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Catena Media plc promulgates the early redemption of existing bonds

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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: henrik.persson@catenamedia.com

Åsa Hillsten, Head of IR & Communications, Catena Media Plc
Phone: +46 700 81 81 17, E-mail: asa.hillsten@catenamedia.com

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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MultiLotto, partners with ConversionBet to create a new digital acquisition channel

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Leading online European gaming site strategically partners with iGaming remarketing leader to uncover and accelerate new revenue opportunities.

 

ConversionBet, the leader in iGaming behavioural marketing software and analytics, today announced its partnership with MultiLotto, a leading European Lotto & Casino site part of Multi Group PLC.

“Marketing is around growing the business – and in the last 5 years, acquisition channels have barely evolved within iGaming. The only way that marketers in this industry will succeed is to create non-disruptive digital experiences and the key to that is truly identifying a brand’s consumers and providing the most relevant digital experience based on their behaviours,” said Dan Morrison, Founder and CEO at ConversionBet “Alex and his team at MultiLotto represent a highly prescient vision that serves as a model for other digital marketers globally to follow.”

ConversionBet’s full suite of behavioural remarketing solutions will help accelerate Multilotto’s monetization capabilities. By leveraging ConversionBet’s cross-device identification platform, MutiLotto expects to see significant impact to its acquisition KPIs and to drive new players into its business at reduced CPAs.

Putting a heavier focus on the importance of pre-registration relationships is key when attempting to increase conversion rates and frequency of FTDs. The team at ConversionBet believe that the key to success is treating each session as an individual person, rather than collective traffic as a whole, gently disrupting negative processes to increase engagement and effectively encourage users towards conversion. Since their inception, ConversionBet have adopted a customer-centric approach, constantly developing and improving the platform to supersede anything else on the market where client needs and system capabilities are concerned.

Alex Sakota, Chief Revenue Officer at MultiLotto said, “ConversionBet looks at customer acquisition and conversion in an entirely unexplored part of the customer funnel, a part that is before our CRM team. We’re always looking for creative new strategies that surface new audiences and drive revenue. We look forward to seeing Conversionbet enhance the effectiveness of our marketing efforts across all consumer touch points; and driving continuity of experiences across devices, sessions and channels through real-time website adaptivity, email & SMS.”

Alex goes on to say, “With ConversionBet, we will have the power to seamlessly reach untapped revenue that no other partner has been able to provide before, in a way that is completely complementary with our other revenue strategies.”

ConversionBet helps hundreds of iGaming operators create true people-based digital experiences for their players.

 


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LeoVegas wins “Brand of the Year” at prestigious EGR M&I Awards

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Last week, the prestigious EGR M&I Awards were held in London, and LeoVegas won the award for “Brand of the Year” in strong competition with the all of industry’s operators. The prize is awarded to LeoVegas for being the “most innovative and creative operator in the online gaming industry, recognizing that LeoVegas have pushed themselves to bring something new to the industry while keeping focus on their core value of delivering mobile entertainment”.

LeoVegas also won the awards “Affiliate Marketing Campaign of the Year” and “Innovation in Mobile & Tablet“.

Louise Nylén, CMO of LeoVegas, comments: “We are proud of and happy about all three awards, but “Brand of the Year” really stands out, as it shows our will and drive to work with innovation and development of our brand. This award is the result of dedicated work from a very strong team.”

Gustaf Hagman, LeoVegas Group CEO, comments: “Winning ‘Brand of the Year’ is proof that we are constantly working towards our vision – “Leading the Way into the Mobile Future” and solidifies LeoVegas as a serious company that is here to stay. I am very proud of this award. It gives us further drive to continue to evolve and improve our brand.”

 

For further information, please contact:

Gustaf Hagman, Group CEO and co-founder: +46 (0) 8 410 367 66, gustaf.hagman@leovegas.com

Philip Doftvik, Head of Investor Relations: +46 73 512 07 20, philip.doftvik@leovegas.com

About the LeoVegas mobile gaming group

LeoVegas’ passion is “Leading the way into the mobile future”. LeoVegas is Sweden’s premier GameTech company and is at the forefront of using state-of-the-art technology for mobile gaming. In 2017 the company passed the threshold for being classified as a unicorn, i.e., a start-up valued at more than USD 1 billion. A large part of this success can be credited to an extreme product and technology focus coupled with effective and data-driven marketing. Technology development is conducted in Sweden, while operations are based in Malta. LeoVegas offers casino, live casino and sports betting, and operates two global and scalable brands – LeoVegas and Royal Panda – as well as a local, multibrand operator collectively referred to as Rocket X. The company’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more about LeoVegas, visit www.leovegasgroup.com.


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Police Nabs Four Ukrainians for Running Fake Cryptocurrency Exchanges

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Ukraine’s National Police nabbed four suspects, who reportedly ran six fake cryptocurrency exchanges in the country. They were arrested last week from Dnipro city, after which their homes were raided, and several computers and smartphones were seized. The police do not have any report on the stolen funds yet.

The alleged culprits lured users by promoting the exchanges with fake positive ratings and online reviews. The police reportedly said that the suspects had “special knowledge and skills in the field of programming” and “have created their own CMS-system for managing the content of exchange sites.”

During the raid of the suspects’ homes, the police reportedly seized computers, flash drives, smartphones, and other devices. According to a spokesperson for the Ukrainian National Police, “the list of sites is not complete.” Now authorities are asking users to provide information about whether they were deceived by fraudulent exchanges before.

Last Wednesday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission received an additional emergency court order to freeze the assets of Dominic Lacroix, owner of PlexCorps. Lacroix and his partner, Sabrina Paradis-Royer, were accused of violating securities law in respect to the PlexCoin initial coin offering (ICO) conducted by PlexCorps in August last year. The ICO reportedly raised $15 million from “thousands of investors.”

 

Source: Cointelegraph.com


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