NEWS RELEASE Evolva completes CHF 31.3 million fundraising
Reinach, Switzerland, 27 March 2013 - Evolva Holding SA (SIX: EVE, "Evolva")
today reports the completion of the capital increase that was announced on 6
March 2013. The offering that was fully subscribed by existing shareholders
and new investors, provides Evolva with gross proceeds of CHF 31.3 million
before transaction costs.
The capital increase consisted of a rights offering of 52.2 million shares to
existing shareholders who were offered the opportunity to subscribe to three
new shares for every ten shares held, at a subscription price of CHF 0.60
each. Approximately 24.2 million shares were taken up pursuant to the exercise
of rights, equivalent to 46.3% of the total of 52.2 million shares available
under the offering. Subsequently, the remaining approximately 28.0 million new
shares were placed with Cargill, Inc. and a group of institutional investors
who had made pre-commitments for 47.4 million shares. Due to the strong
demand, not all pre-commitments by new investors could be satisfied in the
Including 14 million newly issued treasury shares, a total of 239,557,751
shares have now been entered in the Commercial Register, corresponding to a
nominal value of CHF 47,911,550.20.
Evolva will publish its 2012 annual report on 9 April 2013.
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Evolva's mission is to discover and provide innovative, sustainable
ingredients for health, nutrition and wellness. Evolva uses biosynthetic and
evolutionary technologies to create and optimise small molecule compounds and
their production routes. We are active in consumer healthcare and nutrition as
well as in pharma. In both areas we have partnered projects as well as
proprietary programmes. For more information see www.evolva.com.
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