Norwegian gets rights issue support despite headwinds

Norwegian Air Shuttle, the Norwegian airline, has priced its heavily discounted Nkr3bn (€308m) rights issue receiving a high take-up from shareholders, despite safety concerns over some of its fleet and heavy shorting of the stock.

  • By Aidan Gregory
  • 12 Mar 2019

The two for one rights issue, which was announced in January, is intended to strengthen Norwegian’s balance sheet following a series of large losses and an abandoned takeover attempt by IAG, the parent of British Airways.

Norwegian made a net loss of Nkr1.45bn in 2018 and was ...

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4 Barclays 123,228.30 477 6.35%
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5 Deutsche Bank 8,945.44 35 4.62%

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5 UBS 3,602.23 16 7.29%