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Company Surface Transforms PLC
TIDM SCE
Headline 1.9 million placing
Released 07:00 20-Mar-2019
Number 3635T07

RNS Number : 3635T
Surface Transforms PLC
20 March 2019
 

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20 March 2019

 

Surface Transforms plc

("Surface Transforms" or the "Company")

 

£1.9 million placing

 

Surface Transforms (AIM:SCE), manufacturers of carbon fibre reinforced ceramic materials, is pleased to announce that it has successfully placed 12,303,600 new ordinary shares of 1p each ("Ordinary Shares") at 15.5 pence per placing share ("Placing"), raising gross proceeds of approximately £1.9 million pursuant to its existing authority to issue equity for cash, conditional on admission of the Ordinary Shares to trading on AIM ("Admission").

 

The funds raised will allow the business to grow and develop, with far less dependence on the timing of SOP for OEM 6. The net proceeds of the Placing will fund the further advancement and strengthening of IP, the acquisition of capital plant and for general working capital purposes.

 

Related Party Transactions

 

Unicorn Asset Management Limited, as a substantial shareholder of the Company, is subscribing for 1,484,776 Placing Shares, which constitutes a related party transaction under the AIM Rules for Companies.

 

Canaccord Genuity Group Inc, as a substantial shareholder of the Company, is subscribing for 2,519,641 Placing Shares, which constitutes a related party transaction under the AIM Rules for Companies.

 

Accordingly, the board of directors of the Company consider, having consulted with the Company's nominated adviser, that the terms of the participation by Unicorn Asset Management Limited and Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. are fair and reasonable insofar as the Company's shareholders are concerned.

 

David Bundred, Chairman of Surface Transforms, commented:

 

"Following recent investor demand we have conducted a placing that provides the Company with additional working capital. The strengthened balance sheet de-risks the business, and comes at an exciting time in the Company's development."

 

"We are pleased that current shareholders continued to support our strategy to become a series production supplier of carbon ceramic brake discs to the large volume original equipment manufacturer automotive market. We look forward to the future with confidence."

 

Admission and Total Voting Rights

 

The new Ordinary Shares will, when issued, rank pari passu in all respects with the existing Ordinary Shares of the Company. Application has been made for the 12,303,600 new Ordinary Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM and accordingly dealings are expected to commence at 8.00 a.m. on 22 March 2019. Following Admission, the total number of voting rights in the Company will be 136,014,016 and shareholders may use this figure as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the FCA's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.  

 

For enquiries, please contact:

Surface Transforms plc

Kevin Johnson, CEO                                                                                                       +44 151 356 2141

Michael Cunningham, CFO

David Bundred, Chairman

 

Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (Nomad & Joint-Broker)                                     +44 20 7894 7000

David Foreman / Richard Salmon / Michael Boot (Corporate Finance)

Caspar Shand Kydd / Gregor Paterson / Maisie Atkinson (Sales)

 

finnCap Ltd (Joint-Broker)                                                                                   +44 20 7220 0500

Ed Frisby / Giles Rolls (Corporate Finance)

Richard Chambers (ECM)

 

This announcement has been released by Kevin Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, on behalf of the Company.

For further Company details, visit www.surfacetransforms.com


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