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Tuesday 13 February, 2018

Reach4Entertainment

Proposed vendor placing

RNS Number : 7704E
Reach4Entertainment Enterprises PLC
13 February 2018
 

Prior to publication, the information contained within this announcement was deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 ("MAR"). With the publication of this announcement, this information is now considered to be in the public domain.

 

Not for publication, distribution or release directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, into or in the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, the Republic of South Africa or any other jurisdiction in which offers for sale would be prohibited by applicable law.

 

This announcement is not an offer to sell or a solicitation to buy securities in any jurisdiction, including the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan or the Republic of South Africa. 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.

 13 February 2018

 

reach4entertainment enterprises plc

("r4e" or the "Company")

 

Proposed vendor placing

 

r4e, the transatlantic media and entertainment company, has been advised by Gate Ventures plc ("Gate Ventures") that it wishes to sell up to 236,306,668 ordinary shares in the Company (the "Placing Shares"), which will be undertaken via an accelerated bookbuild placing to institutional and other investors (the "Placing").

 

The total Placing Shares represent Gate Ventures' entire shareholding in r4e and approximately 23.5 per cent of the issued share capital of r4e. The Placing will be conducted by Allenby Capital Limited (the "Bookrunner") and the Placing price will be determined at the close of the accelerated bookbuilding period.

 

The book for the Placing will open with immediate effect and is expected to close no later than 5:30 p.m. on 13 February 2018. The timing of the closing of the Placing book and the making of allocations may be accelerated or delayed by the Bookrunner at its discretion. The final number of Placing Shares to be placed will be agreed by the Bookrunner at the close of the bookbuild process and the results of the Placing will be announced as soon as practicable thereafter.

 

Enquiries:

 

reach4entertainment enterprises plc

 

Marc Boyan, Chief Executive Officer 

 

+44 (0) 20 7968 1655

Allenby Capital (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

+44 (0) 20 3328 5656

Jeremy Porter/James Reeve

 

 

 Novella Communications (Financial PR)

+44 (0) 20 3151 7008

Tim Robertson/Toby Andrews

 

 

MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO TAKE PART IN THE PLACING. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND ANY OFFER OF SECURITIES TO WHICH IT RELATES ARE ONLY ADDRESSED TO AND DIRECTED AT (1) IN ANY MEMBER STATE OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA, PERSONS WHO ARE QUALIFIED INVESTORS WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLE 2(1)(E) OF EU DIRECTIVE 2003/71/EC AND ANY RELEVANT IMPLEMENTING MEASURES (THE "PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE"); AND (2) IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, PERSONS WHO (I) HAVE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN MATTERS RELATING TO INVESTMENTS WHO FALL WITHIN ARTICLE 19(5) OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS ACT 2000 (FINANCIAL PROMOTION) ORDER 2005 (AS AMENDED) (THE "ORDER"); OR (II) FALL WITHIN ARTICLE 49(2)(A) TO (D) OF THE ORDER; OR (III) ARE PERSONS TO WHOM AN OFFER OF THE PLACING SHARES MAY OTHERWISE LAWFULLY BE MADE (ALL SUCH PERSONS REFERRED TO IN (1) AND (2) TOGETHER BEING REFERRED TO AS "RELEVANT PERSONS").

 

THE INFORMATION REGARDING THE PLACING SET OUT IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST NOT BE ACTED ON OR RELIED ON BY PERSONS WHO ARE NOT RELEVANT PERSONS. ANY INVESTMENT OR INVESTMENT ACTIVITY TO WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT RELATES IS AVAILABLE ONLY TO RELEVANT PERSONS AND WILL BE ENGAGED IN ONLY WITH RELEVANT PERSONS.

 

 These materials do not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, securities in the United States.  Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent (i) registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") or (ii) an available exemption from registration under the Securities Act. The Placing Shares may not be offered or sold in the United States unless registered under the Securities Act or offered in a private transaction exempt from, or not subject to, the registration requirements of the US Securities Act and the securities laws of any relevant state or other jurisdiction of the United States. The Placing Shares will not be offered to the public in the United States.

  

The Placing Shares have not been, and will not be, registered under the applicable securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of Australia, Canada, Japan or the Republic of South Africa. There will be no public offering of the Placing Shares in Australia, Canada, Japan or the Republic of South Africa or elsewhere.

 

No prospectus or offering document has been or will be prepared in connection with the Placing. Any investment decision to buy securities in the Placing 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 Gate Ventures or Allenby Capital Limited or any of their respective affiliates.

 

Neither this announcement nor any copy of it may be taken, transmitted or distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into or from the United States (including its territories and possessions, any state of the United States and the District of Columbia), Australia, Canada, Japan or the Republic of South Africa. Any failure to comply with this restriction may constitute a violation of United States, Australian, Canadian, Japanese or South African securities laws.

 

The distribution of this announcement and the offering or sale of the Placing Shares in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. No action has been taken by Gate Ventures, Allenby Capital Limited or any of their respective affiliates that would, or which is intended to, permit a public offer of the Placing Shares in any jurisdiction or possession or distribution of this announcement or any other offering or publicity material relating to the Placing Shares in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes are required by Gate Ventures and Allenby Capital Limited to inform them about and to observe any applicable restrictions.

 

 Allenby Capital Limited, which is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority is acting exclusively on behalf of the Company and no one else in connection with any offering of the Placing Shares and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections offered to the clients of Allenby Capital Limited, nor for providing advice in relation to the Placing or any matters referred to in this announcement.

This announcement has been issued by, and is the sole responsibility of, the Company. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is or will be made as to, or in relation to, and no responsibility or liability is or will be accepted by Allenby Capital Limited or by any of their affiliates or agents as to, or in relation to, the accuracy or completeness of this announcement or any other written or oral information made available to or publicly available to any interested party or their advisers, and any liability therefore is expressly disclaimed.

 


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