Saab’s Rights Issue Oversubscribed
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The preliminary result of Saab’s rights issue, for which the subscription period ended on 14 December 2018, amounts to more than 26.5 million shares, corresponding to approximately 99.3 percent of the offered shares, having been subscribed for by exercise of subscription rights. Additionally, applications for subscription without subscription rights of more than 24.3 million shares, corresponding to approximately 91.2 percent of the offered shares, have been received. Accordingly, the shares subscribed for by exercise of subscription rights together with the applications for subscription without subscription rights correspond to approximately 190.5 percent of the shares offered. Through the rights issue, Saab will receive proceeds amounting to approximately MSEK 6,006 before issue costs.
Those who have subscribed for shares of series B without subscription rights will be allotted shares according to the principles outlined in the prospectus. The subscribers who have been allotted shares without subscription rights are expected to be notified on 21 December 2018. Nominee-registered shareholders will receive notice of allotment in accordance with the procedures of the nominee. Only those who have been allotted shares will be notified.
Through the rights issue Saab’s share capital will increase by SEK 427,128,048 from SEK 1,746,405,504 to SEK 2,173,533,552 and the total number of shares will increase by 26,695,503, whereof 476,780 shares of series A and 26,218,723 shares of series B. After the rights issue, the number of shares in Saab will amount to 135,845,847, of which 2,383,903 shares of series A and 133,461,944 shares of series B.
The final result is expected to be published on 20 December 2018. The final day for trading in paid subscribed shares (BTAs) will be 3 January 2019. The new shares are expected to start trading on Nasdaq Stockholm on or about 7 January 2019.
SEB Corporate Finance is the financial advisor and Mannheimer Swartling the legal advisor regarding the rights issue.
For further information, please contact:
Ann-Sofi Jönsson, Vice President, Head of Investor Relations
+46 734 187214
Saab Press Centre,
+46 (0)734 180 018
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