a radar sensor that opens a new world of interaction. Acconeer Micro Radar Sensor, with low power consumption, high precision, small size and high robustness, is a 60GHz robust and cost-effective sensor for detection, distance measurement, motion detection and camera-supported applications with low power consumption. Acconeer combines the advantage of low power consumption with highly accurate pulsed radar systems of coherent radar, all integrated into a component with a surface area of only 28 mm2. The radar sensor can be included in a range of mobile consumer products, from smartphones to wearables, but also in areas such as robots, drones, the Internet of Things, healthcare, automotive, industrial robots and security and monitoring systems. Acconeer is a semiconductor company and, as a business model, sells hardware to manufacturers of consumer electronics products. Acconeer is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market with the ticker code ACCON, Redeye is the company's Certified Advisor (CA) and can be contacted via telephone +46(0)8 121 576 90 or via e-mail certifiedadviser@redeye.se. For more information: www.acconeer.com.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This press release is not an offer to subscribe for shares in Acconeer and investors should not subscribe for or purchase any securities, except on the basis of information provided in the prospectus.

This press release may not be made public, released or distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Australia, Hongkong, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore or in any other jurisdiction in which the distribution of this press release would be unlawful. Further, this press release does not constitute an offer to sell new shares, paid subscribed for shares ("BTA") or subscription rights to any person in any jurisdiction in which it is unlawful to make such offer to such person or where such action would require additional prospectuses, registration or other measures other than those pursuant to Swedish law. The prospectus, application form and other documents associated with the rights issue may not be distributed in or to any country where such distribution or the rights issue would require such measures set forth in the preceding sentence or be in violation of the regulations of such country.

The new shares, BTAs and subscription rights have not been recommended or approved by any United States federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. No new shares, BTAs, subscription rights or other securities issued by Acconeer have been or will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under the securities legislation in any state of the United States, and may not be offered, exercised or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. There is no intention to register any portion of the offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.

Any offering of the securities referred to in this press release will be made by means of a prospectus. This press release is not a prospectus for the purposes of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading on a regulated market, and repealing Directive 2003/71/EC (together with any related implementing and delegated regulations, the "Prospectus Regulation"). Investors should not invest in any securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information contained in the aforementioned prospectus.

In any EEA Member State other than Sweden, this press release is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation, i.e., only to investors who can receive the offer without an approved prospectus in such EEA Member State.

In the United Kingdom, this document and any other materials in relation to the securities described herein is only being distributed to, and is only directed at, and any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, "qualified investors" (within the meaning of the United Kingdom version of the EU Prospectus Regulation (2017/1129/ EU) which is part of United Kingdom law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) who are (i) persons having professional experience in matters relating to investments who fall within the definition of "investment professionals" in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order"); or (ii) high net worth entities falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). In the United Kingdom, any investment or investment activity to which this communication relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Persons who are not relevant persons should not take any action on the basis of this press release and should not act or rely on it.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements which reflect Acconeer's current view on future events and financial and operational development. Words such as "intend", "will", "expect", "anticipate", "may", "plan", "estimate" and other expressions that imply indications or predictions of future development or trends, constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements inherently involve both known and unknown risks and uncertainties as they depend on future events and circumstances. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee future results or development and the actual outcome could differ materially from the forward-looking statements. The information, opinions and forward-looking statements included in this press release speak only as of its date and are subject to change without notice.

Acconeer publishes prospectus in connection with forthcoming rights issue

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The board of directors of Acconeer AB ("Acconeer" or the "Company") has prepared a prospectus (the "Prospectus") relating to the issue of shares of approximately SEK 140 million (the "Rights Issue"), which was resolved by the board of directors on 22 November 2021, based on the authorization from the annual general meeting on 27 April 2021. The Prospectus has today been approved and registered by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority.

NOT FOR RELEASE, DISTRIBUTION OR PUBLICATION IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, WITHIN OR TO THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, HONG KONG, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND, SOUTH AFRICA, SINGAPORE OR IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH RELEASE, DISTRIBUTION OR PUBLICATION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL OR WOULD REQUIRE REGISTRATION OR ANY OTHER MEASURES IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW.

Summary

  • One (1) existing share in the Company entitles to one (1) subscription right. Ten (10) subscription rights entitle to subscription of one (1) new share, i.e., a subscription ratio of 1:10.
  • The subscription price is SEK 60 per new share, which, provided that the Rights Issue is fully subscribed, results in the Company receiving issue proceeds of approximately SEK 140 million before deduction of transaction costs.
  • The subscription period runs from 1 December 2021 until 15 December 2021.
  • Major shareholders, board members and senior executives in the Company have expressed their support for the Rights Issue by entering into subscription commitments amounting to approximately SEK 29 million, corresponding to approximately 21 percent of the Rights Issue. Furthermore, the Company has entered into agreements on issue guarantees of approximately SEK 90 million, corresponding to approximately 64 percent of the Rights Issue, which means that the Rights Issue is secured to approximately 85 percent.

