The Board of Directors of SaltX Technology Holding AB (publ) (“SaltX” or the “Company”) has today, based on the authorisation from the Annual General Meeting on 25 April 2023, resolved on a directed issue of 2,843,683 class B shares to the guarantors in the rights issue of class B shares resolved upon by the Board of Directors on 30 August 2023 (the “Right Issue”), in accordance with the guarantee agreements that have been entered into and previously have been communicated (the “Remuneration Issue”). The subscription price in the Remuneration Issue is set at SEK 1.90 per share and payment is made by offsetting the guarantors’ claims on the Company.
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In connection with the Rights Issue, the Company received guarantee commitments from the existing shareholders Industrifonden and SMA Mineral AB as well as from the external investor Knil AB (Martin Julander). The guarantors are, in accordance with the guarantee agreements entered into, entitled to guarantee commission of 14 percent of the guaranteed amount in the form of newly issued class B shares in SaltX at a subscription price of SEK 1.90 per share. Accordingly, the Board of Directors of SaltX has today, based on the authorisation from the Annual General Meeting on 25 April 2023, resolved on the Remuneration Issue, comprising of 2,843,683 class B shares.
The reason for the deviation from the shareholders' preferential rights in the Remuneration Issue is to fulfil the Company's obligations toward the guarantors, since the guarantors, according to the guarantee agreements, have the right to set-off their claims against the Company that have arisen as a result of the guarantee commitments in connection with the Rights Issue.
Payment shall be made through set-off of claims against the Company, which consists of the guarantors' guarantee commissions. The subscription price in the Remuneration Issue amounts, in accordance with the guarantee agreements entered into, to SEK 1.90 per share, which corresponds to the subscription price per share in the Rights Issue. The guarantee commission and the subscription price was determined through negotiations at arm’s length between the Company and the guarantors. The Board of Directors therefore makes the assessment that the terms have been determined in such a way that market fairness has been ensured and that the terms reflect prevailing market conditions.
Through the Remuneration Issue, the total number of shares in the Company increases by 2,843,683, from 157,433,033 shares to 160,276,716 shares, and the share capital increases by SEK 227,494.64, from SEK 12,594,642.64 to SEK 12,822,137.28 (based on the number of outstanding shares in the Company following the Rights Issue). This corresponds to a dilution of approximately 1.8 percent of the total number of shares and votes in the Company (based on the number of outstanding shares in the Company following the Rights Issue and the Remuneration Issue). The company has not issued any class A shares.
ABG Sundal Collier AB acts as financial advisor and Törngren Magnell & Partners Advokatfirma KB acts as legal advisor to SaltX in connection with the Rights Issue. Nordic Issuing acts as issuing agent in connection with the Rights Issue.
For more information, please contact:
Carl-Johan Linér, CEO
+46 70 532 08 08
Harald Bauer, CFO
+46 70 810 80 34
SaltX Technology is a Swedish Greentech company that develops and markets sustainable technology that benefits customers, the climate, and society. The company operates in large-scale energy storage solutions and electrification technology for mainly the lime and cement industry. SaltX Technology's share is listed on the Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market. For more information, visit www.saltxtechnology.com.
FNCA Sweden AB, +46 8-528 00 399, firstname.lastname@example.org, is SaltX Technology's Certified Advisor.
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