Acarix two largest shareholders transfer subscription rights free of charge – extends the subscription period
Malmö, September 2, 2020
Acarix two largest shareholders transfer subscription rights free of charge –extends the subscription period
The Extraordinary General Meeting of Acarix AB ("Acarix" or the "Company") resolved on 11 August 2020, subsequent to the board of directors resolution on 15 July 2020, to approve the board's resolution for a new share issue of a maximum of 86,156,738 shares with preferential rights for the Company's existing shareholders at a subscription price of SEK 0.65, which may provide the Company with approximately SEK 56 million before deduction of cost related to the rights issue (the "Rights Issue"). The shareholders Sunstone LSV Fund II K / S and SEED Capital DK II K / S have transferred all of the subscription rights they were entitled to in the Rights Issue, amounting to a total of 47,490,810 rights, corresponding to 18.37 percent of the Rights Issue. The subscription rights have been transferred to a number of qualified investors who have agreed to subscribe for shares using the subscription rights, corresponding to a subscription value of SEK 10.3 million in the Rights issue. The board of directors in Acarix has, due to the above, decided to extend the subscription period until 8 September 2020
The Company's major shareholders, Sunstone LSV Fund II K / S and SEED Capital DK II K / S, which together holds 18.37 percent of the shares in the Company, are prevented to participate in the Rights Issue due to each of the funds being closed for new investments. The shareholders have thus transferred all the subscription rights they received in the Rights Issue to a number of qualified investors. The investors have, through submitted application forms, undertaken to subscribe for shares in the Rights Issue corresponding to subscriptions amounting to approximately SEK 10.3 million. The transfer of rights has been executed free of charge.
The board of directors in Acarix has, due to the above, decided to extend the subscription period until and including 8 September 2020 (from previous 21 August to 4 September 2020). Trading in subscription rights will end on the previously announced date, 2 September 2020. Trading in BTA will continue until the Rights Issue has been registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office and the announcement of the outcome of the Rights Issue is estimated to 11 September 2020 (previously 9 September 2020).
A supplement to the prospectus, published by the Company on 20 August 2020, will be prepared by the Company and published after approval from the Swedish Financial Authority.
Redeye AB is acting as financial adviser and Baker McKenzie is acting as legal adviser to Acarix in connection with the Rights Issue. Hagberg & Aneborn Fondkommission AB is acting as issuing agent.
This press release has been made public through the agency of the contact persons set out below, at the time stated by the Company’s news distributor, GlobeNewswire, at the publication of this press release. The below persons may be contacted for further information.
Acarix was established in 2009 and is listed on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market (ticker: ACARIX). Acarix’s CADScor®System uses an advanced sensor placed on the skin above the heart to listen to the sounds of cardiac contraction movement and turbulent flow. It has been designed to be an all-in-one system in the sense that the heart signal will be recorded, processed, and displayed as a patient specific score, the CAD-score, on the device screen. Readout is obtained in less than 10 minutes. Safe and suitable for use in both out- and inpatient settings, the CADScor®System thus has the potential to play a major role in patient triage, avoiding the need for many patients to undergo stressful invasive diagnostic procedures. Wildeco Ekonomisk Information AB (+46 8 545 271 00, email@example.com) is Certified Adviser to Acarix. For more information please visit www.acarix.com.
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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 Company. The information contained in this announcement is for background purposes only and does not purport to be full or complete. No reliance may be placed for any purpose on the information contained in this announcement or its accuracy or completeness. Redeye is acting for Acarix in connection with the Rights Issue and no one else and will not be responsible to anyone other than Acarix for providing the protections afforded to its clients nor for giving advice in relation to the Rights Issue or any other matter referred to herein.
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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 Acarix 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 Acarix may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the shares in Acarix offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the shares in Acarix 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 Rights Issue.
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Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the shares in Acarix and determining appropriate distribution channels.
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