INTRALOT LUXEMBOURG S.A.ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF EXPIRATION DATE AND PAYMENT DATE (26/06/2013)
Intralot Luxembourg S.A.
46A, avenue J.F. Kennedy
R.C.S. Luxembourg: B 120234
NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO, OR TO ANY PERSON LOCATED OR RESIDENT IN OR AT ANY ADDRESS IN, THE UNITED STATES, ITS TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS (INCLUDING PUERTO RICO, THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, GUAM, AMERICAN SAMOA, WAKE ISLAND AND THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS), ANY STATE OF THE UNITED STATES OR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA OR IN OR INTO ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE IT IS UNLAWFUL TO DISTRIBUTETHIS DOCUMENT (SEE "OFFER AND DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTIONS" BELOW)
June 26, 2013. Further to its announcements dated June 17, 2013 and June 24, 2013, Intralot Luxembourg S.A. (the Offeror) announces today a further extension of the Expiration Date and Payment Date for its invitation to holders (the Holders) of its outstanding €200,000,000 2.25% Guaranteed Exchangeable Notes due 2013 (the Bonds) to tender all or part of their outstanding Bonds for purchase by the Offeror for cash (the Tender Offer).
This announcement does not contain the full terms and conditions of the Tender Offer, which are contained in the tender offer memorandum dated June 17, 2013 (the Tender Offer Memorandum) prepared by the Offeror (as amended as provided below), and is subject to the offer restrictions set out below and as more fully described in the Tender Offer Memorandum. Holders of the Bonds are advised to read carefully the Tender Offer Memorandum, copies of which are (subject to distribution restrictions) available from the Tender Agent as set out below. Capitalised terms used in this announcement but not defined have the meanings given to them in the Tender Offer Memorandum.
Further Extension of Expiration Date and Payment Date
The Offeror has decided to further extend the Expiration Date toFriday, July 5, 2013, and the expected Payment Date toFriday, July 12, 2013.
The Results Announcement is expected to be made at or around 12.00 UKT onMonday, July 8, 2013, or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter.
All references in the Tender Offer Memorandum to the Expiration Date, the Payment Date and the date of the Results Announcement shall be deemed to refer to the relevant date as so extended.
Proposed Issuance of New Notes by Intralot Finance Luxembourg S.A.
Last week, Intralot S.A. – Integrated Lottery Systems and Services (the Parent Company) decided not to proceed with the high yield offering by Intralot Finance Luxembourg S.A. due to market volatility. The Parent Company will continue to monitor market conditions over the coming days and look to access the market at the appropriatetime.
The Offeror considers that the further extension of the Expiration Date and Payment Date, as announced herein, is potentially materially prejudicial to the interests of Holders that have already delivered Electronic Tender Instructions in respect the Tender Offer. Any Holder that has already submitted an Electronic Tender Instruction prior to the release of this announcement may revoke such Electronic Tender Instruction at any time up to 16.00 UKT on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 (the Revocation Deadline) (subject to the earlier deadlines required by the Clearing Systems and any Intermediary through which such Holders hold their Bonds).
Any Holder wishing to exercise any right of revocation as set out above should do so by delivering, or arranging to have delivered on its behalf, an instruction directly to the relevant Clearing System where the Bonds are held in accordance with the applicable procedures of such Clearing System, indicating the Holder's intention to revoke its Electronic Tender Instruction, at any time up to the Revocation Deadline.
Holders will not be entitled to revoke Electronic Tender Instructions at any time after the Revocation Deadline. Holders are advised to check with any Intermediary through which they hold their Bonds as to the deadline for receipt by such Intermediary of instructions to revoke any Electronic Tender Instructions in order to allow sufficient time for delivery of the revocation instruction to the Tender Agent by the Revocation Deadline.
For the avoidance of doubt, any Holder that does not exercise any such right of revocation in the circumstances and in the manner specified above shall be deemed to have waived such right of revocation and its original Electronic Tender Instruction will remain effective.
