Weebit Nano Ltd (ASX:WBT) has successfully raised approximately $15 million via an upsized and scaled-back share purchase plan (SPP) to existing shareholders.
The SPP enabled eligible shareholders to apply for up to $30,000 worth of new fully paid ordinary shares in Weebit Nano (New Shares) at $5.00 per New Share. It followed the successful completion of a $45 million underwritten placement to institutional and sophisticated investors at the same offer price.
Shareholders strongly supported the oversubscribed SPP, which was upsized to approximately $15 million, up from $10 million. To ensure that the xompany maximises the outcomes for its supportive shareholders, the scale-back will be undertaken on the following basis:
- A shareholder at 7.00pm AEST on Wednesday 22 March 2023 (Record Date) with 99 shares or less will receive no allocation
- A shareholder that sold all their shares held on the Record Date to zero prior to the close of the SPP period will receive no allocation
- A shareholder that applied for more than $30,000 will receive a $30,000 allocation (subject to final scaleback percentage outlined below)
- A shareholder that has applied for an invalid parcel (being an amount different to the Application Amounts, as defined in the SPP Offer Booklet released to ASX on 30 March 2023) will receive an allocation equivalent to the Application Amount closest below their applied amount (subject to final scale-back percentage outlined below)
- All shareholders will then be scaled back by 11.3% on their application amount (subject to rounding to the nearest share).
The total gross proceeds of approximately $60 million received from the underwritten placement and upsized and scaled back SPP will fund the transfer and qualification of Weebit Nano’s ReRAM to new Tier-1 fabs and foundries, and support further technology development within the embedded and discrete memory markets.
CEO Coby Hanoch said Weebit Nano’s strengthened balance sheet allows the company to address the growing demand for better performing Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) technologies, as existing flash is no longer viable for more advanced applications and geometries.
“As always, the Board of Weebit wanted to ensure that existing shareholders had the opportunity to participate in the raise on the same terms as the institutional funds that invested in the placement. We are extremely grateful for the strong support again shown by our loyal retail shareholders.
“The funds raised ensure we are well-positioned to capitalise on significant demand in the NVM market, progressing our commercial roll-out with leading fabs, foundries and potential customers. Weebit’s proven embedded ReRAM is ideal for more advanced applications and process nodes, offering a faster, lower cost, more energy efficient and more environmentally friendly NVM solution than both incumbent and emerging technologies.
“Our first ReRAM Module is already available in US fab SkyWater Technology’s 130nm process, and we have demonstrated the ability to scale down to 22nm. These achievements, combined with our industrial qualification data, are supporting our discussions with the majority of the world’s leading fabs and integrated device manufacturers.”