Result of Hexagon's Recommended Unconditional Cash Offer for the Shares in
NACKA STRAND, Sweden -- February 10, 2014
Reference is made to the stock exchange notice from Hexagon AB on 20 December
2013 related to the recommended unconditional cash offer for the remaining
shares in Veripos Inc. (“Veripos”) not already owned by Hexagon Acquisition
Ltd. (the “Offer”), an indirectly wholly owned subsidiary of Hexagon AB
(Hexagon AB and Hexagon Acquisition Ltd. hereinafter jointly referred to as
“Hexagon”), the offer document related to the Offer dated 23 December 2013
(the “Offer Document”) and the stock exchange notice from Hexagon on 29
January 2014 regarding the extension of the acceptance period under the Offer
until 16:30 CET on 7 February 2014.
At expiry of the acceptance period, Hexagon had received acceptances of the
Offer from shareholders holding 22,317,896 shares, representing 67.4 per cent
of the outstanding shares of Veripos. In addition, Hexagon owns 10,055,090
shares in Veripos, representing 30.3 per cent of the outstanding shares of
Veripos. Accordingly, Hexagon owns and has received acceptances for 32,372,986
shares, representing 97.7 per cent of the total shares in Veripos.
Please note that the result of the Offer is preliminary and may be subject to
adjustments, however, such adjustments (if any) are expected to be
Cash settlement of the Offer will be conducted on 18 February 2014.
As stated in the Offer Document, it is Hexagon’s intention, following
settlement of the Offer, to complete a compulsory acquisition of any minority
shares in Veripos not owned by Hexagon. Since Hexagon will own more than 90
per cent of the shares of Veripos following the settlement of the Offer,
Hexagon has, as further stated in the Offer Document, various options
available for executing a compulsory acquisition under Cayman law. Further
announcement regarding the compulsory acquisition will be made in due course.
SEB Corporate Finance is acting as financial adviser for Hexagon.
Hexagon (NASDAQ OMX Stockholm: HEXA B) is a leading global provider of design,
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and position objects, and process and present data, to stay one step ahead of
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resources. Hexagon has more than 14,000 employees in over 40 countries and net
sales of about 2,400 MEUR. Our products are used in a broad range of
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