Evolva shareholders approve EGM proposal



26 October 2017 – The Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of Evolva Holding SA (SIX: EVE) has approved the ordinary capital increase through a discounted rights offering with a large majority. A total of 148 shareholders were present at the meeting which took place in Basel today. 77,374,628 shares were represented corresponding to 18.2% of the total number of shares issued (424,202,463).

The EGM approved the Board of Directors’ proposal with 95.2% of the votes represented for an ordinary capital increase through the issuance of up to 296,376,535 new registered shares with a nominal value of CHF 0.20 each.

The new registered shares will be offered to existing shareholders of Evolva at a subscription price of CHF 0.22 per share. The subscription rights will trade on SIX Swiss Exchange from 31 October 2017 until 6 November 2017 and will be exercisable from 31 October 2017 until 8 November 2017, 12:00 noon CET. The listing and first trading day of the new registered shares on SIX Swiss Exchange is expected to occur on 10 November 2017.

The Board of Directors and the Management thank the shareholders for their approval and the support.

The shareholder approval of the ordinary capital increase also fulfils the final condition for the closing of the private placements to Pictet Asset Management and Cologny Advisors LLP. These private placements result in gross proceeds of CHF 21.1 million and are expected to close on 27 October 2017.

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