Company announcement - No. 6 / 2017
Zealand increases its share capital as a consequence of exercise of employee warrants
Copenhagen, March 23, 2017 - Zealand Pharma ("Zealand") has increased its share capital by a nominal amount of DKK 9,500 divided into 9,500 new shares with a nominal value of DKK 1 each. The increase is a consequence of the exercise of warrants granted under one of Zealand's employee warrant programs. Employee warrant programs are part of Zealand's incentive scheme, and each warrant gives the owner the right to subscribe for one new Zealand share at a pre specified price, the exercise price, in specific predefined time periods before expiration. For a more detailed description of Zealand's warrant programs, see the company's Articles of Association, which are available on the website: www.zealandpharma.com .
The exercise price is DKK 87.45 per share and the total proceeds to Zealand from the capital increase amount to DKK 830,775.
The new shares give rights to dividend and other rights from the time of the warrant holder's exercise notice. Each new share carries one vote at Zealand's general meetings. Zealand has only one class of shares.
The new shares will be listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen after registration of the capital increase with the Danish Business Authority. Following registration of the new shares, the share capital of Zealand will be nominal DKK 26,151,865 divided into 26,151,865 shares with a nominal value of DKK 1 each.
The amendment to Zealand's Articles of Association entailed by the share capital increase has today been registered with the Danish Business Authority.
For further information, please contact:
Mats Blom, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Tel: +45 31 53 79 73, e-mail: email@example.com
About Zealand Pharma A/S
Zealand Pharma A/S (Nasdaq Copenhagen: ZEAL) ("Zealand") is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery, design and development of innovative peptide-based medicines. Zealand has a portfolio of medicines and product candidates under license collaborations with Sanofi, Boehringer Ingelheim and Helsinn, and a pipeline of proprietary product candidates that primarily target specialty diseases with significant unmet needs.
Zealand's first invented medicine, lixisenatide, a once-daily prandial GLP-1 receptor agonist for the treatment of type 2 diabetes, is licensed to Sanofi. Lixisenatide is marketed as Adlyxin ® in the U.S. and Lyxumia ® in the rest of the world. Lixisenatide has been developed in a combination with basal insulin glargine (Lantus ® ) and is marketed as Soliqua(TM) 100/33 in the U.S. and has been approved as Suliqua(TM) in Europe.
Zealand's pipeline includes: dasiglucagon* (ZP4207, single-dose rescue treatment) for acute, severe hypoglycemia (Phase 2); glepaglutide* (ZP1848) for short bowel syndrome (Phase 2); dasiglucagon* (ZP4207, multiple-dose version) intended for use in a dual-hormone artificial pancreas system for better hypoglycemia control and diabetes management (Phase 2) and other earlier-stage clinical and preclinical peptide therapeutics.
Zealand is based in Copenhagen (Glostrup), Denmark. For further information about the Company's business and activities, please visit www.zealandpharma.com or follow Zealand on Twitter @ZealandPharma.
* Dasiglucagon and glepaglutide are proposed International Nonproprietary Names (pINN).06-17_0323 Zealand increases its share capital
Last updated on: 24/03/2017
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