STOCKHOLM, March 22, 2017 – Laurent Leksell acquires 730,769 new shares of class A, representing a value of SEK 71.2 M. This is done through conversion of his entire outstanding 2012/2017 convertible loan of class A in Elekta. In connection with the conversion, Laurent Leksell has today also sold a total of 250,000 shares of class B in the company.
Laurent Leksell will, after completion of the conversion, directly and indirectly control shares corresponding to 30.6 percent of the total number of votes in Elekta.
In 2012, the Swedish Securities Council (Aktiemarknadsnämnden, statement 2012:22) granted Laurent Leksell an exemption from the mandatory bid obligation that could arise in connection with Laurent Leksell’s conversion of convertibles to shares in the company. Hence, the conversion will not result in any mandatory bid obligation for Laurent Leksell, even though he will control more than 30 percent of the total number of votes in Elekta after the completion of conversion.
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