NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN OR THE UNITED STATES
Reference is made to previous announcements concerning the refinancing (the "Refinancing") of Prosafe SE ("Prosafe" or the "Company") as first announced on 7 July 2016 and the prospectus dated 17 October 2016 regarding the subsequent offering (the "Subsequent Offering") of up to 504,000,000 new shares in Prosafe. Prosafe hereby announces the preliminary results of the Subsequent Offering.
The subscription period in the Subsequent Offering expired at 16:30 hours (CET) on 31 October 2016.
The offering was fully subscribed. As a result, Prosafe will issue 504,000,000 shares at NOK 0.25 per Offer Share raising gross proceeds of NOK 126,000,000.
All subscribers being allocated Offer Shares will receive an allocation letter confirming the number of Offer Shares allocated to the subscriber and the corresponding amount to be paid. This allocation letter is expected to be distributed on or about 1 November 2016.
Payment of the Offer Shares will fall due on or about 4 November 2016 and delivery of the Offer Shares will take place on or about 10 November 2016.
The Offer Shares may not be transferred or traded before they are fully paid, and the Offer Shares are registered in the Norwegian Central Securities Depository (VPS). It is expected that the Offer Shares will be admitted to trading on the Oslo Stock Exchange on or about 10 November 2016.
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
Larnaca, 1 November 2016
Georgina Georgiou, General Manager
For further information, please contact:
Stig Harry Christiansen, Acting CEO
Prosafe Management AS
Phone: +47 47 80 78 13
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: +47 991 09 467
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act
The release is not for publication or distribution, in whole or in part directly or indirectly, in or into Australia, Canada, Japan or the United States (including its territories and possessions, any state of the United States and the District of Columbia).
This release is an announcement issued pursuant to legal information obligations, and is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. It is issued for information purposes only, and does not constitute or form part of any offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities, in the United States or in any other jurisdiction. The securities mentioned herein have not been, and will not be registered under the United States Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The Securities may not be offered or sold in United States except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. The Company does not intend to register any portion of the offering of the securities in the United States or to conduct a public offering of the securities in United States. Copies of this announcement are not being made and may not be distributed or sent into Australia, Canada, Japan or the United States. The subscription or purchase of shares in the Company is subject to specific legal or regulatory restrictions in certain jurisdictions. Neither the Company nor the Managers assumes any responsibility in the event there is a violation by any person of such restrictions.
The distribution of this release may in certain jurisdictions be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this release comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The Managers are acting for the Company and no one else in connection with the Subsequent Offering and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients or for providing advice in relation to any other matter referred to in this release.
This release and any materials distributed in connection with this release may contain certain forward-looking statements. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they reflect the Company's current expectations and assumptions as to future events and circumstances that may not prove accurate. A number of material factors could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements.