Change of number of shares and votes in SAS AB
The rights offering recently conducted by SAS has resulted in the following increase of the number of shares and votes in the company during May 2010. Prior to the rights offering, there were in total 2,467,500,000 shares in SAS, corresponding to 2,467,500,000 votes. The number of shares and votes has through the rights offering increased by 7,402,500,000. Following the completion of the rights issue, there are, as of 31 May 2010, in total 9,870,000,000 shares in the company, corresponding to 9,870,000,000 votes.
As a result of the rights issue the share capital has increased by SEK 4,959,675,000 and following registration of the rights issue and the reduction of share capital relating to the reduced quota value, the total share capital amounts to SEK 6,612,900,000.
As previously announced SAS will carry out a reverse split 1:30 with record date 9 June 2010, which will change the total number of shares. Further information and a time plan for the reverse split will be announced on 1 June 2010.
For further information, please contact
Sture Stølen, Head of SAS Group Investor Relations, +46 70 997 14 51
SAS Group Investor Relations
SAS discloses this information pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was provided for publication on 31 May 2010, at 12:00 p.m. CET.
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