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HMS Networks AB: HMS Industrial Networks AB completes the acquisition of eWON SA

HMS Industrial Networks AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of HMS Networks AB
(publ), has today completed the acquisition of the Belgium-based company eWON
SA. In connection therewith, the board of HMS Networks AB (publ) has resolved
to carry out a non-cash issue of 382,317 shares in line with the
authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting on 28 April 2015.

As previously announced, HMS Industrial Networks AB entered into an agreement
on 2 February 2016 to acquire all of the shares in eWON SA. The acquisition
has been completed today and in connection therewith the board of directors
of HMS Networks AB (publ) has in line with the authorization granted by the
Annual General Meeting 2015 resolved to carry out a non-cash issue of 382,317
to the sellers - Serge Bassem and Pierre Crokaert - against payment of 431
shares in eWON SA. The new shares in HMS Networks AB (publ) are subject to a
lock-up period of 12 months in respect of one third of the new shares and 18
months in respect of the remaining two thirds of the new shares.

The newly issued shares have today been subscribed for and allotted. The
non-cash consideration will be reported at a value of SEK 93,285,348.

As a result of the new share issue, the number of shares in HMS Networks AB
has increased from 11,322,400 to 11,704,717 and HMS Networks AB's share
capital has increased by SEK 38,231.7, from SEK 1,132,240 to SEK 1,170,471.7.
The new share issue entails a dilution of approximately 3.27 % for existing

For more information, please contact:

Staffan Dahlstr?m, CEO HMS, +46 709-17 29 01
Gunnar H?gberg, CFO HMS, +46 709-17 29 95

This information is such that HMS Networks AB (publ) is required to disclose
in accordance with the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act and/or the
Swedish Securities Market Act. The information was submitted for publication
at 16.30 pm CET on 5 February 2016.

HMS Networks AB (publ)
is a market-leading supplier of products for industrial communication
including remote management. HMS develops and manufactures solutions for
connecting automation devices and systems to industrial networks under the
Anybus, IXXAT and Netbiter brands. Development and manufacturing take place
at the headquarters in Halmstad, Sweden and in Ravensburg, Germany. Local
sales and support are handled by sales offices in China, France, Germany,
Switzerland, India, Italy, Japan, UK, and USA. HMS employs more than 370
people and reported sales of SEK 702 million in 2015. HMS is listed on the
NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm in the category Mid Cap, Information

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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: HMS Networks AB via Globenewswire


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