Share Placement Results
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13 May 2008
G4S plc ("G4S" or the "Company")
Result of Placing (The "Placing")
G4S is pleased to announce the successful completion of the Placing announced earlier today.
A total of 127 million new ordinary shares of 25 pence each (the "
") have been placed by Deutsche Bank AG London ("
") with institutions at a price of 222 pence per Placing Share. Based on the Placing price, the gross proceeds are GBP 281.94 million. The Placing Shares being issued represent approximately 9.9 per cent of G4S's issued ordinary share capital prior to the Placing.
Application has been made for, and the Placing is conditional on, inter alia, admission of the Placing Shares to listing on the Official List maintained by the UK Listing Authority and to admission to trading by the London Stock Exchange plc on its market for listed securities (together, "
"). Application will also be made to OMX The Nordic Exchange Copenhagen for such shares to be listed on that exchange. It is expected that Admission will become effective and that dealings will commence in the Placing Shares on 16 May 2008.
Deutsche Bank is acting as sole bookrunner in relation to the Placing.
For further enquiries, please contact:
+44 (0) 1293 554400
Group Financial Officer
Director of Investor Relations
+44 (0) 207 5458000
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This announcement may not be distributed, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States or any jurisdiction in which such publication or distribution is unlawful. This announcement does not constitute or form part of an offer to sell or issue, or any solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for, any securities referred to herein in any jurisdiction, including, without limitation, the United States. The placing, and the distribution of this announcement and other information in connection with the placing in certain jurisdictions, may be restricted by law and persons into whose possession any document or other information referred to herein comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restriction. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
Deutsche Bank, which is authorised by Bundesanstalt fur Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (BaFin) and by the Financial Services Authority (FSA); regulated by the FSA for the conduct of UK business and a member of the London Stock Exchange, is acting exclusively for the Company and no one else in connection with the Placing and the other matters referred to in this announcement. They will not regard any other person as their respective clients and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients nor for giving advice in relation to the Placing and the other matters referred to herein.
The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under such Act or unless pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements thereof. There will be no public offering in the United States.
This announcement includes statements that are, or may be deemed to be, "forward-looking statements". These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including inter alia the terms "believes", "plans", "expects", "may", "will", or "should" or, in each case, their negative or other variations or comparable terminology.
These forward-looking statements include matters that are not historical facts and include statements regarding the Company's intentions, beliefs or current expectations concerning, among other things, the Company's results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, prospects, growth, strategies, the outlook for relevant markets. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances. A number of factors could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may and often do differ materially from actual results. Any forward-looking statements in this announcement reflect the Company's view with respect to future events as at the date of this announcement and are subject to risks relating to future events and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to the Company's operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity.
Save as required by relevant law or regulation, the Company undertakes no obligation publicly to release the results of any revisions to any forward-looking statements in this announcement that may occur due to any change in its expectations or to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this announcement. Information in this announcement or any of the documents relating to the Placing should not be relied upon as a guide to future performance.