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Catena Media plc, a performance marketing company released a notification that states that it will redeem in full its outstanding bonds 2016/2019 with ISIN SE0008964720 (the “Existing Bonds”).With the early redemption date set to March 16, 2018.
Clinging to the terms and conditions of the Existing Bonds, all Existing Bonds will be redeemed at the redemption price of 103.38 per cent. of the nominal amount (i.e. EUR 103,380 per Existing Bond). Any accrued and unpaid interest will also be paid in respect of the Existing Bonds in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Existing Bonds.
Each person registered as the owner of Existing Bonds in the debt register maintained by Euroclear Sweden will be paid the redemption amount at the end of business on March 9, 2018. With regard to the redemption, the Existing Bonds will be delisted from Nasdaq Stockholm.
A notice of early redemption is sent directly to registered owners and registered authorised nominees (Sw. förvaltare) of the Existing Bonds as of February 16, 2018, in the debt register.
This announcement is for information purposes only and is not to be construed as an offer to purchase or sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase or sell with respect to any securities of Catena Media.
About Catena Media
Catena Media plc is an online performance marketing company that has established a leading position through strong organic growth and acquisitions. The business was started in 2012 and the group had 282 employees by the end of 2017 in the US, Australia, Japan, Serbia, UK, and Malta, where the Head Office is situated. In 2017, revenues reached EUR 67,6 million. The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Mid Cap.
Further information is available at www.catenamedia.com.
Catena Media plc (“Catena Media” or “the Group”) has successfully placed EUR 150 million senior unsecured bonds due 2021 (the “New Bonds”) under a framework of EUR 250 million (the “New bond Loan”). The interest rate for the New Bonds is Euribor 3m + 5.50 percent, with a Euribor floor at 0. Catena Media intends to list the New Bonds on Nasdaq Stockholm.
The proceeds from the transaction will be used to refinance Catena Media’s existing EUR 100 million outstanding bonds with ISIN SE0008964720 maturing in September 2019 (the “Existing Bonds”) and for general corporate purposes, including acquisitions.
Through the issue of the New Bond Loan, the Company secures multiple financial benefits compared to the Existing Bonds including i.a.:
Reduced interest rate margin, from 6.75% to 5.50%
Increased framework amount, from EUR 100 million to EUR 250 million
Release of security, which security can be utilized for other sources of financing
Increased permission for additional debt, including bank debt, from approximately EUR 3 million to the higher of EUR 30 million or 75% of the Group’s EBITDA
Henrik Persson Ekdahl, the Acting CEO said: “We are very pleased with the great interest that has been shown from investors to participate in this transaction, both from our existing bondholders rolling over to the New Bonds as well as from new investors. The New Bonds provide us with a lower cost of financing as well as increased flexibility for additional financing, which we consider as an important step in our continued development. With this, we have enhanced our capacity to continue on our strategic path and to be a leading player in the ongoing consolidation of the affiliate market space.”
Further information regarding the redemption of the Existing Bonds will be announced by Catena Media in a separate press release.
Carnegie and Danske Bank acted as Joint Bookrunners to Catena Media in connection with the transaction and Gernandt & Danielsson acted as legal advisor.
For further information, please contact:
Henrik Persson Ekdahl, Acting CEO, Catena Media Plc
Phone: +46 706 91 43 43, E-mail: [email protected]
Åsa Hillsten, Head of IR & Communications, Catena Media Plc
Phone: +46 700 81 81 17, E-mail: [email protected]
This information is the affirmation that Catena Media plc is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons above, on February 16th, 2018 at 15:30 CET.
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