Completion of the rights issue for the first tranche of the capital increases
On 27 November 2020, the Extraordinary General Meeting of MCH Group Ltd. decided among other things to conduct capital increases of up to CHF 104.5 million in two tranches. In the first tranche, the company’s share capital is being increased from its current CHF 60,065,750 to CHF 80,065,750 through the issue of 2,000,000 new registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 10.00 for an issue price of CHF 15.00. The subscription period for this first tranche of the approved capital increases ran from 30 November to 12:00 noon (CET) on 4 December 2020.
In this first tranche, one subscription right was allocated for each MCH share held after the close of trading on 27 November 2020. Three subscription rights entitled the holder to acquire one new share at a subscription price of CHF 15.00 per share. MCH Group Ltd. can today announce that, by the end of the subscription period at 12:00 noon (CET) on 4 December 2020, the private shareholders had exercised 37.66 % of their subscription rights. All the subscription rights of the public-sector entities with a stake in the company and all the subscription rights not exercised by the private shareholders were allocated to the Canton of Basel-Stadt. Following the issue of the new registered shares to be created, the participation of the private shareholders will change from 50.89 % to 42.97 % and the public-sector entities will have a stake of 57.03 % (49.11% to date).
The first trading day of the new registered shares is 9 December 2020.
The terms of the second tranche of the capital increases will be announced on the evening of 7 December 2020.
Wichtiger Hinweis | Important Note
Dieses Dokument dient der Information der Aktionärinnen und Aktionäre der MCH Group AG im Hinblick auf das Bezugsrechtsangebot, das die ausserordentliche Generalversammlung der MCH Group AG am 27. November 2020 genehmigt hat. Dieses Dokument stellt weder ein Angebot noch eine Aufforderung zum Kauf oder zur Investition in Effekten der MCH Group AG oder einer ihrer Konzerngesellschaften dar. Dieses Dokument ist weder ein Prospekt im Sinne des Bundesgesetzes über Finanzdienstleistungen («FIDLEG») noch ein Kotierungsprospekt im Sinne des Kotierungsreglements der SIX Swiss Exchange AG oder ein Prospekt gemäss irgendeiner anderen Gesetzgebung oder Regelung. Exemplare dieses Dokuments dürfen weder in Länder versandt noch in Ländern verteilt bzw. aus solchen versandt werden, in welchen dies gesetzlich unzulässig oder untersagt ist. Eine Entscheidung über eine Teilnahme an der Kapitalerhöhung mit Bezugsrechten der MCH Group AG, die von der ausserordentlichen Generalversammlung der MCH Group AG am 27. November 2020 genehmigt worden ist, ist ausschliesslich auf der Grundlage des entsprechenden Prospekts bzw. Nachtrags zum Prospekt, der zu diesem Zweck von der MCH Group AG veröffentlicht wird, und nicht anhand dieses Dokuments zu treffen. Exemplare des Prospekts sind seit 30. November 2020 gratis verfügbar. Exemplare des Nachtrags zum Prospekt werden voraussichtlich ab 10. Dezember 2020 gratis verfügbar sein.
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The offer referred to herein, when made in member states of the European Economic Area («EEA») and the United Kingdom, is only addressed to and directed to “qualified investors” within the meaning of Article 2(e) the Prospectus Regulation («Qualified Investors»). For these purposes, the expression «Prospectus Regulation» means Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading on a regulated market, and repealing Directive 2003/71/EC, and includes any relevant delegated regulations. If located in a relevant state, each person who initially acquires any securities, and to the extent applicable any funds on behalf of which such person acquires such securities that are located in a relevant state, or to whom any offer of securities may be made will be deemed to have represented, acknowledged and agreed that it is a Qualified Investor as defined above. The offer of the Shares will be made pursuant to exemptions under the Prospectus Regulation from the requirement to produce a prospectus in connection with offers of securities.
MiFID II product governance / Retail investors, professional investors and ECPs target market – Solely for the purposes of each manufacturer›s product approval process, the target market assessment in respect of the Shares has led to the conclusion that: (i) the target market for the Shares is eligible counterparties and professional clients, each as defined in Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on markets in financial instruments (as amended, «MiFID II») and (ii) all channels for distribution of the Shares to eligible counterparties and professional clients are appropriate, subject to the distributor’s suitability and appropriateness obligations under MiFID II, as applicable. The target market and distribution channel(s) may vary in relation to sales outside the EEA in light of local regulatory regimes in force in the relevant jurisdiction. Any person subsequently offering, selling or recommending the Shares (a «distributor») should take into consideration the manufacturer›s target market assessment; however, a distributor subject to MiFID II is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the Shares (by either adopting or refining the manufacturer›s target market assessment) and determining appropriate distribution channels.
For readers in the United Kingdom, this announcement is only being distributed to and is only directed at Qualified Investors who are (i) outside the United Kingdom or (ii) investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) («Investment professionals») of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the «Order») or (iii) certain high value persons and entities who fall within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) («High net worth companies, unincorporated associations etc.») of the Order; or (iv) any other person to whom it may lawfully be communicated (all such persons in (i) to (iv) together being referred to as «relevant persons»). The Shares are expected to only be available to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase or otherwise acquire such Shares will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this announcement or any of its contents.
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