Kungsleden’s rights issue fully subscribed
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The result of Kungsleden AB’s (publ) (“Kungsleden”) rights issue, for which the subscription period ended on 8 October 2014, indicates that approximately 44.5 million shares, representing approximately 98 percent of the offered shares, were subscribed for by the exercise of subscription rights. Additionally, subscription forms corresponding to approximately 38.2 million shares, corresponding to approximately 84 percent of the offered shares, have been received. Thus, the rights issue is fully subscribed. Through the rights issue, Kungsleden will receive proceeds amounting to approximately SEK 1,593 million before transaction costs.
Those who have subscribed for shares without preferential rights will be allotted shares according to the principles outlined in the prospectus. Such subscribers who have been allotted shares without preferential rights are expected to be notified on 16 October 2014. Only those who are allotted shares will be notified.
Through the rights issue Kungsleden’s share capital increases by SEK 18,958,620 from SEK 56,875,860 to SEK 75,834,480 and the total number of shares increases by 45,500,688 from 136,502,064 to 182,002,752 when the rights issue is registered at the Swedish Companies Registration Office.
The final day for trading in paid subscribed shares (BTAs) is expected to be 22 October 2014. The new shares are expected to start trading on Nasdaq Stockholm on 24 October 2014.
ABG Sundal Collier and SEB Corporate Finance are acting as financial advisors and Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå is acting as legal advisor to Kungsleden in connection with the rights issue.
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Kungsleden AB (publ) discloses the information in this press release according to the Swedish Securities Markets Act and/or the Swedish Financial Trading Act. The information was provided for public release on 15 October 2014 at 4:45 p.m.
Kungsleden’s business concept is to own, manage and improve commercial properties in growth regions in Sweden and to deliver attractive total returns. Kungsleden’s strategies to create value are based on meeting the premises requirements of customers by managing, improving and developing properties and planning consents and by optimising the company’s property portfolio. Kungsleden has been quoted on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm since 1999.
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