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WISeKey to Draw Down on the GEM Share Subscription Facility

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WISeKey to Draw Down on the GEM Share Subscription Facility

Zug, Switzerland – December 01, 2017 – WISeKey International Holding Ltd (SIX: WIHN) (WISeKey” or the “Company“), a leading cybersecurity and IoT company, announced today the delivery of a share draw-down notice in line with the terms and conditions of the Share Subscription Facility Agreement (“SSF“) with Global Emerging Markets (“GEM“), as previously announced. Under the terms of the SSF, any definitive draw-down could, subject to various variables, result in an issuance of between 200,000 and 800,000 new Class B Shares to GEM, depending on elections of GEM. In accordance with the terms of the SSF, the definitive subscription price and number of Class B Shares to be issued out of the Company’s existing authorized share capital are determined by reference to 90% of the average of the closing bid prices reported on the SIX Swiss Exchange over the next 15-trading days. Any trading day on which the relevant share price is below the minimum price of CHF 5.60 per Class B Share will reduce the number of Class B Shares issuable to GEM and will be disregarded for the calculation of the subscription price.

This draw down from the SSF is intended to be used, among other things, to finance the implementation of a sponsored ADR-trading on a U.S. Stock Exchange.

About WISeKey:

WISeKey (SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying via a Virtual Platform large scale digital identity ecosystems. WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic RoT and IoT Microchips provide 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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Press and investor contacts:

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

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