Imtech announces initial take-up of 51.31% in rights offering; rump offering starts with immediate effect

Wednesday, 22. October 2014 21:03

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· 30,825,753,314 new ordinary shares subscribed for through the exercise of transferable subscription rights
· Rump offering of 29,256,401,610 new ordinary shares to commence with immediate effect

Royal Imtech N.V. ("Royal Imtech") announces that, in connection with its 131 for 1 rights offering of 60,082,154,924 new ordinary shares with a nominal value of 0.01 euro each in the share capital of Royal Imtech (the "Offer Shares") at an issue price of 0.01 euro per Offer Share (the "Issue Price") (the "Rights Offering"), it has received subscriptions for 30,825,753,314 Offer Shares through the valid exercise of transferable subscription rights ("Rights"). This represents an initial take-up of approximately 51.31% of the Offer Shares. Given this initial take-up number, we will use 117 million euro to fund debt purchases at an average weighted price of approximately 79%, as announced on 7 October 2014.

Rump offering
The Rights exercise period ended at 17:40 CEST on 22 October 2014. Starting today, the 29,256,401,610 Offer Shares that were issuable upon the exercise of Rights, but have not been subscribed for during the exercise period (the "Rump Shares"), will be offered for sale by ING, Rabobank, COMMERZBANK and ABN AMRO (the "Underwriters") by way of private placements to institutional investors in the Netherlands and certain other jurisdictions at a price at least equal to the Issue Price (the "Rump Offering", and together with the Rights Offering, the "Offering").

The Underwriters, severally and not jointly, will pro rata to their respective underwriting commitments, at the Issue Price subscribe and pay for (i) any Offer Shares subscribed for in the Rights Offering but not paid for by such subscribers on the Settlement Date (as defined below), and (ii) any Rump Shares not sold in the Rump Offering, or sold but not paid for on the Settlement Date (as defined below), in accordance with the terms and subject to the conditions of the underwriting agreement entered into between the Underwriters and Royal Imtech as amended from time to time (the "Underwriting Agreement"). The Rump Offering will commence with immediate effect and is expected to end no later than 17:40 CEST tomorrow.

Upon the completion of the Rump Offering, if the aggregate proceeds for the Rump Shares offered and sold in the Rump Offering, after deduction of selling expenses (and any applicable taxes, including any value added tax), exceed the aggregate issue price for such Rump Shares (such amount, the "Excess Amount"), each holder of a Right that was not exercised at the end of the Exercise Period will be entitled to receive, except as noted below, a part of the Excess Amount.

Such holder will be entitled to receive such part of the Excess Amount in cash pro rata to the number of unexercised Rights reflected in such holder's securities account (the "Unexercised Rights Payment"), but only if that amount exceeds 0.01 euro per unexercised Right. Royal Imtech will issue a separate press release to announce if any Unexercised Rights Payment is available for distribution to holders of unexercised Rights.

Royal Imtech and the Underwriters cannot guarantee that the Rump Offering will be successfully completed. Neither Royal Imtech, nor the Underwriters, nor ABN AMRO Bank N.V. as Subscription, Listing and Paying Agent nor any person procuring purchases for the Rump Shares, will be responsible for any lack of Excess Amount arising from any placement of the Rump Shares in the Rump Offering.

Allotment of the Offer Shares is expected to take place on 24 October 2014. Issuance of, payment for and delivery of the Offer Shares is expected to occur on 27 October 2014 (the "Settlement Date"). Royal Imtech expects that the Offer Shares will be listed and that trading in the Offer Shares will commence on Euronext Amsterdam on 27 October 2014, barring unforeseen circumstances.

More information
For more information on the Offering and Royal Imtech, reference is made to the Prospectus dated 8 October 2014. Copies of the Prospectus can be accessed via the website of Royal Imtech at www.imtech.com.

