Result of Placing
30 November 2017
(“Xpediator” or the “Group”)
Result of Placing
Xpediator, (AIM: XPD) a leading international freight forwarder, is pleased to announce that further to the announcement released at 7:00am this morning, the Company has successfully raised £2.8million (before expenses) by way of an oversubscribed placing of 7,000,000 new ordinary shares of 5 pence each in the Company (“Placing Shares”) at 40 pence each (the “Placing”). The Placing Shares will represent approximately 6.0% of the Enlarged Share Capital on Admission.
SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP (“SP Angel”) and Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (“Cantor”) acted as placing agents to the Company in connection with the Placing.
Details of the Placing
Application has been made for 7,000,000 Placing Shares, which will rank pari passu with the existing ordinary shares of 5p each in the Company (“Ordinary Shares”), to be admitted to trading on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange (“Admission”). It is expected that Admission will occur on 4 December 2017.
Stephen Blyth, Chief Executive of Xpediator, commented:
“We have been delighted by the response from investors to this fundraising which was oversubscribed and on behalf of the Board, I would like to welcome all our new shareholders and thank existing shareholders for their support. This is a positive market environment for freight management services with demand for goods to be transported in the UK and across the CEE region, a core market for us, on the rise. We will use the new funds to continue to pursue our strategy of making earnings accretive acquisitions as well as deploying additional working capital and enhancing our profitability through taking advantage of early payment discounts being offered by suppliers. We are confident the combination of these factors will combine to add profitable growth to the business.”
Following the issue of the Placing Shares, the total issued share capital of the Company will comprise 117,431,144 Ordinary Shares. The Company does not hold any Ordinary Shares in treasury. Therefore, the total number of voting rights in the Company is 117,431,144 and this figure may be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change in their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the FCA’s Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) Disclosure
Certain information contained in this announcement would have been deemed inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 until the release of this announcement.
Stephen Blyth, Chief Executive Officer
Richard Myson, Chief Financial Officer
Tel: +44 (0)330 043 2395
SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP (Nominated Advisor & Joint Broker) Tel: +44 (0)20 3470 0470
Jeff Keating, Caroline Rowe
Elizabeth Johnson (Sales)
Cantor Fitzgerald Europe (Joint Broker) Tel: +44 (0)20 7894 7000
David Foreman, Callum Butterfield (Corporate Finance)
Alex Pollen, Caspar Shand Kydd (Sales)
Novella Communications (Financial Public Relations) Tel: +44 (0)20 3151 7008
The person responsible for arranging the release of this announcement on behalf of Xpediator is Richard Myson, Chief Financial Officer.
For more information, please visit: www.xpediator.com
To the extent that this Announcement contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to certain of the Company’s plans and its current goals and expectations relating to its future financial condition and performance, a number of risks and uncertainties exist. The Company cautions readers that any forward-looking statement is no guarantee of future performance and that actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements.
A forward-looking statement can be identified by the fact that they do not relate only to historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements sometimes use words such as “aim”, “anticipate”, “target”, “expect”, “estimate”, “intend”, “plan”, “goal”, “believe”, “predict” or other words of similar meaning. Examples of forward-looking statements include, amongst others, statements regarding or which make assumptions in respect of the planned use of the proceeds of the Placing, the liquidity position of the Company, the future performance of the Company, future foreign exchange rates, interest rates and currency controls, the future political and fiscal regimes in the overseas markets in which the Company operates, the Company’s future financial position, plans and objectives for future operations and any other statements that are not historical fact.
By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances, including, but not limited to, economic and business conditions, the effects of continued volatility in credit markets, market related risks such as changes in interest rates and foreign exchange rates, the policies and actions of governmental and regulatory authorities, changes in legislation, the further development of standards and interpretations under International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”) applicable to past, current and future periods, evolving practices with regard to the interpretation and application of standards under IFRS, the outcome of pending and future litigation or regulatory investigations, the success of future acquisitions and other strategic transactions and the impact of competition. A number of these factors are beyond the Company’s control. As a result, the Company’s actual future results may differ materially from the plans, goals, and expectations set forth in the Company’s forward-looking statements.
Any forward-looking statement made in this Announcement by or on behalf of the Company speaks only as of the date they are made. These forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s judgement at the date of this Announcement and are not intended to give any assurance as to future results. Except as required by the FCA, the London Stock Exchange, the AIM Rules or applicable law, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained in this announcement to reflect any changes in the Company’s expectations with regard thereto or any changes in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.