Preliminary results of Exel Composites Plc’s successful rights issue




According to the preliminary results, Exel Composites Plc’s (the “Company”) rights issue (the “Offering”) has been clearly oversubscribed. The subscription period for the Offering ended on 7 June 2024. According to the preliminary results of the Offering, a total of 133,499,474 offer shares (the “Offer Shares”) were subscribed for in the Offering, corresponding to approximately 140.8 per cent of the 94,831,552 Offer Shares.


From the Offer Shares, a total of 88,645,256 Offer Shares were subscribed for with subscription rights and a total of 44,854,218 Offer Shares were subscribed for without subscription rights. The subscription price in the Offering was EUR 0.23 per Offer Share. The Company will receive gross proceeds of approximately EUR 21.8 million from the Offering, which will be used for the strengthening of the balance sheet via debt repayments and the financing of working capital needs, the execution of the strategic factory network optimisation plan and investments to support the Company’s growth.


I am very pleased with the preliminary results of the rights offering. A successful, clearly oversubscribed rights offering is a strong indication of support for our company and the direction we have chosen to take. It creates an excellent foundation for accelerating our future growth and implementing our strategy. I would like to thank all current and new shareholders for their participation in the offering and welcome them to join us on our change journey,” says Paul Sohlberg, President and CEO of Exel Composites.


The final results of the Offering will be published on or about 13 June 2024 after the Board of Directors of the Company has approved the subscriptions made in the Offering. Allotment of the Offer Shares will be made in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Offering. As a result of the Offering, the total number of shares in Exel Composites Plc will increase by 94,831,552 from 11,896,843 to 106,728,395 provided that the Board of Directors of the Company approves the subscriptions made in the Offering. The Offer Shares issued in the Offering amount to approximately 88.9 per cent of the outstanding shares in the Company following the Offering.


The Offer Shares will be registered with the Trade Register maintained by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office on or about 14 June 2024. The last day of trading in the interim shares on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd (“Nasdaq Helsinki”) will be on or about 14 June 2024. The interim shares will be combined with the existing shares of the Company on or about 14 June 2024. Trading in the Offer Shares is expected to commence on Nasdaq Helsinki on or about 17 June 2024. The Offer Shares confer the same rights as the Company’s other shares, after being registered with the Trade Register and in the Company’s shareholder register maintained by Euroclear Finland Ltd on or about 17 June 2024.


Danske Bank A/S, Finland Branch, and Nordea Bank Abp act as the joint global coordinators of the Offering (the “Joint Global Co-ordinators”), and Nordea Bank Abp acts also as the Issuer Agent. Borenius Attorneys Ltd acts as legal counsel to the Company, Roschier, Attorneys Ltd. as legal counsel to the Joint Global Coordinators and Hill & Knowlton Finland Oy as the communications advisor to the Company.


Additional Information:


Lilli Riikonen, Head of Investor Relations

tel. +358 50 351 1128


Mikko Rummukainen, CFO

tel. +358 20 754 1335




Nasdaq Helsinki


Exel Composites in brief


Exel Composites is one of the largest manufacturers of composite profiles and tubes made with pultrusion and pullwinding technologies and a pultrusion technology forerunner in the global composite market. Our forward-thinking composite solutions made with continuous manufacturing technologies serve customers in a wide range of industries around the world. You can find our products used in applications in diverse industrial sectors such as wind power, transportation and building and infrastructure.


Our R&D expertise, collaborative approach and global footprint set us apart from our competition. Our composite solutions help customers save resources, reduce products' weight, improve performance and energy efficiency, and decrease total lifetime costs. We want to be the first choice for sustainable composite solutions globally.


Headquartered in Finland, Exel Composites employs over 600 forward-thinking professionals around the world and is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. To find out more about our offering and company please visit visit



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Full terms, conditions and instructions for the Offering are included in the prospectus that has been prepared by the Company in connection with the Offering. The Finnish-language prospectus is available on the Company’s website at


An investor is advised to read the prospectus before making an investment decision to fully understand the risks and rewards associated with the investment. The approval by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority of the prospectus shall not be considered as an endorsement of the securities offered.


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The Joint Global Coordinators are acting exclusively for the Company and no one else in connection with the Offering. They will not regard any other person as their respective client in relation to the Offering. The Joint Global Coordinators will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients nor for giving advice in relation to the Offering or any transaction or arrangement referred to herein.


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