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Monday 01 June, 2020

Amigo Holdings PLC

Regulatory Update

RNS Number : 4557O
Amigo Holdings PLC
01 June 2020
 

 

 

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION

 

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSIDE INFORMATION

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

1 June 2020

 

 

 

Amigo Holdings PLC

("Amigo" or the "Company")

 

Regulatory Update

 

Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") investigation

 

On 29 May 2020 the FCA commenced an investigation (the "FCA Investigation") into whether or not Amigo's creditworthiness assessment process, and the governance and oversight of this, was compliant with regulatory requirements. The FCA Investigation will cover the period from 1 November 2018 to date.

 

Update on formal sale process ("FSP" )

 

Further to Amigo's announcement on 27 May 2020, the FSP continues with the potential acquirer and discussions regarding the terms of any offer are ongoing. Amigo will provide further updates as appropriate, however there can be no certainty that any offer will be forthcoming nor as to the terms on which any offer will be made.

 

Contacts:

 

Company

Amigo Holdings PLC  [email protected]  

Kate Patrick   Head of Investor Relations 

Roger Bennett   Company Secretary

 

Investor Relations

Hawthorn Advisors  [email protected]

Lorna Cobbett  Tel: +44 (0)20 3745 4960

 

Corporate Broker and Lead Financial Adviser

RBC Capital Markets  Tel: +44 (0)20 7653 4000

Oliver Hearsey

Marcus Jackson (Corporate Broking)

Alexander Thomas

Paul Lim

 

Joint Financial Adviser

Houlihan Lokey   Tel: +44 (0)20 7907 4245

Lawrence Guthrie

Christian Kent

Yashin Mody

 

 

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014. The person responsible for this announcement is Roger Bennett, Company Secretary.

 

Financial Advisers

Each of RBC Europe Limited (trading as "RBC Capital Markets"), which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority in the United Kingdom and Houlihan Lokey, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom, is acting for Amigo and no one else in connection with the matters referred to in this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than Amigo for providing the protections afforded to clients of RBC Capital Markets and Houlihan Lokey respectively, or for providing advice in connection with the matters referred to in this announcement.

Dealing Disclosure Requirements of the Code

Under Rule 8.3(a) of the Code, any person who is interested in 1% or more of any class of relevant securities of an offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror (being any offeror other than an offeror in respect of which it has been announced that its offer is, or is likely to be, solely in cash) must make an Opening Position Disclosure following the commencement of the offer period and, if later, following the announcement in which any securities exchange offeror is first identified. An Opening Position Disclosure must contain details of the person's interests and short positions in, and rights to subscribe for, any relevant securities of each of (i) the offeree company and (ii) any securities exchange offeror(s). An Opening Position Disclosure by a person to whom Rule 8.3(a) applies must be made by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the 10th business day following the commencement of the offer period and, if appropriate, by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the 10th business day following the announcement in which any securities exchange offeror is first identified. Relevant persons who deal in the relevant securities of the offeree company or of a securities exchange offeror prior to the deadline for making an Opening Position Disclosure must instead make a Dealing Disclosure.

Under Rule 8.3(b) of the Code, any person who is, or becomes, interested in 1% or more of any class of relevant securities of the offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror must make a Dealing Disclosure if the person deals in any relevant securities of the offeree company or of any securities exchange offeror. A Dealing Disclosure must contain details of the dealing concerned and of the person's interests and short positions in, and rights to subscribe for, any relevant securities of each of (i) the offeree company and (ii) any securities exchange offeror(s), save to the extent that these details have previously been disclosed under Rule 8. A Dealing Disclosure by a person to whom Rule 8.3(b) applies must be made by no later than 3.30 pm (London time) on the business day following the date of the relevant dealing.

If two or more persons act together pursuant to an agreement or understanding, whether formal or informal, to acquire or control an interest in relevant securities of an offeree company or a securities exchange offeror, they will be deemed to be a single person for the purpose of Rule 8.3.

Opening Position Disclosures must also be made by the offeree company and by any offeror and Dealing Disclosures must also be made by the offeree company, by any offeror and by any persons acting in concert with any of them (see Rules 8.1, 8.2 and 8.4).

Details of the offeree and offeror companies in respect of whose relevant securities Opening Position Disclosures and Dealing Disclosures must be made can be found in the Disclosure Table on the Takeover Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk, including details of the number of relevant securities in issue, when the offer period commenced and when any offeror was first identified. You should contact the Panel's Market Surveillance Unit on +44 (0)20 7638 0129 if you are in any doubt as to whether you are required to make an Opening Position Disclosure or a Dealing Disclosure.

Senior Secured Notes

This announcement constitutes notice by Amigo Luxembourg S.A. (the "Issuer") to the holders of the Issuer's 7.625% Senior Secured Notes due 2024 (for the notes issued pursuant to Rule 144A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, ISIN: XS1533928468 and Common Code: 153392846; for the notes issued pursuant to Regulation S of the United States Securities Act of 1933, ISIN: XS1533928625 and Common Code: 153392862) (the "Notes") issued pursuant to pursuant to Section 4.03(a)(3) of an indenture dated January 20, 2017 among, inter alia, the Issuer, the guarantors named therein and U.S. Bank Trustees Limited, as trustee and security agent.  Amigo Holdings PLC is the indirect parent company of the Issuer. This announcement shall constitute a "Report" to holders of the Notes.

 

ENDS

 


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