MorphoSys AG / Key word(s): Capital Increase
Ad hoc: MorphoSys AG Launches Cash Capital Increase by way of Accelerated Bookbuilding Process
13-Dec-2023 / 22:01 CET/CEST
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Planegg/Munich, Germany, December 13, 2023
Ad hoc: MorphoSys AG Launches Cash Capital Increase by way of Accelerated Bookbuilding Process
MorphoSys AG (FSE: MOR; NASDAQ: MOR) (the “Company”) announces that its Management Board, with the approval of the Supervisory Board, has resolved the launch of a cash capital increase against cash contributions under exclusion of shareholders’ pre-emptive rights.
The Company intends to increase its share capital from EUR 34,231,943 to up to EUR 37,655,137 by the issue of up to 3,423,194 new ordinary bearer shares with no-par value (Stückaktien) (“New Shares”) from authorized capital and to use the net proceeds from the issue of the New Shares to support the ongoing clinical development of key pipeline programs to regulatory approval, accelerate launch preparations for pelabresib in first-line myelofibrosis, further strengthen its finances and for general corporate purposes. The New Shares will carry full dividend rights as from January 1, 2023.
With the implementation of additional cost optimization measures planned for 2024, the Company expects a 2024 cash burn of approximately EUR 250 million (excluding debt and interest payments). The combination of cost optimization measures and the net proceeds from the capital increase are expected to extend the Company’s cash runway to mid 2026 (excluding convertible debt repayment (interest and principal)).
The placement price per New Share will be determined on the basis of an accelerated bookbuilding which will start with immediate effect and may be terminated at short notice. The New Shares will be solely offered to institutional investors. As part of the transaction, the Company has agreed to a lock-up period of two months, subject to customary exceptions.
The New Shares will be admitted to trading without a prospectus and included in the existing quotation for the Company’s shares in the sub-segment of the regulated market with additional post-admission obligations (Prime Standard) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The delivery of the New Shares is expected to occur on or around December 19, 2023.
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In the United Kingdom, this announcement is only directed at persons who (i) are investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended) (the “Order”) or (ii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc. (all such persons together being referred to as “Relevant Persons”)). This document must not be acted on, or relied upon, by persons who are not Relevant Persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons.
In member states of the European Economic Area the placement of securities described in this announcement is directed exclusively at persons who are “qualified investors” within the meaning of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 (Prospectus Regulation).
The securities are not intended to be offered, sold or otherwise made available to and should not be offered, sold or otherwise made available to any retail investor in the EEA or the UK. For these purposes, a “Retail Investor” means a person who is one (or more) of: (i) a retail client as defined in point (11) of Article 4(1) of MIFID II; (ii) a customer within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2016/97 (as amended, the “Insurance Distribution Directive”), where that customer would not qualify as a professional client as defined in point (10) of article 4(1) of MIFID II. Consequently, no key information document required by Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 (the “PRIIPs Regulation”) for offering or selling the convertible bonds or otherwise making them available to retail investors in the EEA has been prepared and therefore offering or selling the convertible bonds or otherwise making them available to any retail investor in the EEA or the UK may be unlawful under the PRIIPs Regulation.
No action has been taken that would permit an offering or an acquisition of the securities or a distribution of this announcement in any jurisdiction where such action would be unlawful. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes are required to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions.
This announcement does not constitute a recommendation concerning the placement. Investors should consult a professional advisor as to the suitability of the placement for the person concerned.
The new shares have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States, and may not be offered or sold within the United States, except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state or local securities laws. Accordingly, the new shares have been offered and sold by way of private placements (i) in the United States, only to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act, and (ii) outside the United States, to eligible investors in offshore transactions in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.
In member states of the European Economic Area (‘EEA’), the placement of shares described in this announcement was only directed at persons who are ‘qualified investors’ within the meaning of Article 2(e) of the Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 (as amended, the ‘Prospectus Regulation’) (‘Qualified Investors’). In the United Kingdom, the placement of shares described in this announcement was only directed at Qualified Investors who are persons (i) who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) (investment professionals) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended, the ‘Order’), (ii) falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.) of the Order, or (iii) to whom it may otherwise be lawfully communicated; any other persons in the United Kingdom should not take any action on the basis of this announcement and should not act on or rely on it.
Information to Distributors
Pursuant to EU product governance requirements, the shares have been subject to a product approval process, under which each distributor has determined that such shares are: (i) compatible with an end target market of retail investors and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by MiFID II. Any distributor subsequently offering the shares is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the shares and determining appropriate distribution channels.
MorphoSys Forward-Looking Statements
This communication contains certain forward-looking statements concerning the MorphoSys group of companies. The forward-looking statements contained herein represent the judgment of MorphoSys as of the date of this release and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which might cause the actual results, financial condition and liquidity, performance or achievements of MorphoSys, or industry results, to be materially different from any historic or future results, financial conditions and liquidity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition, even if MorphoSys’ results, performance, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the industry in which it operates are consistent with such forward-looking statements, they may not be predictive of results or developments in future periods. Among the factors that may result in differences are that MorphoSys’ expectations may be incorrect, the inherent uncertainties associated with competitive developments, clinical trial and product development activities and regulatory approval requirements, MorphoSys’ reliance on collaborations with third parties, estimating the commercial potential of its development programs and other risks indicated in the risk factors included in MorphoSys’ Annual Report on Form 20-F and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Given these uncertainties, the reader is advised not to place any undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of publication of this document. MorphoSys expressly disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements in this document to reflect any change in its expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based or that may affect the likelihood that actual results will differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements, unless specifically required by law or regulation.
At MorphoSys, we are driven by our mission: More life for people with cancer. As a global commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company, we develop and deliver innovative medicines, aspiring to redefine how cancer is treated. MorphoSys is headquartered in Planegg, Germany, and has its U.S. operations anchored in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more, visit us at www.morphosys.com and follow us on Twitter at X and LinkedIn.
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