For complete information about the Rights Issue, please see the published Prospectus.

Prospectus

The Prospectus has been prepared in connection with the forthcoming Rights Issue and has today, on 29 November 2021, been approved and registered by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. The Prospectus, containing complete terms and conditions, is available on the Company's, Aktieinvest FK AB's and Pareto Securities' respective websites (www.acconeer.com, www.aktieinvest.se and www.paretosec.se). The Prospectus will also be available on the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority's website (www.fi.se). Subscription forms will be available on the Company's and Aktieinvest FK AB's respective websites.

Timetable for the Rights Issue

29 November 2021

Publication of prospectus

29 November 2021

Record date

1 December – 10 December 2021

Trading in subscription rights

1 December – 15 December 2021

Subscription period

1 December – until the Rights Issue is registered at the Swedish Companies Registration Office

Trading in paid subscription shares (Sw. "BTA")

20 December 2021

Estimated date for announcement of the outcome in the Rights Issue

Advisers

Pareto Securities is the Global Coordinator in connection with the Rights Issue. Advokatfirman Schjødt is legal advisor to Acconeer and Cirio Advokatbyrå AB is the legal advisor to Global Coordinator in connection with the Rights Issue. Aktieinvest FK AB acts as the issuing agent in the Rights Issue.

For further information, please contact:

Lars Lindell, CEO
Phone: +46 10 218 92 00
E-mail: ir@acconeer.com

The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, at 12.00 CET on 29 November 2021.

The following documents can be retrieved from beQuoted
Acconeer-publishes-prospectus-in-connection-with-the-forthco.pdf

About Acconeer AB

With ground-breaking technology, Acconeer has developed a radar sensor that opens a new world of interaction. Acconeer Micro Radar Sensor, with low power consumption, high precision, small size and high robustness, is a 60GHz robust and cost-effective sensor for detection, distance measurement, motion detection and camera-supported applications with low power consumption. Acconeer combines the advantage of low power consumption with highly accurate pulsed radar systems of coherent radar, all integrated into a component with a surface area of only 28 mm2. The radar sensor can be included in a range of mobile consumer products, from smartphones to wearables, but also in areas such as robots, drones, the Internet of Things, healthcare, automotive, industrial robots and security and monitoring systems. Acconeer is a semiconductor company and, as a business model, sells hardware to manufacturers of consumer electronics products. Acconeer is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market with the ticker code ACCON, Redeye is the company's Certified Advisor (CA) and can be contacted via telephone +46(0)8 121 576 90 or via e-mail certifiedadviser@redeye.se. For more information: www.acconeer.com.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This press release is not an offer to subscribe for shares in Acconeer and investors should not subscribe for or purchase any securities, except on the basis of information provided in the prospectus.

This press release may not be made public, released or distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Australia, Hongkong, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore or in any other jurisdiction in which the distribution of this press release would be unlawful. Further, this press release does not constitute an offer to sell new shares, paid subscribed for shares ("BTA") or subscription rights to any person in any jurisdiction in which it is unlawful to make such offer to such person or where such action would require additional prospectuses, registration or other measures other than those pursuant to Swedish law. The prospectus, application form and other documents associated with the Rights Issue may not be distributed in or to any country where such distribution or the Rights Issue would require such measures set forth in the preceding sentence or be in violation of the regulations of such country.

The new shares, BTAs and subscription rights have not been recommended or approved by any United States federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. No new shares, BTAs, subscription rights or other securities issued by Acconeer have been or will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under the securities legislation in any state of the United States, and may not be offered, exercised or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. There is no intention to register any portion of the offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.

Any offering of the securities referred to in this press release will be made by means of a prospectus. This press release is not a prospectus for the purposes of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading on a regulated market, and repealing Directive 2003/71/EC (together with any related implementing and delegated regulations, the "Prospectus Regulation"). Investors should not invest in any securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information contained in the aforementioned prospectus.

In any EEA Member State other than Sweden, this press release is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation, i.e., only to investors who can receive the offer without an approved prospectus in such EEA Member State.

