EQS Group-Ad-hoc: AEVIS VICTORIA SA / Key word(s): Bond
2016-10-12 / 07:15
Fribourg, 11 October 2016
THIS DOCUMENT IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN INVITATION OR OFFER TO ACQUIRE, PURCHASE OR SUBSCRIBE FOR SECURITIES. THE OFFER OF THE INSTRUMENT OUTLINED HEREIN IS PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED IN VARIOUS JURISDICTIONS INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA AND THE UK.
AEVIS VICTORIA SA increases its 2.0% straight bond issued in September 2016
AEVIS VICTORIA SA announces the increase of its 6-year straight bond that was issued in September 2016. Due to strong investor demand, the bond will be increased by CHF 15 million to an overall volume of CHF 145 million. The net proceeds of the senior bond will be used for refinancing and general corporate purposes, including the ongoing purchase offer for Générale Beaulieu Holding SA in Geneva as well as other potential future acquisitions.
UBS AG acted as Lead Manager of the bonds. The key terms of the bonds are as follows:
Issuer: AEVIS VICTORIA SA, Fribourg, Switzerland
Total volume: CHF 145’000’000
Coupon: 2.00% p.a.
Term: 6 years
Issue price: 100%
Payment date: 19 October 2016
Listing: Listing will be applied in accordance with the standard for bonds of the SIX Swiss Exchange.
For further information:
AEVIS VICTORIA SA – Investing for a better life
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL, A SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY ANY OF THE BONDS DESCRIBED HEREIN, OR ANY KIND OF ADVICE, NOR SHALL THERE BE ANY OFFER, SOLICITATION OR SALE IN ANY COUNTRY OR JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH AN OFFER, SOLICITATION OR SALE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL PRIOR TO REGISTRATION OR QUALIFICATION UNDER THE SECURITIES LAWS OF ANY COUNTRY OR JURISDICTION. THIS PRESS RELEASE ALSO DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A PROSPECTUS AS SUCH TERM IS UNDERSTOOD PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 652A OR ARTICLE 1156 OF THE SWISS FEDERAL CODE OF OBLIGATIONS OR A LISTING PROSPECTUS WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE LISTING RULES OF THE SIX SWISS EXCHANGE.
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN ARE NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND MUST NOT BE DISTRIBUTED TO U.S. PERSONS (AS DEFINED IN REGULATION S OF THE U.S. SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED (“SECURITIES ACT”)) OR TO PUBLICATIONS WITH A GENERAL CIRCULATION IN THE UNITED STATES. THE SECURITIES REFERRED TO HEREIN HAVE NOT BEEN AND WILL NOT BE REGISTERED UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OR ANY STATE SECURITIES LAWS AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED OR SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES ABSENT REGISTRATION OR AN APPLICABLE EXEMPTION FROM SUCH REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS.
IN MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA (“EEA”) THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND ANY OFFER IF MADE SUBSEQUENTLY IS DIRECTED ONLY AT PERSONS WHO ARE “QUALIFIED INVESTORS” WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLE 2(1)(E) OF DIRECTIVE 2003/71/EC, AS AMENDED BY THE DIRECTIVE 2010/73/EC (THE “PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE”).
WITHIN THE UNITED KINGDOM, THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS DIRECTED ONLY AT PERSONS HAVING PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN MATTERS RELATING TO INVESTMENTS WHO FALL WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF “INVESTMENT PROFESSIONALS” IN ARTICLE 19(5) OF THE FINANCIAL SERVICES AND MARKETS ACT 2000 (FINANCIAL PROMOTION) ORDER 2005 (“RELEVANT PERSONS”). THE INVESTMENT OR INVESTMENT ACTIVITY TO WHICH THIS ANNOUNCEMENT RELATES IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO AND WILL ONLY BE ENGAGED IN WITH RELEVANT PERSONS AND PERSON WHO RECEIVE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WHO ARE NOT RELEVANT PERSONS SHOULD NOT RELY OR ACT UPON IT.
THIS PRESS RELEASE SHALL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED IN ANY JURISDICTION AND AN OFFER TO PURCHASE BONDS SHALL NOT BE MADE IN ANY JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH A SALE OR OFFER IS SUBJECT TO LEGAL RESTRICTIONS. PERSONS WHO ARE IN POSSESSION OF THIS PRESS RELEASE ARE REQUESTED BY AEVIS HOLDING SA TO INFORM THEMSELVES ABOUT AND ABIDE BY ANY SUCH RESTRICTIONS.
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