(2016-10-25) Reference is made to Kitron ASA's ("Kitron") previous disclosures regarding its share incentive program. Kitron has today received exercises notices from the participants in the share incentive program and Kitron's board of directors has consequently resolved to issue 3 230 986 new shares in the company to the option holders at a strike price of NOK 0.10 per share. The issue of shares is made pursuant to the board authorisation to issue shares resolved in Kitron's general meeting held 21 April 2016.
In addition, Kitron has decided to terminate 2 254 014 options under the share incentive program against cash consideration. The cash consideration will be utilised to cover the tax cost for the option holders which will be subject to advance tax deduction by Kitron after exercise of the options. In connection with the termination of options Kitron has used closing price as at 24 October 2016 for the Kitron shares a reference value for the terminated options.
The following primary insiders have exercised options and subscribed for shares in the
|Number of shares subscribed for||Holding of shares after subscription||Holding of rights to shares|
|CEO and President Peter Nilsson||973 876||1 148 876||1 000 000|
|CFO Cathrin Nylander||420 064||515 064||350 000|
|COO Israel Losada Salvador||420 064||460 064||350 000|
|Tommy Storstein, Sales Director Kitron ASA||297 176||297 176||250 000|
|Hans Petter Thomassen, Managing Director Kitron Norway||177 242||177 242||300 000|
|Mindaugas Sestokas, Managing Director Kitron Lithuania||452 353||452 353||300 000|
|Thomas Löfgren, Managing Director Kitron Sweden||286 041||286 041||300 000|
|Zygimantas Dirse, Managing Director Kitron China||204 170||204 170||150 000|
Kitron has furthermore resolved to exercise the right under the share incentive program to implement trading restrictions on the shares issued under the abovementioned share capital increase. All shares issued will be subject to trading restrictions with a duration of two years; however, so that one eighth of the total number of new shares will vest and become tradable each quarter.
For further information please contact:
Tuomo Lähdesmäki, Chairman Kitron ASA, Tel.: +358-50-5879648.
Kitron is one of Scandinavia's leading electronics manufacturing services companies for the Defence/Aerospace, Energy/Telecoms, Industry, Medical devices and Offshore/Marine sectors. The company is located in Norway, Sweden, Lithuania, Germany, China and the United States. Kitron had revenues of about NOK 1.95 billion in 2015 and has about 1 250 employees. www.kitron.com
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.