Equity Placing in Helios Towers PLCSource: RNS
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Successful completion of the sale of ordinary shares in Helios Towers Plc ("Helios Towers" or the "Company")
18 June 2020
Network i2i Limited, wholly owned subsidiary of Bharti Airtel Limited, (the "Seller") hereby announces the sale of 23.1 million existing ordinary shares in Helios Towers ("Placing Shares"), (the "Placing"). The Placing Shares represented approximately 2.3% of Helios Towers' issued ordinary share capital. Following the sale, the Seller will no longer hold any of the Company's issued ordinary share capital.
Gross sale proceeds of the offering amounted to £36.9m, equal to £1.60 for each ordinary share. The sale will be settled on 22 June 2020.
Citigroup Global Markets Limited ("Citi") acted as Joint Bookrunner in connection with the offering. BofA Securities acted as Joint Bookrunner (passive).
Helios Towers will not receive any proceeds from the Placing.
Citigroup Global Markets Limited (Joint Bookrunner)
+44 (0) 20 7500 5000
BofA Securities (Joint Bookrunner (passive))
+44 (0) 20 7628 1000
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This announcement is not an offer of securities or investments for sale nor a solicitation of an offer to buy securities or investments in any jurisdiction where such offer or solicitation would be unlawful. No action has been taken that would permit an offering of the securities or possession or distribution of this announcement in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes are required to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions.
The Placing Shares may not be offered to the public in any jurisdiction in circumstances which would require the preparation or registration of any prospectus or offering document relating to the Placing Shares in such jurisdiction. No action has been taken by the Seller or any of its affiliates, that would permit an offering of the Placing Shares or possession or distribution of this announcement or any other offering or publicity material relating to such securities in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required.
The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and, subject to certain exemptions, may not be offered or sold in the United States (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act). Neither this document nor the information contained herein constitutes or forms part of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in the United States. There will be no public offer of any securities in the United States or in any other jurisdiction.
In the United Kingdom and member states of the European Economic Area, this announcement and any offer if made subsequently is directed exclusively at persons who are "qualified investors" within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2017/1129) ("Qualified Investors"). In the United Kingdom this announcement is directed exclusively at Qualified Investors (i) who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Order") or (ii) who fall within Article 49(2)(A) to (D) of the Order, or (iii) to whom it may otherwise lawfully be communicated (all such persons together being referred to as "Relevant Persons"). This document is directed only at Relevant Persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not Relevant Persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons. This announcement is not an offer of securities or investments for sale nor a solicitation of an offer to buy securities or investments in any jurisdiction where such offer or solicitation would be unlawful. No action has been taken that would permit an offering of the securities or possession or distribution of this announcement in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. Persons into whose possession this announcement comes are required to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions.
In connection with any offering of the Placing Shares, the Joint Bookrunners and any of their respective affiliates acting as an investor for their own account may take up as a proprietary position any Placing Shares and in that capacity may retain, purchase or sell for their own account such Placing Shares. In addition they may enter into financing arrangements and swaps with investors in connection with which they may from time to time acquire, hold or dispose of Placing Shares. They do not intend to disclose the extent of any such investment or transactions otherwise than in accordance with any legal or regulatory obligation to do so.
Citi, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority and Merrill Lynch International, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, are acting on behalf of the Seller and no one else in connection with any offering of the Placing Shares and will not be responsible to any other person for providing the protections afforded to any of its clients or for providing advice in relation to any offering of the Placing Shares. The Joint Bookrunners will not regard any other person as its client in relation to the offering of the Placing Shares.
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