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Exercise of Over-Allotment Option

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Baltic Classifieds Group PLC
06 July 2021




6 July 2021

Baltic Classifieds Group PLC


Exercise of Over-Allotment Option


Further to its announcement on 30 June 2021 relating to its initial public offering (the "Offer"), Baltic Classifieds Group PLC (the "Company") is pleased to announce that Merrill Lynch International, as stabilisation manager, has today exercised the over-allotment option granted by ANTLER EquityCo S.à r.l. (a company owned by funds advised by Apax Partners LLP) in respect of 29,993,511 ordinary shares in the Company (the "Over-allotment Shares"), representing over 14.99% of the initial size of the Offer. The Over-allotment Shares will be sold at the offer price of 165 pence per ordinary share.


Including the exercise of the over-allotment option, the total size of the Offer was 229,993,511 ordinary shares, in total representing 46.00% of the 500,000,000 ordinary shares of the Company currently in issue.





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This announcement does not contain, constitute nor form part of any offer to sell or issue, or any invitation or solicitation of an offer to buy, shares to any person in any jurisdiction to whom or in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful, including the United States, Australia, Canada or Japan. The shares referred to herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The shares may not be offered or sold in the United States, except to qualified institutional buyers ("QIBs") as defined in, and in reliance on, Rule 144A under the Securities Act ("Rule 144A") or pursuant to another exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act.  The offer and sale of the shares referred to herein has not and will not be registered under the applicable securities laws of Australia, Canada or Japan. There will be no public offer of securities in the United States, Australia, Canada or Japan.

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