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Robert Bosch GmbH announces result of Reverse Accelerated Bookbuild to acquire shares in Ceres Power Holdings plc at a price of 320 pence per share
Following the announcement earlier today, Robert Bosch Investment Nederland B.V. ("Bosch", the "Purchaser"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH ("Bosch Group"), is pleased to confirm that it has purchased approximately 12.3 million ordinary shares of Ceres Power Holdings plc (AIM: CWR, "Ceres Power", the "Company") at a price of 320 pence per share via a reverse accelerated bookbuild ("RABB").
This RABB was executed in conjunction with a subscription by Bosch for new ordinary shares of Ceres Power (the "Primary Placing") announced in a separate announcement earlier today. The number of new ordinary shares to be issued pursuant to the Primary Placing is 11,888,070 representing approximately 7.7 per cent. of the Company's existing issued ordinary share capital.
On completion of the Primary Placing, and combined with the RABB and the previous holding by Bosch Group, the Bosch Group and its subsidiaries will hold a total of approximately 30.1 million ordinary shares in Ceres Power, equivalent to a holding of approximately 17.8% of the enlarged issued share capital (assuming Weichai Power exercises its anti-dilution rights).
Deutsche Bank AG ("Deutsche Bank") is acting as Sole Bookrunner for the RABB on behalf of Bosch.
For further information contact:
Robert Bosch GmbH
+49 711 811 55508
Deutsche Bank AG (Sole Bookrunner)
+44 (0) 20 7545 8000
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