Intrum has successfully issued a seven year EUR 800 million senior unsecured fixed rate bond with a coupon of 3.5 per cent (the “Notes”). Application will be made to list the Notes on the Securities Official List of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. The offering of the Notes is expected to close on July 31, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions
Proceeds will be used to refinance a EUR 300 million floating rate bond and a SEK 3 billion floating rate bond, both callable at par, issued in 2017 and with original maturity in 2022. The excess proceeds will be used to repay the RCF and the issue is a part of the current refinancing strategy to reduce the large maturity due in July 2022 and extend Intrum’s debt maturity profile.
For further information, please contact:
Emil Folkesson, Group Treasury Director
+46 (0) 8 546 102 02
Viktor Lindeberg, Head of Investor Relations
+46 (0) 8 546 102 02
This information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 16.10 CET on July 25, 2019.
The offering of the Notes (the “Offering”) is being made by means of an offering memorandum. This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes or any other security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in the United States or in any jurisdiction in which, or to any persons to whom, such offering, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.
The Notes have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States, and may not be offered or sold within the United States, or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons, except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state or local securities laws. Accordingly, the Notes are being offered and sold in the United States only to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act and to non-U.S. persons outside the United States in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.
Promotion of the Notes in the United Kingdom is restricted by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (the “FSMA”), and accordingly, the Notes are not being promoted to the general public in the United Kingdom. This announcement is only addressed to and directed at persons who (i) are outside the United Kingdom, (ii) have professional experience in matters relating to investments (being investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the “Financial Promotion Order”)), (iii) fall within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) (“high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.”) of the Financial Promotion Order, or (iv) to the extent that doing so does not prejudice the lawful distribution of the announcement to the foregoing, are persons to whom an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of section 21 of the FSMA) in connection with the issue or sale of any Notes may otherwise lawfully be communicated or caused to be communicated (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”). The Notes will only be available to relevant persons and this announcement must not be acted on or relied on by anyone who is not a relevant person.
This announcement does not constitute and shall not, in any circumstances, constitute a public offering nor an invitation to the public in connection with any offer within the meaning of the Directive 2010/73/EU of the Parliament and Council of November 4, 2003 as implemented by the Member States of the European Economic Area (as amended, including by Directive 2010/73/EU, or superseded, including by Prospectus Regulation (2017/1126) of 14 June 2017, the “Prospectus Directive”). The offer and sale of the Notes will be made pursuant to an exemption under the Prospectus Directive, as implemented in Member States of the European Economic Area, from the requirement to produce a prospectus for offers of securities.
Manufacturer target market (MIFID II product governance) is eligible counterparties and professional clients only (all distribution channels). No PRIIPs key information document (KID) has been prepared as not available to retail investors in EEA.
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