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LUND, Sweden, Aug. 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Board of Directors for Enzymatica (“Enzymatica” or “Company”) today announces the outcome of the new rights issue with preferential rights for existing shareholders that was published on 19 July 2022 (the “Rights issue”). The new rights issue was fully subscribed, and the Company will receive proceeds amounting to about SEK 74.7 million before issue costs. The new rights issue was subscribed for 63 percent with subscription rights and 1 percent without subscription rights. The remaining part of the new rights issue was subscribed for through guarantee commitments by the Company’s three largest owners.
On 24 August 2022, the subscription period for the new rights issue ended. The final outcome shows that the new rights issue was fully subscribed, whereof 63 percent were subscribed for with subscription rights and 1 percent without subscription rights. The remaining part, corresponding to 36 percent, was subscribed for by the Company’s three largest owners according to guarantee commitments. The subscription rate of the new rights issue was SEK 5 per share and the Company will receive proceeds amounting to about SEK 74.7 million before issue costs.
“The rights issue allows us to escalate our clinical studies and is an important support for our geographic expansion. The pandemic led to substantial challenges for Enzymatica, but thanks to robust principal owners with a long-term belief in the company, we continue to build the company according to plan and spread the word about our unique product to more consumers and new markets”, said CEO Claus Egstrand.
By the Rights issue the share capital will increase by SEK 597,297.80 to SEK 6,570,275.77. The total number of shares in the Company will increase from 149,324,400 to 164,256,840.
The last day for trading in paid-up subscribed shares (BTA) on Nasdaq First North Growth Market is expected to be 5 September 2022. The new shares are expected to be traded on Nasdaq First North Growth Market on or about 5 September 2022. The above is the final outcome of the Rights issue, thus no further press releases about the outcome of the Rights issue will be issued.
Erik Penser Bank AB is Enzymatica’s financial adviser in connection with the rights issue. Setterwalls Advokatbyrå is the Company’s legal adviser.
For more information, please contact:
Claus Egstrand, CEO, Enzymatica AB
Phone: +44 7780 22 8385 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stefan Olsson, Communication Manager, Enzymatica AB
Phone: +46 708 55 11 85 | Email: email@example.com
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A prospectus regarding the Rights issue described in this release has been published by the Company on 5 August 2022. This release is however not a prospectus in accordance to the definition in the Prospectus Regulation. In accordance with article 2 k of the Prospectus Regulation this press release constitutes an advertisement. Complete information regarding the Rights issue can only be obtained through the Prospectus. Enzymatica has not authorized any offer to the public of shares or rights in any other member state of the EEA. 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 Regulation. 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 Rights 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 financial adviser. The financial adviser 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.
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 Enzymatica 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 Enzymatica may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the shares in Enzymatica offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the shares in Enzymatica 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.
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 Enzymatica.
Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the shares in Enzymatica and determining appropriate distribution channels.
Enzymatica AB is a life science company that develops and sells health products mainly to treat diseases and symptoms in the upper respiratory tract. The products are based on a barrier technology that includes marine enzymes with unique properties. The company’s first product is the medical device product ColdZyme®, a mouth spray for colds. The product has been launched in about 30 markets on four continents. The strategy is to continue to grow by developing more health products, strengthening the company’s position in existing markets and expanding into new geographic markets through established partners. The company is headquartered in Lund and is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. For more information, please visit www.enzymatica.com.
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