NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (EXCEPT TO QUALIFIED INSTITUTIONAL BUYERS) OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD BE UNLAWFUL.
JOHANNESBURG, April 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Sasol Limited is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Sasol Financing USA LLC (the Issuer) has priced an offering of US$-denominated, Rule 144A / Regulation S notes, being US$1 000 million of notes due 2029 (the Notes). The Notes will bear interest at a rate of 8.750% per annum. The orderbook peaked above US$2,3 billion, which represents an oversubscription of more than 2,3 times.
The Notes will be general unsecured obligations of the Issuer and will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Sasol Limited. The offering is expected to close on 3 May 2023, subject to customary closing conditions. The proceeds of the offering will be used for repayment of existing indebtedness, and general corporate purposes.
"This successful placement is another important step in pro-actively managing our balance sheet and maintaining a strong liquidity position. As a result of this transaction we have now fully pre-funded our March 2024 bond maturity, and this follows the recent extension of our US dollar loan maturity to 2028," said Hanré Rossouw, Chief Financial Officer, Sasol Limited.
Citigroup and SMBC Nikko acted as Joint Global Coordinators. IMI – Intesa Sanpaolo, J.P. Morgan, BofA Securities, Mizuho Securities, MUFG, Standard Chartered Bank acted as Joint Bookrunners.
For further information, please contact:
Sasol Investor Relations,
Tiffany Sydow, VP Investor Relations Officer
Telephone: +27 (0) 71 673 1929
This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of any of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
The offering of the Notes will be made pursuant to an exemption under Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (as amended or superseded) (the Prospectus Regulation), as implemented in Member States of the European Economic Area, from the requirement to produce a prospectus for offers of securities. This announcement does not constitute an advertisement for the purposes of the Prospectus Regulation.
This announcement is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States. The Notes have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act), or any U.S. state security laws. Accordingly, the Notes are being offered and sold in the United States only to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act and outside the United States to non-US persons in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act. The Notes referred to herein may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under the Securities Act, or an exemption from registration. Any public offering of securities to be made in the United States will be made by means of a prospectus that may be obtained from the issuer and that will contain detailed information about the company and management, as well as financial statements.
The offering of the Notes will be made pursuant to an exemption under the UK Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (the UK Prospectus Regulation) from the requirement to produce a prospectus for offers of securities. This announcement does not constitute an advertisement for the purposes of the UK Prospectus Regulation.
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UK MiFIR professionals/COBS ECPs-only/No UK PRIIPs KID – Manufacturer target market (UK MiFIR product governance) is eligible counterparties and professional clients only (all distribution channels). No UK PRIIPs key information document (KID) has been prepared as not available to retail in UK.
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