25 November 2016
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Sound Energy plc
("Sound Energy" or the "Company")
Successful £26.9 million Fundraising at Market
Sound Energy, the European and African focused upstream gas company, yesterday announced the launch of institutionally underwritten Offers to raise £24.1 million at 81 pence per New Ordinary Share. The Offers closed at 5.00 p.m. on 24 November 2016.
The Company is delighted to announce that following excess applications under the Offers the overall size of the Offers has been increased. The Company has therefore accepted applications to subscribe for an aggregate of 33,239,323 New Ordinary Shares resulting in gross proceeds of £26.9 million being raised.
The Company has therefore today issued and allotted a total of 33,239,323 New Ordinary Shares to satisfy the Offers and, as a result of the excess applications, application has been made to the London Stock Exchange for an additional 3,440,436 New Ordinary Shares, which rank pari passu with the Company's existing ordinary shares, to be admitted to trading on AIM. Dealings are expected to commence at 8.00 a.m. on 30 November 2016.
The net proceeds of the Offers are approximately £24.3 million.
Total Voting Rights
Following the issue of the New Ordinary Shares, the Company will have 618,224,223 ordinary shares of 1p each in issue ("Ordinary Shares"). No Ordinary Shares are held in treasury. The figure of 618,224,223 may be used by the Company's shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules.
Defined terms used in this announcement not otherwise defined shall have the same meaning as those terms defined and used in the "Underwritten Offers to Raise £24.1 million" announcement released by the Company on 24 November 2016.
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