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Thursday 11 October, 2018

Modern Water PLC

Launch of Open Offer

RNS Number : 6630D
Modern Water PLC
11 October 2018





11 October 2018



Modern Water plc

("Modern Water", "the Company" or "the Group")


1 for 10 Open Offer of 10,042,705 New Ordinary Shares at 9 pence

per share to raise up to £0.9 million

Modern Water plc (AIM:MWG), the owner of leading technologies for water and wastewater treatment and for the monitoring of water quality, is pleased to announce that it will today post a circular to qualifying shareholders regarding an Open Offer of up to 10,042,705 New Ordinary Shares at 9 pence ("the Issue Price") to raise up to  approximately £0.9 million (before expenses). The Issue Price represents a discount of 4.3 per cent to the closing price on the Record Date and an 18.8 per cent discount to the 90 day volume weighted average price (VWAP).

Qualifying Shareholders will have a Basic Entitlement of 1 Open Offer Share for every 10 Existing Ordinary Shares held and will also have the opportunity to apply for additional shares under the Excess Application Facility.

Modern Water is pleased to announce that it has received an irrevocable undertaking from Hangzhou Shangtuo Environmental Technology Co. Ltd. (trading as "Sunup") to subscribe for its entitlement and participate in the Excess Application facility.

Simon Humphrey, Modern Water's CEO, said: "We are pleased to be delivering on the commitment made to shareholders in July to allow them to participate alongside our strategic partner Sunup. We are particularly pleased that Sunup themselves are committed to the open offer only a matter of months after their initial investment."  

Commenting on the announcement Noah Tan, Sunup's CEO said "Sunup is pleased to support the open offer and welcomes the opportunity to make a further investment in Modern Water. This demonstrates our commitment to the long term partnership we are developing with Modern Water and further deepens our working relationship."



Record Date for entitlement to participate in the Open Offer

5:00 p.m. on 09 October 2018

Announcement of the Open Offer

11 October 2018

Dispatch of the Circular and, to certain Qualifying Non-CREST Shareholders, the Application Form

11 October 2018

Ex-Entitlement Date for the Open Offer

8:00 a.m. on 11 October 2018

Basic Entitlements and Excess CREST Entitlements* credited to CREST stock accounts of Qualifying CREST Shareholders

12 October 2018

Recommended latest time and date for requesting withdrawal of Basic Entitlements and Excess CREST Entitlements from CREST*

4:30 p.m. on 22 October 2018

Latest time for depositing Basic Entitlements and Excess CREST Entitlements into CREST

3:00 p.m. on 23 October  2018

Latest time and date for splitting Application Forms (to satisfy bona fide market claims only)

3:00 p.m. on 24 October 2018

Latest time and date for receipt of completed Application Forms and payment in full under the Open Offer or settlement of relevant CREST instruction (as appropriate)

11:00 a.m. on 26 October 2018

Result of Open Offer announced through RNS

29 October 2018

Admission of the New Ordinary Shares to trading on AIM

8:00 a.m. on 30 October 2018

New Ordinary Shares in uncertificated form expected to be credited to accounts in CREST (uncertificated holders only)

30 October 2018

Expected date of despatch of definitive share certificates for the New Ordinary Shares in certificated form (certificated holders only)


6 November 2018



* In respect of each Qualifying Shareholders whose Existing Ordinary Shares on the register of members of the Company on the Record Date are in uncertificated form who has taken up his Basic Entitlement in full, the entitlement to apply for Open Offer Shares in addition to his Basic Entitlement.



For further information:


Modern Water plc

+44 (0) 1483 696 000

Simon Humphrey, Chief Executive








WH Ireland Limited (Nominated Adviser)


+44 (0) 207 220 1666

Chris Fielding

James Sinclair-Ford


















The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014.


Notes to editors:


Modern Water is a pioneering and innovative technology company, specialising in membrane water treatment solutions and advanced monitoring products. The company works for customers in a range of industries across the globe and owns proprietary technologies for use in a diverse range of applications. Modern Water's Monitoring Division has a portfolio of world-leading toxicity and trace metal monitoring products, some of which constitute the regulatory standard. The headline technology of the Company's Membrane Division, called "AMBC", can be used to tackle complex wastewater treatment problems at a reduced cost compared to standard processes, while being simple to operate.


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