IRLAB’s rights issue oversubscribed
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“We are very pleased with the strong support from both existing and new shareholders in this rights issue. In combination with the directed share issue, concluded in December last year, we now have the financial resources to start and conclude the two planned Phase IIb studies in Parkinson’s disease with mesdopetam (IRL790) and IRL752, respectively. In addition, we now have the necessary prerequisites to finalize the process to move to Nasdaq Stockholm Main Market”, says Nicholas Waters, CEO IRLAB.
Out of the 825,213 A shares that have been subscribed without the exercise of subscription rights, 496,334 A shares have been allotted to the subscribers in accordance with the principles outlined in the prospectus. Notice of allotment to persons who have subscribed for shares without the exercise of subscription rights will be distributed today on 27 February 2020. Such allotted shares must be paid in cash in accordance with the instructions on the transaction note. Nominee registered shareholders will receive notice of allocation and payment in accordance with each nominee’s routines. Only those who have been allotted shares will receive a notice.
IRLAB’s management and board have in total subscribed for shares corresponding to approximately SEK 2.2 million in the rights issue. Any surplus subscription rights were placed with institutional investors who used them to subscribe in the rights issue.
Through the rights issue, IRLAB’s share capital will increase with SEK 107,774 to SEK 969,968 and the total number of shares will increase with 5,388,711 A shares. The number of shares in IRLAB after the rights issue will amount to 48,498,406 (whereof 48,418,630 A shares and 79,776 B shares).
The new shares are expected to be listed for trading on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market around 6 March 2020.
Carnegie Investment Bank AB (publ) and Zonda Partners are acting as Financial Advisers, and Advokatfirman Vinge and MAQS Advokatbyrå act as legal advisors to IRLAB in connection with the rights Issue.
For more information
Nicholas Waters, CEO
Phone: +46 730 75 77 01
Viktor Siewertz, CFO
Phone: +46 727 10 70 70
IRLAB is a Swedish biotech company focused on Parkinson's disease. The company's drug candidates in clinical Phase II, mesdopetam (IRL790) and IRL752, are intended to treat some of the most difficult symptoms related to Parkinson's disease: involuntary movements (LIDs), psychosis and symptoms dependent on cognitive decline. Through the proprietary ISP (Integrative Screening Process) research platform, IRLAB discovers and develops drug candidates for central nervous system (CNS) related diseases where big growing medical needs exist. In addition to the clinical candidates, the ISP platform has also generated several CNS programs that are now in preclinical phase. IRLAB's Certified Adviser on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market is FNCA Sweden AB, email@example.com, +46 (0)8-528 00 399. More information on www.irlab.se.
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