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Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Elementis PLC

Publication of Class 1 Circular and Prospectus

RNS Number : 4586A
Elementis PLC
11 September 2018
 

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO ANY OF THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN OR SOUTH AFRICA OR INTO ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION.

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A PROSPECTUS BUT AN ADVERTISEMENT. INVESTORS SHOULD NOT SUBSCRIBE FOR THE SECURITIES REFERRED TO IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT EXCEPT ON THE BASIS OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROSPECTUS PUBLISHED BY ELEMENTIS PLC AND AVAILABLE FROM ITS REGISTERED OFFICE.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

11 September 2018

ELEMENTIS PLC

Publication of Class 1 Circular and Prospectus

Further to the announcement by the board of Elementis plc ("Elementis" or the "Company") earlier today relating to the terms of a revised agreement for the acquisition of Mondo Minerals Holding B.V. (the "Acquisition") and the terms of a fully underwritten rights issue to raise total gross proceeds of the pounds sterling equivalent of approximately $230 million (£176.4 million) (the "Rights Issue"), the Company announces the publication of a Class 1 circular (the "Circular") and a prospectus (the "Prospectus"), which have been approved today by the UK Listing Authority, in connection with the Acquisition and the Rights Issue.

The Circular and the Prospectus will shortly be available, subject to regulatory restrictions, on the Elementis website at www.elementisplc.com. A copy of the Prospectus will also be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/nsm. Copies of the Circular and Prospectus will also be available for inspection during normal business hours on any Business Day, free of charge, at the Company's principal place of business at Caroline House, 55 - 57 High Holborn, London, United Kingdom, WC1V 6DX. Copies of the Circular containing the Notice of the General Meeting and Form of Proxy will be posted to Elementis shareholders as soon as practicable.

Capitalised terms used but not defined in this announcement have the meaning given to them in the Prospectus.

Enquiries:

Elementis plc
James Curran, Investor Relations             +44 (0) 207 067 2994

Tulchan
Martin Robinson                                        +44 (0) 207 353 4200
Sheebani Chothani

UBS (Joint Global Coordinator, Joint Bookrunner, Sole Corporate Broker and Sole Sponsor to Elementis)
Rahul Luthra                                              +44 (0) 207 567 8000
Christopher Smith
Alistair Smith

HSBC (Joint Global Coordinator and Joint Bookrunner to Elementis)
Mark Dickenson                                         +44 (0) 207 991 8888
Sam Barnett

Evercore (Financial Advisor to Elementis)
Tom Massey                                              +44 (0) 207 046 6741
Kirtan Pansari

OGG Consulting (Transaction consultant)
Oli Greaves                                                +44 7795 505 663

 

Important Notices

This announcement has been issued by and is the sole responsibility of the Company. This announcement is not a circular or a prospectus but an advertisement and investors should not acquire any Nil Paid Rights, Fully Paid Rights or New Ordinary Shares referred to in this announcement except on the basis of the information contained in the Circular and the Prospectus published by the Company in connection with the Acquisition and the Rights Issue. The information contained in this announcement is for background purposes only and does not purport to be full or complete. The information in this announcement is subject to change. Copies of the Circular and the Prospectus when published will be available from the registered office of the Company and on the Company's website, provided that the Circular and the Prospectus will not, subject to certain exceptions, be available to certain Shareholders in certain restricted or Excluded Territories. The Circular and the Prospectus will give further details of the Acquisition and the Rights Issue.

This announcement is for information purposes only and is not intended to and does not constitute or form part of any offer to sell or issue, or any solicitation of an offer to purchase, subscribe for or otherwise acquire, any securities in the United States or any other jurisdiction. The information contained in this announcement is not for release, publication or distribution to persons in, and should not be distributed, forwarded to or transmitted in or into, the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa or any other jurisdiction where to do so might constitute a violation of local securities laws or regulations.

The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or under the securities legislation of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States or under the applicable securities laws of Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa. The securities referred to herein may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with any applicable securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States. There has been and will be no public offering of the securities referred to herein in the United States.

The distribution of this announcement into jurisdictions other than the United Kingdom may be restricted by law, and, therefore, persons into whose possession this announcement comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with any such restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of such jurisdiction. In particular, this announcement, the Circular and Prospectus (once published) and the provisional allotment letters (once printed) should not, subject to certain exceptions, be distributed, forwarded to or transmitted in or into the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa or any other restricted or excluded territories or any jurisdiction where to do so would be unlawful.

This announcement does not constitute a recommendation concerning any investor's decision or options with respect to the Acquisition or the Rights Issue. The price and value of securities can go down as well as up. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The contents of this announcement are not to be construed as legal, business, financial or tax advice. Each shareholder or prospective investor should consult his, her or its own independent legal adviser, business adviser, financial adviser or tax adviser for legal, financial, business or tax advice.

UBS Limited and HSBC Bank plc (together, the "Underwriters"), each of which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (the "PRA") and regulated in the United Kingdom by the PRA and the Financial Conduct Authority (the "FCA"), are each acting for the Company and for no one else in connection with the Acquisition and the Rights Issue, and will not regard any other person as a client in relation to the Acquisition and the Rights Issue and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients, nor for providing advice in connection with the Acquisition, the Rights Issue or any other matter, transaction or arrangement referred to in this announcement.

Apart from the responsibilities and liabilities, if any, which may be imposed on the Underwriters by the FSMA or the regulatory regime established thereunder, neither of the Underwriters nor any of their respective affiliates accepts any responsibility or liability whatsoever and makes no representation or warranty, express or implied, for the contents of this announcement, including its accuracy, fairness, sufficiency, completeness or verification or for any other statement made or purported to be made by it, or on its behalf, in connection with the Company or the Acquisition or the Rights Issue and nothing in this announcement is, or shall be relied upon as, a promise or representation in this respect, whether as to the past or future. Each of the Underwriters and their respective affiliates accordingly disclaims to the fullest extent permitted by law all and any responsibility and liability whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise (save as referred to above) which it might otherwise have in respect of this announcement or any such statement. Furthermore, each of the Underwriters and/or their affiliates provides various investment banking, commercial banking and financial advisory services from time to time to the Company.

No person has been authorised to give any information or to make any representations other than those contained in this announcement and, when published, the Circular and Prospectus and, if given or made, such information or representations must not be relied on as having been authorised by the Company, UBS or HSBC. Subject to the Listing Rules, the Prospectus Rules and the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules of the FCA, the issue of this announcement shall not, in any circumstances, create any implication that there has been no change in the affairs of the Company since the date of this announcement or that the information in it is correct as at any subsequent date.

Each of the Underwriters and/or their respective affiliates, acting as investors for their own accounts, may, in accordance with applicable legal and regulatory provisions, engage in transactions in relation to the Nil Paid Rights, the Fully Paid Rights, the New Ordinary Shares and/or related instruments for their own account for the purpose of hedging their underwriting exposure or otherwise. Except as required by applicable law or regulation, the Underwriters and their respective affiliates do not propose to make any public disclosure in relation to such transactions.

This announcement contains certain forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statements (i.e., all statements other than statements of historical fact) in relation to, or in respect of the financial condition, operations or businesses of the Group and/or Mondo. Statements containing the words "expect", "anticipate", "intends", "plan", "estimate", "aim", "forecast", "project" and similar expressions (or their negative) identify certain of these forward-looking statements. Any such statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances and are based on current assumptions and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future and may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. There are many factors that could cause actual results or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by any such forward looking statements, including, but not limited to, matters of a political, economic, business, competitive or reputational nature. Past performance should not be taken as an indication or guarantee of future results, and no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made regarding future performance. No statement in this announcement should be construed as a profit estimate or profit forecast. Neither the Company nor any other person undertakes any obligation to update or revise any forward looking statement to reflect any change in circumstances or expectations.

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 Nil Paid Rights, the Fully Paid Rights and the New Ordinary Shares have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that they each 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 Nil Paid Rights, the Fully Paid Rights and/or the New Ordinary Shares may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the Nil Paid Rights, the Fully Paid Rights and the New Ordinary Shares offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the Nil Paid Rights, the Fully Paid Rights and/or 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 offer. Furthermore, it is noted that, notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, the Underwriters will only procure 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 Nil Paid Rights, the Fully Paid Rights and/or the New Ordinary Shares. Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the Nil Paid Rights, the Fully Paid Rights and/or the New Ordinary Shares and determining appropriate distribution channels.


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