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Following Sika AG’s (the “Issuer” or “Sika”) successful offering (the “Offering”) and provisional allocations of CHF 1,650 million senior convertible bonds (the “Bonds”) due 2025 on May 15, 2018 and the expiration of the advance subscription rights period on May 28, 2018, the final allocations of the bonds have been made today and will be communicated to the institutional investors on May 29, 2018.
As of May 28, 2018, 12:00 noon CET, 2,917,820 advance subscription rights, corresponding to 15,772 Bonds (19.12% of the total issue size of CHF 1,650 million), were exercised. Accordingly, the provisional allocations to institutional investors who participated in the bookbuilding on May 15, 2018 will be reduced on a pro rata basis (“clawback”). As a result, Bonds in the aggregate amount of approximately CHF 1,335 million have been finally allocated to such institutional investors and Bonds in the aggregate amount of approximately CHF 315 million have been finally allocated to investors who exercised their advance subscription rights.
The Settlement of the Offering (the “Settlement Date”) is expected to take place on June 5, 2018. The Bonds are expected to be admitted to trading on the SIX Swiss Exchange as of June 1, 2018.
The Issuer has agreed to a 90-day lock-up period from the Settlement Date.
As expected, the Bonds have been rated by Standard & Poor’s in line with the Issuer’s corporate rating (A- (stable outlook)).
UBS acted as Sole Global Coordinator and Sole Bookrunner.
THIS PRESS RELEASE IS NOT BEING ISSUED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (THE “UNITED STATES” OR “U.S.”) AND SHOULD NOT BE DISTRIBUTED TO UNITED STATES PERSONS OR PUBLICATIONS WITH A GENERAL CIRCULATION IN THE UNITED STATES. THIS DOCUMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER OR INVITATION TO SUBSCRIBE FOR OR PURCHASE ANY SECURITIES NOR DOES IT CONSTITUTE A PROSPECTUS WITHIN THE MEANING OF ARTICLES 652A OR 1156 OF THE SWISS CODE OF OBLIGATIONS OR A LISTING PROSPECTUS PURSUANT TO THE LISTING RULES OF THE SIX SWISS EXCHANGE. ANY DECISION TO PURCHASE ANY SECURITIES REFERRED TO HEREIN SHOULD BE SOLELY BASED ON THE PROSPECTUS DATED 15 MAY 2018, WHICH WAS PUBLISHED BY SIKA AG AND IS AVAILABLE FREE OF CHARGE AT UBS AG, PROSPECTUS LIBRARY, P.O. BOX, CH-8098 ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (TELEPHONE: +41 44 239 47 03, FAX: +41 44 239 69 14 OR E-MAIL: SWISS-PROSPECTUS@UBS.COM). IN ADDITION, NEITHER THE BONDS NOR THE SHARES OF SIKA AG INTO WHICH THE BONDS ARE CONVERTIBLE HAVE BEEN OR WILL BE REGISTERED UNDER THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES LAWS AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED, SOLD OR DELIVERED WITHIN THE UNITED STATES OR TO U.S. PERSONS ABSENT FROM REGISTRATION UNDER OR AN APPLICABLE EXEMPTION FROM THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS OF THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES LAWS.
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IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, THIS PRESS RELEASE 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 (THE “ORDER”) AND (II) WHO FALL WITHIN ARTICLE 49(2)(A) TO (D) OF THE ORDER AND (III) TO WHOM IT WOULD OTHERWISE BE LAWFUL TO DISTRIBUTE IT (ALL SUCH PERSONS TOGETHER BEING REFERRED TO AS “RELEVANT PERSONS”).
IN ADDITION, IF AND TO THE EXTENT THAT THIS PRESS RELEASE IS COMMUNICATED IN, OR THE OFFER OF SECURITIES TO WHICH IT RELATES IS MADE IN, ANY MEMBER STATE OF THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA (“EEA”)THAT HAS IMPLEMENTED DIRECTIVE 2003/71/EC, AS AMENDED (TOGETHER WITH DIRECTIVE 2010/73/EU, TO THE EXTENT IMPLEMENTED IN ANY EEA MEMBER STATE AND INCLUDES ANY APPLICABLE IMPLEMENTING MEASURES IN ANY EEA MEMBER STATE, THE “PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE”) (“EACH, A “RELEVANT MEMBER STATE”), THIS PRESS RELEASE AND THE OFFERING OF ANY SECURITIES DESCRIBED HEREIN ARE ONLY ADDRESSED TO AND DIRECTED AT PERSONS IN THAT MEMBER STATE WHO ARE QUALIFIED INVESTORS WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE (OR WHO ARE OTHER PERSONS TO WHOM THE OFFER MAY LAWFULLY BE ADDRESSED) AND MUST NOT BE ACTED ON OR RELIED ON BY OTHER PERSONS IN THAT MEMBER STATE.
