The preliminary results of Haldex AB’s rights issue indicate that approximately 21.6 million shares, representing approximately 98.7 percent of the offered shares, were subscribed for by the exercise of subscription rights. Additionally, approximately 27.0 million shares were subscribed for without preferential rights and, thus, the rights issue is fully subscribed. Through the rights issue Haldex will receive proceeds amounting to 504 MSEK before transaction costs. “I am very pleased with the preliminary outcome of the rights issue as it confirms the strong support from our shareholders. The proceeds from the rights issue will give Haldex the financial and strategic flexibility required to capture business opportunities and face the challenges that may arise in the current market situation”, says Joakim Olsson, CEO and president of Haldex AB. Those who have subscribed for shares without preferential rights will be allotted shares according to the principles outlined in the prospectus. Such subscribers who have been allotted shares are expected to be notified on or around December 23, 2009. Only those who are allotted shares will be notified. Through the rights issue Haldex’s share capital increases by SEK 109,598,750 to SEK 221,079,850. The number of shares increases by 21,919,750 to 44,215,970. The final day for trading in paid subscribed shares (BTAs) is expected to be December 23, 2009. New shares subscribed for with preferential rights are expected to start trading on NASDAQ OMX on December 29, 2009. Trading in shares subscribed without preferential rights is expected to start on January 12, 2010. Financial and legal advisors Handelsbanken Capital Markets and SEB Enskilda are acting as financial advisors and joint lead managers for the rights issue and Mannheimer Swartling as legal advisor to Haldex. The information above includes that which Haldex AB (publ) is required to publish under the Swedish Securities Exchange and clearing Operations Act. The information was submitted for publication on December 18, 2009 at 6.50pm CET. IMPORTANT NOTICE In certain jurisdictions, the publication or distribution of this press release may be subject to legal restrictions and persons in those jurisdictions where this press release has been published or distributed should inform themselves about and abide by such legal restrictions. This press release is not directed at persons located in the United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan or in any other country where the offer or sale of the subscription rights, interim shares or new shares is not permitted. This press release may not be published or distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan or any other country where such action is wholly or partially subject to legal restrictions or where such action would require additional prospectuses, other offer documentation, registrations or other actions in addition to what follows from Swedish law. Nor may the information in this press release be forwarded, reproduced or disclosed in such a manner that contravenes such restrictions or would require such additional prospectuses, other offer documentation, registrations or other actions. Failure to comply with this instruction may result in a violation of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended ("Securities Act") or laws applicable in other jurisdictions. This press release does not contain or constitute an invitation or an offer to acquire, sell, subscribe for or otherwise trade in shares, subscription rights or other securities in Haldex AB (publ). Any invitation to the persons concerned to subscribe for shares in Haldex AB (publ) will only be made through the prospectus that Haldex AB (publ) intends to publish in the beginning of September 2009, which prospectus will contain, among other things, financial statements as well as detailed information regarding Haldex AB's (publ) Board of Directors and Management. No subscription rights, BTAs (interim shares) or new shares will be registered under 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 in Canada or on account of such persons other than pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act or in such exempt cases that do not require registration in accordance with any provincial act in Canada, respectively.
December 18, 2009 | Press releaseRights issue fully subscribed