Approval and publication of prospectus for the preferential Rights Issue

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Written by Doug Hampton


BERGEN, Norway, May 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Reference is made to the stock exchange announcement by BerGenBio ASA (the “Company”) on 22 May 2023 regarding approval by the Company’s annual general meeting of a partially underwritten rights issue in the Company to raise gross proceeds of up to NOK 250 million (the “Rights Issue”), and the issuance of warrants to subscribers in the Rights Issue (the “Warrants”).

The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (Nw: Finanstilsynet) has today, 26 May 2023, approved a prospectus prepared by the Company in connection with the Rights Issue (the “Prospectus”) and the listing of between 1,687,500,000 and 2,500,000,000 offer shares in the Rights Issue. Subject to local applicable securities laws, the Prospectus will be made available at the websites of the Company (, as well as the websites of Carnegie AS and Arctic Securities AS prior to the commencement of the subscription period in the Rights Issue.

The subscription period for the Rights Issue will commence on 30 May 2023 at 09:00 hours (CEST) and expire on 13 June 2023 at 16:30 hours (CEST). The subscription rights in the Rights Issue will be tradable on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker code “BGBIT” from 30 May 2023 at 09:00 hours (CEST) until 7 June 2023 at 16.30 hours (CEST).

Advisers: Carnegie AS and Arcitc Securites AS have been retained by the Company to act as managers for the Rights Issue. Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS is acting as legal adviser to the Company in connection with the Rights Issue.

For further information, please contact:

Martin Olin CEO, BerGenBio ASA 
[email protected] 

Rune Skeie, CFO, BerGenBio ASA  
[email protected] 

Investor Relations

Graham Morrell  
[email protected] 

Media Relations

Jan Lilleby  
[email protected]  
+47 90 55 16 98

For information about the Rights Issue please contact the managers:

Arctic Securities AS, tel.: + 47 21 01 30 40

Carnegie AS, tel.: +47 22 00 93 40

About BerGenBio ASA

BerGenBio is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing transformative drugs targeting AXL as a potential cornerstone of therapy for aggressive diseases, including cancer and severe respiratory infections. The Company is focused on its proprietary lead candidate bemcentinib a potentially first-in-class selective AXL inhibitor in development for STK11 mutated NSCLC and severe respiratory infections.

BerGenBio is based in Bergen, Norway with a subsidiary in Oxford, UK. The Company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker: BGBIO). For more information, visit


This announcement does not constitute an offer of securities for sale or a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities of the Company in the United States or any other jurisdiction. The securities of the Company may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”). The securities of the Company have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act. Any sale in the United States of the securities mentioned in this communication will be made solely to “qualified institutional buyers” as defined in Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act. No public offering of the securities will be made in the United States.

This announcement has been prepared on the basis that any offer of securities in any Member State of the European Economic Area, other than Norway, which has implemented the Prospectus Regulation (EU) (2017/1129, as amended, the “Prospectus Regulation”) (each, a “Relevant Member State”) will be made pursuant to an exemption under the Prospectus Regulation, as implemented in that Relevant Member State, from the requirement to publish a prospectus for offers of securities. Accordingly any person making or intending to make any offer in that Relevant Member State of securities which are the subject of the offering contemplated in this announcement, may only do so in circumstances in which no obligation arises for the Company or any of the Managers to publish a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Regulation or supplement a prospectus pursuant to Article 16 of the Prospectus Regulation, in each case, in relation to such offer.

In the United Kingdom, this announcement is only addressed to and is only directed at Qualified Investors who (i) are investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended) (the “Order”) or (ii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.) (all such persons together being referred to as “Relevant Persons”). This announcement are directed only at Relevant Persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not Relevant Persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this announcement relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons. Persons distributing this communication must satisfy themselves that it is lawful to do so.

Matters discussed in this announcement may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “continue”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intends”, “may”, “should”, “will” and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions. Although the Company believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, these assumptions are inherently subject to significant known and unknown risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond its control. Such risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors could cause actual events to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in this release by such forward-looking statements. The information, opinions and forward-looking statements contained in this announcement speak only as at its date, and are subject to change without notice.

This announcement is made by and, and is the responsibility of, the Company. The Managers are acting exclusively for the Company and no one else and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients, or for advice in relation to the contents of this announcement or any of the matters referred to herein.

Neither the Managers nor any of their respective affiliates makes any representation as to the accuracy or completeness of this announcement and none of them accepts any responsibility for the contents of this announcement or any matters referred to herein.

This announcement is for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon in substitution for the exercise of independent judgment. It is not intended as investment advice and under no circumstances is it to be used or considered as an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a recommendation to buy or sell any securities of the Company. Neither the Managers nor any of their respective affiliates accepts any liability arising from the use of this announcement. Any offering of the securities referred to in this announcement will be made by means of a prospectus.

This announcement is an advertisement and is not a prospectus for the purposes of the Prospectus Regulation. Investors should not subscribe for any securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information contained in the aforementioned prospectus. Copies of any such prospectus will, following publication, be available from the Company’s registered office and, subject to certain exceptions, on the websites of the Company (, (Carnegie and Arctic Securities AS(

Each of the Company, the Managers and their respective affiliates expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update, review or revise any statement contained in this announcement whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

The distribution of this announcement and other information may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions. Persons into whose possession this announcement or such other information should come are required to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions.

This information is published in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Obligations.

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