CHF 3.8 billion placement of new shares from authorized capital
UBS is offering 293,258,050 newly issued shares from authorized capital to a small number of institutional investors at a price of CHF 13.00 per share. After deducting costs associated with the placement, the amount of new equity capital expected to be raised is approximately CHF 3.8 billion.
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