Imagination Technologies plc (LSE: IMG, “Imagination” or “the Group”) has successfully completed the placing announced earlier today (the “Placing”).
A total of 12,208,950 new ordinary shares of 10 pence each in Imagination (the “Placing Shares”) have been placed by J.P. Morgan Cazenove at a price of 310 pence per Placing Share, raising gross proceeds of approximately £37.8 million. The Placing Shares being issued represent approximately 5 per cent of Imagination’s issued ordinary share capital prior to the Placing.
Application will be made to the Financial Services Authority for admission of the Placing Shares to the Official List maintained by the UK Listing Authority and to the London Stock Exchange (the “LSE”) for admission to trading of the Placing Shares on the LSE’s main market for listed securities (together “Admission”). It is expected that Admission will take place on 22 November 2010 and that dealings in the Placing Shares on the LSE’s main market for listed securities will commence at the same time.
Such new shares will rank pari passu with the existing Ordinary Shares of Imagination.
Hossein Yassaie, Imagination’s Chief Executive, said:
“We are delighted that, with the backing of existing and new investors, we are in a position to execute the proposed acquisition of HelloSoft and potential incremental transactions which we believe will create long term value for our shareholders.”
J.P. Morgan Cazenove acted as sole bookrunner in respect of the Placing.
For further information, please contact:
Imagination Technologies Group PLC
Hossein Yassaie, CEO
Trevor Selby, CFO
Tel: 01923 260511
College Hill Associates
Adrian Duffield/Carl Franklin
Tel: 020 7457 2020
J.P. Morgan Cazenove
Rupert Sadler/Shona Graham
Tel: 020 7588 2828
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