Sono Group N.V. (parent company to “Sono Motors GmbH”, “Sono Motors” or the “Company”) today announced that it has commenced an initial public offering of 10,000,000 common shares. The initial public offering price is expected to be between $14.00 and $16.00 per share. The Company intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,500,000 common shares at the initial public offering price. The common shares are expected to trade on the Nasdaq Global Market under the ticker symbol “SEV”.
Berenberg is acting as global coordinator for the proposed offering. Craig-Hallum will act as co-manager for the proposed offering.
The proposed offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the preliminary prospectus, when available, may be obtained from: Berenberg Capital Markets LLC, Attention: Investment Banking, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 53rd Floor, New York, NY 10020, or by telephone at +1 646 949 9000, or by email at email@example.com.
A registration statement on Form F-1 relating to the proposed sale of these securities has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release is being issued pursuant to Rule 134 under the Securities Act, and is neither an offer to sell nor the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
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