Non-Renounceable 1 for 2 Rights Issue
The Company will offer Eligible Shareholders one (1) share for every two (2) shares held as at the record date of 6 October 2017 at $0.005 per share (Entitlement).
Compared to the weighted average price of the Company's shares on the ASX in the five trading days up to and including 2 October 2017, of $0.005 (rounded to three decimal places), the offer price represents a discount of approximately 0.5%. The offer price is equal to the last closing price of the Company's shares on the ASX on 2 October 2017 (this price being $0.005).
Offer is non-renounceable
The Offer is non-renounceable meaning that Eligible Shareholders who do not take up their Entitlement will not be able to transfer or receive any value for those Entitlements, and their equity interest in the Company will be diluted.
Eligible Shareholders may choose to accept all or part of their Entitlement or none at all. Entitlements of Eligible Shareholders which are not taken up will form part of the Shortfall.
The Offer is being conducted in accordance with section 708AA of the Corporations Act (Cth) 2001 (Act), which means the Company is not required to lodge a prospectus with ASX or ASIC or provide one to shareholders. The Company has prepared a document explaining the Offer in more detail (Offer Document). The Offer Document and personalised acceptance forms will be mailed to Eligible Shareholders on Tuesday, 11 October 2017. The Offer Document is available on the Company's website at http://www.chapmansltd.com/ and from the Company's registered office at Level 10, 52 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000.
The closing date for the Offer will be 20 October 2017 (Closing Date).
Effect on Capital Structure
The Company currently has 815,000,057 shares on issue. The maximum number of securities that may be issued under the Offer is 407,500,028 shares. Shares issued under the rights issue will rank equally with existing shares. The Company will apply for official quotation on ASX of the new shares issued under the Offer.
The maximum amount raised by the Offer would be $2,037,500 if every Eligible Shareholder exercised its rights to purchase New Shares, before expenses.
There is no minimum acceptance amount and Eligible Shareholders are also invited to apply for additional New Shares which will be allocated from any Shortfall. The Company's shortfall allocation policy will be set out in the Offer Document. The Directors may at their discretion place any Shortfall to third parties, at not less than the issue price within 3 months of the Closing Date.
Purpose of the Offer
The Company will use the proceeds raised under the Rights Issue to:
- fund the Syn Dynamics Australia Pty Ltd pilot plant and associated operating costs;
- provide capital for the Company to use in respect of new investments which have not been identified as at the date of this document; and
- provide working capital to the Company generally (including to fund the costs of the Offer).
Any person considering acquiring shares under the Offer should read the Offer Document carefully. Applications for shares under the Offer may only be made using the Application Form to be attached to, or accompanying the Offer Document. Shares will only be issued on the basis of an Application Form issued together with the Offer Document.
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About Chapmans Limited
Chapmans Limited (ASX:CHP) is an ASX-listed diversified investment company engaged in special situation investments across a diverse range of industries, with a focus and expertise in the mobile and advanced industrial technology sectors. The Company seeks to be an active strategic investor in high growth areas of the market and to identify and work with emerging high growth companies. Chapmans' investment philosophy and approach are based on a unique mix of high conviction and special situation features, characterised by advisory and equity investments structured around specific events and assets for both public and large private corporates.
The Company made its first strategic investment into blockchain in 2017 and established the Blockchain Industry Advisory Board to identify and assess compelling blockchain investment opportunities. Chapmans' investment in blockchain technology aligns with its growth plans and commitment to investing in early stage technologies with reach into key international markets.
To learn more please visit: http://www.chapmansltd.com