Haypp Group AB announces the outcome of the offering of the company’s shares – trading on Nasdaq First North Growth Market commences today

2021-10-13 08:30:00

Haypp Group AB (publ) (“Haypp”, “Haypp Group” or the “Company”), one of the leading online retailers of tobacco-free nicotine pouches and snus, today announces the outcome of the offering of the Company’s shares (the “Offering”) and the listing of the shares on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. The Offering attracted strong interest, both from institutional investors in Sweden and internationally as well as the general public in Sweden and Norway. The Offering was heavily oversubscribed. Trading on Nasdaq First North Growth Market commences today on 13 October 2021.

The Offering in brief

  • The price per share in the Offering is, as previously communicated, SEK 66, corresponding to a market value of the Company’s outstanding shares of SEK 1,921 million upon completion of the Offering.
  • The Offering comprised 5,632,404 existing shares in Haypp Group offered by the Major Shareholders[1] (as defined below) and 2,272,727 newly issued shares offered by the Company. In total, the Offering comprised 7,905,131 shares, corresponding to 27.2 percent of the total number of shares and votes in the Company upon completion of the Offering.
  • To cover any over-allotments in the Offering, the Major Shareholders have committed to sell, upon request by the Joint Global Coordinators, a maximum of additional 1,185,764 existing shares, corresponding to maximum 15 percent of the total number of shares in the Offering (the "Over-Allotment Option").
  • Provided that the Over-Allotment Option is exercised in full, the Offering will compromise 9,090,895 shares, which represent approximately 31.2 percent of the total number of shares in the Company after the Offering.
  • SEK 150 million will be provided to the Company through the new share issue in the Offering, before transaction costs.
  • The total value of the Offering amounts to approximately SEK 522 million and approximately SEK 600 million if the Over-Allotment Option is exercised in full.
  • Erik Selin[2] has acquired shares in the Offering for an amount of SEK 66 million. In addition, a strong group of anchor investors, including reputable international institutional investors and current shareholders, have also acquired shares in the Offering.
  • Shareholders together controlling 61.5 percent of the total number of shares after the Offering (provided that the Over-Allotment Option is exercised in full) will be subject to a lock-up, corresponding to 92.1 percent of the total number of shares prior to the Offering. The lock-up period for some of the Major Shareholders and shareholding employees within the Group will be 180 days, and the lock-up period for the shareholding members of the board of directors (including related companies, some of which are included in the Major Shareholders) and executive management, will be 360 days.
  • The first day of trading on Nasdaq First North Growth Market is today, 13 October 2021, and the shares will trade under the ticker HAYPP. Settlement is expected to take place on 15 October 2021.

Haypp in brief
The Haypp Group is spearheading the global transformation from smoking to risk-reduced alternatives. With origins in Scandinavia, the company has leveraged its leading position, along with its category and e-commerce experience, to widen its positive impact to the USA and a range of European markets. With ten e-commerce store brands, the Haypp Group is present in nine countries where we served more than 500,000 consumers during 2020.

Stabilization
In connection with the Offering, the Joint Global Coordinators may effect transactions aimed at supporting the market price of the shares at levels above those which might otherwise prevail in the open market. Such stabilization transactions may be effected on Nasdaq First North Growth Market, in the over-the-counter market or otherwise, at any time during the period starting on the date of commencement of trading in the shares on Nasdaq First North Growth Market and ending not later than 30 calendar days thereafter. The Joint Global Coordinators are, however, not required to undertake any stabilization and there is no assurance that stabilization will be undertaken.

Stabilization, if undertaken, may be discontinued at any time without prior notice. In no event will transactions be effected at levels above the price in the Offering. No later than by the end of the seventh trading day after stabilization transactions have been undertaken, the Joint Global Coordinators shall disclose that stabilization transactions have been undertaken in accordance with article 5(4) in the Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014. Within one week of the end of the stabilization period, the Joint Global Coordinators will make public whether or not stabilization was undertaken, the date at which stabilization started, the date at which stabilization last occurred and the price range within which stabilization was carried out, for each of the dates during which stabilization transactions were carried out.

Advisors
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) (“SEB”) and Carnegie Investment Bank AB (publ) (“Carnegie”) are Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners. Advokatfirman Vinge is legal advisor to the Company. Advokatfirman Hammarskiöld & Co is legal advisor to SEB and Carnegie. Nordnet and Avanza are retail distributors.

For more information and contact
Markus Lindblad
Head of External Affairs:
+46(0)708 15 39 83
markus.lindblad@hayppgroup.com

This information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 08:30 CEST on 13 October 2021.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
This announcement is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities issued by Haypp Group AB (the "Company") in any jurisdiction where such offer or sale would be unlawful. The distribution of this announcement and other information relating to the Offering may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions. Persons into whose possession this announcement or such other information should come are required to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions.

In any EEA Member State, other than Sweden and Norway, that has implemented the (EU) Regulation 2017/1129 (the “Prospectus Regulation”) and in the United Kingdom, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State and in the United Kingdom within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation and the Prospectus Regulation as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the UK European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (as amended and supplemented from time to time) (the "UK Prospectus Regulation"), respectively.

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[1] GR8 Ventures AB, Eastcoast Capital AB, Northerner Holding AB, e-Business Partner Norden AB, Gavin O'Dowd, and Kbay Capital AB.
[2] Through Förvaltnings AB Färgax.

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