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Monday 07 October, 2019

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Postponement of Initial Public Offering

RNS Number : 9034O
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07 October 2019
 
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Neither this announcement, nor anything contained herein, shall form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any offer or commitment whatsoever in any jurisdiction. Investors should not subscribe for or purchase any securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information contained in a prospectus in its final form (the "Prospectus") that may be published by Joint Stock Company Kaspi.kz (the "Company") in due course in connection with the possible admission of global depositary receipts to the standard listing segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority of the United Kingdom (the "FCA") and to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange plc. A copy of any Prospectus published by the Company will, if published, be available for inspection from the Company's registered office at 154A Nauryzbai Batyr Street, Almaty 050013, Republic of Kazakhstan and on the Company's website at www.kaspi.kz.

 

7 October 2019

 

JOINT STOCK COMPANY KASPI.KZ

 

POSTPONEMENT OF INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING

 

Following the Company's intention to float announcement on 23 September 2019, the Company today announces that, despite significant interest in the Company from investors, it has decided to postpone the proposed initial public offering at this time, in light of currently unfavourable and uncertain market conditions, particularly in the technology sector.

Mikheil Lomtadze, Chairman of the Management Board, commented:

"We are pleased with the very strong interest shown by investors and their very high level of engagement in the process. However, we've come to the decision that the timing is not the best at the current moment for an IPO. We are very excited about our company's continuing stellar performance driven by the explosive growth of the Kaspi.kz Mobile App, which drives customer engagement across the Kaspi.kz Payments, Marketplace and Fintech Platforms. We also see very strong performance from our latest products, including the Kaspi.kz POS Solution which enables customers and merchants to transact directly from the mobile app without needing a card. We are looking forward to sharing the financial success of Kaspi.kz with public investors in the future."

 

For additional information please contact:

Citigate Dewe Rogerson (London)

   Caroline Merrell

+44 203 926 8531

   David Westover

+44 203 926 8526

 

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In the United Kingdom, this announcement is only being distributed to and is directed at Qualified Investors (a) having professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Order"); (b) who are high net worth entities described in Article 49(2) (a) to (d) of the Order; or (c) other persons to whom they may lawfully be communicated (all such persons together being referred to as "Relevant Persons"). Any investment or investment activity to which this announcement relates will only be available to and will only be engaged in with Relevant Persons. Any person who is not a Relevant Person should not act or rely on this announcement or any of its contents.

The information contained herein is not an offer, or an invitation to make offers, to sell, purchase, exchange or otherwise transfer securities in Kazakhstan to or for the benefit of any Kazakhstani person or entity, except for those persons or entities that are capable to do so under the legislation of the Republic of Kazakhstan and any other laws applicable to such capacity of such persons or entities. This announcement shall not be construed as an advertisement (i.e. information intended for an unlimited group of persons which is distributed and placed in any form and aimed to create or maintain interest in Joint Stock Company Kaspi.kz and its merchandise, trademarks, works, services and/or its securities and promote their sales) in, and for the purpose of the laws of Kazakhstan, unless such advertisement is in full compliance with Kazakhstan laws. No future dividends under, and/or increase of market value of the securities of Joint Stock Company Kaspi.kz are guaranteed whether explicitly or by any implication whatsoever.

Any subscription or purchase of securities in the possible Offering should be made solely on the basis of information contained in the Prospectus which may be issued by the Company in connection with the Offering. The information in this announcement is subject to change. Before subscribing for or purchasing any securities in the possible Offering, persons viewing this announcement should ensure that they fully understand and accept the risks which will be set out in the Prospectus if published. No reliance may be placed for any purpose on the information contained in this announcement or its accuracy or completeness. This announcement shall not form the basis of or constitute any offer or invitation to sell or issue, or any solicitation of any offer to purchase or subscribe for any securities in the possible Offering or any other securities nor shall it (or any part of it) or the fact of its distribution, form the basis of, or be relied on in connection with, any contract therefor.

 

Acquiring investments to which this announcement relates may expose an investor to a significant risk of losing all of the amount invested.

 

Persons considering making investments should consult an authorised person specialising in advising on such investments. This announcement does not constitute a recommendation concerning a possible offer. The value of shares can decrease as well as increase. Potential investors should consult a professional advisor as to the suitability of a possible offer for the person concerned.


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