Crunchfish announces outcome in rights issue
The board of directors of Crunchfish AB (“Crunchfish” or the “Company”) today announces the outcome of the rights issue that was announced on September 20th, 2023 (the “Rights Issue”). In total, 1,591,763 shares, corresponding to approximately 14.5 percent of the Rights Issue, were subscribed for by exercise of subscription rights. In addition, 14,925 shares, corresponding to approximately 0.1 percent of the Rights Issue, were subscribed for without subscription rights. The remaining 5,001,051 shares, corresponding to approximately 45.4 percent of the Rights Issue, were subscribed for by guarantors. The Rights Issue was thus subscribed for to approximately 60 percent and Crunchfish will thereby receive approximately SEK 51.2 million before issue-related costs.
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The Rights Issue comprised a maximum of 11,013,055 shares, of which 1,591,763 shares, corresponding to approximately 14.5 percent of the Rights Issue, were subscribed for by exercise of subscription rights. In addition, 14,925 shares, corresponding to approximately 0.1 percent of the Rights Issue, were subscribed for without subscription rights. The remaining 5,001,051 shares, corresponding to approximately 45.4 percent of the Rights Issue, were subscribed for by guarantors that had issued guarantee commitments in connection with the Rights Issue. The Rights Issue was thus subscribed for to approximately 60 percent and Crunchfish will thereby receive approximately SEK 51.2 million before issue-related costs.
Allocation of shares has been made in accordance with the principles stated in the EU Growth Prospectus that was prepared due to the Rights Issue and published by the Company on October 16th, 2023 (the “Prospectus”). Subscribers who are allocated shares subscribed for without subscription rights will receive an allocation notice in the form of a contract note. Payment for such shares is to be made in accordance with the instructions set out in the contract note.
Trading in BTA
Trading in Paid Subscribed Shares (Sw. “BTA”) is currently conducted on Nasdaq First North Growth Market and will end when the Rights Issue has been registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office (Sw. Bolagsverket). Registration with the Swedish Companies Registration Office is expected to take place around week 46, 2023.
Changes in the number of shares and share capital
When the Rights Issue has been registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office, the number of shares in the Company will increase with 6,607,739 shares, from 33,039,167 shares to 39,646,906 shares, and the share capital will increase with SEK 303,955.994, from SEK 1,519,801.682 to SEK 1,823,757.676.
Västra Hamnen Corporate Finance AB is financial advisor and Setterwalls Advokatbyrå AB is legal advisor to Crunchfish in connection with the Rights Issue. Nordic Issuing AB acts as issuing agent in connection with the Rights Issue.
For more information:
Joachim Samuelsson, CEO of Crunchfish AB
+46 708 46 47 88
The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 20:00 CET on November 2nd, 2023.
About Crunchfish – crunchfish.com
Crunchfish is a deep tech company developing a Digital Cash platform for Banks, Payment Services and CBDC implementations and Gesture Interaction technology for AR/VR and automotive industry. Crunchfish is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market since 2016, with headquarters in Malmö, Sweden and with a subsidiary in India.
Västra Hamnen Corporate Finance AB is the Certified Adviser. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone +46 40 200 250.
The information in this press release does not contain or constitute an offer to acquire, subscribe or otherwise trade in shares or other securities in Crunchfish. No action has been taken and measures will not be taken to permit a public offering in any jurisdictions other than Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway. Any invitation to the persons concerned to subscribe for shares in Crunchfish has only been made through the Prospectus that Crunchfish published on 16th October 2023 on Crunchfish’s website, https://www.crunchfish.com. The approval of the Prospectus by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority shall not be regarded as an approval of the shares or any other securities. This release is however not a prospectus in accordance with the definition in the Prospectus Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (“Prospectus Regulation”) and this announcement does not identify or suggest, or purport to identify or suggest, the risks (direct or indirect) that may be associated with an investment in shares or other securities in Crunchfish. In order for investors to fully understand the potential risks and benefits associated with a decision to participate in the Rights Issue, any investment decision should only be made based on the information in the Prospectus. Thus, investors are encouraged to review the Prospectus in its entirety.
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