13 April 2017. 4finance S.A. (the “Company”) today announces the pricing of a new issue of USD 325 million USD Notes due 2022, with a coupon of 10.75%, issued at par. These senior notes have a 5 year maturity with a 2 year non-call period and were offered on a Rule 144A / Reg S basis with ISINs XS1597295838 / XS1597294781 respectively. Closing is expected on 28 April 2017.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, JAPAN, CANADA, AUSTRALIA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD BE PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
The Company also announces the successful result of the parallel tender process for its existing USD 2019 Notes. A total of USD 132 million in notional amount of USD 2019 Notes was validly tendered prior to the early participation deadline. This 66% tender result exceeds the 50% requirement for both the new issue to proceed and the associated consent solicitation to remove certain terms and covenants on the residual USD 2019 Notes, which remain outstanding.
The previously announced conditional call of the Company’s SEK 2018 Notes will now also proceed, only subject to closing of the USD 2022 Notes.
For more information, please contact:
James Etherington (Investor Relations) : +44 (0)7766 697 950
Guy Middleton (Head of PR): +44 (0)7782 329 663
Instinctif Partners (International Media)
Mark Walter / Guy Scarborough / Jordan Campbell
+44 (0)20 7866 7887
These materials are not an offer for sale of securities in the United States. The securities referred to herein may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The Company has not registered, and does not intend to register, any part of the New Notes in the United States, and has not conducted, and does not intend to conduct, a public offering of the New Notes in the United States.