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Ashtead Group PLC (AHT)

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Wednesday 09 August, 2017

Ashtead Group PLC

Notes Offering

RNS Number : 5861N
Ashtead Group PLC
09 August 2017



9 August 2017

Ashtead Group plc ("Ashtead" or the "Company") announced today the closing of the previously announced offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of 4.125% second priority senior secured notes due 2025 (the "2025 Notes") and $600 million aggregate principal amount of 4.375% second priority senior secured notes due 2027 (the "2027 Notes" and, together with the 2025 Notes, the "Notes") by Ashtead Capital, Inc. ("Ashtead Capital"), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Ashtead.  The Notes are fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a senior secured basis by Ashtead and certain of Ashtead's direct and indirect subsidiaries.


1.   The Notes are being offered in the United States only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to the exemption from registration under Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and outside the United States only to non-U.S. investors pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and unless so registered, 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 applicable state securities laws.

2.   This release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase the securities described herein or any other securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

3.   Ashtead is a public limited company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales and its stock is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: AHT).  The Company is one of the largest international equipment rental companies, with a network of 808 stores in the United States ("US"), Canada and the United Kingdom ("UK") as of April 30, 2017. Ashtead conducts its equipment rental operations in the US and Canada under the name "Sunbelt Rentals" and in the UK under the name "A-Plant."

4.   This communication is directed only to persons who (i) are outside the United Kingdom; (ii) are persons falling within Article 19(5) ("Investment professional") of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended, the "Financial Promotion Order"), (iii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) ("High net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.") of the Financial Promotion Order, (iv) are persons falling within Article 43(2) of the Financial Promotion Order ("Members and creditors of certain bodies corporate"), or (v) are persons to whom an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000) in connection with the issue or sale of any Securities may otherwise lawfully be communicated or caused to be communicated (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons").  This communication is directed only at relevant persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not relevant persons.  Any investment or investment activity to which this communication relates is available only to relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons.

5.   FCA/Stabilisation.



Geoff Drabble, Chief Executive

Suzanne Wood, Finance Director

Will Shaw, Director of Investor Relations              +44 (0)20 7726 9700


Becky Mitchell, Maitland

Tom Eckersley, Maitland                                    +44 (0)20 7379 5151

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