WISeKey to draw down on the GEM Share Subscription Facility
Zug, Switzerland, 31 May 2017, WISeKey International Holding Ltd (SIX: WIHN) (WISeKey” or the “Company”) announced today its 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 250,000 and 1,000,000 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 expected 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, disregarding any trading day on which the relevant share price is below a minimum price elected by WISeKey.
This draw down from the SSF is intended to be used, among other things, to enter and/or expand WISeKey’s presence in the North American market to further reinforce WISeKey’s business
WISeKey is a worldwide leading Cybersecurity company. Since its foundation in 1999, WISeKey has provided specialized technologies for data protection and effective identification and authentication of people and objects to ensure secured communications and transactions without compromising trust. WISeKey runs its own Root of Trust Cybersecurity platform and identity-based data security solutions for international organizations, governments, enterprises, and consumers spanning 102 countries. In 2015 its Root of Trust based security was embedded in over 2.6 billion browsers, sensors and wearables. WISeKey also offers the industry’s trusted suite of IoT security products using the fact that authentication is becoming an increasingly important Cybersecurity IoT consideration. WISeKey, listed at the SIX Swiss Exchange, is headquartered in Geneva (Switzerland) and has a second operational hub in the U.S.
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Carlos Moreira, +41 22 594 3000
Chairman & CEO
WISeKey Investor Relations (US)
The Equity Group Inc.
Lena Cati, +1 212-836-9611