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BNN Technology LSE:BNN London Ordinary Share GB00BNBNSF91 ORD 10P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +1.00p +1.48% 68.75p 67.50p 68.00p 68.50p 67.00p 67.00p 214,338 16:35:08
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Travel & Leisure 2.1 -18.2 10.1 6.8 153.30

BNN Technology PLC BNN Successfully Raises £25 million

13/04/2017 7:57am

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BNN Technology PLC

13 April 2017

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN, IS NOT FOR PUBLICATION, RELEASE, DISSEMINATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA OR JAPAN OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH IT WOULD BE UNLAWFUL TO DO SO.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY, NOR SHALL THERE BE ANY SALE OF THE SECURITIES REFERRED TO HEREIN, IN OR INTO ANY JURISDICTION WHERE SUCH OFFER, SOLICITATION OR SALE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL PRIOR TO REGISTRATION OR QUALIFICATION UNDER THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY SUCH JURISDICTION.

13 April 2017

BNN Technology PLC

("BNN" or the "Company")

BNN Successfully Raises GBP25 million

BNN Technology (AIM: BNN), a London-listed Chinese technology, content and services company, is pleased to announce the successful completion of the proposed placing, as announced earlier today, raising gross proceeds of GBP25 million (the "Placing").

A total of 31,250,000 new ordinary shares of par value GBP0.10 each in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") (the "Placing Shares") have been conditionally placed at a price of 80 pence per Placing Share.

The Placing was completed with support from existing and new institutional investors.

Mirabaud Securities LLP acted as Sole Bookrunner. Strand Hanson Limited acted as Nominated & Financial Adviser.

Details of the Placing and Notice of GM

The Placing Shares will, when issued, be credited as fully paid and will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing Ordinary Shares, including the right to receive all dividends or other distributions made, paid or declared in respect of such shares after the date of issue of the Placing Shares.

The Placing Shares are to be issued in two tranches, the second of which is conditional, inter alia, on the approval of BNN shareholders:

First Tranche

A first tranche of 15,625,000 new Ordinary Shares (the "First Placing Shares") will be issued and admitted to trading on AIM on 21 April 2017, raising gross proceeds of approximately GBP12.5 million.

Second Tranche

A second tranche of 15,625,000 new Ordinary Shares (the "Second Placing Shares") will be issued and admitted to trading on or around 15 May 2017, raising gross proceeds of approximately GBP12.5 million, subject to, inter alia, the receipt of shareholder approval of the necessary resolutions to enable the issue of the Second Placing Shares.

The Company will shortly be posting a circular to Shareholders convening a general meeting of the Company to be held on 11 May 2017 for the purpose of considering, inter alia, the necessary resolutions.

Admission to Trading and Total Voting Rights

Application has been made to the London Stock Exchange for the First Placing Shares, which rank pari passu with the Ordinary Shares, to be admitted to trading on AIM. Dealings are expected to commence at 8.00 a.m. on 21 April 2017. Following the issue of the First Placing Shares, the Company will have 222,987,523 Ordinary Shares in issue and there are no shares held in treasury. This is the total number of voting rights in the Company and may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or change to their interest in, the Company under the FCA's Disclosure Rules and the Transparency Rules.

This Announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014 ("MAR"). In addition, market soundings (as defined in MAR) were taken in respect of the Placing with the result that certain persons became aware of inside information (as defined in MAR), as permitted by MAR. This inside information is set out in this Announcement. Therefore, those persons that received inside information in a market sounding are no longer in possession of such inside information relating to BNN and its securities.

For further information, please contact:

 
                                            +44 (0) 1565 
 BNN Technology plc                               872990 
 Darren Mercer, Chief Executive 
  Scott Kennedy, Chief Financial Officer 
  Stephen Benzikie, Communications 
                                              +44 (0) 20 
 Brunswick Group (Public Relations)            7404 5959 
 Brian Buckley / Diana Vaughton 
 Strand Hanson Limited (Nominated             +44 (0) 20 
  & Financial Adviser)                         7409 3494 
 Andrew Emmott / Ritchie Balmer 
 
  Mirabaud Securities LLP (Broker)            +44 (0) 20 
  Peter Krens                                  7878 3362 
 

About the Group

BNN Technology plc is a Chinese technology, content and services company that builds long-term partnerships to deliver China's citizens with value-added services, content and evolving opportunities.

Listed on AIM since 2014 the Group principally engages in providing technology to partners to facilitate fulfilment of payments online and on mobile apps through partnerships or affiliate agreements with corporate and key government partners, and, developing digital content, both online and mobile. Through its partnership with Xinhuatong and NewNet, BNN facilitates mobile payments, through its technology platform, on the Xinhua News mobile app in 12 provinces in China. The Chinese consumer shift to 'life on mobile' is only just beginning and BNN's platform technology enables urban and rural communities across China to access exclusive content and pay for more services online.

The Group employs nearly 300 professionals throughout China.

This information is provided by RNS

The company news service from the London Stock Exchange

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