CORRECTION: Result of Placing
The following amendments have been made to the 'Result of Placing' announcement released on 12 July 2019 at 07h00 under RNS No 3056F.
The total number of Ordinary Shares that the Company has in issue was incorrectly recorded as 163,808,000. The correct total number of Ordinary Shares that the Company has in issue is 163,838,000.
All other details remain unchanged.
The full amended text is shown below.
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12 July 2019
GRESHAM HOUSE ENERGY STORAGE FUND PLC
("GHES" or the "Company")
Result of Placing
Further to the announcement of 11 July, the Directors are pleased to announce that the Company has raised gross proceeds of £15,340,500 in the Placing, which forms part of the ongoing Placing Programme.
A total of 14,610,000 Placing Shares will be issued at a price of 105.0 pence per share. The Placing was intended to satisfy demand in the market for Ordinary Shares and to provide further capital for the Company to commit to acquire further energy storage systems, including some or all of the Exclusivity Portfolio described in the Prospectus, once the appropriate development milestones have been reached. It is expected that the Company's cash resources will be fully deployed by the end of the first quarter of 2020.
John Leggate CBE, Chairman of Gresham House Energy Storage Fund PLC said:
"Including IPO, the Company has raised a total of approximately £165 million from its investors for deployment into energy storage systems. The Board would like to thank investors for the significant support they have shown. The Company is building the firepower to become a very significant player in energy storage and thereby support the migration towards a lower-carbon economy."
The Company is aware that a number of potential investors are conducting due diligence on the energy storage asset class in conjunction with the Manager, and anticipates that it could conduct one or more further placings under the Placing Programme, which remains open until 16 October 2019 and provides for an additional 36,162,000 new Ordinary Shares to be issued.
Application has been made for the Placing Shares to be admitted to trading on the Specialist Fund Segment of the main market of the London Stock Exchange plc. It is expected that Admission will become effective and dealings in the Placing Shares will commence at 8.00 a.m. on 17 July 2019.
Following Admission, the number of Ordinary Shares that the Company has in issue will be 163,838,000. The total number of voting rights of the Company will be 163,838,000 and this figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interests in the Company.
The Placing is conditional only on Admission becoming effective. Further details of the Placing Programme are set out in the Prospectus which is available on the Company's website at newenergy.greshamhouse.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/09/Gresham-House-Energy-Storage-Fund-PLC-Prospectus-2018-10-17.pdf.
Any defined terms used in this announcement shall, unless the context otherwise requires, bear the meanings given to them in the Prospectus and the announcement dated 26 April 2019.
Gresham House New Energy
+44 (0) 20 3837 6270
Richard Harris (sales)
Robert Peel (corporate finance)
Alan Ray (corporate finance)
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About the Company and the Manager
Gresham House Energy Storage Fund PLC owns a portfolio of five utility-scale operational energy storage systems (known as ESS) located in Great Britain. The portfolio has a total capacity of 70MW. The Company is managed by Gresham House Asset Management Limited under the leadership of Ben Guest. The Company was admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange (Specialist Fund Segment) on 13 November 2018 having raised £100 million of gross proceeds from investors. Including issuance under the Placing Programme, it has now raised a total of approximately £165 million of gross proceeds from investors.
The Gresham House New Energy team has a proven track record in developing and operating energy storage and other renewable assets having developed 70MW of Energy Storage Systems and approximately 290MW of predominantly ground-mounted solar projects.
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Prospective investors should take note that the Shares may not be acquired by: (i) investors using assets of: (A) an "employee benefit plan" as defined in Section 3(3) of US Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended ("ERISA") that is subject to Title I of ERISA; (B) a "plan" as defined in Section 4975 of the US Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "US Tax Code"), including an individual retirement account or other arrangement that is subject to Section 4975 of the US Tax Code; or (C) an entity which is deemed to hold the assets of any of the foregoing types of plans, accounts or arrangements that is subject to Title I of ERISA or Section 4975 of the US Tax Code; or (ii) a governmental, church, non-US or other employee benefit plan that is subject to any federal, state, local or non-US law that is substantially similar to the provisions of Title I of ERISA or Section 4975 of the US Tax Code.
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