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THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR CONTAIN ANY INVITATION, SOLICITATION, RECOMMENDATION, OFFER OR ADVICE TO ANY PERSON TO SUBSCRIBE FOR, OTHERWISE ACQUIRE OR DISPOSE OF ANY SECURITIES IN ZEGONA COMMUNICATIONS PLC OR ANY OTHER ENTITY IN ANY SUCH JURISDICTION.
15 November 2023
Zegona Communications plc
("Zegona" or the "Company")
Zegona (LON: ZEG) announced on 13 November 2023 the launch of an offer of ordinary shares in Zegona via PrimaryBid (the "PrimaryBid Offer").
The Company is pleased to announce that the PrimaryBid Offer successfully completed and closed at 3.00 p.m. today.
A total of 322,848 New Zegona Shares have been subscribed for by retail investors in the PrimaryBid Offer at a price of 150 pence (the "Offer Price"), raising total gross proceeds of £484,272. Directors Richard Williams and Ashley Martin received allocations of 26,666 and 13,332 New Zegona Shares, respectively, in the PrimaryBid Offer.
The net proceeds of the PrimaryBid Offer will be used to partially fund the Acquisition, pay fees and expenses incurred in connection with the Acquisition and Offer and for general corporate purposes.
Application has been made to the Financial Conduct Authority for the New Ordinary Shares, which rank pari passu with the Company's existing Ordinary Shares, to be admitted to trading on London Stock Exchange ("Admission"). Admission is expected to take place at 8.00 a.m. on 17 November 2023, subject to Zegona Shareholder approval at the General Meeting. The PrimaryBid Offer will not be completed without the Placing also being completed.
Total Voting Rights
Following the issue of the New Zegona Shares, the Company will have 704,149,410 ordinary shares of 1 penny each in issue. The figure of 704,149,410 may be used by the Company's shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.
Defined terms in this announcement shall have the same meaning as in the Company announcement of 9 November 2023, unless otherwise specified.
Fahim Chowdhury / Nick Smith / James Deal
Tavistock (UK Public Relations adviser)
+44 (0)20 7920 3150
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This announcement or any part of it does not constitute or form part of any offer to issue or sell, or the solicitation of an offer to acquire, purchase or subscribe for, any securities in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan or South Africa or any other jurisdiction in which the same would be unlawful. No public offering of New Zegona Shares is being made in any such jurisdiction.
Neither the content of the Company's website nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on the Company's website is incorporated in, or forms part of, this announcement.
The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "US Securities Act"), or with any securities regulatory authority of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States, and may not be offered, sold or transferred, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of US persons (as defined in Regulation S under the US Securities Act), except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the US Securities Act and in compliance with the securities laws of any state or any other jurisdiction of the United States. No public offering of the securities referred to herein will be made in the United States or elsewhere.
In addition, the Company has not been and will not be registered under the US Investment Company Act and investors will not be entitled to the benefits of the US Investment Company Act. No offer, purchase, sale or transfer of Zegona Shares may be made except under circumstances which will not result in the Company being required to register as an investment company under the US Investment Company Act.
The securities the subject of this announcement have not been approved or disapproved by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, any state securities commission in the United States or any other US regulatory authority, nor have any of the foregoing authorities passed upon or endorsed the merits of the Zegona Shares, the PrimaryBid Offer, or the accuracy or adequacy of this announcement. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offence in the United States.
Certain statements contained in this announcement are forward-looking statements and are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the expected effects of the Transaction on the Zegona Group, Vodafone Spain and the Enlarged Group, the anticipated timing and benefits of the Transaction, the Zegona Group's and Vodafone Spain's anticipated standalone or combined financial results and outlook, the industry and markets in which the Zegona Group, Vodafone Spain and, the Enlarged Group operate and the beliefs, and assumptions made by the Directors. Words such as "expects", "should", "intends", "plans", "believes", "estimates", "projects", "may", "targets", "would", "could" and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements and expectations. These statements are based on the current expectations of the management of the Company, Vodafone Spain or Vodafone Group (as the case may be) and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. As such, forward-looking statements should be construed in light of such factors. Neither the Company, Vodafone Spain, nor any of their respective associates or directors, proposed directors, officers or advisers, provides any representation, assurance or guarantee that the occurrence of the events expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements in this announcement will actually occur or that if any of the events occur, that the effect on the operations or financial condition of the Company, Vodafone Spain or the Enlarged Group will be as expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. 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 necessarily continue in the future. In addition, these statements are based on a number of assumptions that are subject to change. The Company and its directors, their respective affiliates and any person acting on its or their behalf each expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required to do so by applicable law or regulation, the FCA or the London Stock Exchange.
This announcement has been issued by and is the sole responsibility of the Company.
This announcement does not constitute a recommendation concerning any investor's investment decision with respect to the Company. Any indication in this announcement of the price at which ordinary shares have been bought or sold in the past cannot be relied upon as a guide to future performance. The price of shares and any income expected from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the full amount invested upon disposal of the shares. Past performance is no guide to future performance. This announcement does not identify or suggest, or purport to identify or suggest, the risks (direct or indirect) that may be associated with an investment in the securities of the Company. The contents of this announcement are not to be construed as legal, business, financial or tax advice. Each investor or prospective investor should consult their or its own legal adviser, business adviser, financial adviser or tax adviser for legal, financial, business or tax advice.
No statement in this announcement is intended to be a profit forecast or profit estimate for any period, and no statement in this announcement should be interpreted to mean that earnings, earnings per share or income, cash flow from operations or free cash flow for the Company for the current or future financial years would necessarily match or exceed the historical published earnings, earnings per share or income, cash flow from operations or free cash flow for the Company.
Persons (including, without limitation, nominees and trustees) who have a contractual or other legal obligation to forward a copy of this announcement should seek appropriate advice before taking any action.
This announcement has been prepared for the purposes of complying with applicable law and regulation in the United Kingdom and the information disclosed may not be the same as that which would have been disclosed if this announcement had been prepared in accordance with the laws and regulations of any jurisdiction outside the United Kingdom.