EVLI BANK PLC STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE DECEMBER 2, 2015, AT 10.00 AM
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Trading with Evli Bank Plc’s series B shares on the official list of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd commences on December 2, 2015 at 10.00 AM
Evli Bank Plc’s ("Evli" or "Company") initial public offering (“IPO”) was successful. The Company’s Board of Directors discontinued the subscription period on November 23, 2015 at 4.00 PM, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the IPO. For the Company’s 2,100,000 new series B shares offered in the IPO a total of 10,712,838 subscription commitments were given by investors, and therefore the IPO was oversubscribed 5.1 times.
Trading with the Company’s series B shares on the official list of NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd commences today on December 2, 2015 at 10.00 AM. A total of 6,342,784 series B shares will be available for trading with the ticker symbol “EVLI” and ISIN code FI4000170915.
In the IPO, the Company raised approximately EUR 14.2 million in total before costs and received over 2,500 new shareholders. The new capital raised in the IPO is intended for growth and the expansion of operations in Finland and abroad in line with Evli’s strategy. Growth is primarily sought organically, and as far as possible also through acquisitions.
“We are extremely pleased with the positive reception the IPO has received and thank all investors for their confidence. Our aim is to build a simply unique private bank, which is well known in Finland and abroad. The successful IPO supports us in achieving our growth strategy”, Evli Bank Plc’s CEO Maunu Lehtimäki comments.
Alexander Corporate Finance Oy acted as the lead manager for the IPO, while Borenius Attorneys Ltd acted as the legal advisor to the Company.
Evli Bank Plc
Board of Directors
For additional information, please contact:
Maunu Lehtimäki, CEO, Evli Bank Plc, tel. +358 9 4766 9304 or +358 50 553 3000
Henrik Andersin, Chairman of the Board, Evli Bank Plc, tel. +358 9 4766 9200 or +358 400 406 391
The information contained in this release is not intended for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore or South Africa. This written material does not constitute an offer for the sale of securities in the USA, nor may the securities be offered or sold in the USA unless they have been registered according to the United States Securities Act of 1933 (as amended) and the rules and regulations issued pursuant to it, or unless there is an exemption to the obligation to register. The Company does not intend to register any portion of the IPO of securities in the USA or conduct an offer of securities to the public in the USA.
Specific judicial or legislative restrictions have been placed on the issue, use and/or sale of securities in certain countries. The Company and Alexander Corporate Finance Oy are not liable if such restrictions are violated.
This release shall not be interpreted as an offer to sell or an invitation to make an offer to purchase the securities mentioned herein, nor will securities be sold in areas in which the offering, acquisition or sale of the securities in question would be unlawful before their registry or exemption regarding the obligation to register, or the gaining of other approval according to the securities legislation for the areas in question. Investors should not accept an offer regarding securities or acquire the securities that this document refers to unless they do so based on the information contained in the applicable prospectus published or distributed by the Company.
The Company has not authorized an offer of securities to the public in any member state of the European Economic Area other than Finland. With the exception of Finland, no measures have been or will be made to conduct an offer of securities to the public in any member state of the European Economic Area that has implemented the Prospectus Directive (each “Relevant Member State”) in such a way that would require the publication of a prospectus in the Relevant Member State. As a consequence, securities can only be offered in the Relevant Member States to (a) legal entities considered to be a qualified investor as defined in the Prospectus Directive or (b) any other situation according to Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive. In this paragraph, the expression “offer of securities to the public” means a communication to persons in any form and by any means, presenting sufficient information on the terms and conditions of the offer and the securities to be offered, so as to enable an investor to decide to use, purchase or subscribe to these securities, as the expression may vary as a consequence of the implementation measures carried out in the member states. The expression “Prospectus Directive” refers to Directive 2003/71/EC (with amendments including the 2010 Amending Directive, to the extent that it has been implemented in the Relevant Member State), and it contains all the relevant implementation measures in the Relevant Member State, and the expression “2010 Amendment Directive” means Directive 2010/73/EU.
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