ABG Sundal Collier AB (”ABGSC”) has notified Oncopeptides AB (publ) that stabilisation measures regarding the Company’s shares have been effected
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As previously announced, ABGSC is acting as stabilisation manager in connection with the offer to acquire shares in the Company and the listing on Nasdaq Stockholm (the ”Offering”), and ABGSC may, acting as a stabilisation manager, effect transactions aimed at supporting the market price of the shares at levels above those which might otherwise prevail in the open market.
Such stabilisation transactions may be effected on Nasdaq Stockholm, the OTC market, or otherwise, at any time during the period starting on the date of commencement of trading in the shares on Nasdaq Stockholm and ending no later than 30 calendar days thereafter. ABGSC is, however, not required to undertake any stabilisation, and there is no assurance that stabilisation will be undertaken. Stabilisation, if undertaken, may furthermore be discontinued at any time without prior notice. In no event will transactions be effected to support the market price of the shares at levels above the price in the Offering.
In order to cover potential over-allotment in relation to the Offering, the Company has, at the request of the Joint Global Coordinators (ABGSC and Carnegie Investment Bank AB) committed to issue up to 2,119,565 additional new shares, corresponding to a maximum of 15 percent of the number of shares in the Offering at a price corresponding to the price in the Offering.
ABGSC has announced that ABGSC (contact: Carl Rosenius, tel: +46 8 566 286 85), has performed stabilisation (in accordance with Article 3.2(d) of the EU Market Abuse Regulation) on Nasdaq Stockholm in accordance with what is set out below.
This information is such that Oncopeptides is obliged to disclose pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was released for public disclosure, through the agency of the contact persons above, on March 22, 2017 at 7.30 p.m (CET).
Oncopeptides is a research and development stage pharmaceutical company developing drugs for treatment of cancer. Since the founding of the Company in 2000, the Company has focused primarily on the development of the product candidate Ygalo, an innovative peptidase-potentiated alkylator intended for effective and focused treatment of blood-based cancer diseases, and in particular multiple myeloma. Ygalo is intended to demonstrate better results from treatment compared to established alternative drugs in the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma. Ygalo could potentially provide treating physicians with a new treatment option for patients suffering from this severe cancer disease.
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This announcement is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The securities referred to herein may not be sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Oncopeptides AB does not intend to register any of the securities in the United States or to conduct a public offering of the securities in the United States.
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