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Biffa plc
17 October 2016
 

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN OR SOUTH AFRICA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE IT IS UNLAWFUL TO DISTRIBUTE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

 

This announcement is an advertisement for the purposes of the Prospectus Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") and not a prospectus and not an offer of securities for sale in any jurisdiction, including in or into

the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa.

 

Neither this announcement nor anything contained herein shall form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any offer or commitment whatsoever in any jurisdiction. Investors should not subscribe for or purchase any ordinary shares referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information in the prospectus (the "Prospectus") published by Biffa plc ("Biffa" or the "Company" and, together with WasteHoldco 1 Limited and its subsidiaries and subsidiary undertakings, the "Group") in connection with the proposed admission of all of the ordinary shares of the Company (the "Shares"), issued and to be issued in connection with the offer of 118,001,417 new Shares (the "Offer Shares") to certain institutional and professional investors (the "Global Offer") and the subscriptions for Shares by certain existing shareholders and certain current and former directors and members of senior management, to the premium listing segment of the Official List of the FCA and to trading on the London Stock Exchange plc's main market for listed securities (the "London Stock Exchange").

 

17 October 2016

 

Biffa plc

Publication of Prospectus

 

Further to the Company's announcement of the pricing of its initial public offering earlier today, Biffa confirms that the Prospectus dated 17 October 2016 related to the proposed admission of its Shares to the premium listing segment of the Official List of the FCA and to trading on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities has been approved by the UK Listing Authority.

The Prospectus will be available for inspection from the Group's website at www.biffa.co.uk and from Biffa's registered office at Coronation Road, Cressex, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 3TZ, United Kingdom. 

A copy of the Prospectus will be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM.

Enquiries

 

Biffa

+44 (0) 14 9452 1221

Ian Wakelin, Chief Executive Officer


Michael Topham, Chief Financial Officer


Peter Langdon, Head of Corporate Finance




Joint Global Co-ordinator, Joint Bookrunner and Joint Sponsor


Citi:

+44 (0) 20 7986 4000

Edward McBride


Alex Carter


Peter Brown




Joint Global Co-ordinator, Joint Bookrunner and Joint Sponsor


J.P. Morgan:

+44 (0) 20 7742 4000

Robert Constant


James Deal


Wendy Hohmann




Joint Bookrunner

+44 (0) 20 7991 8888

HSBC:


Adrian Lewis


Greg Hely Hutchinson


Stuart Dickson




Lead Manager

+44 (0) 20 7418 8900

Peel Hunt:


Indy Bhattacharyya


Jock Maxwell Macdonald




Financial Adviser

+44 (0) 20 7280 5000

Rothschild:


William Marshall


Adam Young


Stuart Vincent




Media Enquiries


Instinctif (public relations adviser to Biffa):

+44 (0) 20 7547 2020

Mark Garraway


Helen Tarbet


James Gray


 

Forward Looking Statements

 

This announcement contains "forward-looking" statements, beliefs or opinions. Any forward-looking statements in this announcement reflect Biffa's current view with respect to future events and are subject to risks relating to future events and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to Biffa's financial position, operations, results of operations, growth, strategy and expectations. The forward-looking statements contained in this announcement speak only as of the date of this announcement. New factors will emerge in the future, and it is not possible for Biffa to predict what factors they will be. The Group disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained in this announcement to reflect any change in its expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which such statements are based unless required to do so by applicable law, the Prospectus Rules, the Listing Rules or the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority. Each of J.P. Morgan Securities plc, which conducts its UK investment banking activities as J.P. Morgan Cazenove ("J.P. Morgan"), Citigroup Global Markets Limited ("Citi"), HSBC Bank plc ("HSBC"), N.M. Rothschild & Sons Limited ("Rothschild") and Peel Hunt LLP ("Peel Hunt") (together, the "Banks") and their respective affiliates expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update, review or revise any forward looking statements contained in this announcement whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. 

