18 April 2018 11:10

Share capital increase: early ending of the offer to the market of the unexercised option rights



Following the press release published on 13 April 2018, Immobiliare Grande Distribuzione SIIQ S.p.A. (“IGD”) announces that, during the first trading session held today, all of the No. 1,636,012 option rights not exercised during the offering period (the “Unexercised Rights”) for the subscription of No. 584,290 newly issued IGD ordinary shares (the “New Shares”), arising from the capital increase resolved by the Extraordinary Shareholders’ meeting held on 12 February 2018, have been sold for a total amount of Euro 1,532,943.24.

The exercise of the Unexercised Rights purchased during the auction on the Mercato Telematico Azionario organized and managed by Borsa Italiana S.p.A. and, therefore, the subscription of the related New Shares shall be carried out, subject to forfeiture, by and no later than the third trading day following the early closing notification, and therefore by 23 April 2018.

The Unexercised Rights will be made available to purchasers through authorized intermediaries members of the centralized management system of Monte Titoli S.p.A and may be used to subscribe the New Shares, at a price equal to Euro 5.165 per each New Share, at the subscription ratio of No. 5 New Shares for every No. 14 Unexercised Rights purchased.

Please note that (i) during the offering period, 79,668,540 option rights have been exercised and 28,453,050  New Shares, representing 97.99% of the total New Shares offered, have been subscribed, for an aggregate amount of Euro 146,960,003.50; and (ii) the offering remains underwritten, as Banca IMI S.p.A. (Intesa Sanpaolo Group), BNP Paribas and Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, who act as Joint Global Coordinators and Joint Bookrunners, undertook, pursuant to the terms and conditions set forth in the underwriting agreement, to subscribe, inter alia, the New Shares corresponding to the Unexercised Rights, up to a maximum amount equal to the aggregate amount of the share capital increase, net of the amount subscribed by Coop Alleanza 3.0 Soc. Coop. and, therefore, for a maximum amount of approximately Euro 88.61 million.

The Registration Document, the Information Note and the Summary Note are available at the registered office of IGD, in Ravenna, via Agro Pontino, n. 13, as well as on the website of IGD www.gruppoigd.it.

The capital increase will allow IGD to improve the leverage ratios, whose trend is already in line with the financial objectives communicated to the market as part of its 2016-2018 Business Plan (Loan to Value comprised between 45% and 50% and Interest Cover Ratio above 3x by the end of 2018).


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In accordance with the Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 November 2014 on key information documents for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs) and its implementing and delegated acts (the “PRIIPs Regulation”), a key information document in respect of the Option Rights (as defined below) has been prepared by the Company and made available in due course to investors at www.gruppoigd.it. Such key information document is a document solely produced by the Company and without input or advice from any of the Joint Global Coordinators. None of the Joint Global Coordinators makes any representations, express or implied, or accepts any responsibility whatsoever for the contents of the key information document for the Option Rights prepared by the Company nor accepts any responsibility to update the contents of the key information document in accordance with the PRIIPs Regulation, to undertake any review processes in relation thereto or to provide such key information document to future distributors of the Option Rights. Each of the Joint Global Coordinators and their respective affiliates accordingly disclaim all and any liability whether arising in tort or contract or otherwise which it or they might have in respect of the key information document prepared by the Company.
Information to Distributors
Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within: (a) EU Directive2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments, as amended (“MiFID II”); (b) Articles 9 and 10 of Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 supplementing MiFID II; and (c) local implementing measures (together, the “MiFID II Product Governance Requirements”), and disclaiming all and any liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any “manufacturer” (for the purposes of the MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the option rights for the subscription of the New Shares (the “Option Rights”) and the New Shares have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that they each are: (i) compatible with an end target market of retail investors and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by MiFID II (the “Target Market Assessment”). Notwithstanding the Target Market Assessment, Distributors should note that: the price of the Option Rights and/or the New Shares may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the Option Rights and the New Shares offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the Option Rights and/or the New Shares is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom. The Target Market Assessment is without prejudice to the requirements of any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the offer.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Target Market Assessment does not constitute: (a) an assessment of suitability or appropriateness for the purposes of MiFID II; or (b) a recommendation to any investor or group of investors to invest in, or purchase, or take any other action whatsoever with respect to the Option Rights and/or the New Shares.
Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the Option Rights and/or the New Shares and determining appropriate distribution channels.
It is the responsibility of each distributor to ensure that the relevant key information document is provided to any clients that are “retail clients”.