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NB Private Equity Partners Announces
Expiration of Liquidity Enhancement Contract
30 June 2011
NB Private Equity Partners Limited ("NBPE" or the "Company") today announced the
expiration of its liquidity enhancement contract with The Royal Bank of Scotland
N.V. (the "Contract"). The Contract was suspended previously in October 2010
when the Company launched a share buy-back programme (the "Programme") with the
objective of implementing NBPE's capital return policy. The Programme will
remain in force until 31 August 2011.
Under the terms of the Programme, NBPE appointed The Royal Bank of Scotland N.V.
(London Branch) ("RBS") to manage the Programme and authorised RBS to effect on-
market repurchases of class A ordinary shares ("Shares") on behalf of the
Company on Euronext Amsterdam and/or the Specialist Fund Market of the London
Stock Exchange plc. Upon the expiration of the Programme at the end of August,
the Company intends to enter into a new liquidity enhancement contract and/or
share buy-back programme at the discretion of NBPE's directors.
From the inception of the original liquidity enhancement contract in July 2008
through to 21 October 2010, NBPE repurchased an aggregate 3,150,408 Shares under
the Contract. From the inception of the Programme on 22 October 2010 through to
28 June 2011, NBPE repurchased an aggregate 826,577 Shares under the Programme.
The aggregate repurchases of 3,976,985 Shares represent 7.3% of the Shares
issued by NBPE in its initial global offering.
NBPE will continue to make daily notifications as necessary in relation to the
repurchase of Shares. In addition, NBPE will continue to provide regular updates
regarding Share repurchases in each Monthly Report, which shall be available on
its website at www.nbprivateequitypartners.com/default.aspx.
For further information, please contact:
NBPE Investor Relations +1 214 647 9593
Financial Dynamics +44 20 7269 7237
About NB Private Equity Partners Limited
NBPE is a closed-end private equity investment company with class A ordinary
shares admitted to trading on Euronext Amsterdam and the Specialist Fund Market
of the London Stock Exchange. NBPE has ZDP shares admitted to trading on the
Specialist Fund Market of the London Stock Exchange and the Daily Official List
of the Channel Islands Stock Exchange. NBPE holds a diversified portfolio of
private equity fund investments and direct / co-investments selected by the NB
Alternatives group of Neuberger Berman, diversified across private equity asset
class, geography, industry, vintage year, and sponsor.
About Neuberger Berman
Neuberger Berman Group LLC is one of the world's leading independent, employee-
controlled asset management companies. As of 31 March 2011, assets under
management were approximately $199 billion. Established in 1939, Neuberger
Berman provides a broad range of global investment solutions - equity, fixed
income, and alternatives - to institutions and individuals through customized
separately managed accounts, mutual funds and alternative investment products.
For more information please visit Neuberger Berman's website at www.nb.com.
This press release appears as a matter of record only and does not constitute an
offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any security.
NBPE is established as a closed-end investment company domiciled in Guernsey.
NBPE has received the necessary consent of the Guernsey Financial Services
Commission and the States of Guernsey Policy Council. NBPE is registered with
the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets as a collective investment scheme
which may offer participations in The Netherlands pursuant to article 2:66 of
the Financial Markets Supervision Act (Wet op het financial toezicht). All
investments are subject to risk. Past performance is no guarantee of future
returns. The value of investments may fluctuate. Results achieved in the past
are no guarantee of future results. This document is not intended to constitute
legal, tax or accounting advice or investment recommendations. Prospective
investors are advised to seek expert legal, financial, tax and other
professional advice before making any investment decision. Statements contained
in this document that are not historical facts are based on current
expectations, estimates, projections, opinions and beliefs of NBPE's investment
manager. Such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and
other factors, and undue reliance should not be placed thereon. Additionally,
this document contains "forward-looking statements." Actual events or results or
the actual performance of NBPE may differ materially from those reflected or
contemplated in such targets or forward-looking statements.
RBS is acting for NBPE and no one else in connection with the repurchase and
sale out of treasury of the Shares and will not be responsible to anyone other
than NBPE for providing the protections afforded to clients of RBS or for
providing advice in relation to such repurchases or sales, or to the matters
referred to in this announcement.
NBPE Liquidity Enhancement Contract 300611:
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