25.01.2017 08:00:00 CET
Helsinki, 25 January 2017 at 9:00 am
Nexstim Plc (NXTMH:HEX, NXTMS:STO), a medical technology company with a pioneering navigated non-invasive brain stimulation system.
Shareholders of Nexstim Plc are invited to attend the Extraordinary General Meeting of Nexstim on 17 February 2017, commencing at 10.00 (EET) at the auditorium of Hotel Haven, at the address of Unioninkatu 17 Helsinki, Finland. The reception of persons who have registered for the meeting will commence at 9.30.
A. Matters on the agenda of the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders
At the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, the following matters will be considered:
Nexstim announced on 21 July 2016 its plans to strengthen its working and growth capital through a directed share issue of EUR 500,000, a convertible bond facility (the "CBF") of EUR 5 million, stand-by equity facilities of EUR 5 million (the "Bracknor SEDA") and 1.5 million (the "Sitra SEDA") and special rights entitling to shares (the "Warrants") to Bracknor Investment ("Bracknor") and to Nexstim's then current shareholder, the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra ("Sitra", together with Bracknor the "Investors") (the "Transaction").
In order to fulfil Nexstim's obligations under the Transaction, the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held on 18 August 2016 resolved to authorise the Board of Directors to resolve by one or several resolutions on:
To date, Nexstim has received the following funding and issued or converted the following numbers of shares under the Transaction under the authorisation granted by the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held on 18 August 2016 and the Annual General Meeting held on 31 March 2016:
Under the Transaction, Nexstim has thus far received EUR 8,833,940.63 of funding.
After the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held on 18 August 2016, the share price of Nexstim has decreased considerably. The above-mentioned authorisations granted by the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held on 18 August 2016 and the Annual General Meeting held on 31 March 2016 have been utilized in full and are, thus, no longer available to fulfil the remaining obligations of Nexstim towards the Investors under the Transaction.
The finalisation of the Transaction is conditional on, inter alia, the granting of necessary authorisations by the Extraordinary General Meeting Shareholders of Nexstim. To complete the Transaction, the following further share and Warrant issues are to be made:
Assuming that the Investors exercise the issued Warrants in full, Nexstim will receive EUR 10,280,690.47 in further funding by 30 December 2020. If the Investors exercised the Bracknor SEDA, Sitra SEDA and Warrants in full, Nexstim would receive EUR 18,457,491.40 in further funding. Together with the already received funding and assuming that all of the outstanding Warrants would be exercised, the total proceeds of the Transaction would be EUR 27,291,432.03.
In order to complete the Transaction, the Board of Directors makes the proposal set out in section 6.4. The proceeds from the Transaction have been and shall be used to ensure going concern operations and future growth. There are, therefore, especially weighty financial reasons for issuing special rights entitling to shares and deviating from shareholders' pre-emptive subscription rights in the directed share issues in connection with the Transaction.
The Board of Directors proposes that the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders authorises the Board of Directors to resolve on share issues as well as issues of option rights and other special rights entitling to shares, pursuant to Chapter 10 of the Finnish Companies Act as follows:
The shares issued under the authorisation are new or those in Nexstim's possession. Under the authorisation, a maximum number of 60,580,553 shares can be issued. Shares, options and other special rights entitling to shares can be issued in one or more tranches.
Under the authorisation, the Board of Directors may resolve upon issuing new shares to Nexstim itself. However, Nexstim, together with its subsidiaries, may not at any time own more than 10 per cent of all its registered shares.
The Board of Directors is authorised to resolve on all terms for the share issue and granting of the special rights entitling to shares. The Board of Directors is authorised to resolve on a directed share issue and issue of the special rights entitling to shares in deviation from the shareholders' pre-emptive right, provided that there is a weighty financial reason for the Nexstim to do so.
The authorisation would be effective for five (5) years from the date of the resolution of the Extraordinary General Meeting. This authorisation would not replace previous authorisations granted to the Board of Directors.
The proposals relating to the agenda of the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders as well as this notice are available on Nexstim Plc's website at www.nexstim.com. The proposals for the resolutions on the matters on the agenda of the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders are also available at the Meeting. Copies of these documents and of this notice will be sent to shareholders upon request. The minutes of the meeting will be available on the abovementioned website as from 3 March 2017 at the latest.
C. Instructions for the participants in the General Meeting of Shareholders
1. Shareholders registered in the shareholders' register
Each shareholder, who is registered on 7 February 2017 in the shareholders' register of Nexstim held by Euroclear Finland Ltd, has the right to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders. A shareholder, whose shares are registered on his/her personal book-entry account, is registered in the shareholders' register of Nexstim.
