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Viking Abp Line STOCK EXCHANGE 28.12.2021 at 1:00 p.m. ET
Viking Abp Line publishes the final result of the rights offer
The end result of Viking Abp’s line (“Viking Line” or the “Company”) rights offer (the “Offer”) shows that 6,294,153 shares, corresponding to approximately 97.1% of the new shares offered (the “Offer Shares”) have were subscribed following the exercise of the right to subscribe. The remaining 185,847 Offer shares have been allocated to subscribers who have subscribed to Offer shares without subscription right. The subscription price was € 8.00 per Share of the Offer. Viking Line will receive approximately 51.8 million euros through the Offer before taking into account the transaction costs related to the Offer.
Attribution of Offer shares which were subscribed without a subscription right was made in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Offer. Following the Offer, the total number of Company shares will increase by 6,480,000, from 10,800,000 to 17,280,000.
the Offer shares will be registered with the Finnish Commercial Register on or about December 29, 2021. The last day of trading of the provisional shares on Nasdaq Helsinki will be on or around December 28, 2021. The provisional shares will be grouped together with the existing shares of the Company on or about December 29, 2021. Trading in the Offer Shares is expected to begin on Nasdaq Helsinki on or around December 30, 2021.
the Offer shares will give their holders the right to possible dividends and other distributions of funds, if any, and to other rights of the shareholders of the Company after their registration with the Finnish Commercial Register and recorded in the register of shareholders of the Company kept by Euroclear Finland.
Nordea Abp Bank acts as the sole global coordinator and main manager of the offer. Hannes Snellman Avocats Ltée acts as legal advisor to the Company in connection with the Offer.
Viking Abp Line
Jan HansesPresident and CEO
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell securities in United States. Securities cannot be sold in United States lack of registration with United States Securities Commission or an exemption from registration under the we Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The Company does not intend to register any part of the issue of shares in United States or to carry out a public offer of securities in United States.
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This press release does not constitute a prospectus as defined in the Prospectus Regulation and, as such, it does not constitute or form part of, and should not be construed as, an offer to sell, or a solicitation or invitation to an offer to purchase, acquire or subscribe to securities or an inducement to undertake an investment activity related to securities. No part of this press release, or the fact of its distribution, should form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any contract or commitment or investment decision of any kind. The information in this press release has not been independently verified, does not claim to be complete or complete, and may be subject to change. No representation, warranty or commitment, express or implied, is made as to, and no reliance should be placed on, the fairness, accuracy, completeness or correctness of any information or opinions contained in the this document. The Company or any of its affiliates, advisers or representatives or any other person, will not assume any responsibility (by negligence or otherwise) for any loss resulting from the use of this release or its contents or resulting from any other manner in connection with this release. Each person should rely on their own review and analysis of the Company, its securities and transactions, including the merits and risks involved.
Nordea Abp Bank (“Nordea”) as the sole global coordinator and lead manager acts exclusively for the Company and no one else in connection with the rights issue. Nordea will not consider any other person to be its respective client with regard to the issuance of rights. Nordea will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the duties granted to its clients, nor for giving advice in relation to the issuance of rights or any transaction or arrangement to which it is referred to herein.
This press release includes “forward-looking statements” which are based on current plans, estimates, projections and expectations and are not guarantees of future performance. They are based on certain expectations and assumptions which, although they seem reasonable at this time, may prove to be incorrect. Shareholders should not rely on these forward-looking statements. Many factors can cause the actual results of operations or the financial condition of the Company to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. The Company or any of its affiliates, advisers or representatives or any other person undertakes to review, confirm or publicly publish any revision of any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this release.
Jan HansesPresident and CEO
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