IF LOCATED IN A RELEVANT MEMBER STATE, EACH PERSON WHO INITIALLY ACQUIRES ANY SECURITIES, AND TO THE EXTENT APPLICABLE ANY FUNDS ON BEHALF OF WHICH SUCH PERSON ACQUIRES SUCH SECURITIES THAT ARE LOCATED IN A RELEVANT MEMBER STATE, OR TO WHOM ANY OFFER OF SECURITIES MAY BE MADE WILL BE DEEMED TO HAVE REPRESENTED, ACKNOWLEDGED AND AGREED THAT IT IS A QUALIFIED INVESTOR AS DEFINED ABOVE.
THE BONDS ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE OFFERED, SOLD OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO AND SHOULD NOT BE OFFERED, SOLD OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO ANY RETAIL INVESTOR IN THE EEA. FOR THESE PURPOSES, A “RETAIL INVESTOR” MEANS A PERSON WHO IS ONE (OR MORE) OF: (I) A RETAIL CLIENT AS DEFINED IN POINT (11) OF ARTICLE 4(1) OF DIRECTIVE 2014/65/EU (“MIFID II”); (II) A CUSTOMER WITHIN THE MEANING OF DIRECTIVE 2002/92/EC (“IMD”), WHERE THAT CUSTOMER WOULD NOT QUALIFY AS A PROFESSIONAL CLIENT AS DEFINED IN POINT (10) OF ARTICLE 4(1) OF MIFID II; OR (III) NOT A QUALIFIED INVESTOR. CONSEQUENTLY NO KEY INFORMATION DOCUMENT REQUIRED BY REGULATION (EU) NO 1286/2014 (AS AMENDED, THE “PRIIPS REGULATION”) FOR OFFERING OR SELLING THE BONDS OR OTHERWISE MAKING THEM AVAILABLE TO RETAIL INVESTORS IN THE EEA HAS BEEN PREPARED AND THEREFORE OFFERING OR SELLING THE BONDS OR OTHERWISE MAKING THEM AVAILABLE TO ANY RETAIL INVESTOR IN THE EEA IS UNLAWFUL UNDER THE PRIIPS REGULATION.
THIS PRESS RELEASE MUST NOT BE ACTED ON OR RELIED ON (I) IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, BY PERSONS WHO ARE NOT RELEVANT PERSONS, AND (II) IN ANY MEMBER STATE OF THE EEA OTHER THAN THE UNITED KINGDOM, BY PERSONS WHO ARE NOT QUALIFIED INVESTORS.
IN THE CASE OF ANY SECURITIES BEING OFFERED TO YOU AS A FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARY AS THAT TERM IS USED IN ARTICLE 3(2) OF THE PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE, YOU WILL ALSO BE DEEMED TO HAVE REPRESENTED AND AGREED THAT THE SECURITIES ACQUIRED BY YOU IN THE OFFERING HAVE NOT BEEN ACQUIRED ON BEHALF OF PERSONS IN THE EEA OTHER THAN QUALIFIED INVESTORS OR PERSONS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND OTHER MEMBER STATES (WHERE EQUIVALENT LEGISLATION EXISTS) FOR WHOM YOU HAVE AUTHORITY TO MAKE DECISIONS ON A WHOLLY DISCRETIONARY BASIS, NOR HAVE THE SECURITIES BEEN ACQUIRED WITH A VIEW TO THEIR OFFER OR RESALE IN THE EEA WHERE THIS WOULD RESULT IN A REQUIREMENT FOR PUBLICATION BY THE ISSUER, THE SOLE BOOKRUNNER OR ANY OTHER PERSON OF A PROSPECTUS PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 3 OF THE PROSPECTUS DIRECTIVE, OR IN WHICH THE PRIOR CONSENT OF THE SOLE BOOKRUNNER HAS BEEN OBTAINED TO SUCH OFFER OR RESALE.
THIS PUBLICATION MAY CONTAIN SPECIFIC FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS, E.G. STATEMENTS INCLUDING TERMS LIKE “BELIEVE”, ASSUME”, “EXPECT”, “FORECAST”, “PROJECT”, “MAY”, “COULD”, “MIGHT”, “WILL” OR SIMILAR EXPRESSIONS. SUCH FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO KNOWN AND UNKNOWN RISKS, UNCERTAINTIES AND OTHER FACTORS WHICH MAY RESULT IN A SUBSTANTIAL DIVERGENCE BETWEEN THE ACTUAL RESULTS, FINANCIAL SITUATION, DEVELOPMENT OR PERFORMANCE OF THE COMPANY AND THOSE EXPLICITLY OR IMPLICITLY PRESUMED IN THESE STATEMENTS. AGAINST THE BACKGROUND OF THESE UNCERTAINTIES, READERS SHOULD NOT RELY ON FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS. SIKA AG ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY TO UPDATE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS OR TO ADAPT THEM TO FUTURE EVENTS OR DEVELOPMENTS.
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SIKA CORPORATE PROFILE
Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protecting in the building sector and motor vehicle industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 101 countries around the world and manufactures in over 200 factories. Its more than 18,000 employees generated annual sales of CHF 6.25 billion in 2017.
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