Bavarian Nordic awards warrants to board, management and certain employees
Kvistgård, Denmark, August 31, 2011 - Bavarian Nordic A/S (OMX: BAVA) today announced that the Board of Directors in Bavarian Nordic has decided to award warrants to management, certain employees in the Company and its subsidiaries and the Board of Directors. The Board decision is made in accordance with the shareholder authorisation for the Board of Directors adopted as Article 5b of the Articles of Association and the Company's guidelines regarding incentive programs. The award is made by the Board of Directors and exercise is limited by and governed by the Danish Act on Options for Employees (the Stock Option Act/aktieoptionsloven) regarding termination of employment prior to exercise of warrants.
A total of 385,000 warrants are awarded for subscription of up to 385,000 shares of a nominal value of DKK 10 at an exercise price of DKK 54.1 per share. The exercise price is established as the average share price ("closing price") for the Company's share in a period of 15 business days prior to this day added a 15 % premium.
The warrants can be exercised wholly or partly in a period of 14 days commencing from the day of publication of the Company's Quarterly Report for the third quarter in 2014, from the day of publication of the Company's Quarterly Report for the first quarter in 2015, from the day of publication of the Company's Quarterly Report for the third quarter in 2015 and/or in a period of 14 days commencing from the day of publication of the Company's Quarterly Report for the first quarter in 2016.
Under this program the Board of Directors will receive a total of 30,000 warrants, CEO & President 35,000 warrants, members of executive management 75,000 warrants and certain employees in the Company and its subsidiaries a total of 245,000 warrants.
Referring to the Danish Securities Act, Section 28a it is announced that the following people, obliged to notify the Company of transactions involving Bavarian Nordic securities, are awarded warrants:
Chairman of the Board Asger Aamund (5,000 warrants), other members of the Board of Directors Erling Johansen (5,000 warrants), Claus Bræstrup (5,000 warrants), Anders Gersel Pedersen (5,000 warrants), Erik G. Hansen (5,000 warrants) and Gerard Van Odijk (5,000 warrants). CEO and President Anders Hedegaard (35,000 warrants), members of executive management Ole Larsen (25,000 warrants), Paul Chaplin (25,000 warrants) and Reiner Laus (25,000 warrants).
The value of each warrant equals DKK 24.0 and is calculated on the Black-Scholes model with a risk-free interest rate of 1.08 per cent and on the historical volatility of the shares. The calculation is based on a market value of the share of DKK 50.0 per share.
The award of warrants will incur consequential amendments to the Articles of Association.