In the United Kingdom, this document and any other materials in relation to the securities described herein is only being distributed to, and is only directed at, and any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, "qualified investors" (within the meaning of the United Kingdom version of the EU Prospectus Regulation (2017/1129/ EU) which is part of United Kingdom law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) who are (i) persons having professional experience in matters relating to investments who fall within the definition of "investment professionals" in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order"); or (ii) high net worth entities falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). In the United Kingdom, any investment or investment activity to which this communication relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Persons who are not relevant persons should not take any action on the basis of this press release and should not act or rely on it.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements which reflect Acconeer's current view on future events and financial and operational development. Words such as "intend", "will", "expect", "anticipate", "may", "plan", "estimate" and other expressions that imply indications or predictions of future development or trends, constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements inherently involve both known and unknown risks and uncertainties as they depend on future events and circumstances. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee future results or development and the actual outcome could differ materially from the forward-looking statements. The information, opinions and forward-looking statements included in this press release speak only as of its date and are subject to change without notice.

Acconeer announces rights issue of approximately SEK 140 million

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The board of directors of Acconeer AB ("Acconeer" or the "Company") has today, based on the authorization from the annual general meeting on 27 April 2021, resolved to carry out a rights issue of shares with preferential rights for the Company's existing shareholders of approximately SEK 140 million (the "Rights Issue"). The Company has received subscription commitments from a selection of the Company's largest shareholders, board members and senior executives, amounting to approximately SEK 29 million, corresponding to approximately 21 percent of the Rights Issue. Furthermore, the Company has entered into agreements on guarantee commitments of approximately SEK 90 million, which means that the Rights Issue is secured to approximately 85 percent. Acconeer will use the proceeds from the Rights Issue to finance the Company for the next 24 months. The Rights Issue provides Acconeer with working capital and creates better conditions for realizing the Company's strategy and business plan.

NOT FOR RELEASE, DISTRIBUTION OR PUBLICATION IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, WITHIN OR TO THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, HONG KONG, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND, SOUTH AFRICA, SINGAPORE OR IN ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH RELEASE, DISTRIBUTION OR PUBLICATION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL OR WOULD REQUIRE REGISTRATION OR ANY OTHER MEASURES IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAW.

Summary

  • Anyone who is a shareholder in Acconeer on the record date, 29 November 2021, has the preferential right to subscribe for new shares in the Rights Issue.
  • One (1) existing share in the Company entitles to one (1) subscription right. Ten (10) subscription rights entitle to subscription of one (1) new share, i.e., a subscription ratio of 1:10.
  • The subscription price is SEK 60 per new share, which, provided that the Rights Issue is fully subscribed, results in the Company receiving issue proceeds of approximately SEK 140 million before deduction of transaction costs.
  • The subscription period runs from 1 December 2021 until 15 December 2021.
  • The last day of trading in the Acconeer share including the right to participate in the Rights Issue is 25 November 2021.
  • Major shareholders, board members and senior executives in the Company have expressed their support for the Rights Issue by entering into subscription commitments amounting to approximately SEK 29 million, corresponding to approximately 21 percent of the Rights Issue. Furthermore, the Company has entered into agreements on issue guarantees of approximately SEK 90 million, corresponding to approximately 64 percent of the Rights Issue, which means that the Rights Issue is secured to approximately 85 percent.
  • The net proceeds from the Rights Issue are intended to finance the Company for the next 24 months. The rights issue provides Acconeer with working capital and creates better conditions for realizing the Company's strategy and business plan in order to create value for the Company's shareholders and other stakeholders.
  • The Company intends to publish a prospectus regarding the Rights Issue on 29 November 2021.

Background and reason for the Rights Issue

Based on university research, Acconeer has created a radar sensor that combines the best of existing radar technologies and opens up new possibilities for interaction between humans and technology. The radar sensor combines the low power consumption of pulsed radar systems with the high precision of coherent radar – all in a component of five times five millimeters. Acconeer launched its first product in 2018 and has since sold and shipped more than 500,000 radar sensors. The Company is now taking the step from a single-product company as the Company, together with the strategic partner Alps Alpine, develops the next generation of pulsed coherent radar sensor.

Acconeer's assessment is that the Company's radar was the first 60 GHz radar that has size, cost and power consumption which enable use of radar in consumer electronics. The uses of a radar sensor with these properties are innumerable. Acconeer's market, i.e. market for 3D sensors, is expected to continue to grow rapidly based on several industry trends such as 5G, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. Today, the sensors are based mainly on ultrasound, infrared light or camera technology. Acconeer does not need to create a new market but can replace existing solutions that all have their weaknesses.

In most areas, intensive development of new applications requires more advanced sensors, for example, gesture control, 3D reading and material recognition. During the first quarter of 2021, Acconeer signed a development agreement with Alps Alpine to develop the next generation of pulsed coherent radar sensor, with a view to a wide range of applications in the automotive, industrial and consumer industries, including mobile telephony.

Acconeer is ready for the next step in the Company's development and plans an offensive strategy to continue the commercialization of its first product generation and further develop its technology for the next generation of radar sensors. With this intensified development and commercialization strategy, the Company intends to take major steps towards realizing the potential around the Company's technology in radar sensors.

