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Wednesday 08 September, 2021

Aberdeen Stand.Euro.

Publication of Prospectus and Circular

RNS Number : 1646L
Aberdeen Standard Eur Lgstc Inc PLC
08 September 2021
 

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO, THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN, THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA OR ANY MEMBER STATE OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA.

This announcement is an advertisement and not a prospectus. Investors should not purchase or subscribe for any transferable securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information contained in the Prospectus. This announcement is not an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to acquire, securities in the United States or in any other jurisdiction in which the same would be unlawful. Neither this announcement nor any part of it shall form the basis of or be relied on in connection with or act as an inducement to enter into any contract or commitment whatsoever.

Investec Bank plc (Investec Bank) is authorised in the United Kingdom by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Investec Europe Limited (trading as Investec Europe, Investec Europe and together with Investec Bank, Investec) is regulated in Ireland by the Central Bank of Ireland. Investec are acting exclusively for the Company in connection with the matters described in this announcement and are not acting for or advising any other person, or treating any other person as their respective client, in relation thereto and will not be responsible for providing the regulatory protection afforded to their respective clients or advice to any other person in relation to the matters contained herein. This does not exclude any responsibilities or liabilities of Investec under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (FSMA) or the regulatory regime established thereunder.

 

 

8 September 2021

 

Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income PLC

 

Publication of Prospectus and Circular

 

Aberdeen Standard European Logistics Income PLC (the "Company" or "ASLI") has today published a prospectus (the "Prospectus") in connection with the launch of an Open Offer, Placing, Offer for Subscription and Intermediaries Offer of new Ordinary Shares in the capital of the Company (the "Issue"), together with the implementation of a new 12 month share issuance programme of new Ordinary Shares.

The Company has also today published a circular convening a General Meeting in connection with the proposals to be held on 30 September 2021 (the "Circular").

The Circular and Prospectus will shortly be available for viewing on the Company's website at www.eurologisticsincome.co.uk and on the National Storage Mechanism at https://www.fca.org.uk/markets/primary-markets/regulatory-disclosures/national-storage-mechanism .

The information required to be made available to investors in the Company before they invest, pursuant to the requirements of the FCA Rules implementing the EU Alternative Fund Managers Directive (Directive 2011/61/EU) of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on Alternative Investment Fund Managers in the United Kingdom and related UK laws (including Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 231/2013, as it forms part of UK law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018) is available for inspection on the Company's website at https://www.eurologisticsincome.co.uk/en/literature-library. The information required to be made available to investors in the Company is set out in Chapter 3.2 of the Investment Funds sourcebook of the FCA Handbook.

The AIFM has determined that the Company is subject to Article 8 of the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation.

Article 8 applies where a financial product promotes, among other characteristics, environmental or social characteristics, or a combination of those characteristics, provided that the companies in which the investments are made follow good governance practices.

The AIFM and Investment Manager are committed to considering a range of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors throughout the investment process, details of how the abrdn group manages risks in relation to the Company are set out in the abrdn Sustainable and Responsible Investment Policy and Approach for Direct Real Estate which can be viewed at https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/i8pGCW7mWCP2V8Ns6SeHJ?domain=aberdeenstandard.com .

Expected Timetable

 

Open Offer

 

Record date for entitlements under the Open Offer

Close of business on 6 September 2021

Open Offer Application Forms dispatched to Qualifying Non-CREST Shareholders

8 September 2021

Existing Ordinary Shares marked "ex" by the London Stock Exchange

8.00 a.m. on 9 September 2021

Basic Entitlements and Excess CREST Open Offer Entitlements credited to stock accounts in CREST (Qualifying CREST Shareholders only)

As soon as practicable
after 8.00 a.m. on 10 September 2021

Recommended latest time for requesting withdrawal of Basic Entitlements from CREST (i.e. if your Basic Entitlements are in CREST and you wish to convert them to certificated form)

4.30 p.m. on
22 September 2021

Latest time and date for depositing Basic Entitlements into CREST

3.00 p.m. on 23 September 2021

Latest time and date for splitting of Open Offer Application Forms (to satisfy bona fide market claims only)

