Nordic Nanovector launches a private placement of new shares
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Oslo, Norway, 6 December 2016
Nordic Nanovector ASA (OSE: NANO) ("Nordic Nanovector" or the "Company"),
announces the launch of an undocumented private placement of up to 4,374,244 new
shares, representing approximately 10% of the outstanding share capital of the
company (the "Offering"). DNB Markets, Jefferies International Limited and ABG
Sundal Collier are acting as joint bookrunners (the "Joint Bookrunners") in
connection with the Offering.
Nordic Nanovector intends to use the net proceeds of the Offering:
? To fund a Phase 2 combination study of Betalutin® and Rituximab CD20
? To fund a Phase 1 study and GMP manufacturing for 177Lu-conjugated chimeric
antibody (anti-CD37 ARC)
? Develop new proprietary antibody production technology
? Accelerate pipeline of pre-clinical assets to clinical trials
? Prepare for commercial launch of Betalutin®
? General corporate purposes
The subscription price and the number of shares to be issued in the Offering
will be determined through an accelerated bookbuilding process.
The bookbuilding period for the Offering opens today at 16:30 CET and closes 7
December 2016 at 08:00 CET. The Company and the Joint Bookrunners may, however,
at any time resolve to close or extend the bookbuilding period at their sole
discretion and on short notice.
The minimum subscription and allocation amount in the Offering will be the NOK
equivalent of EUR 100,000, provided that the Company may, 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. Allocation of the new shares will be determined at the end of the
bookbuilding process, and final allocation will be made by the Company's Board
of Directors at its sole discretion, following advice from the Joint
Bookrunners. The shares to be issued in connection with the Offering will be
issued based on the board authorisation granted at the Company's annual general
meeting on 19 May 2016. In line with the shareholders' approval, pre-emption
rights of the existing shareholders are excluded.
The Offering will be directed towards Norwegian and international investors, in
each case subject to and in compliance with applicable exemptions from relevant
prospectus or registration requirements.
Notification of allotment and payment instructions will be sent to the
applicants on or about 7 December 2016 through a notification to be issued by
the Joint Bookrunners.
Offer shares will be settled with existing and unencumbered shares in the
Company that are already listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, pursuant to a share
lending agreement between DNB Markets (on behalf of the Joint Bookrunners) and
HealthCap VI L.P., in order to facilitate delivery of listed shares to investors
on a delivery versus payment basis. The offer shares delivered to the
subscribers will thus be tradable from allocation. The Joint Bookrunners will
settle the share loan with new shares in the Company to be issued by the Board
of Directors pursuant to the aforementioned authorisation granted at the annual
general meeting held on 19 May 2016.
The Company, its board members, executive management and major shareholder have
all agreed with the Joint Bookrunners to a lock-up on future share issuances and
existing shareholdings, as applicable, for a period of 180 days from the closing
date, subject to customary and de minimis exceptions.
The Company will announce the final number of offer shares placed and the final
subscription price in the Offering in a stock exchange announcement expected to
be published before opening of trading on the Oslo Stock Exchange tomorrow, 7
December 2016. The Offering is subject to final approval by the Company's Board
For further information, please contact:
For Nordic Nanovector
Luigi Costa, Chief Executive Officer
Cell: +41 79 124 8601
Tone Kvåle, Chief Financial Officer
Cell: +47 91 51 95 76
Mark Swallow/David Dible (Citigate Dewe Rogerson)
Tel: +44 207 282 2948/+44 207 282 2949
About Nordic Nanovector:
Nordic Nanovector is a biotech company focusing on the development and
commercialisation of novel targeted therapeutics in haematology and oncology.
The Company's lead clinical-stage product opportunity is Betalutin®, the first
in a new class of Antibody-Radionuclide-Conjugates (ARC) designed to improve
upon and complement current options for the treatment of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
(NHL). NHL is an indication with substantial unmet medical need and orphan drug
opportunities, representing a growing market worth over $12 billion by 2018.
Betalutin® comprises a tumour-seeking anti-CD37 antibody, lilotomab, conjugated
to a low intensity radionuclide (lutetium-177). The preliminary data has shown
promising efficacy and safety profile in an ongoing Phase 1/2 study in a
difficult-to-treat NHL patient population. The Company is aiming at developing
Betalutin® for the treatment of major types of NHL with first regulatory
submission anticipated in 1H 2019.
Nordic Nanovector intends to retain marketing rights and to actively participate
in the commercialisation of Betalutin® in core markets, while exploring
potential distribution agreements in selected geographies. The Company is
committed to developing its pipeline of innovative targeted immunoconjugate
therapies for multiple selected cancer indications.
Further information about the Company can be found at www.nordicnanovector.com
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