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Lowell (“Lowell” or the “Group”), a European leader in credit receivables management, today announces that Garfunkelux Holdco 3 S.A. has successfully priced a private placement offering directly with certain investors (the “Placement”) of €175 million in principal amount of additional senior secured floating rate notes due 2021, under an indenture dated 28 September 2016, at a price of 101.25%. The closing of the Placement is expected on 21 April 2017, subject to customary closing conditions.
Lowell has used the private placement route to access the debt markets in an accelerated way given the current favourable market conditions to price this Placement. The cash proceeds are being used principally to repay outstanding drawings under the Group’s revolving credit facility, to pay related fees and expenses and to provide for additional liquidity to fund further portfolio acquisitions.
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This announcement does not constitute and shall not, in any circumstances, constitute a public offering nor an invitation to the public in connection with any offer within the meaning of the Directive 2010/73/EU of the Parliament and Council of November 4, 2003 as implemented by the Member States of the European Economic Area (the “Prospectus Directive”).
The securities to which this announcement relates are being distributed in an “offshore transaction” in reliance on Regulation S under the Securities Act only to non-U.S. persons or qualified purchasers (as defined in Section 2(a)(51)(A) of the U.S. Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended), who are qualified investors (as defined in Directive 2003/71/EC, as amended) and who (i) are outside the United Kingdom, (ii) are investment professionals, as such term is defined in experience in matters relating to investments who fall within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the “Order”), (iii) fall within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order or (iv) are persons to whom an invitation or inducement to engage in investment activity (within the meaning of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000) may otherwise lawfully be communicated or caused to be communicated pursuant to any other applicable private placement exemption (all such persons together being referred to as “relevant persons”).
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