• The initial approximate amount will be EUR 250 million, due 2022, and targeted at national and international qualified investors.
• The purpose is to finance the redemption of the senior secured notes issued by the Company in February 2013
October 20, 2015.- Ence – Energía y Celulosa has initiated the commencement of a bookbuilding process for the purposes of issuing senior unsecured notes for an initial approximate amount of EUR 250 million, due 2022, with interest payable semi-annually and targeted at national and international qualified investors.
The purpose of the issue is to finance the redemption of the senior secured notes issued by Ence in February 2013 and still outstanding following the exercise by the Company of its right of redemption with respect to 10% of the notes, as announced by means of notice of relevant event dated 28 April 2015. With the funds obtained through the issuance will be also used to cover fees and expenses incurred in connection with the transaction.
This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any Notes, nor will there be any sale of Notes referred to in this announcement, in any jurisdiction, including in the United States, in which such offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted. The Notes have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under the U.S. Securities Act or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act. The Notes are being offered only to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act and to non-U.S. persons outside the United States in offshore transactions in accordance with Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act.
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