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10th March 2021

Formal approval of CoinShares’ listing application and first day of trading on Nasdaq First North Growth Market

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Saint Helier, JERSEY, 10 March, 2021


Today, 10 March 2021, Nasdaq Stockholm AB has formally approved the Company’s application for admission to trading. Tomorrow, 11 March 2021, will be the first day of trading in CoinShares International Limited's ("CoinShares" or the "Company") shares on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. The share is traded under the ticker "CS" with the ISIN code JE00BLD8Y945.





Jean-Marie Mognetti, CEO of CoinShares, commented:


"Today’s listing of CoinShares on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market represents a major and exciting milestone for our company.


We have had a strong presence in Sweden and on Nasdaq Nordic since 2016 with our XBT Provider line of crypto ETPs, which now have over $4 billion in AUM, and we are delighted to expand our commitment to Nasdaq and Sweden with today’s announcement.


As investors look for new ways to gain exposure to the expanding digital asset class, their response to our IPO is an encouraging sign for our future on Nasdaq as well as further evidence of the increased interest in the wider digital asset industry.


We will continue to strive to bring trust and transparency to the digital asset class and look forward to welcoming our new shareholders into the CoinShares family as we bring further innovative products and services to the digital asset ecosystem."


New share issue prior to listing


As previously communicated, the Company's offering (the “Offering”) raised funds of SEK 151.1 million, prior to costs associated with the listing. The Offering was oversubscribed, having received total subscriptions amounting to approximately SEK 675.0 million (corresponding to a subscription rate of 447% of the total Offering). The Company welcomes around 2,280 new shareholders.


Advisors


Mangold Fondkommission AB is acting as financial advisor and sole bookrunner in the Offering. Baker McKenzie is acting as legal advisor to CoinShares.


For more information, please contact:


Investor Relations | +44 (0)1534 513 100 | [email protected]


Certified Advisor – Mangold Fondkommission AB | +46 (0)8 503 015 50 | [email protected]


About CoinShares


CoinShares is Europe's largest digital asset investment firm, managing over $4 billion of assets on behalf of its client base. The Group is focused on expanding investor access to the digital asset ecosystem by pioneering new financial products and services that seek to provide trust and transparency when accessing this new asset class.





Important information


The release, announcement or distribution of this press release may, in certain jurisdictions, be subject to restrictions. The recipients of this press release in jurisdictions where this press release has been published or distributed shall inform themselves of and follow such restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release, and the information contained herein, in accordance with applicable rules in each jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer, or a solicitation of any offer, to buy or subscribe for any securities in CoinShares in any jurisdiction, neither from CoinShares nor from someone else.


This announcement does not identify or suggest, or purport to identify or suggest, the risks (direct or indirect) that may be associated with an investment in the Company. The information contained in this announcement is for background purposes only and does not purport to be full or complete. No reliance may be placed for any purpose on the information contained in this announcement or its accuracy or completeness.


This press release does not constitute or form part of an offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States. The securities referred to herein may not be sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold within the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. There is no intention to register any securities referred to herein in the United States or to make a public offering of the securities in the United States. The information in this press release may not be announced, published, copied, reproduced or distributed, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, within or into the United States (including its territories and provinces, every state of the united states and the District of Columbia), Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, Hong Kong or South Africa or in any other jurisdiction where such announcement, publication or distribution of the information would not comply with applicable laws and regulations or where such actions are subject to legal restrictions or would require additional registration or other measures than what is required under Swedish law. Actions taken in violation of this instruction may constitute a crime against applicable securities laws and regulations.


This press release is not a prospectus for the purposes of the Prospectus Regulation and has not been approved by any regulatory authority in any jurisdiction. A prospectus in connection with the Offering has been prepared and published by the Company on the Company's website.


In the United Kingdom, this document and any other materials in relation to the securities described herein is only being distributed to, and is only directed at, and any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, "qualified investors" (within the meaning of the United Kingdom version of the EU Prospectus Regulation (2017/1129/ EU) which is part of United Kingdom law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) who are (i) persons having professional experience in matters relating to investments who fall within the definition of "investment professionals" in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order"); or (ii) high net worth entities falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). In the United Kingdom, any investment or investment activity to which this communication relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Persons who are not relevant persons should not take any action on the basis of this press release and should not act or rely on it.


Information to distributors


Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within: (a) EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments, as amended ("MiFID II"); (b) Articles 9 and 10 of Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 supplementing MiFID II; and (c) local implementing measures (together, the "MiFID II Product Governance Requirements"), and disclaiming all and any liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any "manufacturer" (for the purposes of the MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the shares in the Company have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that the shares are: (i) compatible with an end target market of retail investors and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by MiFID II (the "Target Market Assessment"). Notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, Distributors should note that: the price of the shares in the Company may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the shares in the Company offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the shares in the Company is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom. The Target Market Assessment is without prejudice to the requirements of any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the Offering.


For the avoidance of doubt, the Target Market Assessment does not constitute: (a) an assessment of suitability or appropriateness for the purposes of MiFID II; or (b) a recommendation to any investor or group of investors to invest in, or purchase, or take any other action whatsoever with respect to the shares in the Company.


Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the shares in the Company and determining appropriate distribution channels.