Diamyd Medical announces preliminary outcome in the company’s rights issue
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Diamyd Medical AB (publ) (“Diamyd Medical” or the “Company”) today announces that the preliminary outcome for the rights issue of units (the “Rights Issue”), for which the subscription period ended today October 31, 2023, indicates that approximately 8.2 million units, corresponding to approximately 29 percent of the Rights Issue, have been subscribed for with unit rights. Additionally, applications for subscription of approximately 1 million units without unit rights, corresponding to approximately 3 percent of the Rights Issue, have been received. In aggregate, the subscriptions by exercise of unit rights and the applications for subscription without unit rights correspond to approximately 32 percent of the offered units. Thus, the preliminary outcome indicates that the Rights Issue will provide the Company with issue proceeds of approximately SEK 78 million before the deduction of costs attributable to the Rights Issue. Subscribers in the Rights Issue include the Chairman of the Board of Directors and founder Anders Essen-Möller (SEK 7 million), the Company’s largest shareholder Bertil Lindkvist (SEK 6.8 million), and other Senior Executives and members of the Board of Directors (SEK 900 thousand).
The Board of Directors in Diamyd Medical resolved on September 20, 2023, with the subsequent approval by the extraordinary general meeting in the Company on October 10, 2023, a rights issue of up to approximately SEK 243 million.
The preliminary outcome indicates that approximately 8.2 million units, of which approximately 0.2 million comprise of units containing A-shares, corresponding to approximately 29 percent of the offered units, have been subscribed for with unit rights in the Rights Issue. Additionally, applications for subscription of approximately 1 million B-units without unit rights, corresponding to approximately 3 percent of the offered units, have been received. Thus, the preliminary outcome indicates that the Rights Issue have been subscribed with the support of unit rights and subscription applications without the support of unit rights to approximately 32 percent. Through the Rights Issue, the Company will therefore receive approximately SEK 78 million before the deduction of costs attributable to the Rights Issue. Subscribers in the Rights Issue include the Chairman of the Board of Directors and founder Anders Essen-Möller (SEK 7 million), the Company’s largest shareholder Bertil Lindkvist (SEK 6.8 million), and other Senior Executives and members of the Board of Directors (SEK 900 thousand).
Notice of allotment
All those who have subscribed for units without unit rights will be allocated units in accordance with the principles set out in the EU growth prospectus which was approved and registered by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority on October 16, 2023. Notice of allotment to the persons who subscribed for units without unit rights is expected to be distributed on November 2, 2023. Subscribed and allotted units shall be paid in cash within three banking days in accordance with the instructions on the settlement note sent to the subscriber. Subscribers who have subscribed for units through a nominee will receive notification of allocation in accordance with their respective nominee’s procedures. Only those who have been allotted units will be notified.
Final outcome and trading in BTU’s
The final outcome of the Rights Issue is expected to be published around November 1, 2023. The last day of trading in paid subscribed units (Sw. BTU B) is expected to be November 20, 2023. The new B-shares, TO3 B and TO4 B subscribed for with and without unit rights are expected to be traded on Nasdaq First North Growth Market around week 47, 2023.
G&W Fondkommission acts as Financial Advisor to Diamyd Medical in connection with the Rights Issue. Advokatfirman Delphi is Legal Advisor to the Company and Aqurat Fondkommission AB has been appointed as Issuer Agent.
About Diamyd Medical
Diamyd Medical develops precision medicine therapies for Type 1 Diabetes. Diamyd® is an antigen-specific immunotherapy for the preservation of endogenous insulin production. DIAGNODE-3, a confirmatory Phase III trial is actively recruiting patients with recent-onset Type 1 Diabetes in eight European countries and in the US. Significant results have previously been shown in a large genetically predefined patient group in a largescale meta-analysis as well as in the Company’s European Phase IIb trial DIAGNODE-2, where Diamyd® was administered directly into a lymph node in children and young adults with recently diagnosed Type 1 Diabetes. A biomanufacturing facility is being set up in Umeå for the manufacture of recombinant GAD65, the active ingredient in the antigen-specific immunotherapy Diamyd®. Diamyd Medical also develops the GABA-based investigational drug Remygen® as a therapy for regeneration of endogenous insulin production and to improve hormonal response to hypoglycaemia. Diamyd Medical is one of the major shareholders in the stem cell company NextCell Pharma AB as well as in the artificial intelligence company MainlyAI AB.
Diamyd Medical’s B-share is traded on Nasdaq First North Growth Market under the ticker DMYD B. FNCA Sweden AB is the Company’s Certified Adviser.
For further information, please contact:
Ulf Hannelius, President and CEO
Phone: +46 736 35 42 41
Diamyd Medical AB (publ)
Box 7349, SE-103 90 Stockholm, Sweden. Phone: +46 8 661 00 26, Fax: +46 8 661 63 68
E-mail: email@example.com Reg. no.: 556242-3797 Website: https://www.diamyd.com
This information is information that Diamyd Medical is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was provided by the contact person above, for publication on October 31, 2023, 18.30 CET.
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