ATHENS, Greece, September 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
INTRALOT S.A. Integrated Lottery Systems and Services today announced the successful pricing of an offering of €250 million 6.750% Senior Notes due 2021 (the "Notes"), to be issued by its indirect subsidiary INTRALOT Capital Luxembourg S.A., a public limited liability company (société anonyme) organized under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. International investors and funds from Europe and North America participated in the Offering. The Notes were offered at an issue price of 100.000%; and guaranteed by INTRALOT S.A. (the "Parent Guarantor"), INTRALOT Global Securities B.V. (the direct parent company of the Issuer) and certain indirect subsidiaries of INTRALOT S.A.
The Notes are expected to be admitted to trading on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange's Euro MTF market.
Following the release of proceeds from escrow upon satisfaction of certain financing conditions, the proceeds will be used, together with cash on the balance sheet, to pay the tender price for the €276.7 million outstanding 9.750% senior notes due 2018 (the "2018 Notes"). The settlement of the tender offer is expected to occur on September 23, 2016 (unless extended), and any 2018 Notes that remain outstanding following the closing of the tender offer will be fully redeemed under the redemption provisions of the related indenture.
Mr. Antonios Kerastaris, INTRALOT Group Chief Executive Officer, stated: "The warm reception of our senior bond notes offering today is a strong endorsement by international markets of INTRALOT's achievements and potential. We succeeded in issuing a €250 million bond priced at a 6.750% coupon to refinance an existing 9.750% coupon bond therefore dramatically reducing the debt servicing burden and we re-affirmed INTRALOT's credit ratings by international agencies. I am extremely pleased by the high caliber of investors who signed up today and thank them for their pledge of confidence in our company. These developments will offer a significant boost towards successfully implementing our two-pronged strategy for growth based on an enhanced products and services portfolio as well as a series of new strategic partnerships around the globe."
Important Regulatory Notice
This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any Notes, nor will there be any offer or sale of Notes referred to in this announcement, in any jurisdiction, including 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.
This announcement is being distributed only to, and is directed at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom, (ii) persons in the United Kingdom falling within the definition of investment professionals (as defined in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Financial Promotion Order")), (iii) persons who are within Article 43 of the Financial Promotion Order or (iv) any other persons to whom it may otherwise lawfully be made under the Financial Promotion Order (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). The investments to which this announcement relates are available only to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase or otherwise acquire such investments will be available only to or will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents. This announcement is directed only at relevant persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not relevant persons.
In member states of the European Economic Area, this announcement is directed only at persons who are "qualified investors" within the meaning of article 2(1)(e) of Directive 2003/71/EC (such directive, as amended, the "Prospectus Directive"). This announcement is an advertisement for the purposes of applicable measures implementing the Prospectus Directive.
Neither the content of INTRALOT S.A.'s website nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on INTRALOT S.A.'s website is incorporated in, or forms part of, this announcement. The distribution of this announcement into certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
In relation to the offering of the Notes:
(i) no public offer, as defined in L. 3401/2005, art. 10 of L. 876/1979, article 8a of Codified L. 2190/1920 and L. 3461/2006 (all, as amended and in force), shall take place; and
(ii) no advertisement, notice, statement or other action has been or shall be reviewed, approved or authorized by the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission under L. 3401/2005, art. 10 of L. 876/1979, article 8a of Codified L. 2190/1920 and L. 3461/2006 (all, as amended and in force),
in, from or otherwise involving the Hellenic Republic.
No offering document of the Notes has been approved by the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission.
INTRALOT, a public listed company established in 1992, is a leading gaming solutions supplier and operator active in 54 regulated jurisdictions around the globe. With €1.91 billion turnover and a global workforce of approximately 5,100 employees in 2015, INTRALOT is an innovation - driven corporation focusing its product development on the customer experience. The company is uniquely positioned to offer to lottery and gaming organizations across geographies market-tested solutions and retail operational expertise. Through the use of a dynamic and omni-channel approach, INTRALOT offers an integrated portfolio of best-in-class gaming systems and product solutions & services addressing all gaming verticals (Lottery, Betting, Interactive, VLT). Players can enjoy a seamless and personalized experience through exciting games and premium content across multiple delivery channels, both retail and interactive. INTRALOT has been awarded with the prestigious WLA Responsible Gaming Framework Certification by the World Lottery Association (WLA) for its global lottery operations.