PARIS – March 14, 2018 – 5.45 pm CET – STENTYS (FR0010949404 – STNT), a medical technology company commercializing the Xposition S self-apposing coronary stent, today announces the significant success of its rights issue of which the subscription period ran from February 27 to March 8, 2018.
The gross proceeds of the capital increase, issue premium included, totaled €11,803,823.84, leading to the creation of 8,312,552 new shares. These proceeds will principally be used to finance the acquisition and integration of MINVASYS.
Christophe Lottin, Chief Executive Officer of STENTYS, comments: “I would like to thank all our shareholders, both longstanding and new, who have contributed to the significant success of this capital increase. Thanks to their support and trust, we have the necessary financial means to finalize the acquisition of MINVASYS and create a benchmark French player in interventional cardiology. We can now fully devote ourselves to the implementation of our growth strategy based on a portfolio of innovative and complementary proprietary products, supported by the significant marketing, organizational and production synergies generated by this transformative acquisition for STENTYS.”
Approximately 81% of subscription rights exercised and a total demand of €14.7 million or 1.24 times the offering
Following the subscription period, which ended on March 8, 2018, the demand for the capital increase totaled 10,333,976 shares at a price of €1.42 per share, a global subscription rate of 124% and a total amount requested of €14,674,245.92:
Given the strong demand expressed within the framework of the transaction, no shares will be allocated to the qualified investors who had pledged to subscribe to any shares not subscribed to following the subscription period.
Following the capital increase, the Company will have a share capital of €786,495.36 consisting of 26,216,512 shares with a par value of €0.03 each.
The settlement-delivery of the new shares and their admission for trading on the Euronext regulated market in Paris are scheduled for March 16, 2018. The new shares will carry full rights (jouissance courante) and will be traded on the same listing line as existing shares (ISIN FR0010949404).
This operation is managed by Gilbert Dupont, Lead Manager and Bookrunner.
The following table presents the share capital distribution, to the Company’s knowledge, after the capital increase and issue of 596,805 shares in exchange for the MINVASYS shares contributed.
(1) Bpifrance Participations SA is 100% held by Bpifrance SA and is represented on the Board by an observer (censeur).
(2) Based on the number of double voting rights at February 5, 2018.
(3) Including the 10,995 Treasury shares held with respect to the liquidity contract at December 31, 2017.
Indicative timetable of the operation
Next financial press releases
As a result of the ongoing MINVASYS acquisition process, STENTYS has altered its financial calendar as follows:
The other dates of the 2018 financial calendar remain unchanged. Press releases will be published after markets close.
Availability of the Prospectus
Copies of the Prospectus granted a visa by the AMF French financial markets authority on February 20, 2018 under number
18-052, comprising the Document de Référence registered on November 29, 2017 under number D.17-1084 and a Note
d’Opération (including a summary of the Prospectus), may be obtained free of charge and upon request from STENTYS’
head offices. An online version is also available on the Company’s website (www.stentys.com) and the AMF’s website
Investors are invited, before making a decision on whether to invest, to make themselves aware of the risks described in section 4 of the Document de Référence and chapter 2 of the Note d’Opération.
Founded in the Paris area in 2003, MINVASYS is an independent company that specializes in Minimally INvasive VAscular SYStems. It capitalizes on the substantial expertise of its staff and medical advisors to develop and market innovative, efficient, safe and cost-effective devices. MINVASYS has a growth strategy based on market momentum and the economic factors applicable to health-sector communities. The Company has an IP portfolio that includes US patents such as the Nile concept and TwinOne technology.
STENTYS develops and commercializes innovative solutions for the treatment of patients with complex artery disease. STENTYS’ Self-Apposing® drug-eluting stents (DES) are designed to adapt to vessels with ambiguous or fluctuating diameters in order to prevent the malapposition problems associated with conventional stents. The APPOSITION clinical trials for the treatment of acute myocardial infarction showed a very low mortality rate at one year and a faster arterial healing compared to conventional stents. The company’s product portfolio also includes MiStent SES® and Serpentis, two innovative coronary DES for routine interventions, and is marketed through STENTYS’ commercial network in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.
Additional information is available at www.stentys.com
Tel.: +33 (0)1 44 53 99 42
STENTYS is listed on Compartment C of Euronext Paris
ISIN: FR0010949404 – Ticker: STNT
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