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23 December 2020
SBB completes acquisition of 44.2 percent of the shares and votes in Offentliga Hus and resolves on a directed issue of Class D common shares
On 18 December 2020, Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB (publ) (“SBB” or the “Company”) announced an acquisition of 138,917,953 shares in Offentliga Hus i Norden AB (publ) (“Offentliga Hus”), corresponding to 54.3 percent of the shares and votes, for a purchase price of SEK 2,139,336,476.
SBB has today, through its subsidiary SBB i Norden AB (publ), completed the acquisition of 113,064,967 shares in Offentliga Hus, corresponding to 44.2 percent of the shares and votes, for a purchase price of SEK 1,741,200,492. As part of such completion, the board of SBB, based on the authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting held on 27 April 2020, has resolved on an issue of not more than 7,860,160 new Class D common shares (“D-shares”). Aktiebolaget Fastator (publ) and Offentliga Nordic Property Holding SARL has subscribed for all D-shares in the directed issue.
Completion of the remaining part, 25,852,986 shares in Offentliga Hus, corresponding to 10.1 percent of the shares and votes, acquired from Nordact AB, is subject to the approval of relevant competition authorities and is intended to be completed once such approvals are obtained.
The parties have agreed on a price of SEK 15.40 per share in Offentliga Hus, which is paid, in aggregate, with SEK 10.78 in cash and SEK 4.62 in newly issued D-shares in SBB. In total, this corresponds to a cash consideration of SEK 1,497,535,533 and 20,703,256 newly issued D-shares in SBB, amounting to a value of SEK 641,800,943 based on a price of SEK 31 per D-share, distributed in accordance with the below, entailing a total distribution of 70 percent in cash consideration and 30 percent in newly issued D-shares in SBB.
|Shareholder||Shares i Offentliga Hus||Purchase price (SEK)||Cash consideration (SEK)||Share consideration (SEK)||Share consideration (newly issued D-shares in SBB)|
|Aktiebolaget Fastator (publ)||54 593 385||840 738 129||678 294 823||162 443 306||5 240 107|
|Offentliga Nordic Property Holding SARL||53 270 348||820 363 359||739 141 706||81 221 653||2 620 053|
|CLBRM Private S.A., SICAR||5 201 234||80 099 004||80 099 004||–||–|
|Nordact AB||25 852 986||398 135 984||–||398 135 984||12 843 096|
|138 917 953||2 139 336 476||1 497 535 533||641 800 943||20 703 256|
The directed share issue entails an increase of the number of shares in SBB by 7,860,160 and an increase in the share capital by SEK 786,016. This entails an increase in the number of shares from 1,501,534,791 to 1,509,394,951 and an increase in the share capital from SEK 150,153,479.10 to SEK 150,939,495.10, corresponding to a dilution of approximately 0.5 percent of the number of shares and approximately 0.2 percent of the number of votes in the Company.
In accordance with the takeover rules for certain trading platforms (the “Takeover Rules”) today’s completion of the acquisition of the shares in Offentliga Hus triggers an obligation for SBB to make a public offer for the remaining shares in Offentliga Hus (the “Offer”). The Offer shall, in accordance with the Takeover Rules, be made within four weeks. SBB intends to make the Offer within the time limits stipulated in the Takeover Rules and in accordance with the provisions of the Takeover Rules.
For further information, please contact:
Ilija Batljan, CEO and Founder of Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB, [email protected]
The information was sent for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, on 23 December 2020 at 16:20 CET.
Samhällsbyggnadsbolaget i Norden AB (publ) (SBB) is the Nordic region’s leading property company in social infrastructure. The Company’s strategy is to long term own and manage social infrastructure properties in the Nordics and rent regulated residential properties in Sweden, and to actively work with property development. Through SBB’s commitment and engagement in community participation and social responsibility, municipalities and other stakeholders find the Company an attractive long-term partner. The Company’s series B shares (ticker SBB B) and D shares (ticker SBB D) are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Large Cap. The Company’s preference shares (ticker SBB PREF) are listed on Nasdaq First North Premier Growth Market. Certified Adviser is Erik Penser Bank (contact: [email protected] / +46 84638300). Further information about SBB is available at www.sbbnorden.se.
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The potential Offer, pursuant to the terms and conditions presented in this press release, is not being made to persons whose participation in the potential Offer requires that an additional offer document be prepared or registration effected or that any other measures be taken in addition to those required under Swedish law.
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