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31 JULY 2020 – IHS Netherlands Holdco B.V. today announces the successful completion of the placing of U.S.$150 million in aggregate principal amount across its 8.000% Senior Notes due 2027 and its 7.125% Senior Notes due 2025, split as U.S.$140 million in aggregate principal amount of its 8.000% Senior Notes due 2027 and U.S.$10 million in aggregate principal amount of its 7.125% Senior Notes due 2025. Goldman Sachs International acted as sole bookrunner and placement agent.
The proceeds will be used for general corporate purposes. Relevant stabilisation regulations including FCA/ICMA apply.
This document is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The Notes may not be sold in the United States unless they are registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or are exempt from registration. The offering of Notes described in this announcement and any related guarantees has not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act, and accordingly any offer or sale of the Notes and such guarantees may be made only in a transaction exempt from the registration requirements of the under the Securities Act. The Notes are being offered in the United States only to qualified institutional buyers in accordance with Rule 144A under the Securities Act, and to non-U.S. persons outside the United States in accordance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.
Promotion of the Notes in the United Kingdom is restricted by the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (the “FSMA”), and accordingly, the Notes are not being promoted to the general public in the United Kingdom. This announcement is for distribution only to, and is only directed at, persons who (i) 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 “Financial Promotion Order”), (ii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.) of the Financial Promotion Order, or (iii) are persons to whom an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity within the meaning of section 21 of the FSMA in connection with the issue or sale of any securities may otherwise lawfully be communicated or caused to be communicated (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”). This announcement is directed only at relevant persons and must not be acted on or relied on by anyone who is not a relevant person.
In addition, if and to the extent that this announcement is communicated in, or the offer of securities to which it relates is made in, any EEA member state that has implemented the Prospectus Regulation, this announcement and the offering of any securities described herein are only addressed to and directed at persons in that member state who are “qualified investors” within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation or in any other circumstances falling within Article 1(4) of the Prospectus Regulation (or who are other persons to whom the offer may lawfully be addressed) and must not be acted on or relied on by other persons in that member state. The offer and sale of the Notes will be made pursuant to an exception under the Prospectus Regulation, as implemented in the EEA member states, from the requirement to produce a prospectus for offers of securities. This announcement does not constitute a prospectus within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation or an offer to the public.
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