RIGA, 10-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The issue of shares of AmberStone Group, AS, organised by ABLV Bank, AS, has been successfully completed. ABLV Bank supported AmberStone Group in the organisation of subscription to the newly issued shares.
Following the issue of shares of AmberStone Group the company’s share capital has been increased by EUR 21.0 million, reaching EUR 35.0 million. The issue was aimed at raising additional funds for the company’s development and at increasing the number of the company’s shareholders. Altogether 95 applicants took part in the share capital increase – they were current shareholders of AmberStone Group, including ABLV Bank, AS, and third parties as well – in particular customers, shareholders, and employees of the bank.
Share capital of AmberStone Group has been increased by issuing 21 000 000 ordinary registered shares in dematerialized form. The initial placement price of a new share was EUR 1.05, consisting of nominal value of EUR 1.00 and share premium of EUR 0.05. The increase of the company’s share capital was registered with the Register of Enterprises of the Republic of Latvia.
There was no public offering, and shares were offered individually – not more than to 150 individuals/legal entities that are not qualified investors in each member state of the European Union or European Economic Area. When the issue was completed, the amount of shareholders of AmberStone Group increased up to 103.
Pursuant to the AmberStone Group regulations of share capital increase, the subscription to newly issued shares included three stages. In the first and second stage could participate current shareholders of AmberStone Group, but at the third stage — also third parties. At the last stage, the number of shares applied for was 2.2 times higher than the available number of shares. Therefore, most applications at the third stage were satisfied partly and applications to smaller number of shares were satisfied to a greater extent.
After the share issue, ABLV Bank holds 24.64% of AmberStone Group shares.
AmberStone Group, AS is a holding company that manages its affiliate companies operating in various areas. The main long-term financial objective is to increase the value of the holding company as well as to ensure sustainable operations of its affiliate companies. The company was established in December 2013, now the holding company owns 60% of capital shares of Orto klīnika, SIA and 70% of capital shares of Vaiņode Agro Holding, SIA. Vaiņode Agro Holding consists of four companies — Vaiņodes bekons, SIA, Bio Future, SIA, Gas Stream, SIA и Vaiņodes Agro, SIA.
ABLV Bank, AS is the largest independent private bank in Latvia. The bank’s major shareholders — Oļegs Fiļs, Ernests Bernis and Nika Berne – directly and indirectly hold 86.25% of the bank’s voting share capital. ABLV Group includes ABLV Bank, AS; ABLV Bank Luxembourg, S.A.; ABLV Capital Markets, IBAS; ABLV Asset Management, IPAS; Pillar Holding Company, KS; ABLV Consulting Services, AS; ABLV Corporate Services, SIA; New Hanza City, SIA, and other companies. ABLV Group has representative offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vladivostok, Kiev, Odessa, Minsk, Almaty, Baku, Tashkent, Hong Kong, and Limassol.
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