Avanti Communications Group PLC (AIM: AVN) (“Avanti” or the “Company”) today announces that, pursuant to its previously announced consent solicitation (the “Consent Solicitation”) with respect to its 10%/15% Senior Secured Notes due 2021 (Reg S CUSIP/ISIN: G0713N AF7/USG0713NAF71 and 144A CUSIP/ISIN: 05351L AG2/US05351LAG23) (the “2021 Notes”) and its previously announced scheme of arrangement (the “Scheme”) with respect to its 12%/17.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2023 (Reg S CUSIP/ISIN: G0713N AH3/USG0713NAH38 and 144A CUSIP/ISIN: 05351L AJ6/US05351LAJ61) (the “2023 Notes”), the Scheme Conditions and all of the Scheme Implementation Steps (as defined in the scheme document dated 19 February 2018) under the Scheme in respect of the Company have been satisfied (or waived) in accordance with the terms of the Scheme. Therefore, the Restructuring Effective Date has occurred today, and the Company has completed the restructuring of its financial indebtedness first announced on 13 December 2017.
The holders of the 2023 Notes (“Scheme Creditors”) who submitted a validly completed Account Holder Letter, together with a valid Confirmation Form, to D.F. King, by 5pm NY time on 27 March 2018 have received, or are in the process of receiving, their pro rata share in 92.5% of the Company’s enlarged issued ordinary share capital (ISIN: GB00B1VCNQ84) (the “Exchange Shares”) following completion of the debt for equity swap under the Scheme.
In accordance with Clause 8 of the Scheme, Account Holders and Scheme Creditors who held 2023 Notes at 5.00pm New York time on 12 March 2018 but did not timely submit a validly completed Account Holder Letter and Confirmation Form, must submit a validly completed Account Holder Letter and Confirmation Form in respect of such Notes to D.F. King (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 24 September 2018 in order to receive their Exchange Shares (the “Custody Share Allocations”).
The Custody Share Allocations will be transferred on or about the third Business Day of each calendar month following the Restructuring Effective Date provided that the applicable Account Holder and Scheme Creditor submits a validly completed Account Holder Letter and Confirmation Form by the end of the third Business Day before the end of the preceding calendar month, or if earlier, on 24 September 2018.
All documents related to the Consent Solicitation and Scheme are available on the following website: http://sites.dfkingltd.com/avanti.
|Avanti Communications||Nigel Fox, Patrick Willcocks||Tel: +44 207 749 1600
|Cenkos Securities (Nomad)||Max Hartley, Nicholas Wells||Tel: +44 207 397 8900
|Montfort||Nick Miles, James Olley||Tel: +44 203 770 7909
|Redleaf Communications||Ralph Anderson||Tel: +44 20 3757 6883
|D.F. King||Damir Hadziosmanovic||Tel: +44 207 920 9700|
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