A shareholder, who wants to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, shall register for the meeting no later than 14 February 2017 at 10.00 a.m. by giving a prior notice of participation. Such notice can be given:
(a) on Nexstim's website: www.nexstim.com; or
(b) by mail to address Nexstim Plc, "Extraordinary General Meeting" Elimäenkatu 9B, 00510 Helsinki, Finland
In connection with the registration, a shareholder shall notify his/her name, personal identification number or business ID, address, telephone number and the name of a possible assistant or proxy representative. The personal data given to Nexstim is used only in connection with the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders and with the processing of related registrations.
2. Holders of nominee registered shares
A holder of nominee registered shares has the right to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting by virtue of such shares, based on which he/she on the record date of the Extraordinary General Meeting, i.e. on 7 February 2017, would be entitled to be registered in the shareholders' register of Nexstim held by Euroclear Finland Ltd. The right to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting requires, in addition, that the shareholder on the basis of such shares has been registered into the temporary shareholders' register held by Euroclear Finland Ltd at the latest by 14 February 2017 at 10 a.m. As regards nominee registered shares this constitutes due registration for the Extraordinary General Meeting.
A holder of nominee registered shares is advised to request without delay necessary instructions regarding the registration in the shareholders' register of Nexstim, the issuing of proxy documents and registration for the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders from his/her custodian bank. The account management organisation of the custodian bank has to register a holder of nominee registered shares, who wants to participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting, into the temporary shareholders' register of Nexstim at the latest by the time stated above.
3. Shares registered in Euroclear Sweden AB
A shareholder with shares registered in Euroclear Sweden ABs Securities System who wishes to attend and vote at the Extraordinary General Meeting must:
This temporary registration made through written request to Euroclear Sweden AB is considered a notice of attendance at the Extraordinary General Meeting.
4. Proxy representative and powers of attorney
A shareholder may participate in the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders and exercise his/her rights at the Meeting by way of proxy representation. A proxy representative shall produce a dated proxy document or otherwise in a reliable manner demonstrate his/her right to represent the shareholder at the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders.
When a shareholder participates in the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders by means of several proxy representatives representing the shareholder with shares at different securities accounts, the shares by which each proxy representative represents the shareholder shall be identified in connection with the registration for the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders.
Possible proxy documents should be delivered in originals to Nexstim Plc, "Extraordinary General Meeting" Elimäenkatu 9 B, 00510 Helsinki, Finland before the last date for registration.
5. Other instructions and information
Pursuant to chapter 5, section 25 of the Companies Act, a shareholder who is present at the Extraordinary General Meeting has the right to request information with respect to the matters to be considered at the Meeting.
The meeting will be conducted in Finnish language. Part of the material presented at the meeting will be in English language.
On the date of this notice to the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, dated 25 January 2017, the total number of shares and votes in Nexstim is 57,274,738.
Commenting on the announcement, Martin Jamieson, Chairman and CEO of Nexstim, commented: "Completing the financing arrangement to sustain our working and growth capital is invaluable in helping Nexstim achieve key parts of our strategy. Nexstim will focus on the high value commercialisation of Navigated Brain Therapy (NBT®) in Europe, USA and Asia. The final part of the SEDA arrangement and also the possible exercise of the warrants, will enable us to further secure funding until Q4 2018, allowing for the anticipated conclusion of the FDA 510(k) De Novo approval process for stroke rehabilitation in the US. This is where we believe the greatest opportunity for Nexstim lies."
Helsinki, 25 January 2017
The Board of Directors
Martin Jamieson, CEO
For further information please visit www.nexstim.com or contact:
Martin Jamieson, CEO +447715163942
UB Securities Oy (Certified Adviser) +358 (0)9 2538 0246
About Nexstim Plc
Nexstim is a medical technology company which has pioneered its technology in brain diagnostics with the Navigated Brain Stimulation (NBS) system as the first and only FDA-cleared and CE-marked navigated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (nTMS) system for pre-surgical mapping of the motor and speech cortices. Based on the same technology platform, the company has developed a system called Navigated Brain Therapy (NBT®) which is CE-marked for chronic neuropathic pain, major depression and stroke therapy. Nexstim's shares are listed on Nasdaq First North Finland and Nasdaq First North Sweden. For more information please visit www.nexstim.com