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Glanbia Co-operative (IRSH)


Monday 22 May, 2017

Glanbia Co-operative

Completion of Share Placing

RNS Number : 8722F
Glanbia Co-operative Society Ltd
22 May 2017



22 May 2017, Glanbia plc, the global nutrition Group ("Glanbia", the "Group" or the "plc") have been informed by Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited (the "Co-op") that J&E Davy and Goodbody Stockbrokers have placed (the "Placing"), on the Co-op's behalf, approximately 8.7 million ordinary shares in Glanbia, equivalent to approximately 3% of Glanbia' s issued share capital, at a price of €17.80 per share.  The placing is expected to complete by 25 May 2017.

Once the Placing has completed the Co-op will hold approximately 33.5% of the issued share capital of Glanbia.

The Co-op also plans to distribute approximately 5.9 million Glanbia shares to over 14,000 individual Co-op members, equivalent to 2% of the issued share capital of Glanbia (the "Spin Out"). The Spin out is not expected to be completed before 10 August 2017.

Prior to today's Placing the Co-op owned approximately 36.5% of the issued share capital of Glanbia. Once the Placing and the Spin out are executed in full the Co-op's holding will reduce to 31.5% of the issued share capital of Glanbia.




For further information contact                                                                                                                              

Glanbia plc +353 56 777 2200 


Investor contact: Liam Hennigan, Head of Investor Relations:

+353 86 046 8375   

Media Contact: Mark Garrett, Director of Communications & Public Affairs:

+353 86 601 9655




The distribution of this announcement in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. No action has been taken by Glanbia, the Co-op, J&E Davy, Goodbody Stockbrokers or any of their respective affiliates that would permit a public offer of the shares in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. This announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer to purchase or the solicitation of an offer to buy any shares in any jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation is unlawful. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes are required to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions.

This announcement may not be distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States, Australia, Canada or Japan. Any failure to comply with this restriction may constitute a violation of United States, Canadian, Australian or Japanese securities laws.

This announcement is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the US Securities Act. Neither Glanbia nor the Co-op intends to register any offering of shares in the United States and there will be no public offering of shares in the United States.

This announcement is not an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy the shares nor a prospectus for the purposes of Directive 2003/71/EC (such Directive, together with any applicable implementing measures in the relevant member state of the European Economic Area and as amended, including by Directive 2010/73/EU, to the extent implemented in the relevant member state, the "Prospectus Directive"). There will be no offer to the public of the shares in any member state of the European Economic Area and no prospectus or other offering document has been or will be prepared by Glanbia or by the Co-op in connection with the sale of the shares. In the European Economic Area the shares will only be offered and sold to "qualified investors" as defined in the Prospectus Directive or in other circumstances falling within Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive.

This announcement does not constitute an offer of the shares to the public in the United Kingdom, nor is it intended to be an inducement to engage in investment activity for the purpose of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (as amended) of the United Kingdom. Consequently, this announcement is only directed at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom; (ii) investment professionals within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotions) Order 2005 as amended (the "Order"); (iii) persons falling within Article 49(2)(a)-(d) of the Order; or (iv) other persons to whom it may be lawfully communicated, together being referred to as "relevant persons". The shares are only available to relevant persons and any invitation, offer or agreement to purchase or otherwise acquire the shares will be engaged in only with relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents.

This announcement does not constitute or form part of, and should not be construed as an offer or the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or purchase the shares, and nothing contained therein shall form the basis of or be relied on in connection with any contract or commitment whatsoever, nor does it constitute a recommendation regarding the shares. An investment decision to buy any of the shares must be made solely on the basis of publicly available information. Such information is not the responsibility of, and has not been independently verified by any of, the Co-op, J&E Davy or Goodbody Stockbrokers, or their respective affiliates.

J&E Davy and Goodbody Stockbrokers are acting only for the Co-op in connection with the Placing of the shares and no one else, and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Co-op for providing the protections offered to clients of J&E Davy and Goodbody Stockbrokers nor for providing advice in relation to the placing.




This announcement has been issued through the Companies Announcement Service of

the Irish Stock Exchange.


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