Sileon Announces Preliminary Outcome in Rights Issue
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The Board of Directors of Sileon AB (publ), (“Sileon” or the “Company”), today announces the preliminary outcome of the new share issue with preferential rights for the Company’s shareholders that was announced on September 7, 2023 (the “Rights Issue”). The Rights Issue was secured at 100 percent through subscription commitments of approximately 35.9 percent and issue guarantees for the remaining approximately 64.1 percent. The subscription summary shows that 12,143,508 shares, corresponding to approximately 71.87 percent of the Rights Issue were subscribed for with and without the support of subscription rights. Shares corresponding to approximately 28.13 percent of the Rights Issue will be subscribed for by guarantors who have provided issue guarantees. The Rights Issue is thus fully subscribed, and Sileon is thereby provided with approximately MSEK 33.8 before transaction costs, which are estimated to amount to approximately MSEK 6.0.
The subscription period in the Rights Issue ended on October 2, 2023, and the preliminary summary shows that 11,250,158 shares, corresponding to approximately 66.58 percent, were subscribed for with the support of subscription rights. The Company received expressions of interest for the subscription of 893,350 shares without the support of subscription rights, corresponding to approximately 5.29 percent of the issue volume. Finally, 4,753,294 shares, corresponding to approximately 28.13 percent of the Rights Issue, will be subscribed for by guarantors who have provided so-called issue guarantees. The Rights Issue is fully subscribed, and Sileon is thus provided with approximately MSEK 33.8 before transaction costs, which are estimated to amount to approximately MSEK 6.0.
Allocation of shares subscribed for without the support of subscription rights has been made in accordance with the principles set out in the prospectus prepared in connection with the Rights Issue and which was published on September 13, 2023. Notifications of allocation of shares subscribed for without the support of subscription rights will shortly be sent to those allocated shares via a settlement note. Nominee registered shareholders will receive notification of allocation in accordance with respective nominee’s routines. Allocated shares shall be paid for in accordance with the instructions on the settlement note. The final outcome is expected to be announced around October 4, 2023.
Erik Penser Bank AB is the financial advisor and Advokatfirman Vinge KB is the legal advisor to Sileon in connection with the Rights Issue.
For more information, please contact:
David Larsson, CEO, Sileon AB
Phone: +46 725 502 306
This is information of the type that Sileon AB (publ) is obligated to make public in accordance with the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication through the agency of the contact person above on 2023-10-02 18:25 CEST.
Sileon is a global fintech company that offers an innovative card-based Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) SaaS functionality to banks, card issuers and fintechs. With Sileon’s BNPL product, customers can add BNPL to their existing credit or debit card base and run their B2B or B2C BNPL business in-house. Sileon operates in a fast-growing international market with an estimated transaction volume of $680 billion globally by 2025. Sileon is listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market and has approximately 50 employees at its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. The Company’s Certified Adviser is Erik Penser Bank.
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