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Qatar Telecom (Q-Tel) Q.S.C.
28 October 2010
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Qtel Group member Nawras announces IPO fully subscribed and priced at Bzs 702 Per Share
Shares to start trading on Muscat Securities Market on 3 November
28 October 2010, Doha, Qatar - Qatar Telecom Q.S.C. ("Qtel" or "The Qtel Group") subsidiary Nawras has announced today that the final price for shares in its IPO, which was fully subscribed, will be Bzs 702 per share. Nawras' shares will begin trading at Bzs 700 per share on the Muscat Securities Exchange on 3 November under the ticker 'nwrs'. which will value the company at an initial market capitalisation of OMR 456 million.
Category I investors will receive 100% of the shares they applied for and Category II investors, 91.8%. Category I investors will receive a refund of Bzs 200 for each share applied for, which will be payable, to their bank accounts commencing on 31 October 2010.
The IPO raised OMR 182 million for the selling shareholders making it, by value, the largest IPO in Oman since 2005 and the largest in the GCC since July 2009. All selling shareholders, with the exception of Nawras Development LLC, retain a stake in Nawras, including TDC-Qtel MENA Investcom B.S.C., which is controlled by Qatar Telecom (Qtel) and the pension funds of the Diwan of the Royal Court, the Ministry of Defence, the Royal Office, the Internal Security Service and the Sultan's Special Force.
Following the IPO, 40% of the shares will be in free float with Qtel retaining 55 % of the company and 5% held by Omani pension funds.
Nawras was Qtel's first investment outside Qatar and in just five years of operation, the management has developed a profitable, innovative, growth business with a market share of 45%. With a focus on technological innovation, network quality and ongoing development of products and services, Nawras has delivered strong shareholder returns since launch and is now a full service telecommunications company following the successful launch of its fixed line business in mid-2010.
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Shares will not be offered, sold or delivered, in the State of Qatar in a manner that would constitute a public offering. The Prospectus relating to the offering has not been reviewed or registered with Qatari government authorities whether under Law No. 25 (2002) concerning investment funds, Central Bank Resolution No. 15 (1997), as amended, or any associated regulations.
This document does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Nawras has not registered, and does not intend to register, any portion of the offering in the United States, and does not intend to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States.
This document is only being distributed to, and is only directed at, (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order") or (iii) high net worth companies, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order or (iv) those persons, for the purposes of an employee share scheme, falling within Article 60 of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). The securities are only available to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to sub-scribe, purchase or otherwise acquire such securities will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents.
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