To support Acconeer's strategy described above, to commercialize its first product generation and further develop its technology for the next generation, the Company has decided to carry out the Rights Issue.

The net proceeds from the Rights Issue are intended to finance the Company for the next 24 months, which includes the following measures, arranged in order of priority with the estimated distribution of the issue proceeds indicated in parentheses:

  1. New projects within the framework of the Company's research and development and design of the next generation radar sensors A2 and A121 (approximately 70 percent).
  2. Initiatives within the framework of the Company's commercialization strategy of its first product generation A111 (approximately 10 percent).
  3. General working capital requirement (approximately 20 percent).

Terms of the Rights Issue

Those who are registered as shareholders on the record date, 29 November 2021, have the preferential right to subscribe for new shares in the Rights Issue in relation to the number of shares held on the record date. One (1) existing share in the Company entitles to one (1) subscription right. Ten (10) subscription rights entitle to subscription of one (1) new share, i.e., a subscription ratio of 1:10. In addition, investors are offered the possibility to subscribe for shares without subscription rights.

If not all newly issued shares are subscribed for by exercise of subscription rights, allotment of the remaining shares shall be made within the highest amount of the Rights Issue: firstly, to those who have subscribed for shares by exercise of subscription rights (regardless of whether they were shareholders on the record date or not) and who have applied for subscription of shares without exercise of subscription rights and if allotment to these cannot be made in full, allotment shall be made pro rata in relation to the number of subscription rights that each and every one of those, who have applied for subscription of shares without exercise of subscription rights, have exercised for subscription of shares; secondly, to those who have applied for subscription of shares without exercise of subscription rights and if allotment to these cannot be made in full, allotment shall be made pro rata in relation to the number of shares the subscriber in total has applied for subscription of shares; and thirdly, to those who have provided underwriting commitments with regard to subscription of shares, in proportion to such underwriting commitments. To the extent that allotment in any section above cannot be done pro rata, allotment shall be determined by drawing of lots.

The subscription price is SEK 60 per new share. Provided that the Rights Issue is fully subscribed, the share capital will increase by a maximum of SEK 116,912.5 by a new issue of a maximum of 2,338,250 new shares. In the event of full subscription, the Rights Issue will provide Acconeer with approximately SEK 140 million before deduction of issue costs.

Shareholders who choose not to participate in the Rights Issue will, provided that the Rights Issue is fully subscribed, have their shareholding diluted by approximately nine (9) percent, but can financially compensate for this dilution by selling their subscription rights.

Subscription of shares shall take place during the period from and including 1 December 2021 to and including 15 December 2021. The board of directors has the right to extend the subscription and payment period. A possible extension of the subscription period shall be announced by press release no later than the last subscription day in the Rights Issue, i.e. 15 December 2021. Trading in subscription rights takes place on Nasdaq First North Growth Market during the period from and including 1 December 2021 to and including 10 December 2021 and trading in paid subscribed shares (Sw. Betalda tecknade aktier) during the period from and including 1 December 2021 until the Rights Issue has been registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office (Sw. Bolagsverket).

Subscription commitments, guarantee commitments and declarations of intent

Acconeer has received subscription commitments from a selection of the Company's major existing shareholders as well as representatives from the board of directors and management amounting to approximately SEK 29 million, corresponding to approximately 21 percent of the Rights Issue. Furthermore, the Company has entered into agreements on guarantee commitments of approximately SEK 90 million, corresponding to approximately 64 percent of the Rights Issue. The guarantee ensures, provided that subscription corresponds to at least the subscription commitments, that approximately 85 percent of the Rights Issue is subscribed and paid for. Neither subscription commitments or guarantee commitments are secured by bank guarantee, blocking funds, pledges or similar arrangements. For the guarantees, a guarantee commission of five (5) percent of the guaranteed amount in cash compensation is paid. No compensation is paid for the subscription commitments entered into.

Preliminary timeline for the Rights Issue

25 November 2021

Last day of trading incl. preferential rights

26 November 2021

First day of trading excl. preferential rights

29 November 2021

Estimated publication of prospectus

29 November 2021

Record date

1 December – 10 December 2021

Trading in subscription rights

1 December – 15 December 2021

Subscription period

1 December – Until the Rights Issue is registered at the Swedish Companies Registration Office

Trading in paid subscription shares (Sw. "BTA")

20 December 2021

Estimated date for announcement of the outcome in the Rights Issue

Lock-up agreements

In connection with the Rights Issue, the Company has undertaken towards the Global Coordinator, subject to customary exceptions, not to issue additional shares or other share-related instruments for a period of 12 months after the end of the subscription period.

