rights issue of shares (the “Rights Issue”) ended on 26 November 2021. The preliminary outcome shows that the Rights Issue has been oversubscribed. Through the Rights Issue, Alligator will receive approximately SEK 257 million before transaction costs.
The Rights Issue comprised a maximum of 128,499,507 ordinary shares. The preliminary outcome shows that 118,336,211 shares, corresponding to approximately 92.1 per cent of the Rights issue, has been subscribed for by exercise of subscription rights. In addition, applications for subscription of 37,602,276 shares without the exercise of subscription rights, corresponding to approximately 29.3 per cent of the Rights Issue, have been received. Thus, 155,938,487 shares, corresponding to approximately 121.4 per cent of the Rights Issue, has been subscribed for with and without the exercise of subscription rights. The Rights Issue is thus oversubscribed and no guarantee commitments will be utilized.
Notification regarding allocation
Allocation of shares will be made in accordance with the allocation principles described in the prospectus that was published in connection with the Rights Issue (the “Prospectus”). 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
The final outcome of the Rights Issue is expected to be announced on 1 December 2021. Trading in BTA (Sw. betald tecknad aktie) is currently taking place at Nasdaq Stockholm and will cease when the Rights Issue has been registered by the Swedish Companies Registration Office, which is expected to take place around week 50, 2021. BTA:s will then be converted to ordinary shares.
Number of shares and share capital
The Rights Issue provides Alligator with proceeds amounting to approximately SEK 257 million before transaction costs. As a result of the Rights Issue, Alligator's share capital will increase by SEK 51,399,802.80 to a total of SEK 85,666,338 and the total number of shares will increase by 128,499,507 shares to a total of 214,165,845 shares, all ordinary shares.
In connection with the Rights Issue, the Company has entered into agreements on guarantee commitments. For the guarantee commitments, a commission is paid, either in cash or in the form of newly issued shares in the Company. The subscription price for any shares issued to guarantors has been set to SEK 2.10, corresponding to 90 per cent of the volume-weighted average share price (VWAP) for the Company's share on Nasdaq Stockholm during the subscription period in the Rights Issue (i.e. during the period 12 – 26 November 2021. In case all guarantors would choose to receive guarantee commission in shares, a total of a maximum of 10,660,763 new shares would be issued as guarantee commission.
DNB Markets, a part of DNB Bank ASA, Sweden Branch and Redeye AB act as Joint Global Coordinators in connection with the Rights Issue. Setterwalls Advokatbyrå AB acts as legal adviser to Alligator and Baker & McKenzie Advokatbyrå KB acts as legal adviser to the Joint Global Coordinators in connection with the Rights Issue. Aktieinvest FK AB acts as the issuing agent in the Rights Issue.
For further information, please contact:
Julie Silber, Investor Relations
Phone: +46 46-540 82 23
This information is information that Alligator Bioscience 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 person set out above, at 08:30 a.m. CET on 29 November 2021.
About Alligator Bioscience
Alligator Bioscience AB is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing tumor-directed immuno-oncology antibody drugs. Alligator's pipeline includes the two key assets mitazalimab, a CD40 agonist, and ATOR-1017, a 4-1BB agonist. Furthermore, Alligator is co-developing ALG.APV-527 with Aptevo Therapeutics Inc., several undisclosed molecules based on its proprietary technology platform, Neo-X-Prime™, with MacroGenics Inc. and novel drug candidates based on the RUBY™ bispecific platform with Orion Corporation. Out licensed programs include AC101, in phase II development, by Shanghai Henlius Biotech Inc. and an undisclosed target to Biotheus Inc. Alligator Bioscience's shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (ATORX) and is headquartered in Lund, Sweden. For more information, please visit http://www.alligatorbioscience.com.
The information in this press release does not contain or constitute an offer to acquire, subscribe or otherwise trade in shares or other securities in Alligator. No action has been taken and measures will not be taken to permit a public offering in any jurisdictions other than Sweden.
This release is not a prospectus in accordance to the definition in the Prospectus Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (“Prospectus Regulation”) and has not been approved by any regulatory authority in any jurisdiction. 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 shares or other securities in Alligator. Any invitation to the persons concerned to subscribe for shares in Alligator has only been made through the Prospectus published by the Company on November 9, 2021. The Prospectus has been approved and registered by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and has been published on https://alligatorbioscience.se/en/investors/rightsissue-q4-2021/. The approval should not be considered as an endorsement of the Company or as an endorsement of the quality of the securities that are the subject of the prospectus and does not indicate that the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority guarantees that the facts in the prospectus are correct or complete. Investors should make their own assessment as to the suitability of investing in the Company’s securities. In order for investors to fully understand the potential risks and benefits associated with a decision to participate in the Rights Issue, any investment decision should only be made based on the information in the Prospectus. Thus, investors are encouraged to review the Prospectus in its entirety.
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