KAPPAHL'S RIGHTS ISSUE FULLY SUBSCRIBED
The new share issue in KappAhl AB (publ) ("KappAhl") with preferential rights for the company's shareholders, for which the subscription period ended on 30 November 2011, has been fully subscribed.
Approximately 98.9 per cent of the shares offered have been subscribed for with subscription rights and approximately 1.1 per cent of the shares offered have been allocated to persons that have subscribed for shares without subscription rights. In total, applications for subscription of shares without subscription rights have been received corresponding to approximately 40.8 per cent of the shares offered. Accordingly the rights issue guarantee undertakings have not been made use of.
Allotment of the shares that were subscribed for without subscription rights have been made in accordance with the principles outlined in the prospectus that has been prepared in connection with the rights issue and that was published on 15 November 2011. Notification regarding allotment of shares that have been subscribed for without subscription rights will be sent to those who have been allotted shares within short.
Through the rights issue, KappAhl receives approximately SEK 600 million before deduction of costs related to the rights issue. The share capital will increase by SEK 21,440,000 from SEK 10,720,000 to SEK 32,160,000 and the number of shares will increase by 150,080,000 from 75,040,000 shares to in total 225,120,000 shares when the rights issue has been registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office. Trading in the new shares on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm is expected to commence around 13 December 2011.
Nordea and Swedbank Corporate Finance are financial advisers and Setterwalls Advokatbyrå is legal adviser to KappAhl in the rights issue.
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KappAhl AB (publ) discloses the information provided here pursuant to the Securities Market Act and/or the Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on 6 December at 09.00 CET.
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Johan Åberg, President and CEO, phone +46 704 71 55 22
Håkan Westin, Chief financial officer, phone +46 704 71 56 64
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KappAhl is a leading Nordic fashion chain with more than 380 stores and close to 4 900 co-workers in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Poland and the Czech Republic. KappAhl designs, markets and sells value-for-money fashion and focus in particular on women 30-50 years of age. During the financial year 2010/2011, KappAhl had sales of close to SEK 5 billion, with an operating profit of SEK 222 million. KappAhl shares are listed on the NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. In 1999, KappAhl was the first fashion chain to receive environmental management standard certification. Further information is available at www.kappahl.com.
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This press release does not contain or constitute an invitation or an offer to acquire, subscribe for or otherwise trade in shares, subscription rights or other securities in KappAhl AB (publ). Any invitation to the persons concerned to subscribe for shares in KappAhl AB (publ) will only be made through the prospectus that KappAhl AB (publ) made public on 15 November 2011.
Neither of the subscription rights, the BTAs (interim shares) or the new shares will be registered in accordance with the Securities Act or any provincial act in Canada and may not be transferred or offered for sale in the United States or Canada or to persons resident there or on account of such persons other than in such exceptional cases that do not require registration in accordance with the Securities Act or any provincial act in Canada.
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