DISCLOSURE OF AN INSIDE INFORMATION ACCORDING TO ARTICLE 17 MAR
ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE generates gross proceeds of approximately EUR 515 million from sale of new shares
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Unterföhring, Germany, November 3, 2016. Today, ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE successfully completed the sale of new shares from a cash capital increase from the Company´s authorized capital resolved by the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board on November 3, 2016. In the course of the capital increase 14,202,800 new registered no-par value shares will be issued carrying full dividend rights as of January 1, 2016. This corresponds to an increase of the Company’s share capital by approximately 6.5%. The shareholders preemptive rights have been excluded.
All new shares have been sold at a sales price of EUR 36.25 per share. The Company will generate gross proceeds before incurred costs and commissions in the amount of approximately EUR 515 million from the capital increase. The gross proceeds will primarily contribute to the financing of the Company’s growth strategy by the acquisition of other companies and interests in other companies in particular in the digital space. The capital increase will furthermore serve general purposes as well as support the strengthening of the Company’s balance sheet. The earnings oriented dividend policy of the company remains unaffected from this transaction.
The implementation of the capital increase is expected to be registered with the commercial register of the Company on November 7, 2016. Thereby the Company’s nominal share capital will be increased from EUR 218,797,200.00 to EUR 233,000,000.00.
The commencement of trading for the new shares is expected for November 9, 2016. They will be included in the listing of the existing shares of the Company on the regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Prime Standard) as well as on the regulated market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
In connection with the capital increase, the Company has accepted a so-called lock-up according to which the Company agreed vis-à-vis the placement banks with certain exceptions, inter alia, not to issue further new shares or respective preemptive /conversion rights for a period of three months.
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This publication does not constitute an offer of securities for sale or a solicitation of an offer to purchase securities of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE in the United States, Germany or any other jurisdiction. Neither this announcement nor anything contained herein shall form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any offer or commitment whatsoever in any jurisdiction. The securities referred to herein will not be or have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under the Securities Act or an applicable exemption from registration requirements. The securities will not be registered under the Securities Act. There will be no public offer of the securities in the United States.
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In member states of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) which have implemented the Prospectus Directive (each, a “Relevant Member State”), this announcement and any offer if made subsequently is directed exclusively at persons who are “qualified investors” within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive (“Qualified Investors”). For these purposes, the expression “Prospectus Directive” means Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including the 2010 PD Amending Directive, to the extent implemented in a Relevant Member State), and includes any relevant implementing measure in the Relevant Member State and the expression “2010 PD Amending Directive” means Directive 2010/73/EU.
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.
This information contains forward-looking statements that are based upon current views and assumptions of the ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE management, which were made to its best knowledge. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause the earnings position, profitability, performance or the results of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE or the success of the media and digital industry to differ materially from the earnings position, profitability, performance or the results expressly or implicitly assumed or described in these forward-looking statements. In consideration of these risks, uncertainties and other factors, persons receiving these documents are advised not to unreasonably rely on these forward-looking statements. ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE does not assume any obligation to update such forward-looking statements and to adjust them to any future results and developments.
In connection with any offering of the shares of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE (the “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 Shares and in that capacity may retain, purchase or sell for their own account such Shares. In addition certain of the Joint Bookrunners or their affiliates may enter into financing arrangements and swaps with investors in connection with which such Joint Bookrunners (or their affiliates) may from time to time acquire, hold or dispose of Shares. The Joint Bookrunners 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.
The Joint Bookrunners are acting on behalf of ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE and no one else in connection with any offering of the Shares and will not be responsible to any other person for providing the protections afforded to clients of the respective Joint Bookrunners nor for providing advice in relation to any offering of the Shares.
Person making the notification: Dirk Voigtländer, Head of Investor Relations, ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE.