Mediaset S.p.A.: Eur 300 million bond issue
EUR 300 MILLION BOND ISSUE
Following the press release issued on 15 December 2009 and in line with the resolution of the board of directors of the same date, Mediaset S.p.A. has announced that it today successfully concluded the issue of an unrated bonded loan, the company's first on the Eurobond market and open solely to qualified investors for a total nominal value of Eur 300 million. Investors' demand for the bond was above Eur 1.3bn, the final book being more that 4 times oversubscribed.
The main characteristics of the bonds are as follows:
- units of Eur 50,000 and multiples of Eur 1000 up to Eur 99,000;
- expiring 1 February 2017;
- a fixed gross annual coupon of 5,00 %;
- an issue price of 99,538%.
It is expected that regulations for the bonds will be established on 1 February] 2010. Bonds will be traded on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
The placement operation was managed by Banca IMI, BNP Paribas and Deutsche Bank, as joint lead managers.
The operation will make it possible to extend the average expiry dates of the Mediaset Group's debt.
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This Press Release is not an offer for the purchase of bonds in the United States. The bonds have not, and will not, be registered as per the United States Securities Act del 1933, as modified ("Securities Act"), or in the terms of any financial regulation in any of the states of the United States, or on behalf or to the benefit of a "U.S. person", as per the definition given by Regulation S of the Securities Act, unless within the limits of applicable exceptions, i.e., an operation not subject to registration requirements under the Securities Act.
This Press Release is not a public offer of financial products in Italy, as per art. 1, para. 1, letter. t), of Legislative Decree N°58 of 24 February 1998 .
This Press Release is exclusively aimed at subjects (i) outside the United Kingdom; (ii) with professional credentials in maters pertaining to financial investments, as per art. 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as modified ("Order") or (iii) covered by the definition of art. 49, second para. from a) to d) of the Order or (iv) those to whom this Press Release may be sent without violating the terms of article 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (collectively identified as "relevant persons"). This Press Release is aimed solely at such relevant persons who may not pass it on to others. All forms of investment referred to by this Press Release is exclusively reserved to relevant persons and may only be effected by relevant persons.
This Press Release is not an offer of sale or an invitation to invest in financial products. Moreover, bonds may not be sold in any country or jurisdiction in which such an offer might be considered illegal. No action has or will be taken to permit a public offer of the bonds under any jurisdiction, including in Italy.
This Press Release (and the information contained herein) is not for publication,
either directly or indirectly, in the United States
Cologno Monzese, January 21, 2010
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