3.00 p.m. on 24 September 2021

Latest time and date for receipt of completed Open Offer Application Forms and payment in full under the Open Offer or settlement of relevant CREST instructions (as appropriate)

11.00 a.m. on
28 September 2021

Placing and Offer for Subscription

 

Placing and Offer for Subscription open

8 September 2021

Latest time and date for receipt of completed Application Forms and payment in full under the Offer of Subscription

11.00 a.m. on 28 September 2021

Latest time and date for receipt of placing commitments under the Placing

11.00 a.m. on 29 September 2021

Other key dates

 

Latest time and date for receipt of Forms of Proxy

11.00 a.m. on 28 September 2021

General Meeting

11.00 a.m. on 30 September 2021

Results of the Issue announced

29 September 2021

Initial Admission of and commencement of dealings in the Ordinary Shares issued pursuant to the Issue

8.00 a.m. on 1 October 2021

Ordinary Shares credited to CREST accounts in respect of the Issue

8.00 a.m. on 1 October 2021

Share certificates dispatched in respect of the Issue

week commencing 11 October 2021 or
as soon as possible thereafter

Expected Share Issuance Programme Timetable

 

Share Issuance Programme opens

1 October 2021

Share Issuance Programme closes and last date for Shares to be admitted pursuant to the Share Issuance Programme

7 September 2022

 

The dates and times specified are subject to change subject to agreement between the Company and Investec. All references to times in this timetable are to London time unless otherwise stated.

 

LEI: 213800I9IYIKKNRT3G50

For further information:

Aberdeen Asset Management PLC   +44 (0) 20 7463 6000

Evert Castelein

Luke Mason

Gary Jones

 

Investec Bank plc    +44 (0) 20 7597 4000

David Yovichic

Denis Flanagan

 

FTI Consulting     +44 (0) 20 3727 1000

Dido Laurimore

Richard Gotla

James McEwan

 

 

Important Information

This announcement is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities in the Company in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Republic of South Africa, Japan, or in any other jurisdiction where such offer or sale would be unlawful.

This communication is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States of America. This communication is not an offer of securities for sale into the United States. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States, except pursuant to an applicable exemption from registration. No public offering of securities is being made in the United States.

The Company has not been and will not be registered under the US Investment Company Act of 1940 (the "Investment Company Act") and, as such, holders of the Company's securities will not be entitled to the benefits of the Investment Company Act.  No offer, sale, resale, pledge, delivery, distribution or transfer of the Company's securities may be made except under circumstances that will not result in the Company being required to register as an investment company under the Investment Company Act.

Moreover, the Company's securities will not be registered under the applicable securities laws of Australia, Canada, the Republic of South Africa, Japan or any member state of the EEA (other than any member state of the EEA where the Company's securities may be lawfully marketed). Subject to certain exceptions, the Company's securities may not be offered or sold in Australia, Canada, the Republic of South Africa, Japan or any member state of the EEA (other than any member state of the EEA where the Company's securities may be lawfully marketed) or to, or for the account or benefit of, any national, resident or citizen of, Australia, Canada, the Republic of South Africa, Japan or any member state of the EEA (other than to professional investors in certain EEA member states for which marketing approval has been obtained). The Issue and the distribution of this announcement, in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law and accordingly persons into whose possession this announcement is received are required to inform themselves about and to observe such restrictions.

Neither the content of the Company's website, nor the content on any website accessible from hyperlinks on its website for any other website, is incorporated into, or forms part of, this announcement nor, unless previously published by means of an RIS announcement, should any such content be relied upon in reaching a decision as to whether or not to acquire, continue to hold, or dispose of, securities in the Company.

The information in this announcement is for background purposes only and does not purport to be full or complete. No reliance may be placed for any purpose on the information contained in this announcement or its accuracy or completeness. The material contained in this announcement is given as at the date of its publication (unless otherwise marked) and is subject to updating, revision and amendment. In particular, any proposals referred to herein are subject to revision and amendment.

The value of shares and the income from them is not guaranteed and can fall as well as rise due to stock market and currency movements. When you sell your investment you may get back less than you originally invested. Figures refer to past performance and past performance should not be considered a reliable indicator of future results.

