Valneva Announces Launch of Proposed Global Offering, Start of the Roadshow and Nasdaq Listing
Saint-Herblain (France), April 29, 2021 – Valneva SE (the “Company”), a specialty vaccine company focused on the development and commercialization of prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases with significant unmet medical need, today announced its intention to issue and sell, subject to market and other conditions, 7,082,762 of its ordinary shares in a global offering to specified categories of investors comprised of (i) an initial public offering of American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”), each representing two ordinary shares, in the United States (the “U.S. Offering”) and (ii) a concurrent private placement of ordinary shares in certain jurisdictions outside of the United States (the “European Private Placement” and, together with the U.S. Offering, the “Global Offering”).
The Company intends to grant the underwriters for the Global Offering (the “Underwriters”) a 30-day option to purchase additional ADSs (each representing two ordinary shares) in an aggregate amount of up to 15% of the total number of ordinary shares (including in the form of ADSs) proposed to be sold in the Global Offering.
All securities to be sold in the Global Offering will be offered by the Company. The Company’s ordinary shares are listed on the regulated market of Euronext in Paris (“Euronext”) under the symbol “VLA.” The Company has applied to list its ADSs on the Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker symbol “VALN.”
Goldman Sachs, Jefferies, Guggenheim Securities and Bryan, Garnier & Co. are acting as joint bookrunners for the Global Offering. Namsen Capital is acting as Valneva’s capital markets advisor.
The offering price per ADS in U.S. dollars and the corresponding offering price per ordinary share in euros, as well as the final number of ADSs and ordinary shares sold in the Global Offering, will be determined following a bookbuilding process commencing immediately. The price per ordinary share (and corresponding offering price per ADS) will be at least equal to the weighted average price of the Company’s ordinary shares on Euronext over a period, chosen by the Management Board, of between three (3) and five (5) consecutive trading days preceding the determination of the offering price, reduced by a maximum discount of 15%, if applicable.
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