Update on Banking

RNS Number : 7368J
Tribal Group PLC
21 December 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                     21 DECEMBER 2015






Tribal Group plc

Update on Banking

Tribal Group plc ("Tribal" or the "Company") announces that it has today reached agreement with its Banks to waive the testing of its financial covenants for the period ending 31st December 2015.  As set out in the update issued on 14 December 2015, this will ensure that the Company remains in compliance with the terms of its debt facilities and enable the Company to progress with the proposed rights issue in the first quarter of 2016.


Further updates will be provided in due course.





Tribal Group plc                                                                                            Tel: 0117 311 5293

Richard Last, Chairman

Rob Garner, Interim Chief Executive Steve Breach, Group Finance Director


Weber Shandwick Financial                                                                          Tel: 020 7067 0700 

Nick Oborne

Tom Jenkins


Investec                                                                                                        Tel: 020 7597 4000

Rowena Murray


Editors' note:


Tribal is a leading provider of software and services to the education management market. We build world-leading student management software, and provide performance improvement and quality assurance solutions across universities, colleges and schools, in the UK and internationally.


More information about Tribal is available online at www.tribalgroup.com.


This announcement has been prepared for and is addressed only to our shareholders as a whole and should not be relied on by any other party or for any other purpose. Tribal, its directors, employees, agents or advisers do not accept or assume responsibility to any other person to whom this announcement is shown or into whose hands it may come and any such responsibility or liability is expressly disclaimed. This announcement may contain forward-looking statements and the financial information is unaudited. Any forward-looking statement has been made by the directors in good faith based on the information available to them up to the time of approval of this announcement and should be treated with caution due to the inherent uncertainties, including both economic and business risk factors, underlying such forward-looking information. To the extent that this announcement contains any statement dealing with any time after the date of its preparation, such statement is merely predictive and speculative as it relates to events and circumstances which are yet to occur and therefore the facts stated and views expressed may change. Tribal undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.


Cautionary statements


This announcement contains forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations or beliefs, as well as assumptions about future events. These forward- looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate only to historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements often use words such as anticipate, target, expect, estimate, intend, plan, goal, believe, will, may, should, would, could, is confident, or other words of similar meaning. Undue reliance should not be placed on any such statements because they speak only as at the date of this document and, by their very nature, they are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties and can be affected by other factors that could cause actual results, and Tribal's plans and objectives, to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements.


There are a number of factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in forward-looking statements. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements are; increased competition, the loss of or damage to one or more key customer relationships, changes to customer ordering patterns, delays in obtaining customer approvals for price level changes, the failure of one or more key suppliers, the outcome of business or industry restructuring, the outcome of any litigation, changes in economic conditions, currency fluctuations, changes in interest and tax rates, changes in raw material or energy market prices, changes in laws, regulations or regulatory policies, developments in legal or public policy doctrines, technological developments, the failure to retain key management, or the key timing and success of future acquisition opportunities or major investment projects.


Tribal undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement contained within this announcement, regardless of whether those statements are affected as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, save as required by law and regulation.


No statement in this announcement is intended as a profit forecast for FY16 and no statement in this announcement should be interpreted to mean that underlying operating profit for the current or future financial years would necessarily be above a minimum level, or match or exceed the historical published underlying operating profit or set a minimum level of underlying operating profit.


Investec Bank plc ("Investec"), which is both authorised in the United Kingdom by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, is acting exclusively for Tribal and no-one else in connection with the Rights Issue and the proposed admission to AIM and will not regard any other person (whether or not a recipient of this announcement) its client and will not be responsible to anyone other than Tribal for providing the protections afforded to its clients or for providing advice in connection with the Rights Issue and proposed admission to AIM referred to in this announcement or any other transaction, arrangement or matter referred to in this announcement.


This announcement has been issued by Tribal and is the sole responsibility of Tribal. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is or will be made as to, or in relation to, and no responsibility or liability is or will be accepted by Investec Bank plc or by any of its affiliates or agents as to, or in relation to, the accuracy or completeness of this announcement or any other written or oral information made available to or publicly available to any interested party or its advisers, and any liability therefore is expressly disclaimed.


Important notice


This announcement does not constitute or form part of, and should not be construed as, any offer, invitation or recommendation to purchase, sell or subscribe for any securities in any jurisdiction and neither the issue of the information nor anything contained herein shall form the basis of or be relied upon in connection with, or act as an inducement to enter into, any investment activity. This announcement and the information contained herein do not constitute an offer of securities in the United States. The securities referred to in this announcement have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under the Securities Act or pursuant to an exemption from, or a transaction not subject to, such registration requirements. The Group has not registered and does not intend to register the offering of any securities in the United States or to conduct a public offering of any securities in the United States.

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