SANTIAGO, Chile, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EMPRESA NACIONAL DE ELECTRICIDAD S.A. ("Endesa Chile")(NYSE: EOCC) and ENDESA AMÉRICAS S.A. ("Endesa Américas")(NYSE: EOCA) today announced that Endesa Chile completed the distribution of the American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") of Endesa Américas to the holders of Endesa Chile ADSs, thereby completing the previously announced spin-off by Endesa Chile of Endesa Américas (the "Spin-off"). Holders of Endesa Chile ADSs as of April 14, 2016 (the "ADS Record Date") received one ADS of Endesa Américas for every ADS of Endesa Chile held by such holder on the ADS Record Date. Each Endesa Américas ADS represents 30 shares of Endesa Américas common stock. On April 21, 2016, Endesa Chile completed the distribution of Endesa Américas common stock.
Endesa Américas ADSs have been trading on a "when issued" basis on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") under the symbol "EOCA WI" since April 21, 2016, permitting holders of Endesa Chile ADSs to trade the right to receive Endesa Américas ADSs in today's distribution. Endesa Américas ADSs will begin regular way trading on the NYSE starting tomorrow under the symbol "EOCA" and Endesa Chile ADSs will resume regular way trading on the NYSE tomorrow under its new symbol "EOCC".
Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the completion of the Spin-off, timing of trading on the NYSE, Santiago Stock Exchange, the Electronic Stock Exchange and the Valparaíso Stock Exchange, and statements about the objectives of the Spin-off, Endesa Americas' strategy and other non-historical matters. These statements are based on management's current expectations or beliefs, and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, which could cause the actual results to differ materially from those indicated in our forward-looking statements. Such risks include the ability of the businesses of Endesa Chile and Endesa Américas to continue to grow and develop according to their business development plans, trends in the industries in which the businesses of Endesa Chile and Endesa Américas operate, customer demand, the competitive landscape in which the businesses of Endesa Chile and Endesa Américas operate, changes in regulation applicable to the businesses of Endesa Chile and Endesa Américas, competition risk, regulatory risk, financial markets risk, operational risks, and other risks and factors, including those set forth under the heading "Risk Factors" in Endesa Americas' Registration Statement on Form 20-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Information Statement issued by Endesa Chile. Except as required by law, Endesa Chile and Endesa Américas undertake no obligation to update these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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SOURCE Endesa Chile S.A.