Technopolis Plc Preparing Rights Issue
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TECHNOPOLIS PLC STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE October 11, 2013 at 1:30 p.m.
Technopolis Plc Preparing Rights Issue
The Board of Directors of Technopolis Plc (“Technopolis” or the “Company”) has decided to begin preparations targeting an approximately EUR 100 million rights issue for a maximum of 45,500,000 new shares (“Shares”) pursuant to the shareholders’ pre-emptive subscription right (the “Offering”).
The proceeds from the Offering will be used to equity finance the acquisition of the multitenant campuses in greater Oslo area in Norway and Finland’s Otaniemi announced today. It will also support continued execution of the Company’s growth strategy and strengthen its balance sheet.
The Board of Directors proposes that an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Company (“EGM”) scheduled to be held on 1 November 2013 authorizes the Board of Directors to decide on the Offering. Should the authorization proposed by the Board of Directors be used in full, the Shares to be issued in the Offering would represent a maximum of approximately 60 percent of the total shares and voting rights in the Company prior to the Offering. Technopolis’ two largest shareholders, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company and Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, have preliminarily indicated that they will participate pro rata in the rights issue. SEB is acting as the sole lead manager of the Offering.
Market conditions allowing, the subscription period is proposed to begin and end in November 2013. The detailed terms and conditions of the Offering will be decided by the Board of Directors provided that the EGM authorizes them to execute the Offering.
The EGM is scheduled to be held on 1 November 2013 at Tekniikantie 12 (Innopoli I), Espoo, Finland. The notice to the EGM will be published through a separate stock exchange release today. The proposal for the authorization for the issuance of new Shares and other information relating to the EGM will be available on the Company’s website at www.technopolis.fi.
Helsinki on October 11, 2013
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Keith Silverang, CEO, tel. +358 40 566 7785
Carl-Johan Granvik, Chairman of the Board, tel. +358 50 1698
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