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Exercise of the over-allotment option in relation to the initial public offering of Pandox AB (publ)

2 Jul, 2015, 08:00
Regulatory information

Further to the announcement by Pandox AB (publ) (“Pandox” or the “Company”) on 18 June 2015, Pandox today confirms that, in connection with the initial public offering and listing of its B shares on Nasdaq Stockholm (the “Offering”), ABG Sundal Collier has exercised the over-allotment option on behalf of the Managers in respect of 7,826,086 B shares in Pandox.

In connection with the Offering, the Company’s shareholder SU-ES AB (“SU-ES”) granted the Managers in the Offering the option to purchase up to 7,826,086 B shares of the Company for the purpose of covering over-allotments of B shares in the Offering (the “Over-allotment Option”).

ABG Sundal Collier, acting as stabilising manager on behalf of the Managers in the Offering, has today exercised the Over-allotment Option in full.

Following the exercise of the Over-allotment Option, SU-ES will hold in aggregate 74,628,750 A shares and 14,628,750 B shares in Pandox, representing 59.505 per cent of the shares and 79.505 per cent of the votes in the Company. Blåklockevägen 4 AS (owned by Anders Nissen) holds 0.495 per cent of the shares and the votes in the Company.

No price stabilization activities have been carried out since the listing, and due to the Company’s share price performance, ABG Sundal Collier has, as stabilising manager on behalf of the Managers, decided to end the stabilization period.

ABG Sundal Collier is acting as Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner in the Offering, Handelsbanken Capital Markets and Morgan Stanley are acting as Joint Coordinators and Bookrunners, and Carnegie, DNB Markets and SEB are acting as Co-lead Managers (jointly referred to as the “Managers”).

For further information

Anders Nissen, CEO, +46 (0)70 846 02 02
Thomas Backteman, IR, +46 (0)70 831 11 66

Pandox AB (publ) is required to publish this information under the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was submitted for publication on 2 July 2015 at 08:00 CET.

About Pandox

Pandox is a leading owner of hotel properties located in Northern Europe with focus on sizeable hotels in key leisure and corporate destinations. Pandox’s hotel property portfolio comprises 104 hotels in the upper medium- and upscale segment with a total of 21,969 rooms across eight countries. Pandox’s business is organised into two segments: property management, which comprises 89 hotel properties leased on a long-term basis to market leading regional hotel operators and leading international operators, and operator activities, which comprises hotel operations executed by Pandox in its 15 owned hotel properties. As of 31 March 2015, the market value of Pandox’s properties was SEK 26,996 million. The company’s headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden and the company’s B shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 18 June 2015. Read more at

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This announcement is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities issued by Pandox AB (the "Company") in any jurisdiction where such offer or sale would be unlawful.

In any EEA Member State, other than Sweden, that has implemented Directive 2003/71/EC as amended (together with any applicable implementing measures in any member State, the “Prospectus Directive”), this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive.

This announcement and the information contained herein are not for distribution in or into the United States of America. This announcement does not constitute, or form part of, an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, any securities in the United States. Any securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold within the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act.  There is no intention to register any securities referred to herein in the United States or to make a public offering of the securities in the United States. The securities have not been recommended by any U.S. federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority.

In the United Kingdom, this announcement and any other materials in relation to the securities described herein is only being distributed to, and is only directed at, and any investment or investment activity to which this announcement relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, “qualified investors” (as defined in section 86(7) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000) and who are (i) persons having professional experience in matters relating to investments who fall within the definition of “investment professionals” in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”); or (ii) high net worth entities falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”). Persons who are not relevant persons should not take any action on the basis of this announcement and should not act or rely on it.

Any offering of the securities in accordance with this announcement will be made by means of a prospectus. This announcement is an advertisement and not a prospectus for the purposes of the Prospectus Directive. Investors should not subscribe for any securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information contained in the prospectus.

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