Electronic Tender Instructions
In order to participate in the Tender Offer, Holders must validly tender their Bonds for purchase by delivering, or arranging to have delivered on their behalf, a valid Electronic Tender Instruction that is received by the Tender Agent by 16.00 UKT on Friday, July 5, 2013. Electronic Tender Instructions will be irrevocable except in the limited circumstances described in the Tender Offer Memorandum and this announcement.
Electronic Tender Instructions must be submitted in respect of a minimum principal amount of Bonds of no less than €50,000, being the minimum denomination of the Bonds, and may be submitted in integral multiples of €50,000 thereafter.
Holders are advised to read carefully the Tender Offer Memorandum for full details of, and information on the procedures for participating in, the Tender Offer.
Revised Indicative Timetable for the Tender Offer
|Events||Time and Date|
|Deadline for revocation of Electronic Tender Instructions submitted prior to the release of this announcement||16.00 UKT on Tuesday, July 2, 2013|
16.00 UKT on Friday, July 5, 2013
|Results Announcement||At or around 12:00 UKT on Monday, July 8, 2013, or as soon as reasonably practicable thereafter|
Expected to be Friday, July 12, 2013, provided that the Financing Condition and the General Conditions have either been satisfied or, where applicable, waived
The Offeror may, in its sole discretion, extend, re-open, amend, waive any condition of, amend or terminate the Tender Offer at any time (subject to applicable law and as provided in the Tender Offer Memorandum) and the above times and dates are subject to the right of the Offeror to so extend, re-open, amend and/or terminate the Tender Offer.
Holders are advised to check with any bank, securities broker or other intermediary through which they hold Bonds when such intermediary would need to receive instructions from a Holder in order for that Holder to be able to participate in, or (in the limited circumstances in which revocation is permitted) revoke their instruction to participate in, the Tender Offer by the deadline set out above. The deadlines set by any such intermediary and each Clearing System for the submission and withdrawal of Tender Instructions will be earlier than the relevant deadlines set out above and in the Tender Offer Memorandum.
Unless stated otherwise, announcements in connection with the Tender Offer will be made by publication of a notice on the website of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange's website at www.bourse.lu. Announcements may also be made (i) on the relevant Reuters Insider Screen, (ii) by the issue of a press release to a Notifying News Service and (iii) by the delivery of notices to the Clearing Systems for communication to Direct Participants. Copies of all such announcements, press releases and notices can also be obtained upon request from the Tender Agent, the contact details for which are set out below. Significant delays may be experienced where notices are delivered to the Clearing Systems and Holders are urged to contact the Tender Agent for the relevant announcements during the course of the Tender Offer. In addition, Holders may contact the Joint Dealer Managers for information using the contact details set out below.
THE JOINT DEALER MANAGERS
HSBC Bank plc
8 Canada Square
London E14 5HQ
Attn: Liability Management Group
Tel.: + 44 20 7992 6237
41 Tower Hill
London EC3N 4SG
Attn.: Liability Management
Tel.: +44 20 7676 7579
THE TENDER AGENT
Lucid Issuer Services Limited
436 Essex Road
London N1 3QP
Attn: Thomas Choquet / Sunjeeve Patel
Tel: +44 20 7704 0880
This announcement must be read in conjunction with the Tender Offer Memorandum. This announcement and the Tender Offer Memorandum contain important information which should be read carefully before any decision is made with respect to the Tender Offer. If any Holder is in any doubt as to the action it should take, it is recommended to seek its own financial advice, including as to any tax consequences, from its stockbroker, bank manager, solicitor, accountant or other independent financial adviser. Any individual or company whose Bonds are held on its behalf by a broker, dealer, bank, custodian, trust company or other nominee must contact such entity if it wishes to tender such Bonds for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer. The Joint Dealer Managers are acting exclusively for the Offeror and no one else in connection with the arrangements described in this announcement and the Tender Offer Memorandum and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Offeror for providing the protections afforded to customers of the Joint Dealer Managers or for advising any other person in connection with the Tender Offer. None of the Offeror, the Joint Dealer Managers and the Tender Agent nor any of their respective directors, employees or affiliates makes any recommendation as to whether Holders should tender Bonds for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer.
