Reference is made to the stock exchange notice from Hexagon AB on 20 December 2013 (the "Announcement") related to the recommended unconditional cash offer for the remaining shares in Veripos Inc. ("Veripos") not already owned by Hexagon Acquisition Ltd. (the "Offer"), an indirectly wholly owned subsidiary of Hexagon AB (Hexagon AB and Hexagon Acquisition Ltd. hereinafter jointly referred to as "Hexagon"), and the offer document related to the Offer dated 23 December 2013.
Hexagon currently owns 9,092,490 shares in Veripos, representing 27.4 per cent of the outstanding shares of Veripos. As communicated in the Announcement, Hexagon has received pre-acceptances of the Offer from shareholders holding an additional 853,569 shares, representing 2.6 per cent of the outstanding shares in Veripos. Hexagon has further, as per today, received acceptances of the Offer from shareholders holding an additional 7,009,706 shares, representing 21.2 per cent of the outstanding shares of Veripos. Accordingly, Hexagon owns, has received pre-acceptances and has, as per today, received acceptances for 16,955,765 shares, representing 51.2 per cent of the total shares in Veripos.
The acceptance period for the Offer expires on 29 January 2014, subject to further extensions, but however not beyond 7 February 2014.
SEB Corporate Finance is acting as financial adviser for Hexagon.