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An Extraordinary General Meeting in Active Biotech was held on December 1, 2014.
In accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors, the Meeting resolved to approve the Board's resolution on November 4, 2014 on a new share issue with pre-emptive rights for the shareholders. The subscription price is SEK 15 per share, whereby Active Biotech will be provided with approximately SEK 225 million, at full subscription, before issue expenses.
As a result of the rights issue the Company's share capital will be increased with not more than approximately SEK 56,482,529.18 through issue of not more than 14,984,716 new shares.
The record date for the right to participate in the rights issue is December 4, 2014. The last day of trading in the Active Biotech share including the right to participate in the rights issue is December 2, 2014. Subscription for new shares shall be made during the period December 8 - 22, 2014.
The Company's largest shareholders MGA Holding AB, Nordstjernan AB and Investor AB through Duba AB, as well as Peter Thelin (privately and through companies), with a combined holding of approximately 49 per cent of the number of shares and votes of the Company, have undertaken to subscribe for their respective pre-emptive parts of the rights issue.
A prospectus relating to the rights issue will be made public before the commencement of the subscription period.
Lund, December 1, 2014
Active Biotech AB (publ)
For further information, please contact:
Tomas Leanderson, CEO
Tel: +46 (0)46 19 20 95
Hans Kolam, CFO
Tel: +46 (0)46 19 20 44
Active Biotech AB (publ) (Nasdaq Stockholm: ACTI) is a biotechnology company with focus on neurodegenerative diseases and cancer. Projects in pivotal phase are laquinimod, an orally administered small molecule with unique immunomodulatory properties for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, and tasquinimod, an oral immunomodulatory, anti-metastatic substance for the treatment of prostate cancer. The objective of the preclinical ISI project is to produce new, patentable chemical compounds for treatment of diseases in the company's focus areas. Please visit www.activebiotech.com for more information.
Active Biotech is required to publish the information contained in this press release in accordance with the Swedish Securities Market Act. This information was provided to the media for publication at 6:00 pm CET on December 1, 2014.
This press release is not an offer to subscribe for shares in Active Biotech. A prospectus relating to the rights issue referred to in this press release will be made public by the Company prior to the commencement of the subscription period. This press release is not a prospectus and investors should not subscribe for or purchase any securities referred to in this press release, except on the basis of information provided in the prospectus.
This press release may not be made public, released or distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, Singapore, South Africa or New Zealand or in any other jurisdiction in which the distribution of this press release would be unlawful. Further, this press release does not constitute an offer to sell new shares, paid subscribed for shares ("BTA") or subscription rights to any person in any jurisdiction in which it is unlawful to make such offer to such person or where such action would require additional prospectuses, registration or other measures other than those pursuant to Swedish law. The prospectus, application form and other documents associated with the rights issue may not be distributed in or to any country where such distribution or the rights issue would require such measures set forth in the preceding sentence or be in violation of the regulations of such country.
The new shares, BTAs and subscription rights have not been recommended by a United States federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. No new shares, BTAs, subscription rights or other securities issued by Active Biotech have been or will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, or under the securities legislation in any state of the United States or any province in Canada. Accordingly, no new shares, BTAs, subscription rights or other securities issued by Active Biotech may be transferred or offered for sale in the United States or Canada, other than in such exceptional cases that do not require registration. The securities issued in the rights issue will not be offered to the public in the United States.
Active Biotech has not authorized any offer of securities to the public in any country in the European Economic Area ("EEA") other than Sweden. In other member states in the EEA which have implemented the Directive 2003/71/EC (the "Prospectus Directive") (each, a "Relevant Member State"), no action has been undertaken and will not be undertaken to make an offer of securities to the public requiring publication of a prospectus in any Relevant Member State. As a result, the securities may only be offered in Relevant Member States to (a) any legal entity which is a qualified investor as defined in the Prospectus Directive; or (b) any person falling within Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive.
The rights issue is only directed at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order") and (iii) high net worth entities, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). The securities issued in the rights issue will only be available to and will only be engaged with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents.