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Friday 18 May, 2018

Carpetright PLC

Publication and posting of prospectus

RNS Number : 6108O
Carpetright PLC
18 May 2018
 

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN IT IS NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN OR THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA OR INTO ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO MIGHT CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OR BREACH OF ANY APPLICABLE LAW.  PLEASE SEE THE IMPORTANT NOTICE AT THE END OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, WHICH DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A PROSPECTUS OR PROSPECTUS EQUIVALENT DOCUMENT, IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY ANY SECURITIES, AND NEITHER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT NOR ANYTHING HEREIN FORMS THE BASIS FOR ANY CONTRACT OR COMMITMENT WHATSOEVER.

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Carpetright plc

("Carpetright" or the "Company" or the "Group")

 

Publication and posting of prospectus

 

Further to the announcement made earlier today by Carpetright, a prospectus relating to the Placing and Open Offer to raise approximately £65.1 million (gross) for Carpetight was approved today by the UK Listing Authority and will shortly be posted to shareholders. The Prospectus contains a notice of general meeting of shareholders, to be convened at 4 p.m. on 6 June 2018.

The Prospectus will shortly be available for inspection on the National Storage Mechanism at: www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM and on Carpetright's website at: www.carpetright.plc.uk

Unless otherwise defined in this announcement, capitalised terms shall have the same meaning given to them in the Prospectus.

 

Enquiries:

 

 

Carpetright plc

Wilf Walsh, Chief Executive

Neil Page, Chief Financial Officer

 

01708 802000

Peel Hunt LLP (Sponsor, joint bookrunner and joint broker)

Dan Webster

George Sellar

Nicole McDougall

 

020 7418 8900

Deutsche Bank AG (Joint bookrunner and joint broker)

Simon Hollingsworth

Mark Hankinson

Adam Miller

 

020 7545 8000

Citigate Dewe Rogerson (Financial PR)

Kevin Smith

Nick Hayns

 

020 7638 9571

Notes to Editors

Carpetright plc is Europe's leading specialist floorcoverings and beds retailer. Since the first store was opened in 1988 the business has developed both organically and through acquisition within the UK and other European countries. The Group is organised into two geographical regions, the UK and the Rest of Europe (comprising The Netherlands, Belgium and the Republic of Ireland).

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

This announcement is an advertisement and does not constitute a prospectus or prospectus equivalent document.  Nothing in this announcement should be interpreted as a term or condition of the Placing and Open Offer.  Investors should not subscribe for or purchase any New Ordinary Shares except on the basis of the information which will be contained in the Prospectus expected to be published shortly after the release of this announcement or otherwise incorporated by reference into the Prospectus.  The Prospectus, when published, will be made available on the Company's website (www.carpetright.plc.uk) and be available for inspection during normal business hours on any day (except Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays in England and Wales) free of charge at the offices of Travers Smith LLP, 10 Snow Hill, London EC1A 2AL, from the date of this announcement to the date one month from the date of Admission of the New Ordinary Shares.

This announcement does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to purchase, or otherwise acquire, subscribe for, sell, otherwise dispose of or issue, or any solicitation of any offer to sell, otherwise dispose of, issue, purchase, otherwise acquire or subscribe for, any security in the capital of the Company in any jurisdiction.

The information contained in this announcement is not for release, publication or distribution to persons in the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan or the Republic of South Africa or in any jurisdiction where to do so would breach any applicable law.  The New Ordinary Shares have not been and will not be registered under the securities laws of such jurisdictions and may not be offered, sold, taken up, exercised, resold, renounced, transferred or delivered, directly or indirectly, within such jurisdictions except pursuant to an exemption from and in compliance with any applicable securities laws.  No public offer of the New Ordinary Shares is being made by virtue of this announcement in or into the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan or the Republic of South Africa or any other jurisdiction outside the United Kingdom in which such offer would be unlawful. No action has been or will be taken by the Company, the Directors, Peel Hunt LLP, Deutsche Bank or any other person to permit a public offering or distribution of this announcement or any other offering or publicity materials or the New Ordinary Shares in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose may be required, other than in the United Kingdom.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT CONTAIN OR CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OF SECURITIES FOR SALE OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO PURCHASE SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES. 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, RESOLD, TRANSFERRED OR DELIVERED WITHIN THE UNITED STATES 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 ANY APPLICABLE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY STATE OR OTHER JURISDICTION OF THE UNITED STATES.  THERE WILL BE NO PUBLIC OFFER OF SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES.

This announcement has been issued by, and is the sole responsibility of, the Company.

Peel Hunt LLP ("Peel Hunt"), has been appointed as sponsor and joint bookrunner to the Company.  Peel Hunt is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the FCA in respect of regulated activities and is acting exclusively for the Company and no one else in connection with the transactions and arrangements described in this announcement and the Prospectus.  Peel Hunt will not regard any other person (whether or not a recipient of this announcement) as a client in relation to the transactions and arrangements described in this announcement and the Prospectus and will not be responsible for providing the protections afforded to Peel Hunt's clients nor for giving advice in relation to the contents of this announcement or the Prospectus or the transactions and arrangements described in this announcement or the Prospectus. Peel Hunt is not responsible for the contents of this announcement or the Prospectus.

Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch ("Deutsche Bank") has been appointed joint bookrunner to the Company. Deutsche Bank is authorised under German Banking Law (competent authority: European Central Bank) and, in the United Kingdom, by the Prudential Regulation Authority (the "PRA"). It is subject to supervision by the European Central Bank and by BaFin, Germany's Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, and is subject to limited regulation in the United Kingdom by the PRA and the FCA. Details about the extent of its authorisation and regulation by the PRA, and regulation by the FCA, are available on request or from www.db.com/en/content/eu_disclosures.html. Deutsche Bank is acting exclusively for the Company and no one else in connection with the transactions and arrangements described in this announcement and the Prospectus.  Deutsche Bank will not regard any other person (whether or not a recipient of this announcement) as a client in relation to the transactions and arrangements described in this announcement and the Prospectus and will not be responsible for providing the protections afforded to Deutsche Bank's clients nor for giving advice in relation to the contents of this announcement or the Prospectus or the transactions and arrangements described in this announcement or the Prospectus. Deutsche Bank is not responsible for the contents of this announcement or the Prospectus.

This announcement has been prepared for the purposes of complying with the applicable laws and regulations of 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 of the United Kingdom.

Neither the content of the Company's website (or any other website) nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on the Company's website (or any other website) is incorporated in, or forms part of, this announcement.

 

 


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