Date: 24 May 2013
Inland Homes PLC
("Inland" or "the Company")
Fundraising and Issue of Equity
Inland announces that it has conditionally raised approximately £4.9 million, before expenses, through the issue of 18,299,948 new ordinary shares of 10 pence each ("Ordinary Shares") at a price of 27 pence per Ordinary Share to existing and new institutional shareholders.
The net proceeds of the fundraising will give Inland further flexibility to pursue its acquisition strategy, which includes potential portfolio purchases as well as individual sites. As indicated in the trading update on 22 May 2013 whilst the core activities of the Group will continue to revolve around brownfield sites, focus will be given to acquiring strategic land options on selected greenfield sites where potential exists for the land to be allocated for development. As well as strengthening the balance sheet, the Placing also broadens the institutional shareholder base of the Company.
Stephen Wicks, Inland's CEO commented: "We are very pleased that the Placing has allowed us not only to strengthen our balance sheet to enable us to take advantage of some of the opportunities we are seeing but also to widen our investor base."
Details of the fundraising
The issue of equity comprises a conditional placing of 18,151,848 Ordinary Shares at 27 pence per Ordinary Share (the "Placing") through finnCap Ltd ("finnCap") as agent for the Company (the "Placing Shares") and a subscription of 148,100 Ordinary Shares at 27 pence per Ordinary Share (the "Subscription") by the pension fund of Nishith Malde, a director of the Company (the "Subscription Shares").
The Placing and Subscription are conditional, inter alia, upon admission to trading on AIM of the Placing Shares and subject to the terms and conditions of a Placing agreement entered into between Inland and finnCap.
Neither the Placing nor the Subscription is being underwritten by finnCap. The Placing Shares together with the Subscription Shares will be issued pursuant to the authority granted to the Directors to allot shares free from statutory pre-emption rights at the Company's Annual General Meeting on 27 November 2012. Application has been made for the Placing Shares and the Subscription Shares, which will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing Ordinary Shares, to be admitted to trading on AIM which is expected to occur on 29 May 2013.
Following Nishith Malde's participation in the Fundraising, in which his pension fund subscribed for 148,100 Ordinary Shares, Mr Malde will be beneficially interested in a total of 11,220,500 Ordinary Shares representing 5.61% of the Company's enlarged Voting Rights ("TVR").
Total Voting Rights
Subsequent to the issue of the Placing Shares and the Subscription Shares, the total issued share capital of the Company will be 201,299,432 Ordinary Shares of which 1,325,000 Ordinary Shares are held in treasury. Accordingly, as at 29 May 2013, the TVR in the Company will be 199,974,432.
Inland Homes plc
Stephen Wicks, Chief Executive
Nominated Adviser & Broker
IR, corporate & media relations
Nishith Malde, Finance Director
Paul Brett, Land Director
Matthew Robinson or
Fiona Tooley, Director
Graeme Cull, Consultant
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Simon Starr or Brian Patient
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