24 July 2013
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THE RENEWABLES INFRASTRUCTURE GROUP LIMITED: SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING OF £300 MILLION TO INVEST IN ONSHORE WIND AND SOLAR ENERGY GENERATION ASSETS
24 July 2013 The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited ("TRIG" or the "Company"), a newly incorporated Guernsey investment company focusing on onshore wind and solar photovoltaic ("PV") energy generation assets, today announces that it has raised gross proceeds of £300 million in its initial public offering ("IPO") of shares on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.
The proceeds of the Issue, which was oversubscribed, will be used to acquire a 276 MW (output capacity) 100%-owned initial portfolio of fourteen onshore wind farms and four solar PV parks located in the UK, France and Ireland (the "Initial Portfolio"). TRIG also has an option to acquire an additional onshore 16.1 MW wind farm located in France on completion of grid connection and testing, which is forecast to occur this autumn.
The TRIG group will be managed on a day-to-day basis by InfraRed Capital Partners Limited ("InfraRed") as discretionary investment manager. Renewable Energy Systems Limited ("RES") has been appointed as operations manager.
As the Issue was oversubscribed, the subscription by RES has been scaled back in full to its minimum commitment of 15 million Ordinary Shares, representing 5.0 per cent of the issued share capital of the Company immediately following Admission.
Commenting on today's announcement, Helen Mahy, non-executive chairman of the Company, said:
"We are delighted to have successfully raised our full IPO target size of £300 million, making TRIG one of the largest investment company launches in recent years. TRIG's diversified portfolio of high quality operational onshore wind and solar PV generation assets will provide investors with the potential to secure an attractive long term, stable, inflation-linked yield.
We look forward to growing TRIG through its access to further UK and Northern European renewables assets to be sourced from both RES' development pipeline and from the wider market"
Application has been made to the UK Listing Authority for 300 million Ordinary Shares to be admitted to the premium segment of the Official List and to the London Stock Exchange for such Ordinary Shares to be admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange's Main Market for listed securities. The Company expects that the Ordinary Shares will be admitted to the Official List and dealings to commence on the London Stock Exchange at 8.00 a.m. on Monday 29 July 2013. The Company's ticker symbol will be TRIG.
Canaccord Genuity Limited ("Canaccord Genuity") and Jefferies International Limited ("Jefferies") acted as joint sponsors and joint bookrunners.
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The Ordinary Shares have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or with any securities regulatory authority of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States and, subject to certain exceptions, may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, US Persons. The Company will not be registered as an "investment company" under the Investment Company Act of 1940, and investors will not be entitled to the benefits of that act. In addition, relevant clearances have not been, and will not be, obtained from the securities commission (or equivalent) of any province of Australia, Canada, Japan or the Republic of South Africa and, accordingly, unless an exemption under any relevant legislation or regulations is applicable, none of the Ordinary Shares may be offered, sold, renounced, transferred or delivered, directly or indirectly, in Australia, Canada, Japan or the Republic of South Africa.
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