Delta Lloyd announces successful sale and pricing of its shareholding in Van Lanschot



Amsterdam / 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, 9 June 2016


Offering highlights

  • Offer price of €16.00 per Offer DR (the "Offer Price")
  • 11,272,729 depositary receipts (the "Offer DRs") held by Delta Lloyd (as defined below) have been allotted (the "Offering"), leading to a total offering size of €180.4 million, assuming no exercise of the over-allotment option [1] , which would increase to €198.4 million if the over-allotment option would be exercised in full
  • The Offering has been several times oversubscribed and attracted both high quality institutional investors as well as large interest from Dutch retail investors
  • The Offering is part of Delta Lloyd's plan of management actions and capital measures. The net proceeds will deliver an uplift of c. 8%points to Delta Lloyd's solvency ratio, which will then be at 162% on a pro-forma basis
  • Members of the Executive Board of Van Lanschot N.V. (the "Company" or "Van Lanschot") subscribed for an aggregate amount of €1,060,000, which has been allocated in full
  • This press release also serves as a pricing statement and has been deposited with the Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets ( Stichting Autoriteit Financiële Markten ; "AFM"). The press release is also available on the Company's and Delta Lloyd's website

Hans van der Noordaa, chairman of Delta Lloyd's Executive Board: "The successful sale of our stake in Van Lanschot delivers an uplift of 8%point to our solvency ratio and will bring our solvency ratio to 162%, which is in the upper half of our target range. We are clearly delivering on our capital plan and we will maintain our focus on generating capital, which creates value for all our stakeholders. I am confident Van Lanschot's shareholders will benefit from the increased free float and we wish the company and its stakeholders all the best for the future."

Karl Guha, chairman of Van Lanschot's Executive Board: "We are very pleased with this outcome. We have been able to attract strong interest from institutional and retail investors. Our new, high quality shareholder base buys into our strategy and positioning of an independent, specialised wealth management firm. The stock, the company and our shareholders will benefit from the increased liquidity. We thank Delta Lloyd for being a loyal shareholder for more than four decades and wish them well."

[1] The Joint Global Coordinators have been granted an over-allotment option of up to 10% of the total number of Offer DRs sold in the Offering, pursuant to which the Joint Global Coordinators may require Delta Lloyd to sell at the Offer Price up to 1,127,271 existing depositary receipts ("Additional DRs") in the aggregate held by Delta Lloyd, exercisable until July 8, 2016

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About Delta Lloyd
Delta Lloyd NV provides life insurance, pensions, general insurance, asset management and banking products and services to 4.2 million customers in the Netherlands and Belgium. Delta Lloyd uses multiple channels to distribute its products and services under well-known and respected brands: Delta Lloyd, BeFrank, OHRA and ABN AMRO Insurance. Delta Lloyd has 4,130 full-time employees, of which 3,647 are in the Netherlands and 483 in Belgium. Delta Lloyd is listed on Euronext Amsterdam and Brussels.

About Van Lanschot
Van Lanschot NV is the holding company of F. van Lanschot Bankiers NV, the oldest independent bank in the Netherlands with a history dating back to 1737. Van Lanschot, a wealth manager operating under the Van Lanschot and Kempen & Co brand names, is active in Private Banking, Asset Management and Merchant Banking, with the aim of preserving and creating wealth for its clients. Van Lanschot NV is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.


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In connection with the Offering of the Securities, Goldman Sachs International, UBS Limited, Merrill Lynch International, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Kempen & Co N.V. and Kepler Cheuvreux S.A., and any of their affiliates, may take up a portion of the Securities in the Offering as a principal position and in that capacity may retain, purchase, sell, offer to sell for their own accounts such Securities and other securities of the Company or related investments in connection with the Offering or otherwise. Accordingly, references in the prospectus, to the Securities being issued, offered, subscribed, acquired, placed or otherwise dealt in should be read as including any issue or offer to, or subscription, acquisition, placing or dealing by, Goldman Sachs International, UBS Limited, Merrill Lynch International, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Kempen & Co N.V. and Kepler Cheuvreux S.A. and any of their affiliates acting in such capacity. In addition Goldman Sachs International, UBS Limited, Merrill Lynch International, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Kempen & Co N.V. and Kepler Cheuvreux S.A. and any of their affiliates may enter into financing arrangements (including swaps or contracts for differences) with investors in connection with which Goldman Sachs International, UBS Limited, Merrill Lynch International, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Kempen & Co N.V. and Kepler Cheuvreux S.A. and any of their affiliates may from time to time acquire, hold or dispose of Securities. Goldman Sachs International, UBS Limited, Merrill Lynch International, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Kempen & Co N.V. and Kepler Cheuvreux S.A. do not intend to disclose the extent of any such investment or transactions otherwise than in accordance with any legal or regulatory obligations to do so.

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In connection with the Offering, Goldman Sachs International as Stabilisation Agent, or any of its agents, on behalf of the Managers, may (but will be under no obligation to), to the extent permitted by applicable law, over allot the Securities or effect other transactions with a view to supporting the market price of the Securities at a higher level than that which might otherwise prevail in the open market. The Stabilisation Agent will not be required to enter into such transactions and such transactions may be effected on any securities market, over-the-counter market, stock exchange (including Euronext Amsterdam) or otherwise and may be undertaken at any time during the period commencing on the settlement date and ending no later than 30 calendar days after the date of the publication of the pricing statement. The Stabilisation Agent or any of its agents will not be obligated to effect stabilising transactions, and there will be no assurance that stabilising transactions will be undertaken. Such stabilising transactions, if commenced, may be discontinued at any time without prior notice. Save as required by law or regulation, neither the Stabilisation Agent nor any of its agents intends to disclose the extent of any over-allotments made and/or stabilisation transactions under the Offering. None of the Company, Delta Lloyd or any of the Managers makes any representation or prediction as to the direction or the magnitude of any effect that the transactions described above may have on the price of the Securities or any other securities of the Company.

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