Betsson announces tender offer regarding outstanding bonds

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Betsson AB (publ) (the “Company or “Betsson”) is offering holders of the Company’s outstanding senior unsecured floating rate bonds maturing on 28 November 2019 with ISIN SE0009320617 and outstanding amount of SEK 1,000,000,000 (the “Bonds”) to tender up to SEK 1,000,000,000 for purchase by the Company for cash (the “Tender Offer”) at a price of 100.70% of the nominal amount. Bonds will be repurchased subject to the terms and conditions described in a tender information document dated 16 September 2019 (the “Tender Information Document”).

Betsson has, as previously announced, mandated Nordea and Swedbank as joint bookrunners to arrange investor meetings to investigate the possibility to issue a new senior unsecured bond, subject to market conditions (the "New Bonds").

The Company’s repurchase of Bonds is conditional upon a successful issue of New Bonds.

The Tender Information Document can be found on the Company’s website under the following link: https://www.betssonab.com/en/funding

The Tender Offer expires at 12:00 CEST on 19 September 2019, unless extended, re-opened, withdrawn or terminated at the sole discretion of the Company. Settlement of the Tender Offer is expected to occur at or around 26 September 2019.

Holders of Bonds who accepts the Tender Offer will be eligible to receive a priority in the allocation of the New Bonds subject to the terms set out in the Tender Information Document. Holders of Bonds who subscribes for New Bonds may accordingly receive priority in the Tender Offer.

The terms and conditions of the Bonds will continue to be in effect for bondholders who do not participate in the Tender Offer, or whose Bonds are not accepted for repurchase by the Company.

The Company has appointed Nordea and Swedbank to act as dealer managers, joint bookrunners and tender agents in connection with the issue of New Bonds and the Tender Offer. Gernandt & Danielsson has been appointed as legal counsel.

Dealer managers, joint bookrunners and tender agents:

Nordea Bank Abp:
+46 720 83 55 05, NordeaLiabilityManagement@nordea.com

Swedbank AB (publ),
+46 8 700 90 22, Syndicate@swedbank.se

For further information, please contact the Company at:

Pontus Lindwall, CEO Betsson AB and President
pontus.lindwall@betssonab.com

Martin Öhman, CFO Betsson AB
martin.ohman@betssonab.com

This information is information that Betsson AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Swedish securities markets act (2007:528). The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, on 16 September 2019, at 15.30 CET.  

About Us

Betsson AB’s Core Business consists of owning and administering shareholdings in companies which, themselves or through partners, offer gaming to the end users via the internet. Betsson AB owns Betsson Malta which operates gaming to the end users either through their own websites or through partnerships. Betsson Malta offers Poker, Casino, Sportsbook, Scratch Cards, Bingo and Games. The customers come primarily from the Scandinavian countries and other parts of Europe. Betsson AB is listed on NASDAQ OMX Nordic Mid Cap List, (BETS).

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