Exercise of the over-allotment option in the listing of Lifco
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SEB Corporate Finance (“SEB”) has today notified Lifco AB (publ) (“Lifco”) and Carl Bennet AB (“CBAB”) that the over-allotment option has been exercised in full in respect of 4,120,900 shares in Lifco.
In connection with the initial public offering of Lifco, CBAB granted SEB an over-allotment option of up to 4,120,900 series B shares to be used to cover so-called over-allotment of shares. SEB has exercised the over-allotment option in full. No stabilisation has been carried out since the listing, and due to Lifco’s share price development, SEB has decided to end the stabilisation period.
Following the exercise of the over-allotment option CBAB holds 45,513,260 shares in Lifco, corresponding to an ownership of approximately 50.1% of the shares and approximately 68.9% of the votes in Lifco.
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Lifco acquires and develops market-leading niched operations with a potential to deliver sustainable profit growth. Lifco has three business areas: Dental, Demolition & Tools and Systems Solutions. Lifco’s management philosophy implies a long-term perspective on its holdings, focus on profitability and a highly decentralized organization. Lifco has about 100 subsidiaries in 30 countries. Lifco had a turnover of more than 6 billion SEK in 2013 and an EBITA-margin of 11.5 %. For more information, visit www.lifco.se.
Lifco announces this information in accordance with the Securities Market Act and/or the Act on Trading in Financial Instrument. The information was submitted for announcement at 6.00pm on 28 November 2014.
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