To ensure continued successful development in accordance with the Company's business plan and strategy, the Board of Directors of Alligator has resolved to carry out the Rights Issue of approximately SEK 86 million before issue costs. The expected net proceeds from the Rights Issue will be used to initiate and conduct Phase II studies for mitazalimab and to complete phase I study and initiate preparatory work on Phase II study for ATOR-1017. The Rights Issue is secured to 100 per cent by subscription undertakings and guarantee commitments.
For complete information on the Rights Issue, please see the prospectus (the “Prospectus”), which has been prepared by the Board of Directors in connection with the Rights Issue.
Comment from Alligator’s CEO, Per Norlén
"With the capital injection from the rights issue, we secure the start of important efficacy studies for our focus projects mitazalimab and ATOR-1017. Just before year-end, we submitted a CTA for mitazalimab, an application to start Phase II in pancreatic cancer. For ATOR-1017, we plan to start Phase II studies in the second half of 2021, with gastric cancer as a prioritized indication. Based on strong data from preclinical models and clinical Phase I, we see great opportunities for both mitazalimab and ATOR-1017 to successfully treat patients with these cancers."– Per Norlén, CEO of Alligator
The Rights Issue
The Rights Issue comprises a maximum of 14,277,723 shares. The Rights Issue takes place with priority for those who were registered as shareholders in the Company on the record date, January 5, 2021. One (1) existing share in the Company entitles to one (1) subscription right. Five (5) subscription rights entitle to subscribe for one (1) new share.
Timeline for the Rights Issue
- January 11 – January 21, 2021 – Trading in subscription rights
- January 11 – January 25, 2021 – Subscription period
- January 11, 2021 – Until the Rights Issue has been registered by the Swedish Companies Registration Office – Trading in paid-up subscribed shares (Sw. “BTA”)
- January 28, 2021 – Estimated publication of outcome of Rights Issue
The Company will be presenting at Redeye Fight Cancer Seminar on January 21, 2021. Additional investor presentations may be arranged during the subscription period. Invitations will be presented on Alligator's and Redeye AB's respective websites.
The Prospectus, containing complete terms and conditions, is available on the Company's, Aktieinvest FK AB's and Redeye AB's respective websites (www.alligatorbioscience.com, www.aktieinvest.se and www.redeye.se). The Prospectus is also available on the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority's website (www.fi.se). Subscription forms are available on the Company's and Redeye AB's respective websites. Subscription forms can also be obtained by contacting Aktieinvest FK AB on telephone number 08-5065 1795.
Redeye AB acts as financial adviser, Setterwalls Advokatbyrå AB acts as legal adviser and Aktieinvest FK AB acts as issuing agent in connection with the Rights Issue.
For more information, please contact:
Per Norlén, CEO
Phone: 046-540 82 00
Cecilia Hofvander, Director Investor Relations & Communications
Phone: 046-540 82 06
This information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, at 8:30 a.m. CET on January 11, 2021.
About Alligator Bioscience AB
Alligator Bioscience AB is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing tumor-directed immuno-oncology antibody drugs. Alligator’s pipeline includes the two key assets ATOR-1017 and mitazalimab. Furthermore, there are two partnered assets: ALG.APV-527 in co-development with Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. and AC101 in clinical development by Shanghai Henlius Biotech Inc. In addition, the company has developed a novel concept for more patient-specific immunotherapy: Neo-X-Prime. Alligator’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (ATORX). The Company 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. Any invitation to the persons concerned to subscribe for shares in Alligator will only be made through the Prospectus published by the Company on December 30, 2020. The Prospectus has been approved and registered by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and has been published on http://www.alligatorbioscience.com. The approval of the Prospectus by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority shall not be regarded as an approval of the shares or any other securities. This release is however not a prospectus in accordance to the definition in the Prospectus Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (“Prospectus Regulation”) and 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. 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. In accordance with article 2 k of the Prospectus Regulation this press release constitutes an advertisement.
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