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Reference is made to the announcement published on 26 October 2022 by LifecareAS (the "Company") regarding the launch of a contemplated private placement (the"Private Placement").
Lifecare is pleased to announce that it has raised approx. NOK 45 million ingross proceeds through the Private Placement of 18,000,000 new shares in theCompany (the "Offer Shares"), at a price per Offer Share of NOK 2.50 (the "OfferPrice").
The Private Placement took place through an accelerated bookbuilding process on26 October 2022 between 16:30 CEST and 18:30 CEST with Carnegie AS as bookrunnerand manager (the "Manager").
The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Private Placement for: (i)Further research, development and clinical studies of the implantable sensorSencell towards CE mark, (ii) strengthening the Company's balance sheet toensure financial capacity and flexibility to pursue growth opportunities, (iii)preparation and investments related to production set-up, (iv) continue todevelop the organization and internationalize the Company, and (v) workingcapital as well as for general corporate purposes.
The following primary insiders have been allocated shares in the PrivatePlacement: - Hannibal Invest AS, a company wholly owned by the Company's board member HansJohan Hekland, has been allocated 200,000 Offer Shares and will followingcompletion of the Private Placement own 200,000 shares in the Company
The share capital increase pertaining to the Private Placement was resolved bythe Board of Directors of the Company on 26 October 2022 pursuant toauthorizations granted by the extraordinary general meeting held 6 May 2022.Notification of allotment of the Offer Shares, including settlementinstructions, will be sent to the applicants through a notification from theManager on or about 27 October 2022.
In order to facilitate timely delivery of shares to subscribers in the PrivatePlacement, delivery of the new shares allocated in the Private Placement will bemade by delivery of existing and unencumbered shares in the Company alreadylisted on Euronext Growth, pursuant to a share lending agreement entered intobetween the Company, the Manager and Teigland Eiendom AS. The Manager willsettle the share loan with new shares in the Company to be issued shortly afterpayment has been received for the Offer Shares. The Offer Shares will betradable from allocation.
Following issuance of the Offer Shares, the Company will have an issued sharecapital of NOK 47,146,297 divided into 117,865,742 shares, each with a par valueof NOK 0.4.
The Board of Directors has considered the Private Placement in light of theequal treatment obligations under the Norwegian Private Limited LiabilityCompanies Act, the Norwegian Securities Trading Act, the Issuer Rules forEuronext Growth Oslo and Oslo Børs' Circular no. 2/2014, and is of the opinionthat the Private Placement is in compliance with these requirements. The Boardhas considered alternative structures for the raising of new equity. The Boardis of the view that is in the common interest of the Company and itsshareholders to raise equity through a private placement setting aside thepre-emptive rights of the shareholders. By structuring the equity raise as aprivate placement, the Company has been in a position to raise equityefficiently, with a lower discount to the current trading price, at a lower costand with a significantly lower risk compared to a rights issue. In theassessment it has also been taken into consideration that the Private Placementhas been structured as a publicly announced bookbuilding process.
The Company is planning to conduct a subsequent offering (the "SubsequentOffering") of up to 3,000,000 new shares at a price of NOK 2.50 per share, withgross proceeds of up to NOK 7.5 million, directed towards shareholders who heldshares in the Company as of the end of 26 October 2022 (as registered in the VPSas of the end of 28 October 2022), who (i) were not allocated shares in thePrivate Placement, and (ii) are not resident in a jurisdiction where such offerwould be illegal or (in jurisdictions other than Norway), requires the issuanceof a prospectus, registration or other similar action. Whether a SubsequentOffering will take place, will depend inter alia on the development of the priceof the shares in the Company after completion of the Private Placement.
This is LifecareLifecare is a Bergen-based technology company developing a miniaturizedimplantable long-term sensor for correct and continuous monitoring of bloodsugar in people with diabetes. The Company's patented technology also has thepotential for use in various biomarkers. Lifecare AS is listed on EuronextGrowth (LIFE).
For further information, please contact:
Joacim Holter, CEO, Lifecare AS, firstname.lastname@example.org, +47 40 05 90 40
This announcement contains information which is considered by the Company to beinside information pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation, and which issubject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 the NorwegianSecurities Trading Act.
This announcement was published on behalf of the Company by Joacim Holter, CEOof the Company on 26 October 2022 at 21:18 CEST.
IMPORTANT NOTICEThis announcement is not and does not form a part of any offer to sell, or asolicitation of an offer to purchase, any securities of the Company. Copies ofthis announcement are not being made and may not be distributed or sent into anyjurisdiction in which such distribution would be unlawful or would requireregistration or other measures. Any offering of the securities referred to inthis announcement will be made by means of a set of subscription materialsprovided to potential investors. Investors should not subscribe for anysecurities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of informationcontained in the aforementioned subscription material.
The securities referred to in this announcement have not been and will not beregistered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "SecuritiesAct"), and accordingly may not be offered or sold in the United States absentregistration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements ofthe Securities Act and in accordance with applicable U.S. state securities laws.The Company does not intend to register any part of the offering in the UnitedStates or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States. Anysale in the United States of the securities mentioned in this announcement willbe made solely to "qualified institutional buyers" as defined in Rule 144A underthe Securities Act.
In any EEA Member State, this communication is only addressed to and is onlydirected at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of theProspectus Regulation, i.e., only to investors who can receive the offer withoutan approved prospectus in such EEA Member State. The expression "ProspectusRegulation" means Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 as amended (together with anyapplicable implementing measures in any Member State).
This communication is only being distributed to and is only directed at personsin the United Kingdom that are (i) investment professionals falling withinArticle 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FinancialPromotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Order") or (ii) high net worth entities,and other persons to whom this announcement may lawfully be communicated,falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons togetherbeing referred to as "relevant persons"). This communication must not be actedon or relied on by persons who are not relevant persons. Any investment orinvestment activity to which this communication relates is available only forrelevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons. Personsdistributing this communication must satisfy themselves that it is lawful to doso.
Matters discussed in this announcement may constitute forward-lookingstatements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historicalfacts and may be identified by words such as "believe", "expect", "anticipate","strategy", "intends", "estimate", "will", "may", "continue", "should" andsimilar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this release are basedupon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon furtherassumptions. Although the Company believe that these assumptions were reasonablewhen made, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant known andunknown risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors whichare difficult or impossible to predict, and are beyond their control. Actualevents may differ significantly from any anticipated development due to a numberof factors, including without limitation, changes in public sector investmentlevels, changes in the general economic, political and market conditions in themarkets in which the Company operates, the Company's ability to attract, retainand motivate qualified personnel, changes in the Company's ability to engage incommercially acceptable acquisitions and strategic investments, and changes inlaws and regulation and the potential impact of legal proceedings and actions.Such risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors could causeactual events to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied inthis release by such forward-looking statements. The Company does not make anyguarantee that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements in thisannouncement are free from errors nor does it accept any responsibility for thefuture accuracy of the opinions expressed in this announcement or any obligationto update or revise the statements in this announcement to reflect subsequentevents. You should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements inthis announcement.
The information, opinions and forward-looking statements contained in thisannouncement speak only as at its date, and are subject to change withoutnotice. The Company does not undertake any obligation to review, update,confirm, or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statementsto reflect events that occur or circumstances that arise in relation to thecontent of this announcement. Neither the Manager nor any of their affiliates makes any representation as tothe accuracy or completeness of this announcement and none of them accepts anyresponsibility for the contents of this announcement or any matters referred toherein.
This announcement is for information purposes only and is not to be relied uponin substitution for the exercise of independent judgment. It is not intended asinvestment advice and under no circumstances is it to be used or considered asan offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or arecommendation to buy or sell any securities of the Company. Neither the Managernor any of its affiliates accepts any liability arising from the use of thisannouncement.
In connection with the Private Placement, the Manager and any of its affiliates,acting as investors for their own accounts, may subscribe for or purchase sharesand in that capacity may retain, purchase, sell, offer to sell or otherwise dealfor their own accounts in such shares and other securities of the Company orrelated investments in connection with the Private Placement or otherwise.Accordingly, references in any subscription materials to the shares beingissued, offered, subscribed, acquired, placed or otherwise dealt in should beread as including any issue or offer to, or subscription, acquisition, placingor dealing by, the Manager and any of its affiliates acting as investors fortheir own accounts. The Manager does not intend to disclose the extent of anysuch investment or transactions otherwise than in accordance with any legal orregulatory obligations to do so.
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