Ovzon AB (publ) (“Ovzon” or the “Company “) has today resolved to carry out a new share issue of a maximum of 1,358,559 shares at a subscription price of SEK 62.18 per share, and is thereby provided with proceeds amounting to approximately SEK 84.5 million before deduction of transaction costs (the “Share Issue”). The subscriber in the Share Issue is Stena Finans AB. The board of directors of Ovzon believes that Stena Finans AB is a strategical and reputable institutional investor in the Company and the Share Issue also enables a capital raising in a time-efficient manner at attractive terms. The Share Issue will be carried out based on the authorisation from the annual general meeting held 10 April 2019.
The share issue
The Share Issue has been resolved upon by the board of directors of Ovzon based on the authorisation from the annual general meeting held 10 April 2019. All 1,358,599 shares in the Share Issue have been subscribed for by Stena Finans AB, whereby Ovzon will receive proceeds of approximately SEK 84.5 million before deduction of transactions costs.
The subscription price in the Share Issue amounts to SEK 62.18 per share, which corresponds to the volume weighted average price during the period 15 January up to and including 28 January 2020. Since the subscription price has been determined in accordance with the above, it is the board of directors’ opinion that the subscription price is marketable.
The proceeds are expected to provide the Company with further financial leeway and enable the Company to better execute on its existing business plan. Further, the purpose of the Share Issue and the reasons for deviating from the shareholders’ preferential rights is that the Share Issue shall be directed to Stena Finans AB, who the board of directors in Ovzon considers to be a strategical and reputable institutional investor in the Company and to raise capital in a time-efficient manner at attractive terms.
Shares, share capital and dilution
Through the Share Issue, the Company’s share capital will increase by SEK 135,855.90, from SEK 3,358,559.60 to SEK 3,494,415.50 while the number of shares and votes will increase by 1,358,559, from 33,585,596 to 34,944,155. The Share Issue involves a dilution for existing shareholders in the Company of approximately 3,9 percent in relation to the number of shares in the Company after completion of the Share Issue.
“With this capital injection, we can expedite product development of terminals and further increase our marketing and sales activities. This will strengthen the activities for our own, fully financed, satellite, Ovzon 3, the first of a number of planned satellites designed to give global coverage for our advanced service and our strategy to revolutionize mobile broadband via satellite “, says Magnus René, Group CEO.
Carnegie Investment Bank AB (publ) acts as financial adviser to the Company and Baker McKenzie acts as legal adviser to the Company in connection with the Share Issue.
This information is information that Ovzon AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out below, on 29 January 2020 at the time stated by Ovzon’s news distributor Cision at publication of this press release.
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Johan Brandt, CFO
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