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Gränges AB (publ) ("Gränges" or "the Company"), (Nasdaq Stockholm: GRNG), announced on 18 November 2020 that the Board of Directors, by virtue of an authorisation from the Annual General Meeting held on 25 June 2020, had resolved on a fully guaranteed rights issue of approximately SEK 1.7 billion with preferential rights for existing shareholders in order to finance the acquisition of Aluminium Konin, which was completed on 6 November 2020, maintain Gränges' financial strength and to finance future growth investments in line with Gränges' strategy. Today, Gränges announces that the prospectus relating to the rights issue has been approved by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and has been made available on Gränges' website www.granges.com/investors/rights-issue-2020/, together with all other information related to the rights issue. The prospectus is also held available on Handelsbanken's website for prospectuses, www.handelsbanken.se/prospekt (https://www.handelsbanken.se/sv/privat/spara/aktier-och-andra-vardepapper/investeringserbjudanden/prospekt-och-investeringserbjudanden), and will be made available at the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority's website, www.fi.se (https://www.fi.se/en/).
Application forms for subscription without subscription rights can be obtained from Handelsbanken Capital Markets, Emission, email: [email protected]as from the first day of the subscription period, on 27 November 2020.
Financial and legal advisors
Handelsbanken Capital Markets, Danske Bank A/S, Denmark, Swedish branch and Nordea Bank Abp, Swedish branch are acting as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners in connection to the rights issue. Advokatfirman Vinge KB is acting as legal advisor to the Company and Roschier Advokatbyrå AB is legal advisor to the Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners in connection to the rights issue.
For further information, please contact:
Johan Menckel, CEO
[email protected],tel: +46 8 459 59 00
Oskar Hellström, CFO and deputy CEO
[email protected],tel: +46 8 459 59 00
Johan Dufvenmark, VP Group Treasury & Investor Relations
[email protected],tel: +46 705 97 43 75
The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons above, at 12:30 CET on 24 November 2020.
Gränges is a leading global supplier of rolled aluminium products for heat exchanger applications, speciality packaging and niche markets. In materials for brazed heat exchangers Gränges is the global leader with a market share of approximately 20 per cent. The company develops, produces and markets advanced materials that enhance efficiency in the customers' manufacturing process and the performance of the final products. The company's geographical markets are Europe, Asia and the Americas with production facilities in all three regions and a total annual capacity of 560,000 metric tonnes. Gränges has 2,400 employees and net sales of SEK 13 billion. The share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. More information on Gränges is available at www.granges.com.
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This press release is not a prospectus for the purposes of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading on a regulated market, and repealing Directive 2003/71/EC (together with any related implementing and delegated regulations, the "Prospectus Regulation"). Each acquisition of securities in Gränges' rights issue should only be made on the basis of the information in the formal prospectus which has been prepared in connection with the rights issue and approved by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority on 24 November 2020 and any supplements or amendments thereto. The prospectus is held available on Gränges' website, www.granges.com.
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