Nasdaq Welcomes Modus Group to First North


Tallinn, Estonia, 2018-02-26 09:00 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  

Vilnius/Riga/Tallinn, Nasdaq Baltic Market, February 26, 2018 – Nasdaq (NDAQ) announces that bonds issued by Modus Group have been admitted to trading on the Nasdaq Baltic First North bond market by Nasdaq Vilnius as of today, February 26, 2018. Modus Group (trading ticker: MDGB050020FA) is the third company this year whose bonds have been admitted to the Nasdaq Baltic First North alternative market.

The total nominal value of the Modus Group issue is EUR 4,999,900. Each bond has a nominal value of EUR 100 EUR. The annual interest rate is 5% with coupon payments twice a year. The bonds mature on May 4, 2020.

“We welcome Modus Group to Nasdaq’s First North alternative market and we are delighted that after a successful offering the company has chosen to list its bonds on the Baltic First North bond market. Listing will increase company’s profile in the capital markets,” said Saulius Malinauskas, President of Nasdaq Vilnius. “We see increased interest among growth companies this year to enter First North alternative market.”

“Our aim in offering the corporate bonds is to make them accessible to diverse investors – from experienced market players to investment newcomers. The securities will be available to both domestic and international investors, and that will increase the bonds’ liquidity,” said Giedrius Audickas, Chief Financial Officer at Modus Group, about the bonds’ listing on the exchange.

According to Mr. Audickas, Modus Group’s presence on the Nasdaq Baltic Market was a milestone in terms of increasing the company‘s visibility and helping to diversify its sources of financing. “That’s important for the company in the long run. Modus Group plans to continue raising funds with alternative market instruments and to stay visible among investors – all the more so since the Nasdaq Group is one of the largest stock exchanges in the world,” he said.

Modus Group has appointed the law firm Sorainen as its Certified Adviser. Sorainen has been granted the status of a Certified Adviser on the First North market in Lithuania by Nasdaq Vilnius as of February 15, 2018. Certified Advisers help guide companies through the process of joining the alternative market and advise them on ongoing compliance with First North requirements.

“Sorainen has been advising First North market participants in Estonia for over ten years. Our clients’ success stories show that the First North market is a valuable vehicle that allows growing companies to access capital markets and increase their visibility. We also see increasing interest in the opportunities offered by the First North market among companies operating in Lithuania. Becoming a certified adviser in Lithuania enables us not only to further contribute to our clients’ success, but also to be part of the economic growth of the entire region,” said Augustas Klezys, a partner at Sorainen.


About Modus Group:

Modus Group is an international group of companies currently active in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Poland and Spain, which operate in four main business areas: renewable energy, mobility services (including the CityBee car sharing service and UniPark smart parking solutions), real estate, and auto sales and service representing 18 car brands.

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About Sorainen:

Sorainen is a fully integrated law firm with offices in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Belarus. Its core purpose is increasing prosperity in the Baltic States and Belarus by helping clients succeed in business.

With 33 partners in the region and more than 200 lawyers and tax specialists, Sorainen has the resources to support clients in even the most complicated transactions, disputes, and legal tasks. The firm works under a single ISO 9001-certified quality management system and uses state-of-the-art technology to share experience and know-how among offices, teams and sector groups, with the aim of always ensuring high efficiency and quality work.

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