The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority approved Gofore Plc’s prospectus
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The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority has today, on 3 November 2017, approved Gofore Plc’s (“Go- fore” or the “Company”) prospectus regarding the Company’s planned listing on the First North Finland mar- ketplace of Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd and the initial public offering related thereto (the “IPO”).
The prospectus will be available in electronic form on or about 3 November 2017, on Gofore’s website at www.gofore.com/sijoittajat/listautumisanti2017 and at the website of Evli Bank Plc at www.evli.com/Gofore. The printed versions of the prospectus will be available on or about 6 November at the registered office of the Company at Kalevantie 2, FI-33100 Tampere, at Evli Bank Plc’s office located at Aleksanterinkatu 19 A, 4th floor, FI-00100 Helsinki and at the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd (Fabianinkatu 14, 00100 Helsinki). The prospec- tus is only published in Finnish.
The subscription period for the IPO commences on 6 November 2017. An unofficial translation of the terms and conditions of the IPO is attached to this press release.
Gofore Plc is a digital services company operating since 2002. We offer modern services that help operators in the private and public sectors to face digital change. Our mission is to change the world for the better through digitalisation and by renewing ways of working. Our services cover the entire value chain – from management consultation to service design and implementation as well as cloud services. Staying on top and ahead of the development requires us to be fast-paced, regenerative and competitive. We have 15 years of expertise in this. Our operations are characterised by top expertise, alacrity and genuine interaction. We believe that we are the best partner to our clients on the path to digital change. Gofore currently employs over 350 people in Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Tampere, Swansea and Munich. Gofore was chosen as the best workplace in Finland and the second-best workplace in Europe in the Great Place to Work® survey in 2017. More information: www.gofore.com.
The information contained herein is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the Unit- ed States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore or South Africa. This press re- lease does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States, nor may the securities be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration as provided in the U.S. Se- curities Act of 1933, as amended, and the rules and regulations thereunder. Gofore Plc (the “Company”) does not intend to register any portion of the offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.
The issue, exercise and/or sale of securities in the initial public offering are subject to specific legal or regula- tory restrictions in certain jurisdictions. The Company or Evli Bank Plc assume no responsibility in the event there is a violation by any person of such restrictions.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the securities referred to herein in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration, exemption from registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Investors must neither accept any offer for, nor acquire, any securities to which this press release refers, unless they do so on the basis of the information contained in the applicable prospectus pub- lished by the Company.
The Company will not authorize any offer to the public of securities in any Member State of the European Economic Area other than Finland. With respect to each Member State of the European Economic Area oth- er than Finland and which has implemented the Prospectus Directive (each, a “Relevant Member State”), no action has been undertaken or will be undertaken to make an offer to the public of securities requiring publi- cation of a prospectus in any Relevant Member State. As a result, the securities may only be offered in Rel- evant Member States (a) to any legal entity which is a qualified investor as defined in the Prospectus Di- rective; or (b) in any other circumstances falling within Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive if the Company decides to carry out the contemplated offering. For the purposes of this paragraph, the expression an “offer of securities to the public” means the communication in any form and by any means of sufficient information on the terms of the offer and the securities to be offered so as to enable an investor to decide to exercise, purchase or subscribe the securities, as the same may be varied by any measure implementing the Prospec- tus Directive in that Relevant Member State and the expression “Prospectus Directive” means Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including the 2010 PD Amending Directive, to the extent implement- ed in the Relevant Member State), and includes any relevant implementing measure in the Relevant Member State and the expression “2010 PD Amending Directive” means Directive 2010/73/EU.
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