Offer and Distribution Restrictions
The distribution of this announcement and the Tender Offer Memorandum in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this announcement and/or the Tender Offer Memorandum comes are required by each of theOfferor, the Joint DealerManagers and the Tender Agent to inform themselves about, and to observe, any such restrictions. Nothing in this announcement or the Tender Offer Memorandum or the electronic transmission thereof constitutes an offer to buy or the solicitation of an offer to sell Bonds (and tenders of Bonds for purchase pursuant to the Tender Offer will not be accepted from any Holder) in any circumstances in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful. In any jurisdiction where the securities, blue sky or other laws require the Tender Offer to be made by a licensed broker or dealer and any of the Joint Dealer Managers or any of their respective affiliates is such a licensed broker or dealer in such jurisdiction, the Tender Offer shall be deemed to be made by such Joint Dealer Manager or such affiliate, as the case may be, on behalf of the Offeror in such jurisdiction.
Nothing in this announcement or the Tender Offer Memorandum or the electronic transmission thereof constitutes an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the New Notes in the United States or any other jurisdiction. No action has been or will be taken in any jurisdiction in relation to the New Notes that would permit a public offering of securities.
United States. The Tender Offer is not being made and will not be made, directly or indirectly in or into, or by use of the mails of, or by any means or instrumentality (including, without limitation, facsimile transmission, telex, telephone, email and other forms of electronic transmission) of interstate or foreign commerce of, or any facility of a national securities exchange of, the United States, and no Tender may be made by any such use, means, instrumentality or facility from or within the United States, or to U.S. persons or by persons located or resident in the United States within the meaning of Rule 800(h) under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act) (and all references to persons located or resident in the United States in this paragraph shall be construed accordingly). Accordingly, copies of this announcement, the Tender Offer Memorandum and any other documents or materials relating to the Tender Offer are not being, and must not be, directly or indirectly, mailed or otherwise transmitted, distributed, forwarded or sent (including, without limitation, by custodians, nominees or trustees) in or into the United States, or to persons located or resident in the United States or to U.S. persons. Persons receiving this announcement and/or the Tender Offer Memorandum (including, without limitation, custodians, nominees, trustees or agents) must not distribute, forward, mail, transmit or send it or any related documents in, into or from the United States or use such mails of any such means, instrumentality or facility in connection with this announcement or the Tender Offer Memorandum. Any purported Tender resulting directly or indirectly from a violation of these restrictions will be invalid and Tenders made by a U.S. person or a person located or resident in the United States or any agent, fiduciary or other intermediary acting on a non discretionary basis for a principal located or resident in the United States will be invalid and will not be accepted. For the purposes of this paragraph, United Statesmeans the United States of America, its territories and possessions (including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Wake Island and the Northern Mariana Islands), any state of the United States of America and the District of Columbia.
If, notwithstanding the restrictions described above, any person (including, without limitation, custodians, nominees and trustees), whether pursuant to a contractual or legal obligation or otherwise, forwards this announcement, the Tender Offer Memorandum or any related documents in, into or from the United States or uses the mails, or any means or instrumentality (including, without limitation, facsimile transmission, telex, telephone, email and other forms of electronic transmission) of interstate or foreign commerce, or any facility of a national securities exchange, of the United States in connection with such forwarding, such persons should (i) inform the recipient of such fact; (ii) explain to the recipient that such action may invalidate any Tender purported to have been submitted by the recipient; and (iii) draw the attention of the recipient to this paragraph.
