29.9.2021 16:30:24 CEST | Nordic Unmanned | Additional regulated information
required to be disclosed under the laws of a member state
Sandnes, 29 September 2021 - Nordic Unmanned AS ("Nordic Unmanned" or the
"Company") contemplates a private placement of new shares (the "Offer Shares")
in the Company, with gross proceeds of up to NOK 100 million (the "Private
NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN CANADA,
JAPAN, AUSTRALIA OR THE UNITED STATES, OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH
RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES
NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OF ANY OF THE SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN.
The Company's Board of Directors has also decided to initiate a process to
transfer its listing venue from Euronext Growth to Oslo Børs. The uplisting
reflects the company's global growth ambitions and already substantial
shareholder base. It is expected to contribute to increased visibility, and
better liquidity through access to a larger investor universe. The uplisting is
expected to take place during the first half of 2022.
SpareBank 1 Markets AS (the "Manager") has been retained as sole bookrunner to
advise on and carry out the Private Placement.
The net proceeds from the Private Placement will be used to accelerate the
pursuit of several potential M&A opportunities, fleet growth following awards,
product development and general corporate purposes.
The price for the Offer Shares in the Private Placement and the total number of
Offer Shares will be determined by the Board of Directors of the Company
following an accelerated book building process. The book building and
application period for the Private Placement commences today at 16:30 CET, and
is expected to close prior to 30 September 2021 at 08:00 CET. The Company, after
consultation with the Manager, reserves the right to at any time and in its sole
discretion close or extend the application period or to cancel the Private
Placement in its entirety and for any reason. If the book building is shortened
or extended, the other dates referred to herein may be changed correspondingly.
The Private Placement will be directed towards a limited number of selected
investors, in each case, subject to and in compliance with applicable exemptions
from relevant prospectus, filing and registration requirements. The minimum
application and allocation amount have been set to the NOK equivalent of EUR
100,000. The Company may however, at its sole discretion, allocate an amount
below EUR 100,000 to the extent applicable exemptions from the prospectus
requirement pursuant to applicable regulations, including the Norwegian
Securities Trading Act and ancillary regulations, are available.
The Company also intends to carry out a separate offering of shares directed
towards its employees. It is expected that such offering of shares towards the
employees will be for of up to of 300,000 Shares offered at a price equal to the
subscription price for the Offer Shares, less 30%, and with a three-year
lock-up. Such employee offering will be carried out separately following the
Allocation of the shares in the Private Placement will be determined at the end
of the application period, and final allocation will be made by the Board at its
sole discretion, after consultation with the Manager. Settlement of the Private
Placement will be on a delivery versus payment basis, to be facilitated by
existing and unencumbered shares in the Company pursuant to a share lending
agreement entered into between Skaulen AS, Urbanium Gruppen AS, Petroleum
Logistics Consulting AS as share lenders, the Company, and the Manager in order
to facilitate delivery of listed shares to investors on a delivery versus
payment basis. The Manager will settle the shares borrowed from the share lender
with a corresponding number of new shares in the Company to be issued by the
Board of Directors pursuant to an authorization to increase the share capital
granted by an extraordinary general meeting of the Company on 26 May 2021.
The Company has considered the Private Placement in light of the equal treatment
obligations under the Norwegian Securities Trading Act and Oslo Børs' circular
no. 2/2014 and is of the opinion that the waiver of the preferential rights
inherent in a private placement, taking into consideration the time, costs and
risk of alternative methods of securing the desired funding, as well as the
limited dilution effects of the transaction, is in the common interest of the
shareholders of the Company.
The Company will announce the exact number of Offer Shares to be issued in the
Private Placement through a stock exchange notice expected to be published
before the opening of the trading on Euronext Growth Oslo on 30 September 2021.
Completion of the Private Placement is subject to the Board making the required
resolutions to complete the Private Placement, including without limitation,
resolving allocation of the Offer Shares and to issue the Offer Shares pursuant
to an authorization granted by an extraordinary general meeting of the Company
on 26 May 2021.
Save for the Offer Shares to be issued in the Private Placement and the employee
offering and, if relevant, new shares to be issued in any subsequent offering,
the 12 months lock-up undertaking of the Company entered into in connection with
the admission to trading on Euronext Growth Oslo is and will continue to remain
in full force and effect for the remainder of its duration.
Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS is acting as legal counsel to the Company in
connection with the Private Placement.
