Technopolis Plc is Planning Rights Issue and Convenes Extraordinary General Meeting to Authorize the Board of Directors to Decide on Rights Issue

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TECHNOPOLIS PLC            STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE          August 4, 2016 at 11.45 a.m.

Technopolis Plc is Planning Rights Issue and Convenes Extraordinary General Meeting to Authorize the Board of Directors to Decide on Rights Issue

The Board of Directors of Technopolis Plc (“Technopolis” or the “Company”) has decided to convene an Extraordinary General Meeting (“EGM”) to resolve on authorizing the Board of Directors to decide on an approximately EUR 125 million rights issue pursuant to the shareholders’ pre-emptive subscription right (the “Offering”).

The proceeds from the Offering will be used to improve the solvency of the Company following the acquisition of the Gårda campus and to finance future organic growth projects and potential acquisitions.

The Board of Directors proposes that the EGM authorizes the Board of Directors to decide on the issuance of a maximum of 75,000,000 new shares (“Shares”) in the Offering. Should the authorization proposed by the Board of Directors be used in full, the Shares to be issued in the Offering would represent a maximum of approximately 70.4 percent of the total shares and voting rights in the Company prior to the Offering. Technopolis’ two largest shareholders, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company and Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company, have preliminarily indicated that they will participate pro rata in the rights issue. Nordea will act as the sole arranger in the Offering.

The detailed terms and conditions of the Offering are expected to be decided by the Board of Directors in accordance with market conditions, provided that the EGM authorizes the Board to execute the Offering.

The EGM is scheduled to be held on 31 August 2016 at Technopolis, Innopoli 3,Vaisalantie 6, Espoo, Finland. The notice to the EGM will be published through a separate stock exchange release today. The proposal for the authorization on the issuance of new shares and other information relating to the EGM will be available on the Company’s website at www.technopolis.fi.

Helsinki on August 4, 2016

TECHNOPOLIS PLC

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Further information:
Keith Silverang, CEO, tel. +358 40 566 7785
Carl-Johan Granvik, Chairman of the Board, tel. +358 50 1698

 

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