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Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Hellenic Telecomms

Announcement of Regulated Information/Bond Issue

RNS Number : 6315M
Hellenic Telecomms Organization S A
17 September 2019

Announcement of Regulated Information


OTE to issue a new €500 million 7-year bond




Athens, September 17, 2019 - Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. ("OTE") announces that OTE Group initiated today the bookbuilding process for the issuance of a €500 million 7-year bond in international debt capital markets. 


The new bond will be issued by OTE plc and guaranteed by ΟΤΕ SA under the existing Global Medium Term Note Programme, governed by English Law. The new bond will be listed in the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. Settlement will be executed on 24 September, 2019.


BNP Paribas and Goldman Sachs International are acting as Joint Bookrunners / Lead Managers of the bond issuance, with Alpha Bank, National Bank of Greece, Eurobank Ergasias and Piraeus Bank acting as Co- Managers.








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NOTE: This announcement is published in accordance with the applicable provisions of, amongst others, Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 and the Rule Book (Regulation) of the Athens Exchange.


This announcement is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States or any other jurisdiction where to do so would be unlawful.  The notes referred to in this announcement have not been and will not be registered in any jurisdiction and neither OTE SA nor OTE PLC intends to conduct a public offering of securities in any jurisdiction. In particular, no securities of OTE SA or OTE PLC have been or will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), and the notes referred to in this announcement may not be offered, sold or delivered within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) 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 state securities laws.


The offering of the notes referred to in this announcement is not being made, directly or indirectly, to the public in the Hellenic Republic (Greece). None of this announcement and any other documents or materials relating to the notes referred to herein constitute an "offer of securities to the public"  as defined in Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (the "Prospectus Regulation"), for the purchase, sale or exchange of, or otherwise for an investment in, securities in the territory of Greece. Accordingly, neither this announcement nor any other documents or materials relating to such notes have or will be submitted to the Hellenic Capital Market Commission for approval pursuant to the Prospectus Regulation. No offer of securities will be made in Greece other than in accordance with an exemption under  the Prospectus Regulation (as defined below).


This document is an advertisement and is not a prospectus for the purposes of the Prospectus Regulation. The Final Terms for the  notes referred to herein, supplementing the Base Prospectus (dated 10 April 2019, as supplemented on 12 September 2019) will be published on the website of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange at Investors should not subscribe for any transferable securities referred to in this document other than on the basis of information contained in the relevant Final Terms and the Base Prospectus, as supplemented.


This document is not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to, the general public in the United Kingdom. The communication of this document as a financial promotion is only being made to those persons falling within Article 12, Article 19(5) or Article 49 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 or to other persons to whom this document may otherwise be distributed without contravention of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, or any person to whom it may otherwise lawfully be made(all such persons being together referred to as "relevant persons"). Any investment or investment activity relating to the notes is available only to relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons. Each recipient also represents and agrees that it has complied and will comply with all applicable provisions of the Financial Services Markets Act 2000 with respect to anything done by it in relation to any notes in, from or otherwise involving the United Kingdom. The notes are not being offered to the public in the United Kingdom.


MIFID II product governance / High net worth retail investors, professional investors and ECPs target market - Solely for the purposes of each manufacturer's product approval process, the target market assessment in respect of the Notes has led to the conclusion that: (i) the target market for the Notes is eligible counterparties and professional clients, each as defined in Directive 2014/65/EU (as amended, "MiFID II") and retail clients (as defined in MiFID II) that are in a financial situation to be able to bear a loss of their entire investment in the Notes; (ii) all channels for distribution of the Notes to eligible counterparties and professional clients are appropriate; and (iii) the following channels for distribution of the Notes to such retail clients are appropriate - investment advice, portfolio management, non-advised sales and pure execution services - subject to the distributor's suitability and appropriateness obligations under MiFID II, as applicable. Any person subsequently offering, selling or recommending the Notes (a "distributor") should take into consideration the manufacturers' target market assessment; however, a distributor subject to MiFID II is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the Notes (by either adopting or refining the manufacturers' target market assessment) and determining appropriate distribution channels, subject to the distributor's suitability and appropriateness obligations under MiFID II.



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