Malmö, 9 October 2019
The subscription period in Acarix’ rights issue commence today
The board of directors of Acarix AB (“Acarix” or the “Company”) resolved on 25 September 2019, pursuant to the authorization granted by the extra general meeting on 16 August 2019, to carry out a new share issue of a maximum of 34,541,064 shares with preferential rights for the Company’s existing shareholders (the “Rights Issue”). The subscription period in the Rights Issue, in which the general public also may participate, commence today.
“Acarix CADScor®System has every opportunity to change the way in which health care systems treat patients with suspected coronary heart diseases, CAD. We have a unique and a strong evidence base and may therefore contribute to a paradigm shift where the patient, the care giver and the whole health care chain improves, with focus on quality, safety and increased cost effectiveness. We are now entering a new phase where we intend to focus on a number of areas in order to expedite the use of CADScor®System. This is why we are carrying out the Rights Issue with focus on development on existing and new markets“, says Per Persson, CEO Acarix AB.
At full subscription in the Rights Issue, Acarix will receive approximately SEK 51.8 million before deduction of transaction costs, which are expected to amount to approximately SEK 9 million, including costs for guarantors, corresponding to net proceeds amounting to approximately SEK 42.8 million. Acarix has received subscription undertakings and guarantee commitments in the Rights Issue from external investors totaling approximately SEK 43 million (approximately 83 percent of the Rights Issue), of which approximately SEK 10 million is attributable to subscription undertakings through transfer of subscription rights and approximately SEK 33 million is attributable to guarantee commitments. The amount from SEK 43 million up to approximately SEK 51.8 million in the Rights Issue is thus not covered by any guarantee commitments.
Holders of shares, whom on the record date of 4 October 2019 are entered in the share register kept by Euroclear Sweden AB for Acarix, have the right to, with preferential right, subscribe for new shares in the Rights Issue in relation to the holders’ existing holdings of shares. One (1) existing share held at the record date entitles the holder to three (3) subscription rights. Two (2) subscription rights entitles the holder to subscribe for one (1) new share. The subscription price in the Rights Issue amounts to SEK 1.50 per share.
Timetable for the Rights Issue
|Subscription period in the Rights Issue||9 – 25 October 2019|
|Trading in subscription rights||9 – 23 October 2019|
|Trading in BTAs||9 October 2019 – around week 47, 2019|
|Announcement of the outcome of the Rights Issue||Around 29 October 2019|
An EU growth prospectus, which includes complete terms and conditions and instructions regarding the Rights Issue, as well as other information regarding the Company, is, together with an information brochure and an application form, available on the Company’s, the issuing agent’s and Redeye Aktiebolag’s websites (www.acarix.com, www.hagberganeborn.se, www.redeye.se).
The Company’s CEO Per Persson is presenting Acarix at the below occasions during the subscription period.
Date: 15 October 2019, 8.00 – 18.00 CET.
Location: Operaterrassen, Stockholm.
Registration: The event is fully booked.
Aktiedagen Stockholm will be broadcasted live via aktiespararna.se/tv/live, and all company presentations will be posted on the website, aktiespararna.se/tv/evenemang, the day after the event.
·Biostock Life Science Summit
Date: 23 October 2019, 9.00 – 18.00 CET.
Location: Medicon Village, Scheeletorget 1, Lund.
Registration is made here.
·Redeye After Work
Date: 24 October 2019, 18.00 – 20.00 CET.
Location: Scandic Rubinen, Kungsportsavenyn 24, Gothenburg.
Registration is made through Redeye’s website. The event will also be broadcasted live through redeye.se/live.
Redeye is acting as financial adviser and Baker & McKenzie Advokatbyrå KB is acting as legal adviser to Acarix in connection with the Rights Issue. Hagberg & Aneborn Fondkommission AB is acting as issuing agent.
Contact persons for further information
Per Persson, CEO, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: +46 736 005 990
Christian Lindholm, CFO, e-mail: email@example.com, tel: +46 705 118 333
Wildeco Ekonomisk Information AB (+46 8 545 271 00, firstname.lastname@example.org) is the Company’s Certified Adviser.
Acarix was established in 2009 and is listed on Nasdaq First North Premier. Acarix’s CADScor®System uses an advanced sensor placed on the skin above the heart to listen to the sounds of cardiac contraction movement and turbulent flow. It has been designed to be an all-in-one system in the sense that the heart signal will be recorded, processed, and displayed as a patient specific score, the CAD-score, on the device screen. Readings are obtained in approximately ten minutes. Safe and suitable for use in both out- and inpatient settings, the CADScor®System thus has the potential to play a major role in patient triage, avoiding the need for many patients to undergo stressful invasive diagnostic procedures. See more at www.acarix.com.
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Information to distributors
Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within: (a) EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments, as amended (“MiFID II“); (b) Articles 9 and 10 of Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 supplementing MiFID II; and (c) local implementing measures (together, the “MiFID II Product Governance Requirements“), and disclaiming all and any liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any “manufacturer” (for the purposes of the MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the shares in Acarix have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that such shares are: (i) compatible with an end target market of retail investors and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by MiFID II (the “Target Market Assessment“). Notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, Distributors should note that: the price of the shares in Acarix may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the shares in Acarix offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the shares in Acarix is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom. The Target Market Assessment is without prejudice to the requirements of any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the share issue.
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Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own Target Market Assessment in respect of the shares in Acarix and determining appropriate distribution channels.