This announcement is not, and does not form a part of, any offer to sell, or a
solicitation of an offer to purchase, any securities of the Company. The
distribution of this announcement and other information may be restricted by law
in certain jurisdictions. Copies of this announcement are not being made and may
not be distributed or sent into any jurisdiction in which such distribution
would be unlawful or would require registration or other measures. Persons into
whose possession this announcement or such other information should come are
required to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions.
The securities referred to in this announcement have not been and will not be
registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities
Act"), and accordingly may not be offered or sold in the United States absent
registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of
the Securities Act and in accordance with applicable U.S. state securities laws.
The Company does not intend to register any part of the offering or their
securities in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in
the United States. Any sale in the United States of the securities mentioned in
this announcement will be made solely to "qualified institutional buyers" as
defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act.
In any EEA Member State, this communication is only addressed to and is only
directed at qualified investors in that EEA Member State within the meaning of
the Prospectus Regulation, i.e., only to investors who can receive the offer
without an approved prospectus in such EEA Member State. The expression
"Prospectus Regulation" means Regulation 2017/1129 as amended together with any
applicable implementing measures in any EEA Member State.
This communication is only being distributed to and is only directed at persons
in the United Kingdom that are (i) investment professionals falling within
Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial
Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Order") or (ii) high net worth entities,
and other persons to whom this announcement may lawfully be communicated,
falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together
being referred to as "relevant persons"). This communication must not be acted
on or relied on by persons who are not relevant persons. Any investment or
investment activity to which this communication relates is available only for
relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons. Persons
distributing this communication must satisfy themselves that it is lawful to do
Matters discussed in this announcement may constitute forward-looking
statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical
facts and may be identified by words such as "believe", "expect", "anticipate",
"strategy", "intends", "estimate", "will", "may", "continue", "should" and
similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this release are based
upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further
assumptions. Although the Company believes that these assumptions were
reasonable when made, the assumptions are inherently subject to significant
known and unknown risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important
factors which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond the
Actual events may differ significantly from any anticipated development due to a
number of factors, including without limitation, changes in investment levels
and need for the Company's services, changes in the general economic, political
and market conditions in the markets in which the Company operates, the
Company's ability to attract, retain and motivate qualified personnel, changes
in the Company's ability to engage in commercially acceptable acquisitions and
strategic investments, and changes in laws and regulation and the potential
impact of legal proceedings and actions. Such risks, uncertainties,
contingencies and other important factors could cause actual events to differ
materially from the expectations expressed or implied in this release by
forward-looking statements. The Company does not provide any guarantees that the
assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements in this announcement are
free from errors nor does it accept any responsibility for the future accuracy
of the opinions expressed in this announcement or any obligation to update or
revise the statements in this announcement to reflect subsequent events. You
should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements in this
The information, opinions and forward-looking statements contained in this
announcement speak only as at its date, and are subject to change without
notice. The Company does not undertake any obligation to review, update,
confirm, or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements
to reflect events that occur or circumstances that arise in relation to the
content of this announcement. Neither the Manager nor any of its affiliates make
any representation as to the accuracy or completeness of this announcement and
none of them accept any responsibility for the contents of this announcement or
any matters referred to herein.
This announcement is for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon
in substitution for the exercise of independent judgment. It is not intended as
investment advice and under no circumstances is it to be used or considered as
an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a
recommendation to buy or sell any securities in the Company. Neither the Manager
nor any of its affiliates accept any liability arising from the use of this
This announcement is an advertisement and 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 prospectuses to be published when securities are offered to the
public or admitted to trading on a regulated market, and repealing Directive
2003/71/EC (as amended) as implemented in any Member State.
This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section
5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
* Knut Roar Wiig, CEO, +47 92 66 66 59, email@example.com
* Trond Østerhus, CFO, Nordic Unmanned AS, +47 95 99 08 79,
ABOUT NORDIC UNMANNED
Nordic Unmanned delivers comprehensive data solutions through industry leading
expertise, to assist both public and private customers in the transition to
unmanned technology. The focus is to support demanding clients by collecting
time-critical data with the use of unmanned technology.
Founded in 2014, the company has offices in Sandnes, Oslo, and Frankfurt, and
has quickly become one of Europe's leading providers of unmanned systems and
services, with operations across the continent. The company is ISO 9001-2015
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