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WISeKey completes Draw-Down under GEM Share Subscription Facility

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WISeKey completes Draw-Down under GEM Share Subscription Facility

Zug, Switzerland, 27 December 2017

WISeKey International Holding Ltd (SIX: WIHN) (“WISeKey“) announced today that the pricing and subscription period regarding the draw-down under the Share Subscription Facility Agreement (“SSF“) with Global Emerging Markets (“GEM”), as previously announced on 1 December 2017, has been completed and GEM has elected to subscribe for 400,000 registered shares, par value CHF 0.05 each (the “Class B Shares“) at an issue price of CHF 5.57 per Class B Share and an aggregate issue price of CHF 2,228,880. The new Class B Shares will be issued to GEM out of WISeKey’s authorized capital and be listed and tradeable on the SIX Swiss Exchange.  As previously announced, WiseKey intends to use the draw down from the SSF, among other things, to finance the implementation of a sponsored ADR-trading on a U.S. stock exchange.

For further information, please contact:

Company Contact:
Carlos Moreira
Chairman & CEO             
Tel: +41 22 594 3000
WISeKey Investor Relations (US)
Lena Cati
The Equity Group Inc.
Tel: +1 212 836-9611

About WISeKey:

WISeKey (SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale digital identity ecosystems with a patented process. WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit

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