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- Investors took up all 250 million shares in the rights offering.
- In exercise of pre-emptive rights, investors filed 67 724 subscriptions for 247 900 587 offer shares (99.16% of the offering).
- The other 2 099 413 offer shares were allocated to investors who filed additional subscriptions. There were 9 445 additional subscriptions filed, and the resulting reduction rate was 99.04%.
- The first listing of rights to shares in the new issue is tentatively planned for 3 November 2009.
“We have successfully completed the rights issue,” said Zbigniew Jagiełło, CEO of PKO Bank Polski.“The results of the offering confirm that our shareholders believe in our further growth and in the future of the Bank. By entrusting their funds with us, they are giving us a vote of confidence. We will not let them down, and strengthen our position as the leader of the Polish banking industry.” The CEO added: “The results of the offering also confirm that the information campaign directed towards our shareholders was very effective with 99.16% of all pre-emptive rights exercised.” As the investors have taken up 250 million shares, it means that the Bank will obtain gross proceeds from the issue of PLN 5,125,000,000 (excluding the costs of the Offering). The proceeds will mostly be used to grow PKO Bank Polski’s lending activity in two key segments: retail and corporate. Part of the funds will also be used to continue the modernization of the Bank and to further strengthen the Bank’s financial services subsidiaries.
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