Reference is made to previous announcements concerning the proposed refinancing (the "Refinancing") of Prosafe SE ("Prosafe" or the "Company") as announced on 7 July 2016.
Bondholders' meetings in the Company's bond loans PRS08, PRS09, PRS10 and PRS11 were held today, 12 August 2016, at 1:00 pm CEST. As follows from the attached notice, the Refinancing and the equitization of the bonds as proposed in the summons letter dated 27 July 2016 (the "Summons") was supported by qualified majorities in all four bond loans, and thus duly approved.
Completion of the Refinancing remains inter alia subject to final bank approval and approval by shareholders at the extraordinary general meeting of the Company to be held on 23 August 2016. For further details, please see the Company's notice of 7 July 2016 and the Summons.
Subject to these conditions being fulfilled in a timely manner, the Company expects to complete the Refinancing ultimo August 2016/primo September 2016, including by delivery of the shares in the private placement closed on 12 July 2016 and issuance of shares and convertible bonds resulting from the debt conversion. As reported on 10 August 2016, the Company will issue (i) a convertible bond of NOK 82.79 million convertible into 331,163,764 new shares; (ii) 1,396,836,250 new shares as consideration for the bond conversion and (iii) 4,376,600,000 (and not 4,368,000,000 as incorrectly reported yesterday) new shares as part of the private placement.
With respect to the subsequent equity offering, this will be launched upon publication of an offering and listing prospectus to be approved by relevant authorities, currently expected ultimo September 2016. As previously announced, shareholders that did not subscribe in the private placement as of close of trade on 12 July 2016 (as recorded in the VPS on 14 July 2016), and that will, inter alia, subject to applicable restrictions, receive non-transferable subscription rights for a subsequent equity offering of up to USD 15 million. The subscription price in the subsequent equity offering will be NOK 0.25. Further information on timing, terms and how to participate, will be announced in due course, and described in the prospectus to be prepared in connection therewith. Pending completion of the publication of the prospectus for the subsequent equity offering and completion of the capital reduction described in the Refinancing terms, the shares to be issued as part of the private placement and debt conversion will be unlisted Class A shares (OTC listing may be sought).
Prosafe is the world's leading owner and operator of semi-submersible accommodation vessels. The company is headquartered in Larnaca, Cyprus and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange with ticker code PRS. For more information, please refer to www.prosafe.com (http://www.prosafe.com/)
Larnaca, 12 August 2016
Georgina Georgiou, General Manager
For further information, please contact:
Stig Harry Christiansen, Acting CEO
Prosafe Management AS
Phone: +47 478 07 813
Robin Laird, Acting CFO
Prosafe Offshore Services Pte Limited
Phone: +65 81 27 21 01
Cecilie Helland Ouff, Senior Manager Finance and Investor Relations
Phone: +47 51 64 25 20 / +47 991 09 467
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Prosafe SE via Globenewswire