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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 shares referred to in this announcement or the prospectus (as defined below) except solely on the basis of the information contained in a prospectus in its final form (together with any supplementary prospectus, if relevant, the "Prospectus"), including the risk factors set out therein, expected to be published later today by Stelrad Group PLC (the "Company"), the new indirect holding company of Stelrad Radiator Group Limited (together with the Company, the "Group" or "Stelrad"), in connection with the proposed offer of ordinary shares in the Company (the "Ordinary Shares") and the admission to listing of such Ordinary Shares to the premium listing segment of the Official List of the FCA and to trading on the main market for listed securities of London Stock Exchange plc (the "London Stock Exchange"). A copy of the Prospectus will, following publication, be available for inspection from the Company's registered office at 69-75 Side, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 3JE and on the Group's website at www.stelradplc.com/ipo-centre/, subject to certain access restrictions.
5 November 2021
Stelrad Group PLC
Announcement of Offer Price
Offer Price set at 215 pence per Ordinary Share
Following the confirmation of intention to float announcement on 14 October 2021, the Company today announces the successful pricing of its initial public offering (the "IPO" or the "Offer") at 215 pence per Ordinary Share (the "Offer Price"). Based on the Offer Price, the Company's total market capitalisation at the commencement of conditional dealings on the main market of the London Stock Exchange will be approximately £274 million.
Trevor Harvey, Chief Executive of Stelrad, commented:
"Today is a momentous day for Stelrad as we begin our life as a public company and embark on the next stage of our development. I'd like to extend my sincere thanks to everyone who has helped us get to this point, most notably our invaluable and hard-working employees.
We have been encouraged by the level of support received from investors who recognise the solid foundations the business is built upon and the platform for growth we have created. Our focus remains on exploiting the breadth of organic and inorganic growth opportunities on offer, continuing to focus on further improving our extensive product offering and the strong relationships we have with major distributors and specifiers.
Alongside this, we are also excited by the supportive market backdrop and the important role we can play as the world decarbonises."
· The Offer Price has been set at 215 pence per Ordinary Share.
· The Company's total market capitalisation at the commencement of conditional dealings on the main market of the London Stock Exchange will be approximately £274 million based on the Offer Price.
· The Offer comprises 11,627,907 new Ordinary Shares to be issued by the Company (raising gross proceeds of £25 million) and 32,558,130 existing Ordinary Shares to be sold by The Bregal Fund III L.P. (the "Major Shareholder") and certain members of management of the Company equating to a total offer size of approximately £95 million.
· Immediately following Admission, the Company's issued share capital will be 127,352,555 Ordinary Shares.
· Full details of the Offer will be included in the Prospectus, which is expected to be published later today and will be available on the Company's website at: https://www.stelradplc.com/ipo-centre, subject to certain restrictions.
Admission and dealings:
· Conditional dealings in the Ordinary Shares are expected to commence on the main market of the London Stock Exchange at 08:00 a.m. (London Time) on 5 November 2021 under the ticker "SRAD". Investors should note that only those who applied for and were allocated Ordinary Shares in the Offer will be able to deal in the Ordinary Shares on a conditional basis.
· Admission 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, and the commencement of unconditional dealings is expected to take place at 8.00 a.m. (London time) on 10 November 2021.
· It is expected that, subject to Admission and other conditions being met, the Company will in due course be considered eligible for inclusion in the FTSE UK indices.
For further information:
Stelrad Radiator Group
Trevor Harvey, Chief Executive Officer
George Letham, Chief Financial Officer
+44 (0)191 261 3301
James White / Ollie Head
+44 (0)7855 432 699
Sponsor, Sole Global Co-Ordinator and Sole Bookrunner
Investec Bank plc
Bruce Garrow / Ben Griffiths / Alex Penney
+44 (0)20 7597 5970
Phil Burns / Michael Loudon
+44 (0)845 052 0340
Notes to Editors
Stelrad Group PLC is a leading specialist manufacturer and distributor of steel panel radiators in the UK, Europe and Turkey, selling an extensive range of standard and premium steel panel radiators, low surface temperature (LST) radiators, towel warmers, decorative steel tubular radiators and other steel "column" radiators to more than 500 customers annually.
The Group has four core brands: Stelrad, Henrad, Hudevad and Termo Teknik, which had approximately 16.6 per cent. share by volume of total markets in the UK, Europe, and Turkey in 2020, including 50.2 per cent. market share in the UK. In 2020, the Group held top 3 share positions in 11 countries and was #1 in the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark.
It is headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne in the United Kingdom with manufacturing and distribution facilities at Mexborough in the UK, Nuth in the Netherlands and Çorlu in Turkey, employing 1,325 employees across the business, as at 31 December 2020.
The origins of the Group date back to the 1930s and, today, Stelrad enjoys long established commercial relationships with many of its customers, having served each of its top five customers for over twenty years.
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UK Product Governance Requirements
Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within the FCA Handbook Product Intervention and Product Governance Sourcebook (the "UK Product Governance Rules"), and disclaiming all and any liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any 'manufacturer' (for the purposes of the UK Product Governance Rules) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the Ordinary Shares have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that the Ordinary Shares are: (i) compatible with an end target market of (a) retail clients, as defined in point (8) of Article 2 of Regulation (EU) No 2017/565 as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the EUWA, (b) investors who meet the criteria of professional clients as defined in Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the EUWA and (c) eligible counterparties as defined in the FCA Handbook Conduct of Business Sourcebook ("COBS") ; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by Directive 2014/65/EU (the "UK Target Market Assessment"). Notwithstanding the UK Target Market Assessment, distributors should note that: the price of the Ordinary Shares may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the Ordinary Shares offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the Ordinary Shares is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom. The UK Target Market Assessment is without prejudice to the requirements of any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the Offer. Furthermore, it is noted that, notwithstanding the UK Target Market Assessment, Investec will only procure investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties.
For the avoidance of doubt, the UK Target Market Assessment does not constitute: (a) an assessment of suitability or appropriateness for the purposes of COBS; or (b) a recommendation to any investor or group of investors to invest in, or purchase, or take any other action whatsoever with respect to the Ordinary Shares. Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the Ordinary Shares and determining appropriate distribution channels.
EU Product Governance Requirements
Solely for the purposes of the product governance requirements contained within: (a) EU Directive 2014/65/EU on markets in financial instruments, as amended ("MiFID II"); (b) Articles 9 and 10 of Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2017/593 supplementing MiFID II; and (c) local implementing measures (together, the "MiFID II Product Governance Requirements"), and disclaiming all and any liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise, which any 'manufacturer' (for the purposes of the MiFID II Product Governance Requirements) may otherwise have with respect thereto, the Ordinary Shares have been subject to a product approval process, which has determined that the Ordinary Shares are: (i) compatible with an end target market of retail clients and investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) eligible for distribution through all distribution channels as are permitted by MiFID II (the "EU Target Market Assessment"). Notwithstanding the EU Target Market Assessment, distributors should note that: the price of the Ordinary Shares may decline and investors could lose all or part of their investment; the Ordinary Shares offer no guaranteed income and no capital protection; and an investment in the Ordinary Shares is compatible only with investors who do not need a guaranteed income or capital protection, who (either alone or in conjunction with an appropriate financial or other adviser) are capable of evaluating the merits and risks of such an investment and who have sufficient resources to be able to bear any losses that may result therefrom. The EU Target Market Assessment is without prejudice to the requirements of any contractual, legal or regulatory selling restrictions in relation to the Offer. Furthermore, it is noted that, notwithstanding the EU Target Market Assessment, Investec will only procure investors who meet the criteria of professional clients and eligible counterparties.
For the avoidance of doubt, the EU Target Market Assessment does not constitute: (a) an assessment of suitability or appropriateness for the purposes of MiFID II; or (b) a recommendation to any investor or group of investors to invest in, or purchase or take any other action whatsoever with respect to the Ordinary Shares. Each distributor is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the Ordinary Shares and determining appropriate distribution channels.