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Friday 05 November, 2021

SIG PLC

Pricing of EUR300,000,000 Senior Secured Notes

RNS Number : 4273R
SIG PLC
05 November 2021
 

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THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR FORM PART OF ANY OFFER OR INVITATION TO SELL OR ISSUE, OR ANY SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO PURCHASE OR SUBSCRIBE FOR, ANY SECURITIES OF SIG PLC.

 

 

5 November 2021

 

LEI: 213800VDC1BKJEZ8PV53

 

SIG plc

 

Pricing of €300,000,000 Senior Secured Notes

 

 

Further to the announcement of 1 November 2021, SIG plc (the "Company", and together with its subsidiaries, the "Group") is pleased to confirm that it has successfully priced the offering of €300,000,000 of 5.25% fixed rate senior secured notes due 2026 (the "Notes").

 

The Company will use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes (the "Offering") to: (i) repay its existing private placement notes, (ii) repay its existing credit facilities and cancel any commitments thereunder, and (iii) fund cash on the Group's balance sheet for general corporate purposes.

 

The Notes will be issued at par and will be guaranteed on a senior secured basis by certain subsidiaries of the Company. Interest on the Notes will be payable semi-annually in arrear. The Offering is expected to close and the Notes are expected to be issued on or about 18 November 2021, subject to customary conditions precedent. The Notes are expected to be listed and admitted to trading on the Official List of The International Stock Exchange.

 

The Company is also pleased to confirm that, in conjunction with the pricing of the Offering, it has entered into a new revolving credit facility agreement that provides for aggregate borrowings of up to an equivalent of £50,000,000 (the "New Revolving Credit Facility") with a group of relationship banks, which initially will be undrawn.

 

Steve Francis, Chief Executive Officer, commented:

 

"We are delighted with the response we have received from investors. The success of this transaction enables us to refinance our existing facilities well ahead of their maturity dates and on more attractive terms. Together with our New Revolving Credit Facility, the Notes further improve the Group's financial flexibility by extending the maturity profile of the Group's borrowings and increasing its available liquidity. This will provide a strong base from which to drive forward our "Return to Growth" strategy, which has delivered notable improvements in growth and profitability to date, and which we are increasingly confident will continue to deliver value for all stakeholders in the near and longer term.

 

On behalf of the Board, I wish to thank our bond investors for their support, and for the confidence they have shown in the Group's strategy and outlook."

 

Important Notice

 

This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, securities in any jurisdiction where such offer or solicitation is unlawful. The Notes and the related guarantees have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or the securities laws of any state of the United States or other jurisdiction, and therefore may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act), except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable securities laws of any state of the United States or other jurisdiction.

 

This announcement may include "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Any such projections or statements are based on current expectations and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from any expected future events or results expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. Persons receiving this announcement should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements and information contained in this announcement are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

 

This announcement is directed only to: (i) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Financial Promotion Order"); (ii) persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) ("high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.") of the Financial Promotion Order; (iii) persons outside the United Kingdom; or (iv) 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) (the "FSMA") 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 announcement 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 announcement relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons.

 

This announcement has been prepared on the basis that no offer of securities will be directed to retail investors in the European Economic Area (the "EEA"). For these purposes, a "retail investor" means a person who is one (or more) of: (i) a retail client as defined in point (11) of Article 4(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU, as amended ("MiFID II"); (ii) a customer within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2016/97, as amended (the "Insurance Distribution Directive"), where that customer would not qualify as a professional client as defined in point (10) of Article 4(1) of MiFID II ; or (iii) not a qualified investor as defined in Article 2(e) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129, as amended. Consequently, no key information document required by Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014, as amended (the "PRIIPs Regulation") for offering, selling or distributing the securities referred to herein or otherwise making them available to retail investors in the EEA has been prepared, and, therefore, offering, selling or distributing the securities or otherwise making them available to any retail investor in the EEA may be unlawful under the PRIIPs Regulation .  

 

This announcement has been prepared on the basis that no offer of securities will be directed to retail investors in the United Kingdom. For these purposes, a "retail investor" means a person who is one (or more) of: (i) a retail client, as defined in point (8) of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) No 2017/565 as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (the "EUWA"); (ii) a customer within the meaning of the provisions of the FSMA and any rules or regulations made under the FSMA to implement the Insurance Distribution Directive, where that customer would not qualify as a professional client, as defined in point (8) of Article 2(1) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the EUWA ; or (iii) not a qualified investor as defined in Article 2 of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 as amended and as it forms part of the UK domestic law by virtue of the EUWA. Consequently, no key information document required by Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the EUWA (the "UK PRIIPs Regulation") for offering, selling or distributing the securities referred to herein or otherwise making them available to retail investors in the United Kingdom has been prepared and, therefore, offering, selling or distributing the securities or otherwise making them available to any retail investor in the United Kingdom may be unlawful under the UK PRIIPs Regulation.

 

The person responsible for arranging the release of this announcement on behalf of the Company is Andrew Watkins, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary.

 

 

Enquiries

 

SIG plc

 

 

 


 

Steve Francis

Chief Executive Officer

+44 (0) 114 285 6300

 

Ian Ashton

Chief Financial Officer


 




 

FTI Consulting



Richard Mountain


 +44 (0) 20 3727 1340




Peel Hunt LLP - Joint broker to SIG 


 

Mike Bell / Charles Batten


 +44 (0) 20 7418 8900 



 

Jefferies International Limited - Joint broker to SIG


 

Ed Matthews / Will Soutar


+44 (0) 20 7029 8000

 

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