East Capital Explorer transfers SEK 121.7m to its shareholders through the redemption program

6/26/2015, 10:31 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

On 21 April, 2015, the Annual General Meeting of East Capital Explorer AB resolved on the voluntary redemption of shares. The offer involved redemption of a maximum of every twentieth share held in East Capital Explorer at a redemption price of SEK 83 per share (corresponding to the Net Asset Value per share on 31 December, 2014). The application period for the offer expired on 22 June, 2015.

Based on the final count, 1,466,468 shares were tendered for redemption, corresponding to an acceptance level to the redemption offer of approximately 98.5 percent. Consequently, a total of SEK 121.7m (approximately EUR 13.2m) will be transferred to the shareholders.

Following redemption and a bonus issue, without issuing new shares, effected in connection therewith, East Capital Explorer's share capital will amount to approximately EUR 3.65m divided on 28,476,792 shares, including shares held by the company. Payment of the redemption amount is estimated to be made around 15 July, 2015.

The average price for the sold redemption rights in the commission-free sale procedure amounted to SEK 1.31 per redemption right. Payment of proceeds from sale of redemption rights free of commission was made on 24 June, 2015.

Contact information

Mia Jurke, CEO, East Capital Explorer, +46 8 505 885 32
Lena Krauss, CFO and Head of Investor Relations, East Capital Explorer, +46 73 988 44 66

Financial reporting calendar

  • Interim Report, Q2 2015 - 20 Aug 2015
  • Interim Report, Q3 2015 - 5 Nov 2015

About East Capital Explorer

East Capital Explorer AB (publ) is a Swedish investment company, created with the specific aim of bringing unique investment opportunities in Eastern Europe to a broader investor base. The company makes direct investments into private and public companies but investments are also made through East Capital's private equity, real estate and alternative investment funds. East Capital Explorer's main investment theme is domestic growth and the Company targets fast growing sectors such as Retail and Consumer goods, Financials and Real Estate. East Capital Explorer has appointed East Capital to manage its investment activities. East Capital Explorer is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Mid Cap.

Listing: Nasdaq Stockholm, Mid Cap - Ticker: ECEX - ISIN: SE0002158568 -
Reuters: ECEX.ST - Bloomberg: ECEX SS Equity

This information is disclosed in accordance with the Securities Markets Act, the Financial Instruments Trading Act and demands made in the exchange rules. It was released for publication at 10:30 a.m. CET on 26 June 2015.

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