NOVOMATIC AG issues EURO 500 million corporate bond
Investor Relations -
Of great interest to investors – order book oversubscribed six times over
The globally-active gaming technology group NOVOMATIC AG is issuing a corporate bond with a volume of EURO 500 million (benchmark bond). Following a roadshow for institution investors in London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Vienna, a 7-year bond fixed at 1.625% p.a. has been determined within the scope of the book-building process for the coupon bond.
This bond, divided into units of EURO 500.00, has encountered great interest amongst institution investors, which has been reflected in a more than six-fold oversubscription of the order book. From 15th to 16th September 2016, the bond will also be offered to private investors in Austria and Germany (subject to a premature closing of subscription). The issue price has been determined at 100.469%*. Approval has been granted for the bond for trade in the regulated market of the Viennese stock exchange.Joint Lead Managers for this issue are Erste Group Bank AG, Raiffeisen Bank International AG and UniCredit Bank Austria AG.
This first benchmark bond by NOVOMATIC is simultaneously also the first benchmark bond from an Austrian company in 2016. It is being issued from the recently approved EUR 2,000,000,000 issuance program by NOVOMATIC AG, which has been provided with the investment grade rating BBB (stable outlook expected) by the international rating agency Standard & Poor’s.
German and Austrian investors are amongst the largest investor groups with 40% of the subscribed volume, followed by Great Britain with 16% and France and the Benelux countries with 11% respectively. The remainder is distributed between Italy, Scandinavia, Switzerland, Spain and Portugal.
As a regular issuer on the capital market, NOVOMATIC AG most recently successfully placed corporate bonds in June 2014. The gaming technology group intends to use the revenue from the sale of partial debentures mainly for the optimisation of the financing structure, for example through the repayment of financial liabilities, but also for possible acquisitions (including the acquisition of Ainsworth Game Technology Ltd.), for future investments in current activities as well as fixed and financial assets, and for general business purposes.
The NOVOMATIC Group is one of the biggest international producers and operators of gaming technologies and employs more than 24,000 staff worldwide. Founded by entrepreneur Professor Johann F. Graf in 1980, the Group has locations in more than 50 countries and exports high-tech electronic gaming equipment and solutions to 80 countries. The Group operates more than 235,000 gaming terminals in its some 1,600 plus gaming operations as well as via rental concepts.
Through its numerous international subsidiaries the NOVOMATIC Group is fully active in all segments of the gaming industry and thus offers a diversified omni-channel product portfolio to its partners and clients around the world. This product range includes land based gaming products and services, management systems and cash management, online/mobile and social gaming solutions as well as lottery and sports betting solutions together with a range of sophisticated ancillary products and services.
This press release is for advertising purposes. This communication is a marketing communication and an advertisement in terms of WAG (Securities Supervision Act) and KMG (Capital Market Act), but neither represents an offer of securities of NOVOMATIC AG (the “Issuer”), nor a financial analysis, a financial instrument-related consultation nor a financial instrument-related recommendation. The offer of debentures of the issuer (the “offer”) occurs exclusively through and based on the base prospectus approved and published by the Austrian Financial Market Authority on 5th September 2016 (including the published final provisions, the “Prospectus”), which is available in printed form free of charge at the headquarters of the Issuer, Wiener Straße 158, 2352 Gumpoldskirchen, Austria during normal office hours and can be viewed electronically on the website of the Issuer under www.novomatic.com/debtissuanceprogramme2016. Exclusively the data in the prospectus is binding in connection with this offer.
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