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This document is an advertisement and does not constitute a prospectus in connection with an offering of securities of the Company. Investors must neither accept any offer for, nor acquire, any securities to which this document refers, unless they do so on the basis of the information contained in the applicable prospectus to be published by the Company. The subscription or purchase of ordinary shares of the Company is subject to specific legal or regulatory restrictions in certain jurisdictions. Persons distributing this communication must satisfy themselves that it is lawful to do so. The Company assumes no responsibility in the event there is a violation by any person of such restrictions.
ZEGONA COMMUNICATIONS PLC
15 January 2019
GENERAL MEETING AND PUBLICATION OF PROSPECTUS
Further to the announcement on 14 January 2019 announcing the placing of 95,715,728 new ordinary shares in the capital of the Company at 105 pence per share, Zegona announces that the following documents have today been posted to Shareholders:
· a Circular containing a Notice of General Meeting;
· a Form of Proxy for the General Meeting; and
· a copy of the Prospectus.
Zegona also confirms its Prospectus has been approved by the Financial Conduct Authority
The above documents will be submitted to the UK Listing Authority via the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available to the public for inspection at www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM.
These documents will also be available on the Company's website at www.zegona.com, subject to certain access restrictions.
Capitalised terms used and not defined in this announcement have the meaning given to them in the Circular.
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This announcement has been prepared in accordance with English law, the Listing Rules and the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules and information disclosed may not be the same as that which would have been prepared in accordance with the laws of jurisdictions outside England.
The distribution of this announcement in jurisdictions outside the United Kingdom may be restricted by law and therefore persons into whose possession this announcement comes should inform themselves about, and observe such restrictions. Any failure to comply with the restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities law of any such jurisdiction.
Certain information in this announcement is based on management estimates. By their nature, estimates may not be correct or complete. Accordingly, no representation or warranty (express or implied) is given that such estimates are correct or complete or founded on reasonable grounds. No representation or warranty (express or implied) is given that such estimates are founded on reasonable grounds. Zegona does not undertake any obligation to correct or complete any estimate whether as a result of being aware of information (new or otherwise), future events or otherwise.
The information contained in this document is for background purposes only and does not purport to be full or complete. No reliance may be placed by any person for any purpose on the information contained in this document or its accuracy, fairness or completeness. All information in this announcement in respect of Euskaltel and its group has been obtained from publicly available information and has not been verified.
This document may not be published, distributed or transmitted by any means or media, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, in or into the United States (including its territories and possessions, any State of the United States and the District of Columbia) or any other jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws of such jurisdiction. This document does not constitute or form a part of any offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for, securities in the United States. The securities referred to in this document have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). Securities may not be offered or sold within the United States absent (i) registration under the Securities Act or (ii) an available exemption from registration under the Securities Act. All offers and sales of securities outside of the United Sates will be made in reliance on, and in compliance with, Regulation S under the Securities Act. There is no intention to register the securities mentioned herein in the United States or to make a public offering of such securities in the United States.
CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION
This announcement includes 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", "envisages", "plans", "anticipates", "targets", "aims", "continues", "expects", "intends", "hopes", "may", "will", "would", "could" or "should" or, in each case, their negative or other variations or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements include matters that are not facts. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances. A number of factors could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: Euskaltel's failure to work with Zegona to improve the performance of the business, a condition to the Placing or Tender Offer not being satisfied, expected cost savings not being realised, changing demands of consumers of telecommunications services, the increasing adoption of free-to-home and direct-to-home television services, changing business or other telecommunications market conditions, and general economic conditions. These and other factors could adversely affect the outcome and financial effects of the plans and events described in this announcement. Forward-looking statements contained in this announcement based on past trends or activities should not be taken as a representation that such trends or activities will continue in the future. Subject to any requirement under the Listing Rules, the Prospectus Rules, the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules or other applicable legislation or regulation, Zegona does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this announcement.
Barclays Bank PLC and Oakley Advisory Limited
Barclays Bank PLC which conducts its UK investment banking activities through its Investment Bank and which is authorised in the United Kingdom by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") and the Prudential Regulation Authority, is appointed as the Company's global co-ordinator and underwriter only and is therefore acting only for the Company in connection with the Placing as referred to in Appendix 1 and is not acting for or advising any other person, or treating any other person as its client, in relation thereto and will not be responsible for providing the regulatory protection afforded to clients of Barclays or advice to any other person in relation to the matters contained herein. Neither Barclays nor any of its directors, officers, employees, advisers or agents accepts any responsibility or liability whatsoever for this announcement, its contents or otherwise in connection with it or any other information relating to the Company, whether written, oral or in a visual or electronic format.
Oakley Advisory Limited, which is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the FCA, is appointed as the Company's financial advisor and co-bookrunner only and is therefore acting only for the Company in connection with the matters described in this announcement and is not acting for or advising any other person, or treating any other person as its client, in relation thereto and will not be responsible for providing the regulatory protection afforded to clients of Oakley Advisory Limited or advice to any other person in relation to the matters contained herein. Neither Oakley Advisory Limited nor any of its directors, officers, employees, advisers or agents accepts any responsibility or liability whatsoever for this announcement, its contents or otherwise in connection with it or any other information relating to the Company, whether written, oral or in a visual or electronic format.
Information to Distributors
Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within: (a) EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments, as amended ("MiFID II"); (b) Articles 9 and 10 of Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 supplementing MiFID II; and (c) local implementing measures (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 New Ordinary Shares have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that the New Ordinary Shares are: (i) compatible with an end target market of retail investors and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by MiFID II (the "Target Market Assessment"). Notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, distributors should note that: the price of the New Ordinary Shares may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the New Ordinary Shares offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the New Ordinary 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 Placing. Furthermore, it is noted that, notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, each of Barclays and Oakley has only procured investors 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 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 New Ordinary Shares.
Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the New Ordinary Shares and determining appropriate distribution channels
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 a recognised information service, 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 person responsible for arranging for the release of this announcement on behalf of Zegona is Dean Checkley, whose business address is 20 Buckingham Street, London WC2N 6EF.