August 18, 2017 / 9:40 AM / 2 years ago

BRIEF-Getinge resolves on fully guaranteed 4 bln SEK rights issue

Aug 18 (Reuters) - Getinge Ab

* says today, the Board of Directors of Getinge AB, with authorization from the Extraordinary General Meeting on August 15, 2017, has resolved on a rights issue of MSEK 4,324 with the purpose to strengthen the group’s balance sheet by reducing leverage and thereby providing improved operational flexibility

* says subscription price in rights issue is sek 127 per share

* says main shareholder, carl bennet ab has undertaken to subscribe for its portion of rights issue and committed to subscribe for shares that are not subscribed for in rights issue

* says fourth swedish national pension fund has expressed its intention to subscribe for its portion of rights issue

* says rights issue will, if fully subscribed, increase getinge’s share capital by sek 17,023,098, from current sek 119,161,688.50

* Getinge announced plans for the rights issue on June 14 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting By Anna Ringstrom)

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