This announcement may include statements that are, or may be deemed to be, "forward looking statements". These forward looking statements can be identified by the use of forward looking terminology, including the terms "believes", "estimates", "anticipates", "expects", "intends", "may", "might", "will" or "should" or, in each case, their negative or other variations or similar expressions. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this announcement, including, without limitation, those regarding the Company's financial position, strategy, plans, proposed acquisitions and objectives, are forward looking statements. These forward looking statements speak only as at the date of this announcement and cannot be relied upon as a guide to future performance.

Forward looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and, accordingly, the Company's actual future financial results and operational performance may differ materially from the results and performance expressed in, or implied by, the statements. These factors include but are not limited to those described in the Prospectus. These forward looking statements speak only as at the date of this announcement and cannot be relied upon as a guide to future performance. Subject to their respective legal and regulatory obligations (including under the Prospectus Regulation Rules), the Company, the AIFM, the Investment Manager and/or Investec expressly disclaim any obligations or undertaking to update or revise any forward looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based unless required to do so by law or any appropriate regulatory authority, including FSMA, the Prospectus Regulation Rules, the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules, the Prospectus Regulation and UK MAR.

None of the Company, the AIFM, the Investment Manager and/or Investec, or any of their respective affiliates, accepts any responsibility or liability whatsoever for, or makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to this announcement, including the truth, accuracy or completeness of the information in this announcement (or whether any information has been omitted from the announcement) or any other information relating to the Company or associated companies, whether written, oral or in a visual or electronic form, and howsoever transmitted or made available or for any loss howsoever arising from any use of the announcement or its contents or otherwise arising in connection therewith. The Company, the AIFM, the Investment Manager and Investec, and their respective affiliates, accordingly disclaim all and any liability whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise which they might otherwise have in respect of this announcement or its contents or otherwise arising in connection therewith.

INFORMATION TO DISTRIBUTORS

Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within: (a) the UK's implementation of EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments, as amended ("UK MiFID II"); and (b) the UK's implementation of Articles 9 and 10 of Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 supplementing UK MiFID II, and in particular Chapter 3 of the Product Intervention and Product Governance Sourcebook of the FCA (together, the "MiFID II Product Governance Requirements"), and disclaiming all and any liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any "manufacturer" (for the purposes of the MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the Shares have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that such securities are: (i) compatible with an end target market of (a) retail investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom and (b) investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in UK MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by UK MiFID II (the "Target Market Assessment").

Notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, distributors (such term to have the same meaning as in the MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) should note that: the price of the Shares may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the Shares offer no guaranteed income or capital protection; and an investment in the Shares is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom. The Target Market Assessment is without prejudice to the requirements of any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the Issue. Furthermore, it is noted that, notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, Investec will only procure investors (pursuant to the Issue or any subsequent Placing-Only Issue) who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties.

For the avoidance of doubt, the Target Market Assessment does not constitute: (a) an assessment of suitability or appropriateness for the purposes of UK MiFID II; or (b) a recommendation to any investor or group of investors to invest in, or purchase, or take any other action whatsoever with respect to the Shares.

Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the Shares and determining appropriate distribution channels.

UK PRIIPS REGULATION

In accordance with the UK PRIIPs Regulation, a key information document prepared by the AIFM in relation to the Ordinary Shares is available on the Company's website: www.eurologisticsincome.co.uk. It is the responsibility of each distributor of Ordinary Shares to ensure that its "retail clients" are provided with a copy of the key information document.

The AIFM is the manufacturer of the Ordinary Shares for the purposes of the UK PRIIPs Regulation and neither the Company nor Investec is a manufacturer for these purposes. Neither the Company nor Investec makes any representations, express or implied, or accepts any responsibility whatsoever for the contents of the key information document prepared by the AIFM in relation to the Ordinary Shares or any other key information document in relation to the Shares prepared by the AIFM in the future nor accepts any responsibility to update the contents of any key information document in accordance with the UK PRIIPs Regulation, to undertake any review processes in relation thereto or to provide such key information document to future distributors of Shares. Each of the Company, Investec and their respective Affiliates accordingly disclaim all and any liability whether arising in tort or contract or otherwise which it or they might have in respect of any key information document prepared by the AIFM.

 

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