Media: Analysts & investors:
Dorien Wietsma
Director Corporate Communication & CSR
T: +31 182 54 35 53
E: dorien.wietsma@imtech.com
www.imtech.com
Jeroen Leenaers
Director Investor Relations
T: +31 182 543 504
E: jeroen.leenaers@imtech.com
www.imtech.com

Imtech profile
Royal Imtech N.V. is a European technical services provider in the fields of electrical solutions, automation and mechanical solutions. With approximately 23,000 employees, Imtech holds attractive positions in the buildings and industry markets in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the UK, Ireland and Spain, the European market of Traffic as well as in the global marine market. Imtech offers integrated and multidisciplinary total solutions that lead to better business processes and more efficiency for customers and the customers they, in their turn, serve. Imtech also offers solutions that contribute towards a sustainable society - for example, in the areas of energy, the environment, water and traffic. Imtech shares are listed on the Euronext Amsterdam.

Disclaimer
Please read this carefully as it applies to all persons who read this press release. This press release contains information and documents relating to an offer, through a rights issue, of new shares of Royal Imtech N.V. You may not be eligible to view the contents of that information and those documents. Accordingly, if you wish to read this information you must first inform yourself about and then observe the statutory and regulatory requirements applicable to you and to your jurisdiction. In order to establish whether or not you may view the information and documents please read the disclaimer below in full.

This press release is not for release, distribution or publication, whether directly or indirectly and whether in whole or in part, into or in the United States, Australia, Canada or Japan or any (other) jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws of such jurisdiction.

This press release is for information purposes only and is not intended to constitute, and should not be construed as, an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy securities of Royal Imtech N.V. (the "Company", and such securities, the "Securities") in the United States, Australia, Canada or Japan or in any other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration, exemption from registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

The Securities have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") and will not be registered with any authority competent with respect to securities in any state or other jurisdiction of the United States. The Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act. The Company has registered no part of the offering of the Securities in the United States or any other jurisdiction, nor has it the intention to do so. The Company has no intention to make a public offering of Securities in the United States or in any other jurisdiction other than the Netherlands.

The Company has not authorised any offer to the public of Securities in any Member State of the European Economic Area other than the Netherlands. With respect to any Member State of the European Economic Area, other than the Netherlands, and which has implemented the Prospectus Directive (each a "Relevant Member State"), no action has been undertaken or will be undertaken to make an offer to the public of Securities requiring publication of a prospectus in any Relevant Member State. As a result, the Securities may only be offered in Relevant Member States (i) to any legal entity which is a qualified investor as defined in the Prospectus Directive; or (ii) in any other circumstances falling within Article 3(2) of the Prospectus Directive. For the purpose of this paragraph, the expression "offer of securities to the public" means the communication in any form and by any means of sufficient information on the terms of the offer and the Securities to be offered so as to enable the investor to decide to exercise, purchase or subscribe for the securities, as the same may be varied in that Member State by any measure implementing the Prospectus Directive in that Member State and the expression "Prospectus Directive" means Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including Directive 2010/73/EU, to the extent implemented in the Relevant Member State), and includes any relevant implementing measure in the Relevant Member State.

No action has been taken by the Company that would permit an offer of Securities or the possession or distribution of these materials or any other offering of publicity material relating to such Securities in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required.

The release, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law and therefore persons in such jurisdictions into which they are released, published or distributed, should inform themselves about, and observe, such restrictions.

This press release does not constitute a prospectus within the meaning of the Dutch Financial Markets Supervision Act (Wet op het financieel toezicht) and does not constitute an offer to acquire securities.

Any offer to acquire Securities pursuant to the proposed offering will be made, and any investor should make his investment, solely on the basis of information that is contained in the prospectus that has been made generally available in the Netherlands in connection with such offering. Copies of the prospectus may be obtained at no cost from the Company or through the website of the Company.

ING, Rabobank, Commerzbank and ABN AMRO act exclusively for the Company and no-one else in connection with any offering of Securities and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to the customers of ING, Rabobank, Commerzbank and ABN AMRO or for providing advice in relation to any offering or any transaction or arrangement referred to herein.

 





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