Prospectus

Full terms and conditions for the Rights Issue, as well as other information about the Company and information about subscription and guarantee commitments will be presented in the prospectus that the Company is expected to make public around 29 November 2021

Advisers

Pareto Securities is the Global Coordinator in connection with the Rights Issue. Advokatfirman Schjødt is legal advisor to Acconeer and Cirio Advokatbyrå AB is the legal advisor to Global Coordinator in connection with the Rights Issue. Aktieinvest FK AB acts as the issuing agent in the Rights Issue.

For further information, please contact:

Lars Lindell, CEO
Phone: +46 10 218 92 00
E-mail: ir@acconeer.com

This information is such information as Acconeer 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, at 10:45 a.m. CET on 22 November 2021.

The following documents can be retrieved from beQuoted
Acconeer-announces-rights-issue-of-approximately-SEK-140-mil.pdf

About Acconeer AB

With ground-breaking technology, Acconeer has developed a radar sensor that opens a new world of interaction. Acconeer Micro Radar Sensor, with low power consumption, high precision, small size and high robustness, is a 60GHz robust and cost-effective sensor for detection, distance measurement, motion detection and camera-supported applications with low power consumption. Acconeer combines the advantage of low power consumption with highly accurate pulsed radar systems of coherent radar, all integrated into a component with a surface area of only 28 mm2. The radar sensor can be included in a range of mobile consumer products, from smartphones to wearables, but also in areas such as robots, drones, the Internet of Things, healthcare, automotive, industrial robots and security and monitoring systems. Acconeer is a semiconductor company and, as a business model, sells hardware to manufacturers of consumer electronics products. Acconeer is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market with the ticker code ACCON, Redeye is the company's Certified Advisor (CA) and can be contacted via telephone +46(0)8 121 576 90 or via e-mail certifiedadviser@redeye.se. For more information: www.acconeer.com.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This press release is not an offer to subscribe for shares in Acconeer and investors should not subscribe for or purchase any securities, except on the basis of information provided in the prospectus.

This press release may not be made public, released or distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Australia, Hongkong, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore or in any other jurisdiction in which the distribution of this press release would be unlawful. Further, this press release does not constitute an offer to sell new shares, paid subscribed for shares ("BTA") or subscription rights to any person in any jurisdiction in which it is unlawful to make such offer to such person or where such action would require additional prospectuses, registration or other measures other than those pursuant to Swedish law. The prospectus, application form and other documents associated with the Rights Issue may not be distributed in or to any country where such distribution or the Rights Issue would require such measures set forth in the preceding sentence or be in violation of the regulations of such country.

The new shares, BTAs and subscription rights have not been recommended or approved by any United States federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. No new shares, BTAs, subscription rights or other securities issued by Acconeer have been or will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under the securities legislation in any state of the United States, and may not be offered, exercised or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. There is no intention to register any portion of the offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.

Any offering of the securities referred to in this press release will be made by means of a prospectus. This press release is not a prospectus for the purposes of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading on a regulated market, and repealing Directive 2003/71/EC (together with any related implementing and delegated regulations, the "Prospectus Regulation"). Investors should not invest in any securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information contained in the aforementioned prospectus.

In any EEA Member State other than Sweden, this press release is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation, i.e., only to investors who can receive the offer without an approved prospectus in such EEA Member State.

In the United Kingdom, this document and any other materials in relation to the securities described herein is only being distributed to, and is only directed at, and any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, "qualified investors" (within the meaning of the United Kingdom version of the EU Prospectus Regulation (2017/1129/ EU) which is part of United Kingdom law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) who are (i) persons having professional experience in matters relating to investments who fall within the definition of "investment professionals" in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order"); or (ii) high net worth entities falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). In the United Kingdom, any investment or investment activity to which this communication relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Persons who are not relevant persons should not take any action on the basis of this press release and should not act or rely on it.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements which reflect Acconeer's current view on future events and financial and operational development. Words such as "intend", "will", "expect", "anticipate", "may", "plan", "estimate" and other expressions that imply indications or predictions of future development or trends, constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements inherently involve both known and unknown risks and uncertainties as they depend on future events and circumstances. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee future results or development and the actual outcome could differ materially from the forward-looking statements. The information, opinions and forward-looking statements included in this press release speak only as of its date and are subject to change without notice.

Acconeer completes a directed new share issue of 4,062,000 new shares, raising proceeds of approximately SEK 65 million

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The board of directors of Acconeer AB ("Acconeer" or the "Company") has, in accordance with the Company's press release earlier today, with support of the authorization granted by the annual general meeting 14 April 2020, resolved on and carried out a new share issue of 4,062,000 shares (the "Directed New Share Issue"). The subscription price of the shares in the Directed New Share Issue amounts to SEK 16 per share. Through the Directed New Share Issue Acconeer will receive proceeds amounting to approximately SEK 65 million before deduction of transaction costs. The Directed New Share Issue was subscribed for by Alps Alpine Co., Ltd. and a number of institutional investors.

 NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SINGAPORE, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH KOREA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL OR WOULD REQUIRE REGISTRATION OR ANY OTHER MEASURES. PLEASE REFER TO IMPORTANT INFORMATION AT THE END OF THE PRESS RELEASE.

The subscription price in the Directed New Share Issue was set to SEK 16 and has been determined through a so called bookbuilding procedure carried out by the Company's financial advisor Pareto Securities AB ("Pareto Securities"), why it is the board of directors' assessment that the subscription price is in accordance with market conditions. The subscription price in the Directed New Share Issue constitutes a discount of approximately 12 percent compared to the closing price on Nasdaq First North Growth Market on 4 May 2020 and approximately 9 percent compared to the 30-day volume weighted average price (VWAP). Through the Directed New Share Issue Acconeer will receive approximately SEK 65 million before deduction of transaction costs.

The reasons for the deviation from the shareholders' preferential rights is to diversify the shareholder base among Swedish and international institutional investors and at the same time raise capital in a time efficient manner. The proceeds from the Directed New Share Issue will be used to finance the development of the Company's next generation platform. In addition, proceeds will be used for other product and market development activities, with the aim of increasing the pace of commercialisation of Acconeer's products.

The Directed New Share Issue entails a dilution of approximately 17 percent of the number of shares and votes in the Company. Through the Directed New Share Issue, the number of outstanding shares and votes will increase by 4,062,000 from 19,238,500 to 23,300,500. The share capital will increase by SEK 203,100, from SEK 961,925 to SEK 1,165,025.

In connection with the Directed New Share Issue, the Company has undertaken, with customary exceptions, not to issue additional shares for a period of 180 calendar days after the outcome of the Directed New Share Issue. Board members and persons of the management holding shares have undertaken not to sell any shares in Acconeer for a period of 90 calendar days after the outcome of the Directed New Share Issue, with customary exceptions.

Advisers
Pareto Securities AB is acting as Sole Manager and Bookrunner and Advokatfirman Schjødt is legal adviser in connection with the Directed New Share Issue.

For additional information, please contact:
Lars Lindell, CEO, Acconeer 
+46 10 218 92 00
ir@acconeer.com

The following documents can be retrieved from beQuoted
Acconeer completes a directed new share issue.pdf

 About Acconeer AB

Acconeer is a leading radar sensor company based in Lund, south Sweden, in Ideon, the country's hottest region for wireless technologies. Acconeer is developing a truly leading ultra-low power, high precision 3D sensor which will revolutionize the way that mobile devices interpret their surroundings. Acconeers ultra-low power and millimeter precision sensor will be a robust and cost-effective solution for applications ranging from virtual reality and gaming to security and robot control. Information from the sensor can also be used to identify different materials, these are just some examples of the wide range of possibilities of application areas for the sensor. Acconeer is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market with the ticker code ACCON, Redeye is the company's Certified Advisor (CA) and can be reached via telephone +46 (0)8 121 576 90 or via mail certifiedadviser@redeye.se. For more information: www.acconeer.com.

 

This information is such that Acconeer AB is obliged to disclose pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was released for public disclosure, through the agency of the contact persons above, on May 4, 2020 at 22:30 CET.


Important information

The release, announcement or distribution of this press release may, in certain jurisdictions, be subject to restrictions. The recipients of this press release in jurisdictions where this press release has been published or distributed shall inform themselves of and follow such restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release, and the information contained herein, in accordance with applicable rules in each jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer, or a solicitation of any offer, to buy or subscribe for any securities in the Company in any jurisdiction where such offer would be considered illegal. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or an offer to buy or subscribe for shares issued by the Company in any jurisdiction where such offer or invitation would be illegal. This press release is not a prospectus for the purposes of Prospectus Directive and has not been approved by any regulatory authority in any jurisdiction. Acconeer has not authorized any offer to the public of shares or rights in any member state of the EEA and no prospectus has been or will be prepared in connection with the Directed New Share Issue. In any EEA Member State, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive.

 

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In the United Kingdom, this document and any other materials in relation to the securities described herein is only being distributed to, and is only directed at, and any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, "qualified investors" who are (i) persons having professional experience in matters relating to investments who fall within the definition of "investment professionals" in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order"); or (ii) high net worth entities falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). In the United Kingdom, any investment or investment activity to which this communication relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Persons who are not relevant persons should not take any action on the basis of this press release and should not act or rely on it.

