NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN THE USA, UK, CANADA, JAPAN OR AUSTRALIA
IMMOFINANZ AG has successfully priced the announced bonds exchangeable into BUWOG AG shares on the capital market. The volume totalled EUR 375 million.
The bonds priced with a coupon of 1.5% per annum and an exchange premium of 15%. The reference share price will represent the volume weighted average price of the BUWOG AG shares on the Vienna Stock Exchange between market open and close of trading on 4 September 2014. The exchange price of the bonds will be published on the website of the company after market close.
The bonds will be issued and redeemed at 100% of their principal amount and will mature on 11 September 2019.
Bondholders will be entitled to have their bonds redeemed at their principal amount plus accrued interest on 11 September 2017.
“These exchangeable bonds will release a significant part of the liquidity tied up in our BUWOG shares for alternative uses. However, we will also retain full flexibility with regard to the future use of these shares and benefit from planned dividend payments by BUWOG up to any exchange date. The favourable terms achieved on the issue will substantially reduce our financing costs after we – as planned – have repaid more expensive financings“, indicated Eduard Zehetner, CEO of IMMOFINANZ Group.
IMMOFINANZ AG currently holds a 49% investment in BUWOG AG (corresponding to approx. 48.81 million shares) following the majority spin-off on 26 April 2014 and plans to sell this investment over the medium-term.
The proceeds from the bonds will be used to repay existing financings, for current and planned portfolio investments, opportunistic growth opportunities and/or general corporate purposes.
BNP Paribas, J.P. Morgan and Morgan Stanley are acting as Joint Bookrunners.
The securities referred to herein will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or any U.S. State securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act.
There will be no public offer of the securities in any jurisdiction. This announcement does not contain or constitute an offer of, or the solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for, securities to any person.
Subject to certain exceptions, the securities referred to herein may not be offered or sold in Australia, Canada or Japan or to, or for the account or benefit of, any national, resident or citizen of Australia, Canada or Japan. The offer and sale of the securities referred to herein has not been and will not be registered under the applicable securities laws of Australia, Canada or Japan.
This document has been prepared on the basis that there was no public offering in connection with this transaction nor will there be a public offering of the securities. No approved prospectus was or will be prepared in connection with this transaction. Any offer of securities in any Member State of the European Economic Area (each, a "Relevant Member State") which has implemented the Prospectus Directive (2003/71/EC), as amended, including any relevant implementing measures to implement the Directive 2010/73/EU (the “Prospectus Directive“),will only be made if no prospectus for offers of securities has to be published. Accordingly any person making or intending to make any offer in that Relevant Member State of securities which are the subject of the placement contemplated in this announcement may only do so in circumstances in which no obligation arises for IMMOFINANZ AG to publish a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Directive in relation to such offer. IMMOFINANZ AG has not authorized, nor does it authorize, the making of any offer of securities in circumstances in which an obligation arises for it to publish a prospectus for such offer.