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Share price approved as EUR 1.7 in Tallinna Sadam IPO

BC, Tallinn, 07.06.2018.Print version
The initial public offering of the Estonian port company AS Tallinna Sadam (Port of Tallinn) was oversubscribed by more than three-fold and the price of the company's share was approved as 1.7 euros, which means that the total gross proceeds of the offering are 147.7 million euros, and the shares become tradable on the Tallinn stock exchange next week, informs LETA/BNS.

"The interest of investors, both Estonian retail investors and pension funds as well as international funds, in the shares of Tallinna Sadam was substantial and that provides us with a sense of security that we have earned the trust of investors as a stable dividend share," CEO Valdo Kalm said in a press release.

"One of our very important goals for listing the shares on the stock exchange was to give every Estonian the opportunity to be a part of the future of Tallinna Sadam. The number of people who used that opportunity was impressive and I thank you all -- the people of Estonia -- for your trust in us. At the same time, the fact that 22 professional investors took part is a recognition of our company and the Estonian economy," he added.

According to Estonian Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure Kadri Simson, results of the IPO show that the government's decision to list the minority holding of the state-owned port company was the right thing to do. She added that the aim of the IPO was to offer Estonians and pension funds new opportunities for investing in Estonia as well as to activate local financial markets.

Estonian retail demand comprised 23% of the total demand. The aggregate allocation to retail investors is 18,404,968 shares, representing approximately 21% of the total number of the offer shares. In all, 51% of retail investors subscribed for up to 1,000 shares and 78% of all retail investors subscribed for up to 3,000 shares.

All retail investors are allocated 100% of their subscribed amount up to 1,000 shares. For subscriptions of up to 3,000 shares, the allocation for retail investors for the part exceeding 1,000 shares is 51.34%. The supervisory board, management board and employees of AS Tallinna Sadam group companies are allocated 100% of their subscribed amount up to 2,000 shares and for subscriptions of up to 3,000 shares, the allocation for the part exceeding 2,000 shares is 51.34%. Above 3,000 shares, all retail investors are allocated 4.5% of subscribed shares.

Estonian institutional demand comprised approximately 29% of the total institutional demand, of which the majority was generated by Estonian pension funds. Total Baltic institutional demand comprised 34% of the total institutional demand, with the rest of the demand coming from institutions in the Nordics 27%, UK 21%, the rest of Europe 8%, U.S. 8% and others 1%.

Shares allocated in the offering will be eligible for any dividends paid on the shares for the financial period starting Jan. 1, 2018, and for any subsequent financial period.

Shares allocated to investors will be transferred to the securities accounts of investors on or about June 12, 2018. Trading in the shares of AS Tallinna Sadam on Nasdaq Tallinn Stock Exchange Baltic Main List is expected to commence on June 13, 2018.

AS Tallinna Sadam on May 25 published its initial public offering (IPO) prospectus, according to which retail investors in Estonia and Estonian and international institutional investors were able to subscribe for offer shares in the IPO from May 25 to June 6, and the price range of the offer shares was from 1.40 to 1.80 euros per share.

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