 

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 new shares. Any investment decision in connection with the Directed New Share Issue must be made on the basis of all publicly available information relating to the Company and the Company's shares. Such information has not been independently verified by the Manager. The Manager is acting for the Company in connection with the transaction and no one else and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to its clients nor for giving advice in relation to the transaction or any other matter referred to herein.

 

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This press release does not constitute an invitation to warrant, subscribe, or otherwise acquire or transfer any securities in any jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute a recommendation for any investors' decisions regarding the Directed New Share Issue. Each investor or potential investor should conduct a self-examination, analysis and evaluation of the business and information described in this press release and any publicly available information. The price and value of the securities can decrease as well as increase. Achieved results do not provide guidance for future results. Neither the contents of the Company's website nor any other website accessible through hyperlinks on the Company's website are incorporated into or form part of this press release.

 

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company's intentions, beliefs, or current expectations about and targets for the Company's future results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, performance, prospects, anticipated growth, strategies and opportunities and the markets in which the Company operates. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by words such as "believe", "expect", "anticipate", "intend", "may", "plan", "estimate", "will", "should", "could", "aim" or "might", or, in each case, their negative, or similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurances that they will materialize or prove to be correct. Because these statements are based on assumptions or estimates and are subject to risks and uncertainties, the actual results or outcome could differ materially from those set out in the forward-looking statements as a result of many factors. Such risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors could cause actual events to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in this release by such forward-looking statements. The Company does not guarantee that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements in this press release are free from errors and readers of this press release should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this press release. The information, opinions and forward-looking statements that are expressly or implicitly contained herein speak only as of its date and are subject to change without notice. Neither the Company nor anyone else undertake to review, update, confirm or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that arise in relation to the content of this press release.

 

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 Acconeer 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 Acconeer may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the shares in Acconeer offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the shares in Acconeer 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.

 

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 Acconeer.

 

Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the shares in Acconeer and determining appropriate distribution channels.

Acconeer intends to carry out a directed new share issue

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Acconeer AB ("Acconeer" or the "Company") today announces its intention to carry out a directed new share issue of approximately SEK 60 million to Swedish and international institutional investors (the "Directed New Share Issue"). Alps Alpine Co., Ltd., a world-leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and systems for cars, has undertaken to subscribe for shares corresponding to a maximum of USD 3 million in the Directed New Share Issue.

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, NEW ZEALAND, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SINGAPORE, SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH KOREA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL OR WOULD REQUIRE REGISTRATION OR ANY OTHER MEASURES. PLEASE REFER TO IMPORTANT INFORMATION AT THE END OF THE PRESS RELEASE.

The Directed New Share Issue is intended to be carried out with deviation from the shareholders' preferential rights and with the support of the authorization granted by the annual general meeting held on 14 April 2020. Acconeer has engaged Pareto Securities AB ("Pareto Securities") to investigate the conditions for a new issue of shares through a so-called accelerated bookbuilding procedure.

The subscription price for the shares in the Directed New Share Issue is to be determined through an accelerated bookbuilding procedure, which will begin no earlier than 17:31 today, May 4, 2020, and end before the commencement of trading on Nasdaq First North Growth Market on May 5, 2020. The bookbuilding procedure may, at the discretion of the Company or Pareto Securities, close earlier or later and may be cancelled at any time.

The reasons for the deviation from the shareholders' preferential rights are to diversify the shareholder base among Swedish and international institutional investors and at the same time raise capital in a time efficient manner. The proceeds from the Directed New Share Issue are intended to be used to finance the development of the Company's next generation platform. In addition, proceeds are intended to be used for other product and market development activities, with the aim of increasing the pace of commercialisation of Acconeer's products. 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 bookbuilding procedure.

In connection with the Directed New Share Issue, the Company has undertaken, with customary exceptions, not to issue additional shares for a period of 180 calendar days after the announcement of the outcome of the Directed New Share Issue. Board members and persons of the management holding shares have undertaken not to sell any shares in Acconeer for a period of 90 calendar days after the announcement of the outcome of the Directed New Share Issue, with customary exceptions.

The Directed New Share Issue is subject to a resolution by the board of directors of Acconeer, pursuant to the issue authorization given by the annual general meeting on April 14, 2020 to issue new shares, following the close of the bookbuilding procedure.

Advisers
Pareto Securities AB is acting as Sole Manager and Bookrunner and Advokatfirman Schjødt is legal adviser in connection with the Directed New Share Issue.

