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Woodford Investment Management invests US$ 42 million in Thin Film Electronics

Thin Film Electronics continues to raise finances as its pursues the development and commercialisation of printed electronics and smart systems

19 Feb 2016 | Editor

Thin Film Electronics ASA (Thinfilm) has announced that Woodford Investment Management (Woodford) has agreed to acquire 120,000,000 new shares in Thinfilmin a private placement at a subscription price of NOK 3.00 per share totalling NOK 360,000,000 (US$ 42 million).

Upon completion of the transaction, Woodford will hold 17.8% of the shares in the Company. Upon subscription in the offering, Woodford will also receive 40,000,000 warrants, each with an exercise price of NOK 4.50. The warrants are exercisable after a 12-month holding period, and expire in two years.

The issuance of shares and warrants is subject to the approval of an extraordinary general meeting (the EGM) in Thinfilm. An EGM will be called for as soon as practical and will take place on or about 15 March 2016. Completion of the private placement is conditional upon EGM approving the transaction.

Davor Sutija, CEO of Thinfilm, said, "Woodford Investment Management is one of the UK's leading fund managers and its founder has a history of identifying compelling opportunities." Davor added, "We believe this investment is a strong endorsement of Thinfilm's unique technology and its prospects for future success."

www.thinfilm.no    www.woodfordfunds.com   


About Thin Film Electronics

Thinfilm is a leader in the development and commercialization of printed electronics and smart systems. The first to commercialize printed, rewritable memory, the Company creates printed systems that include memory, sensing, display, and wireless communication, all at a low cost unmatched by any other electronic technology. Thinfilm's roadmap integrates technology from a strong and growing ecosystem of partners to enable the Internet of Everything by bringing intelligence to disposable goods.

Thin Film Electronics ASA ("Thinfilm") is a publicly listed Norwegian company with headquarters in Oslo, Norway; product development and production in Linköping, Sweden; product development, production, and business development in San Jose, California, USA; and sales offices in the United States, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

Source: Thin Film Electronics

About Woodford Investment Management

Woodford Investment Management LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (www.fca.org.uk), 25 The North Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5HS. Woodford Investment Management LLP, registered in England No OC390366. Registered office: 9400 Garsington Road, Oxford OX4 2HN.

Source: Woodford Investment Management


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