MADRID, September 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Neinor Holdings, S.L.U. (the "Selling Shareholder", controlled by certain Lone Star Funds), announces that it intends to sell up to 15,801,006 Neinor Homes S.A.U. ("Neinor") shares (the "Placing Shares") held by the Selling Shareholder (the "Placing"), representing approximately 20% of Neinor's share capital. Following the sale, it is expected that the Selling Shareholder will retain approximately 20% of Neinor's share capital.
The Placing shares are being offered to institutional investors by way of an accelerated bookbuild, which will be launched immediately following this announcement. Citigroup Global Markets Limited ("Citigroup"), Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited ("Credit Suisse") and J.P. Morgan Securities Plc ("J.P.Morgan", and together with Citigroup and Credit Suisse, the "Joint Bookrunners") are acting as Joint Bookrunners in connection with the Placing. Lazard Asesores Financieros, S.A. ("Lazard") is acting as financial advisor to the Selling Shareholder in connection with the Placing.
The final number of Placing Shares and the price at which the Placing Shares are to be placed will be determined by the Selling Shareholder at the close of the bookbuild process, and will be announced as soon as practicable thereafter.
Citigroup, Credit Suisse and J.P.Morgan have waived the remainder of the 180 day lock-up which the Selling Shareholder had agreed to at the time of Neinor's IPO in respect of the Placing Shares.
The Selling Shareholder has undertaken that, without the prior written consent of the Joint Bookrunners, and subject to certain customary exceptions, it will not dispose of any further Neinor shares for a period of 90 days following completion of the Placing.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, and the Placing of Neinor shares by the Selling Shareholder does not constitute a public offering.
No communication and no information in respect of the sale by the Selling Shareholder of Neinor shares may be distributed to the public in any jurisdiction where a registration or approval is required. No steps have been or will be taken in any jurisdiction where such steps would be required. The offer or sale of the Neinor shares by the Selling Shareholder may be subject to specific legal or regulatory restrictions in certain jurisdictions. The Selling Shareholder, its respective shareholders and its respective affiliates take no responsibility for any violation of any such restrictions by any person.
This announcement is not an advertisement or a prospectus within the meaning of Directive 2003/71/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of November 4, 2003, as implemented in each Member State of the European Economic Area (the "Prospectus Directive").
This announcement does not, and shall not, in any circumstances constitute a public offering, nor an offer to sell or to subscribe, nor a solicitation to offer to purchase or to subscribe securities in any jurisdiction.
The offer and sale of the Neinor shares by the Selling Shareholder in Spain will be carried out through a private placement to qualified investors, in accordance with section 39 of the Royal-Decree 1310/2005, of 4 November, which partially develops Law 24/1988, of 28 July and other applicable laws and regulations. There will be no public offering in Spain.
With respect to the Member States of the European Economic Area which have implemented the Prospectus Directive (each a "Relevant Member State"), no action has been undertaken or will be undertaken to make an offer to the public of the Neinor shares to be sold by the Selling Shareholder requiring a publication of a prospectus in any Relevant Member State. As a consequence, the Neinor shares may only be offered or sold in any Relevant Member State pursuant to an exemption under the Prospectus Directive. This announcement is only addressed to, and directed at, persons in Relevant Member States who are "qualified investors" within the meaning of article 2(1)(e) of the Prospectus Directive.
In the United Kingdom, this announcement is directed only at (i) persons who are "investment professionals" falling within article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Order"), or (ii) persons falling within article 49(2)(a)-(d) ("high net worth companies, unincorporated associations etc") of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as "Relevant Persons"). Under no circumstances should persons who are not Relevant Persons rely or act upon the contents of this announcement. Any investment or investment activity to which this announcement relates in the United Kingdom is available only to, and will be engaged only with, Relevant Persons.
This press release does not constitute or form a part of any offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States. Securities have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, in the United States, absent registration, or an exemption from, or transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. There will be no public offering of securities in the United States.
Any investment decision to buy shares in Neinor must be made solely on the basis of publicly available information regarding Neinor. Such information is not the responsibility of Citigroup, Credit Suisse and J.P.Morgan, or the Selling Shareholder and has not been independently verified by Citigroup, Credit Suisse and J.P.Morgan, or the Selling Shareholder.
Lazard is acting exclusively as financial advisor to the Selling Shareholder and no one else in connection with the Placing. Lazard will not regard any other person as its client in relation to the Placing and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Selling Shareholder for providing the protections afforded to its clients or for giving advice in relation to the Placing or any transaction or arrangement referred to herein.
Citigroup, Credit Suisse and J.P.Morgan are authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulatory Authority.
Each of Citigroup, Credit Suisse and J.P.Morgan is acting for the Selling Shareholder and no one else in connection with the placing and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Selling Shareholder for providing the protections afforded to clients of Citigroup, Credit Suisse and J.P.Morgan nor for providing advice in connection with the Placing.
Certain of the Joint Bookrunners or their affiliates are lenders under certain credit facilities and other credit arrangements to the Selling Shareholder or its affiliates.
This press release may not be published, forwarded or distributed in the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan.
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