For additional information, please contact: 

Lars Lindell, CEO, Acconeer
+46 10 218 92 00
ir@acconeer.com

The following documents can be retrieved from beQuoted
Acconeer announces intention of directed new share issue.pdf

About Acconeer AB

Acconeer is a leading radar sensor company based in Lund, south Sweden, in Ideon, the country's hottest region for wireless technologies. Acconeer is developing a truly leading ultra-low power, high precision 3D sensor which will revolutionize the way that mobile devices interpret their surroundings. Acconeers ultra-low power and millimeter precision sensor will be a robust and cost-effective solution for applications ranging from virtual reality and gaming to security and robot control. Information from the sensor can also be used to identify different materials, these are just some examples of the wide range of possibilities of application areas for the sensor. Acconeer is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market with the ticker code ACCON, Redeye is the company's Certified Advisor (CA) and can be reached via telephone +46 (0)8 121 576 90 or via mail certifiedadviser@redeye.se. For more information: www.acconeer.com.

 

This information is such that Acconeer AB is obliged to disclose pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was released for public disclosure, through the agency of the contact persons above, on May 4, 2020 at 17:31 CET.


Important information

The release, announcement or distribution of this press release may, in certain jurisdictions, be subject to restrictions. The recipients of this press release in jurisdictions where this press release has been published or distributed shall inform themselves of and follow such restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release, and the information contained herein, in accordance with applicable rules in each jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer, or a solicitation of any offer, to buy or subscribe for any securities in the Company in any jurisdiction, where such offer would be considered illegal. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or an offer to buy or subscribe for shares issued by the Company in any jurisdiction where such offer or invitation would be illegal. This press release is not a prospectus for the purposes of the Prospectus Directive and has not been approved by any regulatory authority in any jurisdiction. Acconeer has not authorized any offer to the public of shares or rights in any member state of the EEA and no prospectus has been or will be prepared in connection with the Directed New Share Issue.

 

This press release does not constitute or form part of an offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States. The securities referred to herein may not be sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold within the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. There is no intention to register any securities referred to herein in the United States or to make a public offering of the securities in the United States. The information in this press release may not be announced, published, copied, reproduced or distributed, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, within or into Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zeeland, Singapore, South Africa, the United States or in any other jurisdiction where such announcement, publication or distribution of the information would not comply with applicable laws and regulations or where such actions are subject to legal restrictions or would require additional registration or other measures than what is required under Swedish law. Actions taken in violation of this instruction may constitute a crime against applicable securities laws and regulations.

 

In the United Kingdom, this document and any other materials in relation to the securities described herein is only being distributed to, and is only directed at, and any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, "qualified investors" who are (i) persons having professional experience in matters relating to investments who fall within the definition of "investment professionals" in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order"); or (ii) high net worth entities falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). In the United Kingdom, any investment or investment activity to which this communication relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Persons who are not relevant persons should not take any action on the basis of this press release and should not act or rely on it.

 

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 shares. Any investment decision in connection with the Directed New Share Issue must be made on the basis of all publicly available information relating to the Company and the Company's shares. Such information has not been independently verified by the Manager. The Manager is acting for the Company in connection with the transaction and no one else and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to its clients nor for giving advice in relation to the transaction or any other matter referred to herein.

 

The information in this press release may not be forwarded or distributed to any other person and may not be reproduced at all. Any forwarding, distribution, reproduction or disclosure of this information in its entirety or in any part is prohibited. Failure to follow these instructions may result in a breach of the Securities Act or applicable laws in other jurisdictions.

 

This press release does not constitute an invitation to warrant, subscribe, or otherwise acquire or transfer any securities in any jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute a recommendation for any investors' decisions regarding the Directed New Share Issue. Each investor or potential investor should conduct a self-examination, analysis and evaluation of the business and information described in this press release and any publicly available information. The price and value of the securities can decrease as well as increase. Achieved results do not provide guidance for future results. Neither the contents of the Company's website nor any other website accessible through hyperlinks on the Company's website are incorporated into or form part of this press release.

 

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company's intentions, beliefs, or current expectations about and targets for the Company's future results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, performance, prospects, anticipated growth, strategies and opportunities and the markets in which the Company operates. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by words such as "believe", "expect", "anticipate", "intend", "may", "plan", "estimate", "will", "should", "could", "aim" or "might", or, in each case, their negative, or similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurances that they will materialize or prove to be correct. Because these statements are based on assumptions or estimates and are subject to risks and uncertainties, the actual results or outcome could differ materially from those set out in the forward-looking statements as a result of many factors. Such risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors could cause actual events to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in this release by such forward-looking statements. The Company does not guarantee that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements in this press release are free from errors and readers of this press release should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this press release. The information, opinions and forward-looking statements that are expressly or implicitly contained herein speak only as of its date and are subject to change without notice. Neither the Company nor anyone else undertake to review, update, confirm or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that arise in relation to the content of this press release.

 

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 Acconeer 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 Acconeer may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the shares in Acconeer offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the shares in Acconeer 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.

 

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 Acconeer.

 

Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the shares in Acconeer and determining appropriate distribution channels.