REIGATE, England, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
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esure's Initial Public Offering was completed at 8am on 27 March 2013 as founder and Chairman, Peter Wood CBE, ceremonially opened the London Stock Exchange (LSE) on the morning of the admission of the Group's ordinary share capital to the LSE's main market on a premium listing.
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The process of esure's Initial Public Offering (IPO) began formally on 27 February 2013 with the announcement of the Group's Intention to Float and progressed to its Offer Price announcement of 22 March 2013 and the commencement of conditional trading the same day.
Following admission, the Company will repay all outstanding debt from £50 million raised from the sale of newly issued Shares through the offer.
At admission, 22,519,843 Shares have been allocated to intermediaries to satisfy applications by private UK investors, representing approximately 10.8 per cent of the total number of Shares comprised in the offer.
Peter Wood, Chairman of esure Group plc, said:
"Today we marked the successful completion of our IPO. We now welcome all of our new shareholders, both institutional and retail as co-investors in the next exciting phase of our development. It is our task to maximise the opportunities that we see ahead of us for the mutual benefit of all our shareholders."
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