31 March 2017
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Haydale (AIM:HAYD), the global nanomaterials group, announces that it has received a further approximate £1.5 million from Everpower, being part of the third tranche of the aggregate £3.26 million strategic investment pursuant to the Subscription Agreement with Everpower announced on 3 February 2017. Haydale has now received a total of £1.82 million from Everpower pursuant to the Subscription Agreement. Accordingly, application has been made for 878,553 ordinary shares of 0.2 pence each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") ("Tranche 3 Shares") to be admitted to trading on AIM, with admission expected to occur on or around 3 April 2017 ("Admission"). Following Admission, Everpower's interest in Haydale will be 1,070,281 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 5.7 per cent. of the Company.
The issue of the balance of the 847,001 Tranche 3 Shares remains subject to the balance of £1.44 million being received by Haydale. The Board remains confident the outstanding monies will be received, not least because of recent meetings between senior management of both companies, but also pursuant to the terms of the Subscription Agreement, Everpower has requested and Haydale has agreed to extend the Long Stop Date to 30 April 2017. As a result, Everpower is required to subscribe for a further 191,728 new Ordinary Shares at the Subscription Price ("Extension Shares"). Issue of the Extension Shares remains subject to receipt of approx. £326,000. Unless otherwise stated, defined terms are set out in the Subscription Agreement announcement issued on 3 February 2017.
The 878,553 new Ordinary Shares will be credited as fully paid and will rank pari passu with the Company's existing Ordinary Shares. Following Admission, the total number of voting rights in the Company will be 18,711,212 Ordinary Shares and shareholders may use this figure as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or change to their interest in, the Company under the FCA's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.
For further information:
|Haydale Graphene Industries plc
Ray Gibbs, Chief Executive Officer
Matt Wood, Finance Director
Trevor Phillips, Head of Communications
|Tel: +44 (0) 1269 842 946
|Cairn Financial Advisers LLP (Nominated Adviser)
Tony Rawlinson / Emma Earl
|Tel: +44 (0) 20 7213 0880|
|Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (Broker)
David Foreman / Will Goode (Corporate Finance)
David Banks / Mark Westcott (Sales)
|Tel: +44 (0) 20 7894 7000|
Henry Harrison-Topham / Jamie Hooper
|Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000
Notes to Editors
Haydale is a global technologies and materials group that facilitates the integration of nanomaterials into the next generation of commercial technologies and industrial materials. With expertise in graphene, silicon carbide and other nanomaterials, Haydale is able to deliver improvements in electrical, thermal and mechanical properties, as well as toughness. Haydale has granted patents for its technologies in Europe, USA and China and operates from four facilities in the UK, USA and the Far East.
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