DGAP-News: Share capital increase of DKK 20,370,410 will be completed
DGAP-News: Vestas Wind Systems A/S /
Share capital increase of DKK 20,370,410 will be completed
04.02.2014 / 16:33
Share capital increase of DKK 20,370,410 will be completed
Aarhus, Denmark, 2014-02-04 16:33 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
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Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Vestas) is pleased to announce that the share capital
increase of up to a nominal value of DKK 20,370,410 representing 20,370,410
shares of DKK 1.00 each, which was announced on Monday has been fully
subscribed for and finalised in connection with a private placement carried out
through a book-building process, ref. company announcement No. 2/2014 of 3
The capital increase has been subscribed for at a price per share of DKK 162.
As the offering was oversubscribed, an individual allocation of the new shares
will take place. Vestas will receive gross proceeds of approx DKK 3.3bn.
Following completion of the capital increase, the share capital of the company
will amount to a nominal value of DKK 224,074,513 divided into 224,074,513
shares of DKK 1.00 each.
The new shares are expected to be listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen under the
ISIN code for the existing shares, DK0010268606, from 12 February 2014
following registration of the share capital increase with the Danish Business
Authority. The shares issued under the temporary ISIN code will not be listed
on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen.
Payment and settlement is expected to take place on 10 February 2014. Until
settlement and registration has taken place, the capital increase may be
cancelled, but only under certain extraordinary circumstances.
The proceeds will be used to provide greater financing flexibility and to
further enhance Vestas' financial stability, by strengthening its solvency
ratio and obtaining more flexible banking arrangements. The Board believes that
this will facilitate the generation of additional business opportunities,
thereby accelerating the company's strategy of delivering profitable growth.
DNB Markets, HSBC, Nordea Markets and SEB acted as Joint Global Coordinators
and Joint Bookrunners of the offering.
Rothschild acted as financial adviser to the Company in relation to the
Vestas Wind Systems A/S
Bert Nordberg Anders Runevad
Chairman of the Board of Directors Group President & CEO
Henrik Guldbaek Welch, Senior Vice President, Group Treasury, Tel.: +45 9730
Lars Villadsen, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Tel.: +45 9730 7201
This announcement is intended for the sole purpose of providing information.
Persons needing advice should consult an independent financial adviser.
This announcement does not constitute or form a part of any offer or
solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States,
Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa or in any jurisdiction in which such
offers or sales are unlawful (the 'Excluded Territories'). In particular, the
securities referred to in this announcement have not been, and will not be,
registered under the Securities Act or under the securities legislation of any
state of the United States, and may not be offered, sold, resold or delivered,
directly or indirectly, in or into the United States absent registration except
pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the
registration requirements of the Securities Act. The securities referred to in
this announcement are being offered and sold only outside the United States in
'offshore transactions' (as defined in Regulation S) meeting the requirements
of Regulation S and may be made within the United States to institutional
investors who are qualified institutional buyers within the meaning of Rule
144A of the Securities Act in transactions that are exempt from, or not subject
to, the registration requirements under the Securities Act. The securities
issued in connection with an offering have not been and will not be registered
under any applicable securities laws of any state, province, territory, county
or jurisdiction of the Excluded Territories. Accordingly, unless an exemption
under relevant securities laws is applicable, any such securities may not be
offered, sold, resold, taken up, exercised, renounced, transferred, delivered
or distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into the Excluded Territories or
any other jurisdiction if to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant
laws of, or require registration of such securities in, the relevant
jurisdiction. There will be no public offer of securities in the United States
or any Excluded Territory.
This document constitutes an announcement and is not a prospectus in relation
to Directive 2003/71/EC, as amended (the directive and any measures
implementing the directive in the relevant member state shall be referred to as
the 'Prospectus Directive'). The content of Vestas' website accessible by
hyperlinks on the company's website neither is incorporated in, nor forms part
of, this document. No offer document or prospectus for approval by any
legislative or other applicable authority will be published in connection with
In any EEA member state that has implemented the Prospectus Directive this
document is solely addressed to and directed at 'qualified investors', as
defined in the Prospectus Directive, Article 2(1)(e), in the member state in
question. This announcement should not be acted upon or relied upon in any
member state of the EEA by persons who are not Qualified Investors.
In the United Kingdom, this announcement is directed only at persons (i) having
professional experience in matters relating to investments who fall within the
definition of 'investment professionals' in Article 19(5) of the Financial
Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the 'Order') or
(ii) who are high net worth entities falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of
the Order, and other persons to whom it may otherwise lawfully be communicated
(all such persons together being referred to as 'relevant persons'). This
announcement must not be acted or relied on in the United Kingdom by persons
who are not relevant persons. No representation or warranty, express or
implied, is or will be made as to, or in relation to, and no responsibility or
liability is or will be accepted by Vestas or by any of its affiliates or
agents as to or in relation to, the accuracy, completeness or sufficiency of
this announcement or any other written or oral information made available to or
publicly available to any interested party or its advisers in connection with
the company's the new shares and/or the private placement referred to herein,
and any liability therefore is expressly disclaimed.
Certain statements in this announcement are forward-looking statements which
are based on the company's expectations, intentions and projections regarding
its future performance, anticipated events or trends and other matters that are
not historical facts. These forward-looking statements, which may use words
such as 'aim', 'anticipates', 'believe', 'intend', 'estimate', 'expect' and
words of similar meaning, include all matters that are not historical facts.
These forward-looking statements involve risks, and uncertainties that could
cause the actual results of operations, financial condition, liquidity,
dividend policy and the development of the industry in which the company's
business operates to differ materially from the impression created by the
forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future
performance and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Given these risks and
uncertainties, prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance
on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the
date of such statements and, except as required by applicable law, Vestas
undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Any indication in this announcement of the price at which shares in Vestas have
been bought or sold in the past cannot be relied upon as a guide to future
performance. No statement in this announcement is intended to be a profit
forecast and no statement in this announcement should be interpreted to mean
that earnings per share of the company for the current or future financial
years would necessarily match or exceed the historical published earnings per
share of the company. The price of the new shares and the income from them may
go down as well as up and investors may not get back the full amount invested
on disposal of any new shares subscribed for pursuant to the private placement
referred to herein.
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