Genmab Announces the Completion of its Initial Public Offering of American Depositary Shares (ADSs) in the United States and Registration of Capital Increase
Copenhagen, Denmark; July 22, 2019 – Genmab A/S (CSE: GEN, Nasdaq: GMAB) announced today the closing of its initial public offering of American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) in the United States (the “Offering”) and the increase of its share capital by 2,850,000 ordinary shares as a consequence of the issuance of 2,850,000 ordinary shares (the “New Shares”) with a nominal value of DKK 1 per share in the form of 28,500,000 ADSs in the Offering. The subscription price of DKK 1,181.80 per New Share equals the public offering price of $17.75 per ADS at the U.S. dollar/DKK exchange rate of DKK 6.6580 per US$1.00 on July 17, 2019, multiplied by the ADS-to-share ratio of ten-to-one, and the gross total proceeds from the issuance of the New Shares amounts to US$505,875,000 (DKK 3,368.1 million).
As previously announced, on July 18, 2019, BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Jefferies, as representatives of the several underwriters, notified Genmab of the underwriters’ exercise in full of their option to purchase up to an additional 4,275,000 additional ADSs, representing 427,500 ordinary shares (the “Option Shares”), to cover any over-allotments (the “Option”) at the price of $17.75 per ADS, corresponding to a subscription price of DKK 1,181.80 per Option Share at the U.S. dollar/DKK exchange rate of DKK 6.6580 per US$1.00 on July 17, 2019, multiplied by the ADS-to-share ratio of ten-to-one. The Option is expected to close on July 23, 2019.
Following the registration of the New Shares today with the Danish Business Authority, Genmab’s share capital amounts to DKK 64,540,143 divided into 64,540,143 ordinary shares with a nominal value of DKK 1 each and following the registration of the Option Shares on July 23, 2019 (or early thereafter), Genmab’s share capital will amount to DKK 64,967,643 divided into 64,967,643 ordinary shares with a nominal value of DKK 1 each. The New Shares account for 4.4% of Genmab's total share capital and after the closing of the Option, the New Shares and the Option Shares together will account for 5.0% of Genmab's total share capital.
The New Shares and the Option Shares rank pari passu with Genmab’s existing shares and carry the same dividend and other rights. Each New Share and Option Share carries one vote at Genmab’s general meetings. Genmab only has one class of shares. The ADSs do not carry the same rights as Genmab’s ordinary shares and are not entitled to receive a dividend or vote as ordinary shares, except to the extent provided for through the depositary as record holder of the ordinary shares underlying the ADSs as set forth in the deposit agreement governing the ADSs.
Genmab’s ordinary shares are currently listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen under the symbol “GEN” and the ADSs are listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “GMAB.” We have requested that Nasdaq Copenhagen change the symbol for our ordinary shares from “GEN” to “GMAB” to become effective in connection with the admission to trading of the New Shares on Nasdaq Copenhagen, expected to occur on July 23, 2019. The New Shares have been issued today and are expected to be admitted to trading and official listing on Nasdaq Copenhagen on July 23, 2019 with the permanent ISIN code DK0010272202.
The amendments to Genmab's articles of association as a consequence of the registration of the New Shares have been registered today with the Danish Business Authority and have been published on Genmab's website.
The registration statement on Form F-1 relating to the Offering was declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on July 17, 2019.
BofA Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Jefferies acted as joint book-running managers for the Offering. Guggenheim Securities and RBC Capital Markets acted as joint lead-managers and Danske Markets, H.C. Wainwright & Co. and Kempen acted as co-managers for the Offering. A copy of the final prospectus relating to the Offering may be obtained from BofA Merrill Lynch, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd Floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014; or Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, or by telephone: 1-877-821-7388, or by email: Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com. Copies of the final prospectus related to the Offering are also available at www.sec.gov. No Danish prospectus was issued or offered.
This Company Announcement does not constitute an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
Genmab is a publicly traded, international biotechnology company specializing in the creation and development of differentiated antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer. Founded in 1999, the company has two approved antibodies, DARZALEX® (daratumumab) for the treatment of certain multiple myeloma indications, and Arzerra® (ofatumumab) for the treatment of certain chronic lymphocytic leukemia indications. Daratumumab is in clinical development for additional multiple myeloma indications, other blood cancers and amyloidosis. A subcutaneous formulation of ofatumumab is in development for relapsing multiple sclerosis. Genmab also has a broad clinical and pre-clinical product pipeline and a number of proprietary next generation antibody technologies. Genmab has alliances with other leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Genmab is based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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