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Scandinavian Real Heart AB (publ) ("Realheart" or the "Company") has completed the rights issue of units, consisting of shares and warrants of series TO2, which the board of directors decided on May 15, 2023, with authorization from the annual general meeting on June 14, 2023 (the “Rights Issue”). The outcome concludes that 13 532 749 units have been subscribed through use of unit rights, corresponding to approximately 38.7 percent of the Rights Issue. Additionally, the Company has received applications for subscription of 2 332 251 units without unit rights, corresponding to approximately 6.7 percent of the Rights Issue. A total of 15 865 000 units were subscribed with the support of unit rights and applications for subscription without unit rights, corresponding to 45.4 percent of the Rights Issue. Hence, underwriting commitments of 5 349 649 units, corresponding to 15.3 percent of the Rights Issue, will be exercised. In total, 21 214 649 units were subscribed, corresponding to 60.6 percent of the Rights Issue. Through the Rights Issue, the Company will receive approximately SEK 33.9 million before issue costs.
On May 15, 2023, Realheart announced that the board of directors of the Company had resolved on a rights issue of approximately SEK 56 million. The subscription price in the Rights Issue was SEK 1.60 per unit, consisting of two (2) newly issued shares and one (1) warrant of series TO2. The total number of units offered in the Rights Issue amounted to 34,979,248.
Outcome in the Rights Issue
The subscription period in the Rights Issue ended on July 7, 2023. The final outcome shows that 13 532 749 units has been subscribed for with support of unit rights, corresponding to approximately 38.7 percent of the Rights Issue. Additionally, the Company has received applications for subscription of 2 332 251 units without support of unit rights, corresponding to approximately 6.7 percent of the Rights Issue. Consequently, 15 865 000 units were subscribed with and without unit rights, corresponding to approximately 45.3 percent of the Rights Issue. Underwriting commitments of 5 349 649 units will be exercised by the Company, corresponding to 15.3 percent of the Rights Issue. In total, 21 214 649 units were subscribed, corresponding to 42 429 298 newly issued shares and 21 214 649 warrants of series TO2.
Through the Rights Issue, the Company will initially receive approximately SEK 33.9 million before deduction of issue costs.
Comment from Ina Laura Perkins, CEO
”We are delighted that so many shareholders have chosen to subscribe for units in Realheart and we welcome all new shareholders to join us on our journey. Your support is critical for us to continue our current trajectory of successes and to effectively progress the development of the Realheart ® TAH into the clinic towards product approval. With the valuable contributions from the Rights Issue we are looking forward to completing our pre-clinical studies.”, commented Ina Laura Perkins, CEO at Realheart.
Allocation of units subscribed for without the support of unit rights
Allocation of units subscribed for without the support of unit rights has taken place in accordance with the principles set out in the prospectus that the Company published on June 19, 2023, due to the Rights Issue (the “Prospectus”). Notification of such allocation is announced separately through settlement notes. Nominee-registered shareholders receive notification of allotment in accordance with instructions from the respective nominee.
Shares, share capital, and dilution
Through the Rights Issue, the total number of shares in the Company increase by 42 429 298 shares, from 34,979,248 shares to 77 408 546 shares, and the share capital increase by SEK 4 242 929.80, from SEK 3,497,924.8 to SEK 7 740 854.60, corresponding to a dilution effect of 54.8 percent of the total number of shares and votes in the Company. If all warrants of series TO2 are fully exercised for subscription of new shares in the Company, the total number of shares in the Company will increase with an additional 10 607 324 shares, from 77 408 546 shares to 88 015 870 shares, and the share capital will increase with an additional SEK 1 060 732.4, from SEK 7 740 854.60 to SEK 8 801 587.0, corresponding to a dilution effect of 12.1 percent of the total number of shares and votes in the Company.
Trading in paid subscribed units ("BTU”)
Trading in BTU takes place until the conversion of BTU into shares and warrants of series TO2 after the Rights Issue has been registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office. Registration with the Swedish Companies Registration Office is expected to take place during week 30, 2023.
Warrants of series TO2
Two (2) warrants of series TO2 entitles the holder to subscribe for one (1) new share in the Company at an exercise price corresponding to seventy (70) percent of the volume-weighted average price (VWAP) paid for the Company’s shares ten (10) days prior to the subscription period, but not more than SEK 2. Subscription of new shares through warrants of series TO2 shall be carried out in accordance with the terms and conditions of the warrants during the period from and including January 2, 2025, up to and including January 31, 2025. Trading in warrants of series TO2 shall take place from and in conjunction with the conversion of BTU into shares and warrants of series TO2, which is expected to take place during week 30, 2023.
Compensation to underwriters
In connection with the Rights Issue, a number of investors have entered underwriting commitments. For underwriting commitments made, an underwriting compensation of 15 percent of the underwritten amount is paid if the underwriters choose compensation in the form of cash or alternatively 17.5 percent of the underwritten amount if the underwriters choose compensation in the form of newly issued units. Underwriters who wish to receive underwriting compensation in the form of units must notify Skills no later than two days after having been notified.
Skills Corporate Finance Nordic AB is financial adviser and Setterwalls Advokatbyrå AB is legal adviser to Realheart in connection with the Rights Issue.
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The information in this press release neither contains nor constitutes an offer to acquire, subscribe for or otherwise trade shares, warrants or other securities in Realheart. No action has been taken and no action will be taken to allow an offer to the public in any jurisdiction other than Sweden. The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority's approval of the Prospectus shall not be construed as an approval of the Company's shares, warrants or other securities. However, this press release is not a prospectus within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 ("Prospectus Regulation"), and this press release neither identifies nor purports to identify risks (direct or indirect) that may be associated with an investment in shares, warrants or other securities in Realheart. The information in this press release is only intended to describe the background to the Rights Issue and does not claim to be complete or exhaustive. No assurance shall be given with respect to the accuracy or completeness of the information in this press release. Any investment decision should, in order for an investor to fully understand the potential risks and benefits associated with the decision to participate in the Rights Issue, be based solely on the information in the Prospectus. Therefore, an investor is recommended to read the entire Prospectus. This press release constitutes marketing in accordance with Article 2(k) of the Prospectus Regulation.
The information in this press release may not be published, released or distributed, directly or indirectly, in or to the United States, Australia, Belarus, Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Russia, Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea or any other jurisdiction where such action would be unlawful, subject to legal restrictions or require other actions than those following from Swedish law. Actions in violation of this instruction may constitute violations of applicable securities laws. No shares, warrants or other securities in Realheart have been registered, and no shares, warrants or other securities will be registered, under the then-applicable United States Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") or securities legislation in any state or other jurisdiction in the United States, and may not be offered, sold or otherwise transferred, directly or indirectly, in or to the United States except in accordance with an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in accordance with securities legislation in the relevant state or other jurisdiction in the United States.
In the United Kingdom, this document and any other materials in relation to the securities described herein is only being distributed to, and is only directed at, and any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, “qualified investors” who are (i) persons having professional experience in matters relating to investments who fall within the definition of “investment professionals” in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”); or (ii) high net worth entities falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”). In the United Kingdom, any investment or investment activity to which this communication relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Persons who are not relevant persons should not take any action on the basis of this press release and should not act or rely on it.
This disclosure contains information that Realheart is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU nr 596/2014). The information in this press release has been published through the agency of the contact persons set out below, at the time stated by Scandinavian Real Heart AB’s news distributor Cision upon publication of this press release.
For more information please contact:
Ina Laura Perkins, CEO
Phone: +46(0)70 406 49 21
Certified Adviser: Svensk Kapitalmarknadsgranskning AB, www.skmg.se
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