Hamburg, Germany, 16 November 2021:
Evotec SE (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT, MDAX/TecDAX, ISIN: DE0005664809; NASDAQ: EVO) today announced that BofA Securities and Morgan Stanley, as representatives of the several underwriters, notified Evotec of the underwriters’ exercise of their option to purchase up to 3,000,000 additional ADSs, representing 1,500,000 ordinary shares at the offering price of $ 21.75 per ADS.
An additional 2,995,000 American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”), representing 15% of the initial offering of 20,000,000 new ADS, have finally been registered in the commercial register on 15 November. Each ADS represents half of one ordinary share of Evotec. Upon exercise of the Greenshoe option, the free float amounts to approximately 68.4% of all outstanding Evotec shares.
In total, gross proceeds of the transaction amount to $ 500 million comprising the first offering of 20,000,000 ADSs ($ 435 million) and, the exercised option of 2,995,000 additional ADSs ($ 65 million), before deducting underwriting commissions and estimated offering expenses payable by Evotec. The proceeds from the issuance of the new shares are intended to be used to fund and in particular expand the ongoing business operations
Evotec’s ordinary shares are listed on the regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in Germany with additional admission obligations of the Prime Standard Segment.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities law of any such state or Jurisdiction.
This communication and the information contained herein is made solely for information purposes only and does not constitute or form part of a prospectus or any offer or invitation to sell or issue, or any solicitation of any offer to purchase or subscribe for, any securities of Evotec, in any jurisdiction. Neither this communication, nor any part of it, nor the fact of its distribution, shall form the basis of, or be relied on in connection with, any contractual commitment or investment decision in relation to the securities of Evotec, in any jurisdiction, nor does it constitute a recommendation regarding any such securities.
The placement of the securities mentioned in this communication was directed only at persons in member states of the European Economic Area (the “EEA”) who are “Qualified Investors” within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation EU 2017/1129 (“Prospectus Regulation”) (“Qualified Investors”). Any person in the EEA who acquires the securities in any offer (an “Investor”) or to whom any offer of the securities is made will be deemed to have represented and agreed that it is a Qualified Investor.
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