Together issues £435m 4 7/8% Senior Secured Notes.
Together Financial Services Limited
10 February 2020
NOT FOR PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION OR CIRCULATION IN
THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA OR JAPAN
Together successfully issues £435m 47/8% Senior Secured Notes
Together Financial Services Limited ("Together" or the "Company"), a secured retail and commercial purpose mortgage loan provider in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce the issuance of £435,000,000 in aggregate principal amount of 47/8% Senior Secured Notes due 2026 (the "Notes"), through its wholly owned subsidiary Jerrold FinCo plc (the "Issuer"). The gross proceeds of the offering of the Notes have been used to redeem the Issuer's existing 6¼% senior secured notes due 2021, to repay amounts drawn under the Company's revolving credit facility, for general corporate purposes and to pay associated redemption costs, as well as fees and expenses in connection with the offering of the Notes.
Mike McTighe, Group Chairman of Together commented: "We are delighted with the success of this £435 million issuance, which was upsized on improved terms to reflect the significant level of demand and continued investor support for Together's long-term growth prospects."
Gary Beckett, Group MD and Chief Treasury Officer at Together added: "This refinancing follows the success of our third public RMBS and the refinancing and upsizing of our Lakeside securitisation late last year. This latest issuance delivers additional liquidity, a significant reduction in coupon and further extends the scale and depth of maturity of our bonds, providing a strong platform to support the Group's growth plans."
The Notes will be guaranteed on a senior secured basis by the Company and all of its subsidiaries other than the Issuer and certain dormant and non-material subsidiaries (the "Subsidiary Guarantors" and, together with the Company, the "Guarantors"). The Notes and the guarantees will be secured by first-priority fixed and floating security interests granted on an equal and rateable first-priority basis over all of the issued capital stock in the Issuer and each of the Subsidiary Guarantors, substantially all of the existing and future property and assets of the Issuer and the Guarantors, excluding the assets sold to the securitisations, and any additional security interests that may in the future be pledged to secure obligations under the Notes, the guarantees and the indenture. Pursuant to the terms of the intercreditor agreement, any liabilities in respect of certain indebtedness incurred under the revolving credit facility and certain related hedging obligations that are secured by assets that also secure the Issuer's or the Guarantors' obligations under the Notes or the Guarantees, as applicable, will receive priority with respect to any proceeds received upon any enforcement action over any such assets. The Notes will rank pari passu in right of payment with the £350,000,000 aggregate principal amount of 6⅛% Senior Secured Notes due 2024.
Application has been made for the listing particulars related to the Notes to be approved by the Irish Stock Exchange and for the Notes to be admitted to the Official List of the Irish Stock Exchange and admitted to trading on its Global Exchange Market.
Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, Barclays Bank PLC, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs International, Lloyds Bank plc, HSBC and JP Morgan acted as initial purchasers with respect to the issuance of the Notes.
For further information:
|Together Financial Services|
|Mike Davies, Director of Corporate Affairs||07753 138 185|
Together is a trading style of Together Financial Services Limited, which has its registered office address at Lake View, Lakeside, Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 3GW.
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The Notes and the guarantees thereof will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or applicable state securities laws. Accordingly, the Notes will be offered only to qualified institutional buyers and to persons outside the United States in reliance on Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act, respectively. Unless so registered, the Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws.
This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Notes or any other security and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in the United States or in any jurisdiction in which, or to any persons to whom, such offering, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any jurisdiction.
This press release constitutes a public disclosure of inside information by Jerrold FinCo plc under Regulation (EU) 596/2014 (16 April 2014).
In member states of the EEA, this announcement and any offer of the securities referred to herein in any Member State of the European Economic Area ("EEA") will be made pursuant to an exemption under the Prospectus Regulation from the requirement to publish a prospectus for offers of the securities referred to herein. Accordingly, any person making or intending to make an offer in a Member State of Notes which are the subject of the offering contemplated may only do so in circumstances in which no obligation arises for the Issuer or any of the initial purchasers to publish a prospectus pursuant to Article 3 of the Prospectus Regulation, in each case, in relation to such offer. Neither the Issuer nor the initial purchasers have authorized, nor do they authorize, the making of any offer of Notes in circumstances in which an obligation arises for the Issuer or the initial purchasers to publish a prospectus for such offer. The expression "Prospectus Regulation" means Regulation (EU) 2017/1129.
The securities are not intended to be offered, sold or otherwise made available to and should not be offered, sold or otherwise made available to any retail investor in the EEA or in the United Kingdom (the "UK"). For these purposes, a retail investor means a person who is one (or more) of: (i) a retail client as defined in point (11) of Article 4(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU (as amended, "MiFID II") or (ii) a customer within the meaning of Directive 2016/97/EU (as amended), where that customer would not qualify as a professional client as defined in point (10) of Article 4(1) of MiFID II. Consequently, no key information document required by Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 (as amended, the "PRIIPs Regulation") for offering or selling the securities or otherwise making them available to retail investors in the EEA or the UK has been prepared and therefore offering or selling the securities or otherwise making them available to any retail investor in the EEA or the UK may be unlawful under the PRIIPs Regulation.
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