Lonza Announces the Successful Results of the Rights Offering
Basel, Switzerland, 10 May 2017 – In connection with the capital increase by way of a rights offering as approved by the shareholders at Lonza's Annual General Meeting on 25 April 2017, Lonza offered a total of 16,548,612 newly issued shares to its existing shareholders.
By the end of the rights exercise period on 10 May 2017, 12.00 noon CEST, 99.25% of the rights had been exercised, corresponding to 16,424,010 newly issued shares. The 124,602 newly issued shares for which rights have not been exercised will be sold to the market.
The first day of trading of the newly issued shares on SIX Swiss Exchange is expected to be on 12 May 2017, and delivery of the newly issued shares against payment is expected to be on the same day.
The number of registered shares of Lonza after completion of the rights offering will amount to 74,468,752. The gross proceeds from the rights issue will be used to partially finance the acquisition of Capsugel S.A.