TOKYO, Aug. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With respect to the "STEP 2014 Model" Straight-equity Issue Program and Additional Issuance Options which is described in the press release titled "Notice of Conclusion of Basic Agreement on Acquisition of Shares through Third-party Allocation of Shares ("STEP 2014 Model" Straight-equity Issue Program) and Issue of New Shares and 10th Share Warrants through Third-party Allocation of Shares and Conclusion of Share Warrants Purchase Agreement (Additional Issuance Options)" released by us on August 28, 2014, we provide here a summary of the key business considerations supporting our adoption of the "STEP 2014 Model"program:
Key Business Considerations in Support of the "STEP 2014 Model" Straight-equity Issue Program
(1) Reliable financing in a short period of time
We intend to ensure that we have the ability to raise funds through the issuance of up to 4,000,000 common shares in a short period of time (approximately 7 months) and to progressively use such funds primarily as capital for overseas and domestic business expansion (M&A and/or business alliances).
(2) Simple design and ease of understanding
The STEP 2014 Model is an issuance of new shares through a straightforward "Third-party Allocation of Shares" which consists of multiple share issuances (up to 4 issuances at 1,000,000 shares per issuance). New shares will be issued to the London Branch of Deutsche Bank through a third-party allocation of the shares at the issue price based on the market price of our common shares at the time of each allocation.
Key Business Considerations in Support of the Additional Issuance Options
(3) Complementary roles of the STEP 2014 Model (similar to a greenshoe option)
The Additional Issuance Options are the only options which complement the issuance of the new shares under the STEP 2014 Model. The exercise price is fixed at JPY 1,284 (the closing market price of our common shares on August 27, 2014). The London Branch of Deutsche Bank will be the only holder of the share warrants option. If, especially when UBIC's stock price and turnover increases during the term of the STEP 2014 Model Program (approximately 7 months), the London Branch of Deutsche Bank exercises such option up to 1,000,000 shares (JPY 1,284,000,000) may be issued. The exercise of the share warrants option by the London Branch of Deutsche Bank will always be subject to the approval of UBIC.
(4) Option for avoidance dilution
If the additional 1,000,000 shares (JPY 1,284,000,000) are issued by way of exercising the Additional Issuance Options during the early stages of the term of the STEP 2014 Model Program, depending upon our need for funds and the amount of funds actually raised, for example, we may cancel the second and subsequent voluntary allocations and complete the financing under the STEP 2014 Model in its early stages. Accordingly, we can control the amount of dilution our shareholders might face.
The above explains some of the key business considerations in support of this Straight-equity Issue Program "STEP 2014 Model" and Additional Issuance Options, respectively. The combination of this "STEP 2014 Model" Straight-equity Issue Program and Additional Issuance Options permits us to use a flexible capitalization strategy, which will allow us to respond to different circumstances such as a change of stock price and/or trend of turnover.
This press release is intended as a summary of the key business considerations supporting our adoption of the "STEP 2014 Model" program. For further information, please see our press release titled "Notice of Conclusion of Basic Agreement on Acquisition of Shares through Third-party Allocation of Shares ("STEP 2014 Model" Straight-equity Issue Program) and Issue of New Shares and 10th Share Warrants through Third-party Allocation of Shares and Conclusion of Share Warrants Purchase Agreement (Additional Issuance Options)" separately released by us today and available on our news page at http://www.ubicna.com.
This document has been translated from the original Japanese-language document for reference purposes only. If there are any differences or discrepancies between the original Japanese-language document and this English translation, the original Japanese-language document shall supersede this English translation.
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