SFS Group AG / Key word(s): Miscellaneous
Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR
NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA OR JAPAN
7 May 2014
SFS Group AG
Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited (contact: Stephane Gruffat;
telephone: 020 7888 3692), acting for Credit Suisse AG hereby gives notice
that the Stabilising Manager named below may stabilise the offer of the
following securities in accordance with Article 9(3) of Commission
Regulation (EC) No. 2273/2003 implementing the Market Abuse Directive
(2003/6/EC) and within the limitations of article 55e of the Ordinance on
the Swiss Federal Act on Stock Exchanges and Securities Trading ("SESTO").
Issuer: SFS Group AG
Shares: Registered shares with a par value of CHF 0.10 each (ISIN CH 023
Offer size: 10,008,910 registered shares with a par value of CHF 0.10 each
Offer price: CHF 64.00 per registered share with a par value of CHF 0.10
Stabilising Manager: Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited for Credit
Suisse AG (acting on behalf of the banking syndicate)
Stabilisation period expected to commence at: 8.00 a.m. GMT on 7 May 2014
Stabilisation period expected to end no later than: 6 June 2014
Maximum size of over-allotment facility: 992,420 registered shares
Terms: The selling shareholders in the offer have granted Credit Suisse AG
and UBS AG, as Joint Global Coordinators (acting on behalf of the banking
syndicate) of the offer, the option to acquire for up to an additional
992,420 registered shares at the offer price.
Duration: This option may be exercised in whole or in part on one occasion
at any time from 8 May 2014 to 6 June 2014.
In connection with the offer or sale of the securities referred to herein,
the Joint Global Coordinators, acting through the Stabilising Manager, on
behalf of the banking syndicate, may over-allot the securities or effect
transactions with a view to supporting the market price of the securities
for a limited period of time beginning on the first trading day of the
registered shares at a level higher than that which might otherwise prevail
during such period. Any stabilisation action or over-allotment will be
conducted by the Joint Global Coordinators, acting through the Stabilising
Manager, in accordance with all applicable laws and rules. Save as required
by law or regulation, the Joint Global Coordinators do not intend to
disclose the extent of over-allotments and/or any stabilisation action
made. Neither the Stabilising Manager, the Joint Global Coordinators nor
any other members of the banking syndicate have an obligation to undertake
stabilisation activities. Therefore, there is no assurance that the
Stabilising Manager, the Joint Global Coordinators nor any other members of
the banking syndicate will undertake any such stabilisation activities.
Stabilisation activities may be effected on the SIX Swiss Exchange, in the
over-the-counter (OTC) market or otherwise and, if commenced, will be
carried out in accordance with article 55e SESTO and other applicable rules
and regulations. Such stabilisation, if commenced, may be discontinued at
any time without announcement, and must be brought to an end not later than
30 calendar days after the commencement of trading in the securities
referred to herein on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
This document is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of offers to
purchase or subscribe for the securities referred to herein. This document
is not a prospectus within the meaning of Article 652a of the Swiss Code of
Obligations, nor is it a listing prospectus as defined in the listing rules
of the SIX Swiss Exchange or a prospectus under any other applicable laws.
Copies of this document may not be sent to jurisdictions, or distributed in
or sent from jurisdictions, in which this is barred or prohibited by law.
The information contained herein shall not constitute an offer to sell or
the solicitation of an offer to buy, in any jurisdiction in which such
offer or solicitation would be unlawful prior to registration, exemption
from registration or qualification under the securities laws of any
This communication is not for distribution in the United States, Canada,
Australia or Japan and it does not constitute an offer or invitation to
subscribe for or to purchase any securities in such countries or in any
other jurisdiction. In particular, this document and the information
contained herein is not for publication or distribution into the United
States of America and should not be distributed or otherwise transmitted
into the United States or to U.S. persons (as defined in the U.S.
Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act")) or publications
with a general circulation in the United States. The securities referred to
herein have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act,
or the laws of any state and may not be offered or sold in the United
States of America absent registration or an exemption from registration
under Securities Act. There will be no public offering of the securities in
the United States of America.
The information contained herein does not constitute an offer of securities
to the public in the United Kingdom. No prospectus offering securities to
the public will be published in the United Kingdom. This document is only
being distributed to and is only directed at (i) persons who are outside
the United Kingdom or (ii) to investment professionals falling within
article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial
Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order") or (iii) high net worth entities, and
other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within
article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being
referred to as "relevant persons"). The securities are only available to,
and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase or otherwise
acquire such securities will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Any
person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document
or any of its contents.
This communication does not constitute an "offer of securities to the
public" within the meaning of Directive 2003/71/EC of the European Union
(the "Prospectus Directive") of the securities referred to in it (the
"Securities") in any member state of the European Economic Area (the
"EEA"). Any offers of the Securities to persons in the EEA will be made
pursuant to an exemption under the Prospectus Directive, as implemented in
member states of the EEA, from the requirement to produce a prospectus for
offers of the Securities.
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