GHENT, BELGIUM--(Marketwire - Mar 8, 2013) - Ablynx (EURONEXT BRUSSELS: ABLX), the biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of Nanobodies®, announces today that the closing of its private placement ("Accelerated Bookbuild Offering"/"ABO") took place on 5 March 2013 and as a result, Ablynx issued 4,377,919 new shares. In addition, 348,400 new shares were issued that same day as a result of the exercise of 641,800 warrants.
Ablynx NV also publishes the following information in accordance with article 15 of the Law of 2 May 2007 on the publication of major shareholdings in issuers whose shares are admitted to trading on a regulated market (the "Transparency Law"):
|Total amount of the share capital:||EUR 90,653,858.30|
|Total number of securities carrying voting rights:||48,505,516|
|Total number of voting rights (denominator):||48,505,516|
Ablynx NV has in total 3,904,145 outstanding warrants, of which 1,657,700 warrants give the holder the right to a total of 828,850 shares (two warrants giving the right to subscribe to one share) and of which 2,246,445 warrants give the holder the right to a total of 2,246,445 shares (one warrant giving the right to subscribe to one share). The acceptance and issuing of 467,500 warrants (one warrant giving the right to subscribe to one share) is pending. The total number of voting rights, which can be acquired as a result of the exercise of the outstanding warrants, amounts to 3,075,295.
In addition, Ablynx NV announces, in accordance with article 14 of the Law of 2 May 2007 on the publication of major shareholdings in issuers whose shares are admitted to trading on a regulated market (the "Transparency Law"), that it has received the following transparency notifications between 28 February and 7 March 2013.
|Notifier(s)||Number of voting rights||Percentage of voting rights|
|Gimv NV, Adviesbeheer Gimv Life Sciences NV, Adviesbeheer Gimv Life Sciences 2004 NV and Biotech Fonds Vlaanderen NV1||5,825,939||12.01%|
|Sofinnova Partners SAS||4,675,587||9.63%|
1 Gimv NV controls Adviesbeheer Gimv Life Sciences NV and Adviesbeheer Gimv Life Sciences 2004 NV. Gimv NV (2,463,320 voting rights), Adviesbeheer Gimv Life Sciences NV (0 voting rights), Adviesbeheer Gimv Life Sciences 2004 NV (433,745 voting rights) and Biotech Fonds Vlaanderen NV (2,928,874 voting rights) are acting in mutual agreement. The Flemish Region in Belgium is the ultimate shareholder of Biotech Fonds Vlaanderen NV.
The full versions of the transparency notifications are available on the website of Ablynx (www.ablynx.com - investor relations).
Ablynx is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of Nanobodies®, a novel class of therapeutic proteins based on single-domain antibody fragments, for a range of serious human diseases, including inflammation, haematology, oncology and pulmonary disease. Today, the Company has approximately 25 programmes in the pipeline and five Nanobodies at clinical development stage. Ablynx has on-going research collaborations and significant partnerships with major pharmaceutical companies including Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck Serono, Novartis and Merck & Co. The Company is headquartered in Ghent, Belgium.
More information can be found on www.ablynx.com.
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