// MTG publishes prospectus for the rights issue
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Stockholm January 22, 2021 02.15 PM CET
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Stockholm January 22, 2021 02.15 PM CET
Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ) (“
”) announced on 17 December 2020 that its board of directors had resolved on a new issue of class B shares with preferential rights for existing shareholders (the “
”). The board of directors’ resolution on the Rights Issue was approved by an extraordinary general meeting on 21 January 2021.
The prospectus regarding the Rights Issue has today on 22 January 2021 been approved and registered by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. The prospectus is available in Swedish and English on MTG’s website (www.mtg.com). The prospectus will also be available on the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority’s website (www.fi.se) and via Swedbank's website (www.swedbank.se/prospekt).
Directly registered shareholders may obtain application forms for subscription with or without subscription rights from Swedbank (www.swedbank.se/prospekt) or MTG (www.mtg.com) from the first day of the subscription period, 27 January 2021. Shareholders whose holdings are nominee-registered may apply for subscription in accordance with instructions from their respective nominee.
ABG Sundal Collier, DNB Markets, a part of DNB Bank ASA, Sweden branch and Swedbank AB (publ) are joint global coordinators in connection with the Rights Issue. Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton are legal advisors to MTG in connection with the Rights Issue. Linklaters Advokatbyrå AB is legal advisor to the joint global coordinators in connection with the Rights Issue.
The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out below, at 14.15 CET on 22 January 2021.
MTG (www.mtg.com) is a strategic and operational investment holding company in esports and gaming entertainment. Born in Sweden, the shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (‘MTG A’ and ‘MTG B’).
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