PRICING OF GARFUNKELUX HOLDCO 3 S.A.’S OFFERING OF SENIOR SECURED FLOATING RATE NOTES DUE 2023

Lowell (“Lowell”), a European leader in credit receivables management, announced today that Garfunkelux Holdco 3 S.A. (the “Issuer”) has priced the offering (the “Offering”) of €415.0 million in aggregate principal amount of floating rate senior secured notes due 2023 (the “Notes”).

The Issuer will pay interest on the outstanding principal amount of the Notes at a rate equal to three-month EURIBOR (0% floor) plus 3.50% per annum. The proceeds from the Offering, together with cash on balance sheet, will be used to (i) redeem all of the Issuer’s existing floating rate senior secured notes due 2021 (the “Existing 2021 Euro Notes”), (ii) pay the accrued interest and the redemption premium for the Existing 2021 Euro Notes and (iii) pay fees and expenses in connection with the Offering and the foregoing. The closing of the Offering is expected on September 20, 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. There can be no assurance that the Offering will be completed.

For further information, please contact:

Jon Trott, Head of Investor Relations

Telephone: +44 333 556 5801 Ext: 30084

Email: investors@lowellgroup.co.uk

 

Cautionary Statement


This press release is for information purposes only and does not constitute a prospectus or any offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security in the United States of America or in any other jurisdiction. Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States of America absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Notes will be offered in a private offering exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and will accordingly be offered only to (i) qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act and Qualified Purchasers (as defined in Section 2(a)(51)(A) of the Investment Company Act) and (ii) certain non-US persons and non-US residents outside the United States in compliance with Regulation S under the Securities Act.  No indebtedness incurred in connection with any other financing transactions will be registered under the Securities Act.

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 offer and sale of the Notes will be made pursuant to an exemption under the Prospectus Directive, as implemented in Member States of the European Economic Area, from the requirement to produce a prospectus for offers of securities

Forward Looking Statements

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