Vicore Pharma intends to carry out a directed share issue
Gothenburg, November 12, 2019 – Vicore Pharma Holding AB (publ) (“Vicore Pharma” or the “Company”) today announces its intention to execute a directed share issue of approximately 7 million shares to institutional investors. HealthCap VII L.P., representing approximately 27.8 percent of the total number of shares in the Company, has expressed its intention to subscribe for its pro rata share of the issue.
Vicore Pharma intends to use the potential issue proceeds to finance (i) the Company’s continued development of the drug development program VP01 including an open-label extension study in connection with the planned phase II study in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), (ii) the Company’s continued development of the drug development program VP02 through a phase Ib study, and (iii) general corporate purposes.
The share issue is intended to be carried through an accelerated bookbuilding process which commences immediately. Pricing and allocation of the new shares is expected to take place before beginning of trading on Nasdaq Stockholm at 09:00 CET on November 13, 2019. The timing for last application to subscribe, pricing and allocation in the bookbuilding is decided at the discretion of the Company in consultation with its financial advisors. The Company will announce the outcome of the share issue through a press release when the bookbuilding process has closed.
The share issue is intended to be carried out with deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights and pursuant to the share issue authorisation granted by the annual general meeting held on May 15, 2019. The purpose of the share issue and the reason for deviation from the shareholders’ preferential rights is to be able to carry out a capital raise in a timely and cost effective manner to finance development of the Company’s projects. The share issue is subject to a resolution to issue shares by Vicore Pharma’s board of directors, pursuant to the share issue authorisation granted by the annual general meeting held on May 15, 2019, following the close of the bookbuilding process.
In connection with the share issue, the Company has agreed to a lock-up undertaking, with customary exceptions, on future share issuances for a period of 90 days following the settlement date. In addition, in connection with the share issue, HealthCap VII L.P. and the Company’s board of directors and management have agreed not to sell any shares in the Company during the lock-up period of 90 days from the settlement date, subject to customary exceptions. During the lock-up period, the Company’s management may exercise warrants to subscribe for shares under the Company’s incentive program 2016 with exercise date up to January 3, 2020. If Nina Carlén (Chief Administrative Officer) exercises warrants to subscribe for shares, Nina Carlén may thereafter sell up to 30,000 shares to cover costs that may arise in connection with the exercise of the warrants as well as to cover individual tax liabilities.
The Company has retained DNB Markets, Pareto Securities and Zonda Partners as Joint Bookrunners and Advokatfirman Vinge as legal adviser in connection with the share issue.
For further information, please contact:
Carl-Johan Dalsgaard, CEO, tel: +46 70 975 98 63, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hans Jeppsson, CFO, tel: +46 70 553 14, email@example.com
This information is such that Vicore Pharma Holding AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above on November 12, 2019 at 17:31 CET.
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This press release does not constitute or form part of an offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States. The securities referred to herein may not be sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The information in this press release may not be announced, published or distributed, directly or indirectly, to the United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Japan, Hongkong, Switzerland, Singapore, The United Kingdom, or New Zealand, or in any other jurisdiction where the announcement, publication or distribution of the information would not comply with applicable laws and regulations.
This press release is not a prospectus. Vicore Pharma has not authorized any offer to the public of shares or rights in any member state of the EEA and no prospectus or other offering document has been or will be prepared in connection with the directed share issue.