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THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSIDE INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF ARTICLE 7 OF THE MARKET ABUSE REGULATION (EU) 596/2014.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY, AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR FORM PART OF ANY OFFER OR INVITATION TO SELL OR ISSUE, OR ANY SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO PURCHASE OR SUBSCRIBE FOR, ANY SECURITIES OF EQTEC PLC.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AMOUNTS TO A FINANCIAL PROMOTION FOR THE PURPOSES OF SECTION 21 OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS ACT 2000 ("FSMA") AND HAS BEEN APPROVED BY PRIMARYBID LIMITED WHICH IS AUTHORISED AND REGULATED BY THE FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY (FRN 779021).
13th July 2022
("EQTEC" or the "Company")
· EQTEC announces a retail offer via PrimaryBid;
· The Issue Price for the PrimaryBid Shares is 0.5p per retail share, representing a discount of 23 per cent to the closing price on 13th July 2022;
· Investors can access the PrimaryBid Offer by visiting www.primarybid.com and downloading the PrimaryBid mobile app;
· Both the Placing Shares and PrimaryBid Shares will be sold at the Issue Price;
· There is a minimum subscription of £250 per investor in the PrimaryBid Offer;
· No commission is charged by PrimaryBid on applications to the PrimaryBid Offer.
EQTEC plc (AIM: EQT) is pleased to announce, a conditional offer for subscription via PrimaryBid (the "PrimaryBid Offer") of up to 600,000,000 new Ordinary Shares of €0.001 each in the Company ("PrimaryBid Shares") at an issue price of 0.5 pence per new Ordinary Share (the "Issue Price"), being a discount of 23 per cent to the closing mid-price on 13th July 2022. The Company is also conducting a placing of new Ordinary Shares (the "Placing Shares") at the Issue Price by way of an accelerated bookbuild process (the "Placing"). The Company has today further announced a direct subscription with the Company of new Ordinary Shares (the "Subscription" and, together with the Placing and the PrimaryBid Offer, the "Fundraising").
The Fundraising is conditional on the new Ordinary Shares to be issued pursuant to the Fundraising being admitted to trading on AIM ("Admission"). Admission is expected to be take place at 8.00 a.m. on 19th July 2022. The PrimaryBid Offer and Subscription will not be completed without the Placing also being completed.
The Company will use the net proceeds of the Fundraising to:
· maintain momentum with existing projects critical for demonstrating EQTEC's capabilities and raising awareness of them;
· accelerate growth by pursuing second and/or third projects in existing markets; and
· build for scale by extending the capability and capacity to support the pipeline and take on an increasing number of projects.
Reason for the PrimaryBid Offer
The Company values its retail investor base and is therefore pleased to provide private and other investors the opportunity to participate in the PrimaryBid Offer by applying through the PrimaryBid mobile app available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. PrimaryBid does not charge investors any commission for these services.
The PrimaryBid Offer, via the PrimaryBid mobile app, will be open to individual and institutional investors following the release of this announcement. The PrimaryBid Offer is expected to close not later than 9.00 p.m. on 13th July 2022. The PrimaryBid Offer may close early if it is oversubscribed.
The Company reserves the right to scale back any order at its discretion. The Company and PrimaryBid reserve the right to reject any application for subscription under the PrimaryBid Offer without giving any reason for such rejection.
No commission is charged to investors on applications to participate in the PrimaryBid Offer made through PrimaryBid. It is vital to note that once an application for PrimaryBid Shares has been made and accepted via PrimaryBid, an application cannot be withdrawn.
The new Ordinary Shares will be issued free of all liens, charges and encumbrances and will, when issued and fully paid, rank pari passu in all respects with the Company's existing Ordinary Shares.
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Details of the PrimaryBid Offer
The Company highly values its retail investor base which has supported the Company alongside institutional investors over several years. Given the longstanding support of retail shareholders, the Company believes that it is appropriate to provide retail and other interested investors the opportunity to participate through the PrimaryBid Offer. The Company is therefore making the PrimaryBid Offer available exclusively through the PrimaryBid mobile app.
Allocations under the PrimaryBid Offer will be limited to £3 million and, accordingly, the Company is not required to prepare and has not prepared, a prospectus in respect of the PrimaryBid Offer as it falls within the exemption set out in section 86(1)(e) and section 86(4) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. As such, there is no need for publication of a prospectus pursuant to the Prospectus Rules, or for approval of the same by the Financial Conduct Authority. The PrimaryBid Offer is not being made into any Restricted Jurisdiction or any other jurisdiction where it would be unlawful to do so.
There is a minimum subscription of £250 per investor under the terms of the PrimaryBid Offer which is open to existing shareholders and other investors subscribing via the PrimaryBid mobile app.
For further details please refer to the PrimaryBid website at www.PrimaryBid.com. The terms and conditions on which the PrimaryBid Offer is made, including the procedure for application and payment for new Ordinary Shares, is available to all persons who register with PrimaryBid.
Investors should make their own investigations into the merits of an investment in the Company. Nothing in this announcement amounts to a recommendation to invest in the Company or amounts to investment, taxation or legal advice.
It should be noted that a subscription for new Ordinary Shares and investment in the Company carries a number of risks. Investors should consider the risk factors set out on www.PrimaryBid.com and the PrimaryBid mobile app before making a decision to subscribe for new Ordinary Shares. Investors should take independent advice from a person experienced in advising on investment in securities such as the new Ordinary Shares if they are in any doubt.
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