Immunicum's rights issue oversubscribed
Gothenburg, Sweden, 2014-06-03 08:45 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Not for distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Switzerland, South Africa, Japan, Hong Kong or New Zealand or in any jurisdiction in which the distribution or release of this press release would be unlawful.
Immunicum AB (publ) ("Immunicum") has completed the rights issue resolved by the board of directors on 2 April 2014 pursuant to an authorization from the general meeting held on 3 December 2013. The subscription period ended on 28 May 2014 and the subscription price was SEK 16 per new share. The rights issue was fully subscribed, raising the company approximately SEK 44 million before transaction costs.
51 percent (1,401,116 shares) of the rights issue was subscribed for by virtue of subscription rights and the remainder, 49 percent (1,353,884 shares), was allotted to subscribers without subscription rights. In total, applications to subscribe for 1,437,596 shares without subscription rights were received, which means that the rights issue was subscribed for to a total of 103 percent. All shareholders who have applied for subscription by virtue of subsidiary preferential right have received full allotment. Thus, the underwriting guarantees do not need to be utilized. Existing shareholders whose subscription rights represented approximately 42 percent of the rights issue had undertaken not to use or sell the subscription rights they were allotted in the rights issue.
Through the rights issue, Immunicum's share capital will increase by SEK 137,750 to SEK 1,001,500. The number of shares will increase by 2,755,000 shares to 20,030,000 shares.
Those who have subscribed for shares without subscription rights have been allotted shares according to the principles outlined in the prospectus which was published on 12 May 2014. Notices to those who have subscribed for shares without subscription rights are expected to be distributed on or about 3 June 2014.
Trading in paid subscribed shares (BTA) on NASDAQ OMX First North is proceeding until the Swedish Companies Registration Office has registered the share capital increase. New shares are expected to start trading on NASDAQ OMX First North on or about 18 June 2014, when the shares are expected to be registered on the subscribers' securities accounts.
Pareto Securities AB is financial adviser to Immunicum.
For further information please contact:
Jamal El-Mosleh, CEO of Immunicum, +46 31 41 50 53,
About Immunicum AB (publ):
Immunicum AB (publ) develops cancer immunotherapies. Its two main groups of therapeutic cancer vaccines, SUBCUVAX® and INTUVAX®, and the method of expansion of tumor-specific T-cells (CD70) is based on the Nobel prize awarded discovery of the dendritic cell and its central role in the activation of the specific immune response. Since the raw material consists of allogeneic dendritic cells, Immunicum's products can be produced in large scale. The vaccines are now undergoing clinical trials in renal cell carcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma.
Redeye AB is chosen as Immunicum's Certified Adviser.
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Immunicum has not resolved to offer to the public shares or rights in any Member State of the European Economic Area other than Sweden and any other jurisdiction into which the offering of shares or rights may be passported. Within such Member States of the European Economic Area other than Sweden (and any other jurisdiction into which the offering of shares or rights may be passported) and which has implemented the Prospectus Directive (each, a "Relevant Member State"), no action has been undertaken as of this date to make an offer to the public of shares or rights requiring a publication of a prospectus in any Relevant Member State. As a result hereof, the shares or rights may only be offered in Relevant Member States: (a) to a qualified investor (as defined in the Prospectus Directive or under applicable law); or (b) in any other respect that does not require that Immunicum publishes a prospectus in accordance with Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive.
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