Offer & Tap Issue of new EUR Bonds
Hoist Kredit AB (publ) (the “Issuer”) a fully-owned subsidiary of Hoist Finance AB (publ) announces a tender offer directed to holders of SEK denominated bonds with ISIN SE0005567542, issued by the Issuer on December 10, 2013 and maturing on December 18, 2016 (the “SEK Bonds”). Currently, the Issuer holds SEK 194,000,000 of the SEK Bonds. The tender offer is an important step in reducing the risk in the Issuer by achieving a better currency match between assets and liabilities. The holders of SEK Bonds who accept the tender offer will be offered to invest in EUR bonds issued by the Issuer.
The Issuer is hereby offering to repurchase all outstanding SEK Bonds at a price of SEK 1,022,500 per SEK Bond plus accrued and unpaid interest (the “Tender Offer”). The period for accepting the Tender Offer runs until June 17, 2015 (the Issuer reserves the right to extend the period for accepting the Tender Offer). The anticipated settlement day for the Tender Offer is June 23, 2015. Holders of SEK Bond who wish to accept the Tender Offer shall contact their custody account bank.
Tap Issue of EUR Bonds
The Issuer is also planning to issue additional EUR denominated bonds with ISIN SE0006287827, maturing on October 2, 2017 (the “EUR Bonds” and the “Tap Issue”). The Tap Issue will be offered to the investors that have accepted the Tender Offer in an amount not to exceed the equivalent amount tendered in the SEK Bonds. Investors may be required to have a custody account with Danske Bank. The re-offer price for the EUR Bonds to be issued will be EUR 102,150 (nominal amount EUR 100,000). The Issuer reserves the right to not carry out the Tap Issue if the aggregate requested amount by the investors is less than EUR 5 million.
In the Tender Offer and the planned Tap Issue the Issuer is cooperating with Danske Bank. Any questions or comments about the Tender Offer and the planned Tap Issue shall be directed to:
DANSKE BANK A/S, Danmark, Sverige Filial
Attn: DCM admin
SE-103 92 Stockholm
Patric Carlsson, DCM Origination
Telephone: +46 (0) 8 568 806 35
For further information please contact:
Magnus Linnersand, Group Head of Treasury, Hoist Finance
Telephone: +46 (0) 8 555 177 72
About Hoist Finance
Hoist Finance AB (publ) is a leading debt restructuring partner to international banks and financial institutions, offering a broad spectrum of advanced solutions for acquisition and management of non-performing unsecured consumer loans. The Company operates through 10 in-house collection centers across Europe, complemented by local external debt servicing partners. The total carrying value of Hoist Finance’s acquired loans was approximately SEK 8.9 bn at December 31, 2014. Hoist Finance AB (publ) is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Mid-Cap list. Hoist Finance is, through its subsidiary Hoist Kredit AB (publ), a regulated “Credit Market Company” under the supervision of the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Sw. Finansinspektionen). In Sweden, the company offers internet-based savings deposit service HoistSpar, with around 65,000 active accounts, and by senior and subordinated unsecured bonds of in total SEK 1.1 billion as well as EUR 100 million in senior unsecured bonds listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.
The information above has been published pursuant to the Swedish Securities Markets Act (Sw. Lag om värdepappersmarknaden). This information was released for publication at approximately 15.00 (CET) on June 3, 2015.
The Tender Offer is not being made to, nor will tenders be accepted from or on behalf of, holders of SEK Bonds who are living in or are domiciled in any jurisdiction in which the making of the offers or acceptances thereof would not be in compliance with the laws of such jurisdiction or registration or other measures are required pursuant to applicable law (“Exempt Jurisdiction”). Persons wishing to accept one of the offers must do so from outside an Exempt Jurisdiction. Envelopes containing acceptance forms must not be post marked in an Exempt Jurisdiction. Acceptance forms may not by any other means be sent from an Exempt Jurisdiction. It is the responsibility of each physical or legal person to comply with the laws of any relevant jurisdiction regarding, amongst other things, the right to tender SEK Bonds pursuant to the offer.