Italy.None of the Tender Offer, this announcement, the Tender Offer Memorandum or any other document or materials relating to the Tender Offer have been submitted to the clearance procedures of the Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB) pursuant to Italian laws and regulations. The Tender Offer is being carried out in Italy as an exempted offer pursuant to article 101-bis, paragraph 3-bis of the Legislative Decree No. 58 of 24 February 1998, as amended (the Financial Services Act) and article 35-bis, paragraph 3 of CONSOB Regulation No. 11971 of 14 May 1999, as amended (the Issuer's Regulation).
Accordingly, the Tender Offer is only addressed to Holders of Bonds located in the Republic of Italy who are "qualified investors" (investitori qualificati) as defined pursuant to and within the meaning of Article 100 of the Financial Services Act and article 34-ter, paragraph 1, letter b) of the Issuers' Regulation (an Eligible Italian Investor). Holders of Bonds located in Italy that do not qualify as Eligible Italian Investors may not participate in the Tender Offer and none of this announcement, Tender Offer Memorandum or any other document or materials relating to the Tender Offer Memorandum may be distributed or otherwise made available to them, as part of the Tender Offer.
Eligible Italian Investors can tender Bonds through authorised persons (such as investment firms, banks or financial intermediaries permitted to conduct such activities in Italy in accordance with the Financial Services Act, CONSOB Regulation No. 16190 of 29 October 2007, as amended from time to time, and Legislative Decree No. 385 of 1 September 1993, as amended) and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations or with requirements imposed by CONSOB or any other Italian authority.
Each Intermediary must comply with the applicable laws and regulations concerning information duties vis-à-vis its clients in connection with the Bonds or the Tender Offer or the Tender Offer Memorandum.
United Kingdom.The communication of this announcement, the Tender Offer Memorandum and any other documents or materials relating to the Tender Offer is not being made and such documents and/or materials have not been approved by an authorised person for the purposes of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Accordingly, such documents and/or materials are not being distributed to, and must not be passed on to, the general public in the United Kingdom. The communication of such documents and/or materials as a financial promotion is only being made to those persons in the United Kingdom falling within the definition of investment professionals (as defined in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the Financial Promotion Order)) or persons who are within Article 43 of the Financial Promotion Order or any other persons to whom it may otherwise lawfully be made under the Financial Promotion Order.
France.The Tender Offer is not being made, directly or indirectly, to the public in the Republic of France (France). None of this announcement, the Tender Offer Memorandum or any other document or material relating to the Tender Offer has been or shall be distributed to the public in France and only (i) providers of investment services relating to portfolio management for the account of third parties (personnes fournissant le service d'investissement de gestion de portefeuille pour compte de tiers) and/or (ii) qualified investors (investisseurs qualifiés) other than individuals, in each case acting on their own account and all as defined in, and in accordance with, Articles L.411-1, L.411-2 and D.411-1 to D.411-3 of the French Code Monétaire et Financier,are eligible to participate in the Tender Offer. Neither this announcement nor the Tender Offer Memorandum has, or will be, submitted for clearance to or approved by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers.
Greece. In relation to the Tender Offer:
(i) no public offer, as defined in L. 3401/2005, art. 10 of L. 876/1979, article 8a of Codified L. 2190/1920 and L. 3461/2006 (all, as amended and in force), shall take place; and
(ii) no advertisement, notice, statement or other action has been or shall be reviewed, approved or authorised by the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission under L. 3401/2005, art. 10 of L. 876/1979, article 8a of Codified L. 2190/1920 and L. 3461/2006 (all, as amended and in force),
in, from or otherwise involving the Hellenic Republic.
Neither this announcement nor the Tender Offer Memorandum has been approved by the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission.
Luxembourg. Under no circumstances shall this announcement, the Tender Offer and/or the Tender Offer Memorandum constitute an offer to buy or subscribe for securities in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. This document and the Tender Offer Memorandum have not been reviewed or approved by the Luxembourg Financial Sector Regulator (the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier).