Bavarian Nordic completes rights issue
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Kvistgård, Denmark, May 27, 2011 - Bavarian Nordic A/S (NASDAQ OMX: BAVA) today completed an offering of shares of up to 12,962,052 new shares each of a nominal value of DKK 10 with pre-emptive rights to the Company's existing shareholders (the "Offering"). In the Offering, 12,918,593 new shares with a nominal value of DKK 10 each were subscribed, corresponding to 99.7 % of the offered shares.
The new shares were subscribed at DKK 54 per share with a nominal value of DKK 10, resulting in gross proceeds to Bavarian Nordic of approximately DKK 698 million, equivalent to net proceeds of approximately DKK 653 million after deduction of expenses related to the Offering.
The new shares are expected to be admitted to trading and official listing on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen A/S on 31 May 2011 under the same ISIN code as Bavarian Nordic's existing shares (DK0015998017).
Following registration of the 12,918,593 new shares with a nominal value of DKK 10 each, Bavarian Nordic's nominal share capital will be DKK 258,806,450 corresponding to 25,880,645 shares with a nominal value of DKK 10 each. Each share with a nominal value of DKK 10 carries one vote.
The new shares have the same rights as the Company's existing shares.
Following the Offering, the Company expects its year-end cash preparedness to be in the level of DKK 525 million. The Company's expectations for full-year revenue and result remain as previously announced.
Anders Hedegaard, President & CEO comments: "We are delighted to announce a successful result of our offering, which has attracted a lot of positive attention from both new and existing investors, adding several new and reputable international healthcare investors to our shareholder base. With the completion of the offering, we look forward to a promising period for Bavarian Nordic. Our capital preparedness has been strengthened, enabling us to pursue the independent development of PROSTVAC® and thus initiate the Phase 3 trial in the second half of 2011 as planned. At the same time we have secured both the progress of the project, as well as a strong position in the further discussions with potential partners by maintaining the value of PROSTVAC® in the company."