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TECHNOPOLIS PLC STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE September 2, 2016 at 2.30 p.m.
The Offering Circular for the Rights Offering by Technopolis Plc has been Approved
The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has today, September 2, 2016, approved Technopolis Plc’s (the “Company”) offering circular relating to the approximately EUR 125 million rights offering announced on August 31, 2016 (the “Offering”), consisting of the Finnish language securities note, summary and registration document dated September 2, 2016 (the securities note, summary and registration document together the “Offering Circular”). In the Offering, the Company will offer a maximum of 52,282,030 new shares (the “Shares”) in accordance with the shareholder’s pre-emptive subscription right.
The Offering Circular is available as of September 5, 2016 in Finnish language at the website of the Company at www.technopolis.fi/osakeanti and as of September 7, 2016 in Finnish and English language at the offices of the Company at Technopolis Plc, Elektroniikkatie 8, FI-90590 Oulu, Finland and at the reception of Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. at Fabianinkatu 14, FI-00100 Helsinki, Finland. In addition, the Offering Circular is available as of September 5, 2016 until the listing of the Shares on or about September 30, 2016 in Finnish language at the website of Nordea Bank Finland Ltd. (“Nordea”) at www.nordea.fi/osakkeet and as of September 7, 2016 until the listing of the Shares on or about September 30, 2016 in Finnish and English language at the offices of Nordea.
The Share subscription period based on the subscription rights will commence on September 7, 2016 and expire on September 21, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Finnish time. The subscription rights are freely transferable and will be subject to public trading on Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. between September 7, 2016 and September 15, 2016.
Helsinki on September 2, 2016
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Keith Silverang, CEO, tel. +358 40 566 7785
Carl-Johan Granvik, Chairman of the Board, tel. +358 50 1698
Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.
Main news media
The information contained herein is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, South Africa or Japan. These written materials do not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States, nor may the securities be offered or sold in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in or into the United States. There is no intention to register any portion of the offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.
The issue, exercise or sale of securities in the offering are subject to specific legal or regulatory restrictions in certain jurisdictions. The Company and Nordea assume no responsibility in the event there is a violation by any person of such restrictions.
The information contained herein shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the securities referred to herein in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration, exemption from registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Investors must neither accept any offer for, nor acquire, any securities to which this document refers, unless they do so on the basis of the information contained in the applicable prospectus to be published or distributed by the Company.
The Company has not and will not authorize any offer to the public of securities in any Member State of the European Economic Area other than Finland. With respect to each Member State of the European Economic Area other than Finland and which has implemented the Prospectus Directive (each, a ”Relevant Member State”), no action has been undertaken or will be undertaken to make an offer to the public of securities requiring publication of a prospectus in any Relevant Member State. As a result, the securities may only be offered in Relevant Member States (a) to any legal entity which is a qualified investor as defined in the Prospectus Directive; or (b) in any other circumstances falling within Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive. For the purposes of this paragraph, the expression an ”offer of securities to the public” means the communication in any form and by any means of sufficient information on the terms of the offer and the securities to be offered so as to enable an investor to decide to exercise, purchase or subscribe the securities, as the same may be varied in that Member State by any measure implementing the Prospectus Directive in that Member State and the expression ”Prospectus Directive” means Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including the 2010 PD Amending Directive, to the extent implemented in the Relevant Member State), and includes any relevant implementing measure in the Relevant Member State and the expression ”2010 PD Amending Directive” means Directive 2010/73/EU.
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