Disclaimers

 

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 the United States (including its territories and possessions, any State of the United States and the District of Columbia). Neither this announcement nor the information contained herein is for publication, distribution or release, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly into Australia (other than to persons in Australia to whom an offer may be made without a disclosure document in accordance with Chapter 6D of the Corporations Act 2001 (CTH) of Australia), Canada, South Africa or Japan, to any persons in any of those jurisdictions or any other jurisdiction where to do so might constitute a violation of the relevant laws or regulations of such jurisdiction. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of United States, Australian, Canadian, South African, Japanese or other applicable securities laws. The Global Offer and the distribution of this announcement and information in connection with the proposed admission of Biffa's Shares to the premium listing segment of the Official List of the FCA and to trading on the main market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange (together, "Admission") and the Global Offer may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions and persons into whose possession any document or other information referred to herein comes should inform themselves about, and observe, any such restrictions.

The Shares referred to herein may not be offered or sold in the United States unless registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or any securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States, and may not be offered or sold within the United States unless registered under the Securities Act or pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with applicable state law. The offer and sale of Shares referred to herein has not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act. There will be no public offer of the Shares in the United States.

The offer and sale of Shares referred to herein has not been and will not be registered under the applicable securities laws of Australia, Canada, South Africa or Japan. Subject to certain exceptions, the Shares referred to herein may not be offered or sold within Australia, Canada, South Africa or Japan or to, or for the account or benefit of any national, resident or citizen of Australia, Canada, South Africa or Japan. There will be no public offer of the Shares in Australia, Canada, South Africa or Japan.

This announcement is not an offer of, or solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe for, the securities referred to herein to any person in the United States or any other jurisdiction. This announcement is an advertisement and not a prospectus. Investors should not subscribe for or purchase any transferable securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information in the Prospectus in connection with Admission. Copies of the Prospectus are available for inspection from the Company's registered office at Coronation Road, Cressex, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 3TZ and from the Company's website www.biffa.co.uk.

Any subscription for or purchase of Offer Shares in the proposed Global Offer should be made solely on the basis of the information contained in the Prospectus issued in connection with the Global Offer. Before subscribing for or purchasing any Offer Shares, persons viewing this announcement should ensure that they fully understand and accept the risks set out in the Prospectus. The information contained in this announcement is for background purposes only and does not purport to be full or complete. No reliance may be placed for any purpose on the information contained in this announcement or its completeness, accuracy or fairness.

This announcement is addressed to and is only directed and being communicated at: (A) if in the European Economic Area ("EEA"), persons who are "qualified investors" within the meaning of Article 2(1)(e) of Directive 2003/71/EC (as amended, including by Directive 2010/73/EU to the extent implemented in the relevant member state of the EEA and any relevant implementing measure in each relevant member state) ("Qualified Investors"); and (B) if in the UK, persons who are Qualified Investors and who (i) have professional experience in matters relating to investments so as to qualify them as "investment professionals" under Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Order"); or (ii) high net worth bodies corporate, unincorporated associations and partnerships or the trustees of high value trusts falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order; and/or (iii) persons to whom it may otherwise lawfully be communicated (all such persons together referred to as "Relevant Persons").

This announcement must not be acted or relied on (a) in the UK, by persons who are not Relevant Persons and (b) in any member state of the EEA, other than the UK, by persons who are not Qualified Investors. Any investment or investment activity to which this announcement relates is available only to (i) in the UK, Relevant Persons and (ii) in any member state of the EEA, other than the UK, Qualified Investors, and may be engaged in only with such persons. Nothing in this announcement constitutes investment advice and any recommendations that may be contained herein have not been based upon a consideration of the investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any specific recipient. If you have received this announcement and you are not a Relevant Person and/or Qualified Investor, as applicable, you must not rely or act upon this announcement or any of its contents.

Each of J.P. Morgan, Citi and HSBC is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority (the "PRA") and regulated by the FCA and the PRA in the United Kingdom and Peel Hunt and Rothschild are each authorised and regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom. They will not regard any other person as their respective clients in relation to the Global Offer and will not be responsible to anyone other than Biffa for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients, nor for providing advice in relation to the Global Offer, the contents of this announcement or any transaction, arrangement or other matter referred to herein.

To the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, none of the Banks or any of their respective affiliates, directors, officers, limited or unlimited partners, employees, advisers or agents accepts any responsibility or liability whatsoever for, or makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the truth, accuracy or completeness of the information in this announcement (or whether any information has been omitted from the announcement) or any other information relating to Biffa or the Group, its subsidiaries or associated companies, whether written, oral or in a visual or electronic form, and howsoever transmitted or made available or for any loss howsoever arising from any use of this announcement or its contents or otherwise arising in connection therewith.

 

 


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