ANOVO : RIGHTS ISSUE HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL / ANOVO THANKS ITS SHAREHOLDERS FOR THEIR VERY STRONG SUPPORT

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ANOVO, the leading pan-European provider of after-sales services for digital technologies announced the success of its capital increase with preferential subscription rights launched on 8 March 2010.

Applications for shares totalled ¤14.32 million (3,579,177 shares) or a multiple of 3.28 the issue amount with a shareholder take-up rate of 90.24%.

Gross proceeds from the issue of 1,092,268 new shares in consequence totalled ¤4,369,072 or 100% of the amount voted by the Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting of 5 February 2010.

The date for settlement-delivery and admission of the new shares for trading on Euronext Paris will be 31 March 2010. The new shares will rank pari passu and be traded on the same line as the company's existing shares (ISIN code: FR0010698217).

Effective 31 March, ANOVO's share capital will consist of 7,918,943 shares and total ¤6,335,154.40.

As of this date, Mr. Jean Berger de la Villardière will hold in consequence 15.42 % of ANOVO's share capital. In addition, Messrs. Thibault de Saint Vincent, Arnaud Sanglé-Ferrière and Frédéric Dadvisard, who had undertaken to take up ¤3.5 million of the rights issue, on the basis of both irrevocable entitlement and excess shares without preferential subscription rights, will hold respectively 6.25%, 1.20% and 0.92% of the share capital[1].

Gilbert Weill, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ANOVO declared: "Our shareholders, in manifesting their intention to invest more than threefold the amount of the rights issue proposed, have demonstrated their very strong support for the strategy deployed by Management. I wish to express my gratitude for this support. The full amount of funds raised from this rights issue will be devoted to accelerating the deployment of our offerings (logistics hubs, warranty extension services and regeneration) with the twofold objective of increasing our growth potential and improving our margins."


 

[1] This information is provided on the basis of representations of the shareholders and, when applicable, their account positions in the share register on 26 March 2010, without prejudice to transactions not disclosed or recorded on this date.

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