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Etteplan is planning for a rights offering of approximately 110–125 million euros

Stock exchange release – Published: 23.08.2022 9:30:00

Etteplan Oyj, Stock exchange release, Inside information, August 23, 2022 at 09:30 a.m. EEST

Etteplan is planning for a rights offering of approximately 110–125 million euros


Etteplan Oyj (the ”Company”) commences preparations for a rights offering of approximately 110–125 million euros. The subscription period for the offering is expected to commence during the last quarter of 2022. Evli Plc would act as the lead manager of the rights offering.

The Company announced earlier today a cash offer to the shareholders of Semcon AB (the “Offer”). The Company plans to use the funds raised in the rights offering to repay a part of the funding of the Offer.

Etteplan Oyj’s Board of Directors has decided to convene an Extraordinary General Meeting to decide on granting the authorization related to the rights offering. The notice to the Extraordinary General Meeting to be arranged on October 19, 2022 will be published later today.

Ingman Group Oy Ab, the Company’s largest shareholder with approximately 66 per cent ownership, has committed to vote in the Extraordinary General Meeting in favour of the proposal of the Board of Directors related to the rights offering. Ingman Group Oy Ab has committed to provide a bridge financing of at least 110 million euros to the Company as a part of the financing of the Offer on terms which are customary for financing of public offers and Ingman Group Oy Ab has committed to participate in the planned rights offering at least with such amount that the bridge financing can be repaid in full from the funds raised in the rights offering by setting off the subscription price of the shares subscribed by Ingman Group Oy Ab against the bridge financing.

Espoo, August 23, 2022

Etteplan Oyj

Board of Directors

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Juha Näkki, President and CEO, tel. +358 400 606 372
Outi Torniainen, SVP, Communications and Marketing, tel. +358 40 512 1375

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The lead manager is acting exclusively for the Company and no one else in connection with the rights offering. It will not regard any other person as its respective client in relation to the rights offering. The lead manager will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the duties afforded to their respective clients, nor for giving advice in relation to the rights offering or any transaction or arrangement referred to herein.

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