JSC BGEO Group debt issuance

Released : 27 Jul 2016 07:00

RNS Number : 3509F
Bgeo Group PLC
27 July 2016
 

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27 July 2016

JSC BGEO GROUP ANNOUNCES ISSUANCE OF US$350,000,000 6.00% NOTES DUE 2023

BGEO Group PLC, the holding company of JSC BGEO Group (the Company), announces that the Company has completed the issuance of its US$350,000,000 6.00% notes due 2023 (the New Notes). The Regulation S / Rule 144A senior unsecured Notes were issued and sold at an issue price of 99.297% of their principal amount on 26 July 2016. BofA Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan acted as Joint Lead Managers for the New Notes, with Galt & Taggart acting as Co-Manager. Dechert LLP and Baker & McKenzie LLP acted as legal advisors to the Joint Lead Managers and the Company, respectively. The New Notes are rated BB- (Fitch) and B1 (Moody's). The New Notes are listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.

Disclaimer

In the European Economic Area, with respect to any Member State that has implemented Directive 2003/71/EC and Directive 2010/73/EU (together with any applicable implementing measures in any Member State, the "Prospectus Directive"), this Announcement is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors ("Qualified Investors") in that Member State within the meaning of Artcile2(1)(e) of the Prospectus Directive.

The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or with any securities regulatory authority of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to US persons (as such term is defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the US Securities Act. The issuer of the securities has not registered, and does not intend to register, any portion of the offering in the United States, and does not intend to conduct a public offering of the securities in the United States.

This Announcement is not intended to, and shall not, constitute or contain an offer to sell or solicitation of an offer to purchase the securities referred to herein by any person in any jurisdiction where it is unlawful to make an offer or solicitation. The distribution of the Announcement and the offer or sale of the securities referred to herein in certain jurisdictions is restricted by law. This Announcement may not be used for or in connection with, and does not constitute, any offer to, or solicitation by, anyone in any jurisdiction or under any circumstance in which such offer or solicitation is not authorised or is unlawful.

In the United Kingdom ("UK"), this Announcement is being distributed only to, and is directed only at, Qualified Investors (i) who 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 "Order") and Qualified Investors falling within Article 49 of the Order, and (ii) to whom it may otherwise be lawfully communicated (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). Any investment or investment activity to which this Announcement relates is available only to relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this Announcement or any of its contents.

 

 

 

 

About BGEO Group PLC

BGEO Group PLC is a UK incorporated holding company of a Georgia-based banking group with an investment arm. Its primary business is the leading Georgian bank JSC Bank of Georgia, which has a market share of 33.5% (based on total assets), 32.3% (based on total loans) and 33.2% (based on client deposits). The banking business offers a broad range of retail banking, corporate banking, investment management and P&C insurance services. As of 31 March 2016, the bank served approximately 2.0 million client accounts through one of the largest distribution networks in Georgia, with 266 branches, the country's largest ATM network, comprising 753 ATMs, 2,627 Express pay (self-service) terminals and a full-service remote banking platform and a modern call center. The investment business primarily consists of the largest healthcare group in Georgia (Georgia Healthcare Group), real estate business (m2) and utility business (Georgia Global Utilities).

 

 

JSC BGEO Group has, as of the date hereof, the following credit ratings:

Bank of Georgia has, as of the date hereof, the following credit ratings:

 

 

Standard & Poor's

'BB-/B'

Fitch Ratings

'BB-/B'

Fitch Ratings

'BB-/B'

Moody's

B1/NP (FC) & B1/NP (LC)

Moody's

'B1/NP' (FC) & 'Ba3/NP' (LC)

 

For further information, please visit www.bgeo.com or contact: 

Irakli Gilauri

Michael Oliver

Ekaterina (Eka) Shavgulidze

Group CEO

Adviser to the CEO

Head of Investor Relations

+995 322 444 109

          +44 203 178 4034

         +995 322 444 205

igilauri@bog.ge

          moliver@bog.ge

          eshavgulidze@bog.ge

 

 

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