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Lund, Sweden — 27 March 2019 — The result of the rights issue in Camurus AB (publ) (“Camurus” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq Stockholm, CAMX), for which the subscription period ended on 25 March 2019, shows that 9,573,331 shares, corresponding to 99.8 percent of the offered shares, were subscribed for by exercise of subscription rights. Additionally, subscription applications corresponding to 22,169,298 shares have been received for subscription without the exercise of subscription rights, where 22,041 shares have been allotted. Consequently, the rights issue is oversubscribed and none of the guarantee undertakings have been utilized. Through the rights issue Camurus will receive approximately SEK 403 million before the deduction of transaction costs.
“We are delighted with the positive outcome of the rights issue and thank our shareholders for their support and continued strong commitment. The proceeds will enable us to pursue our strategy and deliver on our business goals, including successful launch of Buvidal® in Europe and Australia, and advance the clinical development of prioritized late-stage pipeline assets towards market approvals”, says Dr Fredrik Tiberg, President and CEO of Camurus.
Out of the 22,169,298 shares that have been subscribed without the exercise of subscription rights, 22,041 shares have been allotted to the subscribers in accordance with the principles outlined in the prospectus. Notice of allotment to persons who have subscribed for shares without the exercise of subscription rights will be distributed today on 27 March 2019. Such allotted shares must be paid in cash in accordance with the instructions on the transaction note. Nominee registered shareholders receive notice of allocation and payment according to each nominee’s routines. Only those who have been allotted shares will receive a notice.
Through the rights issue, Camurus’ share capital will increase with SEK 239,884.30 to SEK 1,199,421.45 and the total number of shares will increase with 9,595,372 shares. The number of shares in Camurus after the rights issue will amount to 47,976,858.
The new shares are expected to be listed for trading on Nasdaq Stockholm around 2 April 2019.
Carnegie Investment Bank AB and Jefferies International Limited are acting as Joint Global Coordinators and Underwriters in connection with the Rights Issue. Mannheimer Swartling act as legal adviser to Camurus, and Gernandt & Danielsson act as legal adviser to the Joint Global Coordinators and Underwriters.
For more information
Fredrik Tiberg, President & CEO
Tel. +46 (0)46 286 46 92
Fredrik Joabsson, Chief Business Development Officer
Tel. +46 (0)70 776 17 37
Camurus is a Swedish science-led biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercialising innovative and differentiated medicines for the treatment of severe and chronic conditions. New drug products with best-in-class potential are conceived based on the company’s proprietary FluidCrystal® drug delivery technologies and its extensive R&D expertise. Camurus’ clinical pipeline includes products for the treatment of cancer, endocrine diseases, pain and addiction, which are developed in-house and in collaboration with international pharmaceutical companies. The company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm under the ticker CAMX. For more information, visit www.camurus.com.
The information in this press release does not contain or constitute an offer to acquire, subscribe or otherwise trade in shares, subscription rights or other securities in Camurus AB in any jurisdiction. Any invitation to the persons concerned to subscribe for shares in Camurus has only been made through the prospectus that Camurus published on 8 March 2019.
This press release does not constitute or form part of an offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States. The securities referred to herein may not be sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold within the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. There is no intention to register any securities referred to herein in the United States or to make a public offering of the securities in the United States.
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No public offering of securities is made to any country within the European Economic Area (the “EEA”) other than Sweden. In other member states of the EEA which have implemented European Parliament and Council Directive 2003/71/EC (the “Prospectus Directive”), such offering may be made only under the exemption in the Prospectus Directive as well as every relevant implementation measure (including measures to implement European Parliament and Council Directive 2010/73/EU).
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 issued shares. Such information has not been independently verified by the Joint Global Coordinators and Underwriters (as defined below). 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. This announcement does not purport to identify or suggest the risks (direct or indirect) which may be associated with an investment in the Company or the new shares.
In connection with any offering of the new shares, each of Jefferies International Limited (“Jefferies”), and Carnegie Investment Bank AB (publ) (“Carnegie” and, together with Jefferies, the "Joint Global Coordinators and Underwriters") and any of their respective affiliates acting as an investor for their own account may take up as a proprietary position any new shares and in that capacity may retain, purchase or sell for their own account such new shares. In addition, any of them or their respective affiliates may enter into financing arrangements and swaps with investors in connection with which that any of them (or their affiliates) may from time to time acquire, hold or dispose of new shares. None of the Joint Global Coordinators and Underwriters or any of their respective affiliates intends to disclose the extent of any such investment or transactions otherwise than in accordance with any legal or regulatory obligation to do so.
None of the Joint Global Coordinators and Underwriters or any of their respective affiliates, directors, officers, employees, advisers and agents accepts any responsibility or liability whatsoever for/or makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the truth, fullness, accuracy or completeness of the information in this press release (or whether any information has been omitted from the document) or any other information relating to the Company or its associated companies, whether written, oral or in a visual or electronic form, and howsoever transmitted or made available or for any loss howsoever arising from any use of this document or its contents or otherwise arising in connection therewith.
None of the Company, the Joint Global Coordinators and Underwriters or any of their respective affiliates directors, officers, employees, agents, affiliates or advisers is under any obligation to update, complete, revise or keep current the information contained in this document to which it relates or to provide the recipient of with access to any additional information that may arise in connection with it.
Jefferies International Limited is authorized and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority. Carnegie is authorized and regulated in Sweden by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. Each of the Joint Global Coordinators and Underwriters is acting exclusively for the Company and no one else in connection with this announcement or any future transaction in connection with it. None of the Joint Global Coordinators and Underwriters or any of their respective affiliates will regard any other person (whether or not a recipient of this document) as a client or will be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to its clients or for the giving of advice in relation to the contents of this announcement or any transaction, matter or arrangement referred to in this announcement.
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