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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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