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CONCLUSA CON SUCCESSO L'OPERAZIONE DI ACCELERATED BOOKBUILDING PROMOSSA DA UNICREDIT IN BANK PEKAO S.A.
Il corrispettivo dell'operazione ammonta a circa PLN 3,3 miliardi (€ 749 milioni *) risultanti dalla vendita di circa no. 26,2 milioni di azioni ordinarie di Bank Pekao S.A. ad un prezzo di 126 PLN per azione.
Facendo seguito al comunicato stampa emesso in data odierna, UniCredit S.p.A. ("UniCredit") annuncia di aver perfezionato la cessione a investitori istituzionali di 26,2 milioni di azioni ordinarie detenute in Bank Pekao S.A. ("Pekao", o la "Società"), corrispondenti a circa il 10,0% del capitale azionario esistente della Società, ad un prezzo di PLN 126 per azione, attraverso un'accelerated bookbuilding offering (l'"Offerta").
Il corrispettivo complessivo è stato pari a circa PLN 3,3 miliardi (equivalenti a circa € 749 milioni*). Il prezzo incorpora uno sconto del 6% circa rispetto all'ultimo prezzo di chiusura di Pekao pre-annuncio e ha consentito un aumento pari a circa 12 punti base del CET1 ratio del Gruppo UniCredit.
In seguito all'Offerta, UniCredit continuerà a detenere una partecipazione di controllo in Pekao, corrispondente al 40,1% del capitale azionario della Società. Nel contesto dell'Offerta, UniCredit ha sottoscritto un impegno di lock-up della durata di 90 giorni con riferimento alla rimanente partecipazione di controllo in Pekao, soggetto ad eccezioni usuali per questo tipo di operazione.
L'Offerta, che fa seguito al collocamento del 10% delle azioni ordinarie di FinecoBank conclusasi con successo questa mattina, è un'ulteriore precisa indicazione che UniCredit agirà in maniera decisa e rapida per cogliere ogni opportunità incrementale per la creazione di valore in linea con il rinnovato impulso ad una gestione attiva del portafoglio in cui tutti gli attivi saranno soggetti alla stessa disciplinata gestione del capitale. UniCredit conferma il suo obiettivo chiave di offrire alla propria ampia base di clientela l'accesso ad un network senza eguali in Europa occidentale, centrale ed orientale.
UniCredit si è avvalsa di Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc., Citigroup, UBS Limited e UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking in qualità di Joint Bookrunners per l'Offerta.
* Assumendo un tasso di cambio EUR/PLN equivalente a 4,4171 (ECB foreign exchange reference rate del 12 luglio 2016).
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This announcement has been issued by and is the sole responsibility of UniCredit S.p.A. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is or will be made as to, or in relation to, and no responsibility or liability is or will be accepted by Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, UBS Limited and UniCredit Bank AG (the "Managers") or by any of their affiliates or agents as to, or in relation to, the accuracy or completeness of this announcement or any other written or oral information made available to or publicly available to any interested party or its advisers, and any liability therefore is expressly disclaimed.
In connection with the offering of the shares of Bank Pekao S.A. (the "Shares"), the Managers and any of their affiliates acting as an investor for their own account may take up as a proprietary position any Shares and in that capacity may retain, purchase or sell for their own account such Shares. In addition the Managers or their affiliates may enter into financing arrangements and swaps with investors in connection with which the Managers (or their affiliates) may from time to time acquire, hold or dispose of Shares. The managers do not intend to disclose the extent of any such investment or transactions otherwise than in accordance with any legal or regulatory obligation to do so.
The information contained in this announcement is for background purposes only and does not purport to be full or complete. No reliance may be placed for any purpose on the information contained in this announcement or its accuracy or completeness. This announcement does not purport to identify or suggest the risks (direct or indirect) which may be associated with an investment in the Shares. Any investment decision in connection with the Shares must be made solely on the basis of all publicly available information relating to the Shares (which has not been independently verified by the Managers).
The managers are acting on behalf of UniCredit S.p.A. and no one else in connection with any offering of the Shares and will not be responsible to any other person for providing the protections afforded to clients of the Managers nor for providing advice in relation to any offering of the Shares.
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