A total of 51,039,553 shares were subscribed to with the exercise of subscription rights, corresponding to 94.6% of the number of shares. In addition 13,132,983 shares were subscribed for without preferential rights, corresponding to 24.3% of the number of shares.
The rights issue is thereby fully subscribed and increases the number of shares by 53,984,320 to 188,945 120. The new issue of shares increases Precise Biometrics' share capital by SEK 21,593,728 to SEK 75,578,048.
Precise Biometrics' CEO Thomas Marschall comments:
"I am very pleased with the outcome of the share issue and that our plans for the future hold such great support among our share holders. This enables us to go ahead with our business investments within our prioritized market segments – a prerequisite for us to achieve the objectives we have set out in Plan 2015."
Those persons who have subscribed to shares without preferential rights will be allocated shares in accordance with the principles indicated in the prospectus. Contract notes to the persons who have subscribed to shares without preferential rights are expected to be issued around May 27, 2011. Only those persons who receive an allocation will be informed.
As soon as the increase in share capital has been registered by the Swedish Companies Registration Office the paid subscribed shares in the rights issue will be converted to new shares. Trading in the new shares is estimated to start on NASDAQ OMX around June 20, 2011.
Remium AB has acted as financial advisor to Precise Biometrics in conjunction with the rights issue.