BerGenBio ASA - Information about the Warrants issued in connection with the Rights Issue


Bergen 23 June 2023: Reference is made to the stock exchange announcement by BerGenBio ASA (the "Company") on 22 June 2023 regarding the registration of new share capital following completion of the rights issue raising gross proceeds of NOK 250 million (the "Rights Issue"). The subscribers in the Rights Issue have been allocated one warrant for every two Offer Shares allocated to them and paid by them in the Rights Issue (the "Warrants").

The Rights Issue resulted in the issuance to subscribers in the Rights Issue of 1,249,999,617 Warrants, which will be listed and tradable on Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker code "BGBIS" for a period commencing today, 23 June 2023 and ending at 16:30 (CEST) on 8 April 2024.

If all Warrants are exercised, the Company expects to raise additional between NOK 125 million and NOK 162 million in gross proceeds. In the event that Warrants are not exercised, the gross proceeds will be reduced corresponding to the proportion of Warrants that are not exercised.

Each Warrant will give the holder a right to subscribe for one new share in the Company at an exercise price per share equal to the volume-weighted average price (VWAP) of the Company's shares on the Oslo Stock Exchange in the three last trading days prior to the first date on which the holder can exercise the Warrant in each exercise period less 30%, but in any event (i) not lower than the nominal value (NOK 0.10) and (ii) not exceeding the subscription price in the Rights Issue plus 30% (i.e. NOK 0.13).

The Warrants may be exercised during two exercise periods: (i) within the first 14 days after the Company's announcement of its Q3 2023 quarterly financial report and (ii) from 1 April 2024 to 14 April 2024.

Exercise is carried out by written notification to the Company which must be received by the Company by the expiry of the deadline. The notice shall include the number of Warrants the holder has and how many of these are exercised.

Holders of Warrants may either sell the Warrants or use them to subscribe for shares in the Company within the deadlines stated above. As such, the Warrants may have a financial value for the holders, depending on the prevailing market price for the shares in the Company. Holders of Warrants who do not sell or use the Warrants to subscribe for shares in the Company will experience a dilution of their shareholding in the Company, see Section 6.29 "Dilution" in the prospectus for a further description of such dilutive effect.

If the Warrants are not sold within 16:30 (CEST) on 8 April 2024 or exercised within 16:30 (CEST) on 14 April 2024, the Warrants will lapse with no compensation to the holders.

For more information pertaining to the Warrants, please see the prospectus prepared in connection with the Rights Issue, which is, subject to applicable local securities laws, available at the websites of the Company (, Carnegie AS ( and Arctic Securities AS (

For further information, please contact:


Martin Olin CEO, BerGenBio ASA


Rune Skeie, CFO, BerGenBio ASA


For information about the Rights Issue please contact the managers:


Arctic Securities AS, tel.: + 47 21 01 30 40


Carnegie AS, tel.: +47 22 00 93 40


About BerGenBio ASA

BerGenBio is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing transformative drugs targeting AXL as a potential cornerstone of therapy for aggressive diseases, including cancer and severe respiratory infections. The Company is focused on its proprietary lead candidate bemcentinib a potentially first-in-class selective AXL inhibitor in development for STK11 mutated NSCLC and severe respiratory infections.

BerGenBio is based in Bergen, Norway with a subsidiary in Oxford, UK. The Company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker: BGBIO). For more information, visit





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Investors should not subscribe for any securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information contained in the aforementioned prospectus, which is, subject to applicable local securities laws, available at the websites of the Company (, Carnegie AS ( and Arctic Securities AS (


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