MEXICO CITY, Dec. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Financiero Santander México, S.A.B. de C.V. (BMV: SANMEX; NYSE: BSMX) (the "Company") today announced that it has priced U.S.$500 million aggregate principal amount of 8.500% Perpetual Subordinated Non-Preferred Contingent Convertible Additional Tier 1 Capital Notes (the "AT1 Notes"). The AT1 Notes were sold for 100.000% of their principal amount and each AT1 Note is mandatorily convertible, in certain regulatory circumstances, into ordinary shares of the Company at the higher of the volume weighted average of the ordinary shares closing price on the Mexican Stock Exchange for the thirty (30) consecutive business days immediately preceding the conversion date (with each closing price for the thirty (30) consecutive business days being converted from Mexican pesos into U.S. dollars at the then prevailing exchange rate) and a floor price of Ps.20.30 (converted into U.S. dollars at the then-prevailing exchange rate). Banco Santander, S.A. (Spain) has agreed to purchase approximately 88% of the aggregate amount of the AT1 Notes.
The offering of the AT1 Notes was registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and the Company expects that the AT1 Notes will be registered in the Mexican National Securities Registry (Registro Nacional de Valores) of the Mexican National Banking and Securities Commission (Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores).
Santander Investment Securities Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are joint book-running managers for the offering. The offering is being made pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement filed with the SEC on December 21, 2016. The offering of the AT1 Notes may be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, copies of which, when available may be obtained by contacting Santander Investment Securities Inc. at 45 East 53rd Street, New York, New York 10022 (tel: +1-855-403-3636), to Goldman Sachs & Co. at 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282 (tel: +1-866-471-2526), or to Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC at 1585 Broadway, New York, New York 10036 (tel: +1-866-718-1649).
This material fact announcement is required to be made under Mexican law and does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the AT1 Notes, nor shall there be any offer or sale of the AT1 Notes in Mexico or any other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be prohibited prior to approval, registration or qualification under the securities laws of Mexico or any such jurisdiction.
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