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Hollywood Bowl Group
16 September 2016



This announcement is an advertisement and not a prospectus and investors should not purchase any shares referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information in the prospectus (the "Prospectus") published today by the Company in connection with the proposed admission of its ordinary shares to the premium listing segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and to trading on the main market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange plc. Copies of the Prospectus will shortly be available for inspection on the Company's Investor website, subject to applicable securities laws, and from the Company's registered office. This announcement is not an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to acquire, securities in any jurisdiction.




London, 16 September 2016


Hollywood Bowl Group plc

(the "Company")


Publication of Prospectus


Further to the announcement published by the Company earlier today in connection with the initial public offering of Hollywood Bowl Group plc, the Company is pleased to announce that the Prospectus dated 16 September 2016 has been approved by the UK Listing Authority.


The Prospectus relates to the admission of the Company's ordinary shares ("Ordinary Shares") to the premium listing segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and to trading on the main market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange ("Admission").


A copy of the Prospectus will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at


In addition, the Prospectus will also shortly be available to view on the website of the Company, and copies of the Prospectus will be available at the registered office of the Company at Focus 31 West Wing, Cleveland Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP2 7BW during usual business hours on any weekday (Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays excepted).




Hollywood Bowl Group plc


via Tulchan Communications



Investec Bank plc (Sole Sponsor, Financial Adviser, Bookrunner and Broker)

Garry Levin

David Flin

Matt Lewis

David Anderson

Alex Wright

Andi Kazeroonian

+44 (0) 207 597 5970



Tulchan Communications

James Macey White

David Allchurch

Matt Low

+44 (0) 207 353 4200




Notes to Editors:


The Company and its consolidated subsidiary undertakings (the "Group") is the UK's largest ten-pin bowling operator, with a portfolio of 54 centres operating across the UK under the Hollywood Bowl, AMF and Bowlplex brands. The Group specialises in operating large, high quality bowling centres, predominantly located in out of town multi-use leisure parks (typically co-located with cinema and casual dining sites) and large retail parks with all of the centres being occupied by the Group on a leasehold basis. The centres are designed to offer a complete family entertainment experience with each centre offering at least 16 bowling lanes, on-site dining, licensed bars, and state-of-the-art family games arcades.


Important notices

The contents of this announcement, which has been prepared by and is the sole responsibility of the Company, have been approved by Investec Bank plc ("Investec") solely for the purposes of section 21(2)(b) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended ("FSMA").

No reliance may be placed, for any purposes whatsoever, on the information contained in this announcement or on its completeness and this announcement should not be considered a recommendation by the Company, Investec or any of their respective affiliates in relation to any purchase of or subscription for securities of the Company. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is given by or on behalf of the Company, Investec or any of their respective directors, partners, officers, employees, advisers or any other persons as to the accuracy, fairness or sufficiency of the information or opinions contained in this announcement and none of the information contained in this announcement has been independently verified.  Save in the case of fraud, no liability is accepted for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in such information or opinions.

Neither this announcement nor the information contained herein is for publication, distribution or release, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in or into or from the United States (including its territories and possessions, any State of the United States and the District of Columbia), Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa or any other jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws of such jurisdiction. The distribution of this announcement may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions and persons who come into possession of any document or other information referred to herein should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdictions.

This announcement does not contain or constitute an offer of, or the solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for, the securities referred to herein to any person in any jurisdiction, including the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa or in any jurisdiction to whom or in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful.

The securities referred to herein may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, in the United States unless registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "US Securities Act") or offered in a transaction exempt from, or not subject to, the registration requirements of the US Securities Act. The offer and sale of securities referred to herein has not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act or under the applicable securities laws of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa. There will be no public offer of the Ordinary Shares (as defined in the Prospectus) in the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa. Subject to certain exceptions, the Ordinary Shares referred to herein may not be offered or sold in Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa or to, or for the account or benefit of, any national, resident or citizen of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand or South Africa.

This announcement is directed at and is only being distributed (A) in member states of the European Economic Area, to persons who are qualified investors within the meaning of Article 2(1)(e) of the Prospectus Directive (Directive 2003/71/EC as amended (including amendments by Directive 2010/73/EU) the "Prospectus Directive"); (B) in the United Kingdom to persons who (i) have professional experience in matters relating to investments and who fall within the definition of "investment professionals" in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Order") or, are high net worth companies, unincorporated associations or partnerships or trustees of high value trusts as described in Article 49(2) of the Order; and (ii) are "qualified investors" as defined in section 86 of FSMA; and (C) otherwise, to persons to whom it may otherwise be lawful to communicate it to (each a "Relevant Person"). No other person should act or rely on this announcement and persons distributing this announcement must satisfy themselves that it is lawful to do so. Any investment or investment activity to which this announcement relates is available only to Relevant Persons, and will only be engaged with such persons.  By accepting this announcement you represent and agree that you are a Relevant Person.

Any purchase of Ordinary Shares in the proposed Offer (as defined in the Prospectus) should be made solely on the basis of the information contained in the Prospectus. No reliance may, or should, be placed by any person for any purposes whatsoever on the information contained in this announcement or on its completeness, accuracy or fairness. The information in this announcement may be subject to change.

The Offer timetable, including the date of Admission, may be influenced by a range of circumstances such as market conditions. There is no guarantee that the Offer will proceed and that Admission will occur and you should not base your financial decisions on the Company's intentions in relation to the Offer and Admission at this stage. Acquiring investments to which this announcement relates may expose an investor to a significant risk of losing all or part of the amount invested. Persons considering making such an investment should consult an authorised person specialising in advising on such investments. This announcement does not constitute a recommendation concerning the Offer. The value of Ordinary Shares can decrease as well as increase. Potential investors should consult a professional adviser as to the suitability of the Offer for the person concerned.

Investec is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (the "PRA") and regulated in the United Kingdom by the PRA and the Financial Conduct Authority. Investec is acting exclusively for the Company and no one else in connection with the Offer, and will not regard any other person as its client in relation to the Offer and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to its clients nor for providing advice in relation to the Offer, the contents of this announcement or any transaction, arrangement or other matter referred to herein.

In connection with the Offer, Investec and any of its affiliates, acting as investors for their own accounts, may take up a portion of the Ordinary Shares in the Offer as a principal position, and in that capacity may retain, purchase, sell, offer to sell or otherwise deal for their own accounts in such Ordinary Shares and other securities of the Group or related investments and may offer or sell such Ordinary Shares or other investments otherwise than in connection with the Offer. Accordingly, references in the Prospectus to the Ordinary Shares being offered, acquired, placed or otherwise dealt in should be read as including any offer, acquisition, placing or dealing in the Ordinary Shares by, Investec and any of its affiliates acting as an investor for their own accounts. In addition, Investec or its affiliates may enter into financing arrangements (including swaps) with investors in connection with which Investec (or its affiliates) may from time to time acquire, hold or dispose of Ordinary Shares. Neither Investec nor any of its affiliates intend to disclose the extent of any such investment or transactions otherwise than in accordance with any legal or regulatory obligations to do so.

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