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Archer Limited: Subsequent Offering
Reference is made to the stock exchange notice of 1 March 2017 by Archer Limited (the “Company“) regarding the decision to carry out a subsequent offering (the “Subsequent Offering“) of up to 16,800,000 new shares in the Company (the “Offer Shares“) for gross proceeds of up to NOK 168 million (approximately USD 20 million).
The Subsequent Offering will, on the basis of a prospectus (the “Prospectus“) to be approved by the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority, be directed towards shareholders who (i) are shareholders in the Company as of close of trading on 28 February 2017, as registered as shareholders in the Company’s register of shareholders with the Norwegian Central Securities Depositary (Nw. Verdipapirsentralen) (the “VPS“) as of expiry of 2 March 2017, (ii) were not allocated shares in the Private Placement, and (iii) are not resident in a jurisdiction where such offering would be unlawful or, for jurisdictions other than Norway, would require any prospectus, filing, registration or similar action (the “Eligible Shareholders“). The Eligible Shareholders will be granted non-tradable subscription rights.
The subscription price in the Subsequent Offering is NOK 10.00 per Offer Share, being the same as the subscription price in the Private Placement. The subscription period in the Subsequent Offering will commence shortly after publication of the Prospectus (publication of the Prospectus expected during end of March or early April 2017).
The following key information is given with respect to the Subsequent Offering:
Date of announcement of the Subsequent Offering: 1 March 2017
Last day including right: 28 February 2017
Ex-date: 1 March 2017
Record date: 2 March 2017
Date of approval: The Subsequent Offering was approved by the Company’s board of directors on 28 February 2017.
Maximum number of Offer Shares: 16,800,000
Subscription price per Offer Share: NOK 10.00
For further information please contact:
Dag Skindlo, CFO and EVP Strategy
+ 47 98 22 66 24
Joachim Houeland, Corporate Treasurer and Investor Relations
+47 48 27 87 48
The release is not for publication or distribution, in whole or in part directly or indirectly, in or into Australia, Canada, Japan or the United States (including its territories and possessions, any state of the United States and the District of Columbia) or any other jurisdiction in which the release, publication or distribution would be unlawful. This release is an announcement issued pursuant to legal information obligations, and is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. It is issued for information purposes only, and does not constitute or form part of any offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities, in the United States or in any other jurisdiction. The securities mentioned herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “US Securities Act”). The securities may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the US Securities Act. The Company does not intend to register any portion of the offering of the securities in the United States or to conduct a public offering of the securities in the United States. Copies of this announcement are not being made and may not be distributed or sent into Australia, Canada, Japan or the United States. The issue, exercise, purchase or sale of subscription rights and the subscription or purchase of shares in the Company are subject to specific legal or regulatory restrictions in certain jurisdictions. Neither the Company nor the Managers assumes any responsibility in the event there is a violation by any person of such restrictions.
The distribution of this release may in certain jurisdictions be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this release comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The Managers are acting for the Company and no one else in connection with the Private Placement and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients or for providing advice in relation to the Private Placement and/or any other matter referred to in this release.
This release and any materials distributed in connection with this release may contain certain forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they reflect the Company’s current expectations and assumptions as to future events and circumstances that may not prove accurate. A number of material factors could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.