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GOFORE PLC STOCK EXCHANGE RELEASE 23 APRIL 2021 AT 12:25 EET
A total of 1,000,000 new shares in Gofore Plc registered with the Trade Register
On 22 April 2021, Gofore Plc (“Gofore” or the “Company”) announced the result of the directed share issue of 1,000,000 new shares in an accelerated bookbuilding to eligible Finnish and international institutional and other qualified investors (the “Placing”). In the Placing, the Company issued a total of 1,000,000 new shares. The new shares have today been registered with the Trade Register maintained by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office.
Following the registration of the new shares, the total number of registered shares in the Company is 15,052,231. The new shares will confer the same shareholder rights as the existing shares in the Company. The new shares are expected to be ready for delivery to the investors against payment through Euroclear Finland Ltd on or about 26 April 2021.
Trading in the new shares (ISIN code FI4000283130) is expected to commence on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd on or about 27 April 2021.
For further information:
Mikael Nylund, CEO, Gofore Plc
tel. +358 40 540 2280
Gofore Plc is a digital transformation consultancy with close to 800 impact-driven employees across Finland, Germany, Spain, and Estonia – top experts in our industry who are our company’s heart, brain, and hands. We use our holistic service offering – consulting, coding, design and assurance – as tools to incite positive change. We care for our people, our customers, and the surrounding world. Our values guide our business: Gofore is a great workplace that thrives on customer success. In 2020, our net sales amounted to EUR 78 million. Gofore Plc’s share is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland. Get to know us better at www.gofore.com.
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The securities referred to in this release have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or under the securities laws of any state of the United States, and may not be offered, sold, resold or delivered, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States absent registration except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act. Subject to certain limited exceptions, the securities referred to in this release are being offered and sold only outside the United States. The securities issued in connection with the offering have not been and will not be registered under any applicable securities laws of any state, province, territory, county or jurisdiction of the Excluded Territories. Accordingly, such securities may not be offered, sold, resold, taken up, exercised, renounced, transferred, delivered or distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into the Excluded Territories or any other jurisdiction if to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws of, or require registration of such securities in, the relevant jurisdiction. There will be no public offer of securities in the United States or elsewhere.
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The information set forth in this release is only being distributed to, and directed at, persons in member states of the European Economic Area and the United Kingdom who are qualified investors within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation or the UK Prospectus Regulation, as applicable (“Qualified Investors”). In addition, this information is only being communicated to, and is only directed at, persons outside the United Kingdom or, in the United Kingdom, to Qualified Investors (i) having professional experience in matters relating to investments who are investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the “Order”), (ii) high net worth entities falling within Article 49(2)(a)–(d) of the Order, or (iii) persons to whom it may otherwise lawfully be communicated (“Relevant Persons”).
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Danske Bank acts only for and on behalf of Gofore in connection with the share issue. Danske Bank does not hold any other party as its client and is not responsible for providing advice to any other party than Gofore in relation to the share issue or any other matters referred to herein.