Zoals we gisteren al konden voorspellen heeft Spyker een deal met de Snoras bank uit Litouwen. De lening (6.340.000,- EUR) wordt vandaag reeds verstrekt en zal ingezet gaan worden om het werkkapitaal te versterken en de ontwikkeling van de Spyker C8 Long Wheel Base en de Peking-to-Paris SSUV te realiseren. Daarnaast zal het krediet van Friesland Bank volledig worden afgelost.
Spyker zal 2.318.750 extra aandelen uitgeven aan Snoras, voor een prijs van 4,- Euro per stuk (in totaal 9.275.000,- EUR). Hiermee krijgt de investeerder een belang van 29,8% in Spyker Cars.
Vladimir Antonov, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Snoras Bank said:
“This transaction is important to Snoras because it will expand our business opportunities and geographical range. We analyzed Spyker’s business plan and strongly believe that Spyker can significantly increase its production, improve its financial performance and prove that Spyker is a peer in the high-end car manufacturing industry as an innovative and sustainable player. I am looking forward to a long-term beneficial cooperation between Snoras and Spyker. Finally, I would like to express my regards to Spyker’s Board, employees and shareholders.”
Victor R. Muller, CEO of Spyker Cars N.V. added:
“I am both pleased and proud to welcome Snoras Bank as our strategic partners today. Their long term intentions and strategic views on how Spyker should develop are entirely in line with those of Spyker’s management. Through Snoras and its shareholders we will have a strong introduction to various markets, in particular for the Peking-to-Paris. After a very difficult year we could not think of a better way to end 2007 than to announce this partnership. We realize that it will take some time to regain the confidence of our business partners, suppliers and customers but we are convinced that such confidence will be restored soon. I express my sincere gratitude to the members of the Supervisory Board, my colleagues and our employees who have withstood these turbulent times so courageously and to those suppliers and partners who were loyal to us in spite of the barrage of negative impulses they were exposed to since March 2007. Spyker is now ready to enter a new phase in its history.”