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Maxwell Ltd is a listed biotechnology company. On 5 May 2014 it

announced a 1-for-3 renounceable rights

issue at a subscription price of

$6.20 per share with an ex-rights date of 25 May. The company also

announced that funds raised by the issue would be used to establish

production facilities for its new anti-malaria drug that recently passed its

final clinical trials. The share price rose from $6.90 to $7.05 after those

announcements. The closing price of Maxwell shares on 24 May was $7

per share.

a)

What is a renounceable rights issue?

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