Company name Borets Finance DAC
Headline MEETING RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT


RNS Number : 5271B
Borets Finance DAC
04 April 2017
 

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO, OR TO ANY PERSON LOCATED OR RESIDENT IN, ANY JURISDICTION WHERE IT IS UNLAWFUL TO RELEASE, PUBLISH OR DISTRIBUTE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT OR THE TENDER OFFER AND CONSENT SOLICITATION MEMORANDUM.

4 April 2017

BORETS FINANCE DAC's OFFER AND CONSENT SOLICITATION: MEETING RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT

On 13 March 2017, Borets Finance DAC (the "Offeror"): (1) made (a) an invitation to each holder (a "Noteholder") of its outstanding US$420,000,000 7.625% Guaranteed Notes Due 2018 (the "Notes") (common code/CUSIP: 097446920 (Reg S)/ 09973AAA9 (Rule 144A); ISIN: XS0974469206 (Reg S) US09973AAA97 (Rule 144A)) to tender any or all of their Notes for purchase by the Offeror for cash (the "Offer") and concurrently (b) a solicitation (the "Consent Solicitation") to consider and, if thought fit, pass an extraordinary resolution (the "Resolution") to approve certain amendments (the "Amendments") to the Trust Deed governing the Notes (the "Trust Deed"), that would permit the Offeror to remove substantially all of the covenants and all of the events of default (except for non-payment and cross-acceleration events of default) in the terms and conditions of the Notes under the Trust Deed that can be removed by an Extraordinary Resolution of the Noteholders, other than a "special quorum resolution" (in each case, as defined in the Trust Deed); and (2) announced a meeting of Noteholders (the "Meeting") in accordance with the Trust Deed to consider the Amendments.

The Offeror hereby informs the Noteholders that the Meeting was duly convened and was held on 4 April 2017. At the Meeting, Noteholders holding US$330,921,000 in the aggregate principal amount of Notes (which represents 88.73% of the aggregate principal amount of Notes outstanding) were represented by proxies, and accordingly the Meeting was quorate. Noteholders representing 99.79% of all votes cast at the Meeting voted in favour of the Resolution implementing the Amendments. Therefore, the Requisite Majority has been obtained.

To implement the Resolution, the Offeror and Deutsche Trustee Company Limited, in its capacity as the Trustee under the Trust Deed, will enter into, among other things, the Supplemental Trust Deed amending the Trust Deed in accordance with the Amendments. The Supplemental Trust Deed shall become effective upon the satisfaction of the Financing Condition on the Settlement Date.

As at the Expiration Deadline (4:00 p.m. (London time) on 31 March 2017), Tender Instructions in respect of US$239,668,000 in the aggregate principal amount of Notes were received by the Information and Tender Agent. This announcement does not constitute acceptance of any tendered Notes for purchase by the Offeror. In accordance with the Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation Memorandum (as defined below), a further announcement will be made as soon as reasonably practicable after the New Notes Pricing as to: (i) the aggregate principal amount of Notes in respect of which a Tender Instruction has been received by the Information and Tender Agent at or prior to the Expiration Deadline; (ii) whether the Financing Condition would be expected to be satisfied on the Settlement Date; (iii) subject to the satisfaction of the Financing Condition, (a) whether the Offeror accepts valid tenders of Notes tendered at or prior to the Expiration Deadline and (b) the aggregate principal amount of such Notes accepted for purchase on the Settlement Date; and (iv) whether the Offer is re-opened until the Late Tender Expiration Deadline.

Capitalised terms used in this announcement but not defined herein have the meanings given to them in the Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation Memorandum dated 13 March 2017 in relation to the Offer and Consent Solicitation (the "Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation Memorandum").

DISCLAIMER

General

This announcement is for informational purposes only. The Offer is only being made, and the Consents are only being solicited pursuant to the Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation Memorandum and only in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law. None of this announcement, the Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation Memorandum nor any other documents or materials relating to the Offer or the Consent Solicitation constitutes an offer to purchase or the solicitation of an offer to tender or sell Notes to or from any person located or resident in any jurisdiction where such offer or solicitation is unlawful.

United States of America

Nothing in this announcement constitutes an offer of securities in the United States of America. The securities referred to in this announcement have not been and will not be registered under 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 within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons (as 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 Securities Act.

United Kingdom

The communication of this announcement and any other documents or materials relating to the Offer and the Consent Solicitation are not being reviewed and such documents and/or materials have not been approved by an authorised person for the purposes of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Accordingly, such documents and/or materials are not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to, the general public in the United Kingdom. The communication of such documents and/or materials as a financial promotion is only being made to those persons in the United Kingdom falling within the definition of investment professionals (as defined in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Financial Promotion Order")) or persons who are within Article 43 of the Financial Promotion Order, including existing members and creditors of the Offeror, or any other persons to whom it may otherwise lawfully be made under the Financial Promotion Order.

Russia

The Offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, to the public in the Russian Federation. Neither this announcement, nor information contained therein nor any other document or materials relating to the Offer or the Consent Solicitation is an offer, or an invitation to make offers, to sell, exchange or otherwise transfer securities in the Russian Federation to or for the benefit of any Russian person or entity and does not constitute an advertisement or offering of securities in the Russian Federation within the meaning of Russian securities laws. Neither this announcement, nor any other documents or materials relating to the Offer or the Consent Solicitation have been or shall be distributed to the public in the Russian Federation. Information contained in this announcement is not intended for any persons in the Russian Federation who are not "qualified investors" within the meaning of Article 51.2 of the Federal Law No. 39-FZ "On the Securities Market" dated 22 April 1996, as amended (the "Russian QIs") and must not be distributed or circulated into Russia or made available in Russia to any persons who are not Russian QIs, unless and to the extent they are otherwise permitted to access such information under Russian law.

Ireland

This announcement will only be distributed in Ireland in conformity with the provisions of the Companies Act 2014 (as amended), the Central Bank Acts 1942 - 2015 (as amended) and the European Communities 9 (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2007 (Nos. 1 to 3), including, without limitation, Regulations 7 and 152 thereof or any applicable provisions of Irish law.

This announcement has been issued through the Companies Announcement Service of

the Irish Stock Exchange


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