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UniCredit Spa announces pricing of the offering of ordinary shares in the London Stock Exchange Group Plc
UNICREDIT SPA ANNOUNCES PRICING OF THE OFFERING OF ORDINARY SHARES IN THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP PLC
The sales proceeds amount to approximately GBP 159.5 (EUR 197.6*) million corresponding to GBp 960 per London Stock Exchange Group plc ordinary share
UniCredit S.p.A. (the "Selling Shareholder") today announces that it has sold ca. 16.6 million existing ordinary shares in the London Stock Exchange Group plc ("London Stock Exchange" or the "Company"), corresponding to approximately 6.1% of the Company's issued shares, at a price of GBp 960 per ordinary share in an accelerated bookbuilt offering (the "Placing").
Gross sales proceeds of the offering amount to approximately GBP 159.5 (EUR 197.6*) million, representing a positive contribution to consolidated net income for UniCredit S.p.A. of approximately EUR 120* million. As a consequence of the sale, the Selling Shareholder has disposed of its entire holding in London Stock Exchange.
Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc acted as Bookrunner in connection with the Placing. Banca IMI S.p.A. and UniCredit Bank AG, London Branch acted as Passive Joint-Bookrunners for the Placing.
* Assuming EUR/GBP WM/Reuters Fixing spot rate equal to 0.8073 (at 17:00 BST of May 22, 2012).
23rd May 2012
This press release does not constitute or form part of an offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States. The shares in London Stock Exchange Group plc have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). Such shares may not be offered or sold in the United States (as such term is defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. There will be no public offer of securities in the United States. Copies of this press release are not being made and may not be distributed or sent into the United States.
This announcement does not constitute a public offering of securities for sale in the United States, the United Kingdom or elsewhere. A prospectus will not be published in connection with the bookbuild. Copies of this announcement are not being, and should not be, distributed in or sent into the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa or any other jurisdiction where to do so would be a breach of laws.
Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc is acting only for UniCredit S.p.A. and no-one else in connection with the subject matter of this announcement and will not regard any other person as its client or be responsible to any person other than UniCredit S.p.A. for providing the protections afforded to clients of Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc or for providing advice in connection with this announcement or any other matter referred to herein. Morgan Stanley may participate in the placing on a proprietary basis.