Approval of prospectus – completion of share merger and listing of bonds
9 May 2016
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Reference is made to the stock exchange release published on 25 February 2016 in which Polarcus Limited (“Polarcus” or the “Company”) (OSE: PLCS) announced completion of the Company’s financial restructuring (the “Restructuring”).
Reference is also made to the stock exchange releases published on 9 March 2016 in which Polarcus announced the issuance of Class B shares (the “Class B Shares”) as part of the completion of the Restructuring as well as to the stock exchange notice published on 15 April 2016 in which Polarcus announced the repurchase all of the issued Class B Shares in consideration for the issue of an equal number of ordinary shares of par value USD 0.20 (the “New Ordinary Shares”) and that subject to approval of the listing prospectus, the New Ordinary Shares will obtain the same ISIN as the ordinary shares and be listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
Polarcus is pleased to announce that the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority has today approved the prospectus of the Company dated 9 May 2016, for listing of 463,491,579 New Ordinary Shares. The Prospectus also concludes the listing of tranche B of the USD 95 million Senior Unsecured Bond Issue 2013/2018 and tranche B of the NOK 350/500 million Senior Unsecured Bond Issue 2014/2019 (the “B Bonds”).
The New Ordinary Shares have until now been registered in the Norwegian Central Securities Depository (VPS) under a separate temporary ISIN, being KYG7153K1408 and registered on the N-OTC under the ticker “PLCSB”. The New Ordinary Shares will on 10 May 2016 assume the ordinary ISIN of the Company’s shares, KYG7153K1085, and be traded on Oslo Børs under the Company’s trading symbol “PLCS”.
The B Bonds will on 10 May 2016 be traded on Oslo Børs. Tranche B of the USD 95 million Senior Unsecured Bond Issue 2013/2018 will trade under the ticker “PLCS02-B” and trance B of the NOK 350/500 million Senior Unsecured Bond Issue 2014/2019 will trade under the ticker “PLCS03-B”.
The Prospectus is available on www.polarcus.com. Hard copies of the Prospectus may be obtained at the offices of Polarcus Limited, Almas Tower, Level 32, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, PO Box 283373, Dubai, U.A.E.
For more information, please refer to the Prospectus
Hans-Peter Burlid, CFO
+971 50 559 8175
Ben Boiling, Corporate Controller
+971 50 600 6522
Polarcus (OSE: PLCS) is an innovative marine geophysical company with a pioneering environmental agenda, delivering high-end towed streamer data acquisition and imaging services from Pole to Pole. Polarcus operates a fleet of high performance 3D seismic vessels incorporating leading-edge maritime technologies for improved safety and efficiency. Polarcus offers contract seismic surveys and multi-client projects with advanced onboard processing solutions and employs nearly 500 professionals worldwide. The Company’s principal office is in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For more information, visit www.polarcus.com
This information is subject of the disclosure requirements acc. to §5-12 vphl (Norwegian Securities Trading Act)