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Today is the first day of the subscription period of AroCell AB:s (publ) (”AroCell” or the ”Company”) issue of shares with preferential rights for existing shareholders (the “Rights Issue”) in which the public is also able to subscribe.
The Rights Issue is carried out in order to finance the work towards obtaining a FDA approval of AroCell TK 210 ELISA in the US. Assuming full subscription of the Rights Issue, AroCell will receive SEK 39.4m before issue costs. The Rights Issue is covered by subscription commitments and guarantee commitments corresponding to 100% of the issue proceed.
The Rights Issue includes not more than 26,284,963 shares. Persons registered as shareholders in AroCell on the record date, 15 November 2019, have preferential rights to subscripe for new shares in the Rights Issue in proportion to their existing share holdings.
Three (3) existing shares in the Company entitle to subscription of two (2) new shares. For every one (1) existing share, two (2) subscription rights will be received. Three (3) subscription rights entitle to subscription of one (1) new share. The subscription price is SEK 1.50 per share. The public is also able to subscribe.
Comment from AroCell’s CEO, Michael Brobjer
“AroCell’s next important goal for the business is a FDA approval of AroCell TK 210 ELISA in the US. Through a considerable procurement of capital, we are now fully financed for the work on the US market. We welcome our faithful exisiting shareholders to continue supporting us in our strive to improve the medical treatment of cancer through subscription in the Rights Issue. With these words I would like to thank both new and existing shareholers for their belief in Arocell’s future possibilities.” – Michael Brobjer, CEO.
- November 20 – December 2, 2019 – Trading in subscription rights
- November 20 – December 4, 2019 – Subscription period
- November 20, 2019 – Until the Rights Issue is registered at the Swedish Companies Registration Office – Trading in BTA (interim share)
- December 9, 2019 – Disclosure of outcome of Rights Issue
The Company will hold presentations at the following occasions:
- November 25, 2019 – Shareholder’s Day Stockholm 2019 (Sw: “Stora Aktiedagen Stockholm 2019”)
- December 3, 2019 – BioStock Live Stockholm
Additional investor meetings may be conducted throughout the subscription period. An invitation to these meetings will be presented on AroCell’s and Redeyes respective webpages.
The prospectus, containing the full terms and instructions, is available on the Company’s, the issuer agent’s and Redeye AB:s respective webpage (www.arocell.com, www.aqurat.se, www.redeye.se). Furthermore, subscription forms will be obtainable by contacting the issuer agent via telephone by dialing +46 8-684 05 800.
Redeye Aktiebolag acts as financial adviser and Fredersen Advokatbyrå acts as legal adviser in connection with the Rights Issue.
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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.