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Gamma Topco S.à r.l. (“Topco”), the direct parent company of Lottomatica Group S.p.A. (“Lottomatica Group” and, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) announces that, in the context of the potential listing of ordinary shares of the capital of Lottomatica Group (the “Shares”) on Euronext Milan, Topco expects to offer for sale a portion of the Shares it currently holds. The use of the proceeds from the potential sale of such Shares by Topco is expected to include the repayment of the €150 million intercompany loan from Gamma Bondco S.à r.l., a wholly owned subsidiary of Topco.
This communication is not for distribution, 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), Canada, Australia and Japan (or in any other jurisdiction where it is unlawful to do so).
This communication does not constitute or form a part of any offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States or in any other jurisdiction. The securities mentioned herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 as amended (the “Securities Act”). The securities may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act. There will be no public offer of securities in the United States, Canada, Australia and Japan or in any other jurisdiction where it is unlawful to do so. 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 companies, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons in (i), (ii) and (iii) above together being referred to as “relevant persons”). The Shares 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 document is an advertisement and is not a prospectus for the purposes of the Prospectus Regulation.
A prospectus prepared pursuant to the Prospectus Regulation will be published and an international offering circular will be made available in connection with the offering of Shares. Investors should not subscribe for any securities referred to in this document except on the basis of information contained in the prospectus or the international offering circular which include detailed information regarding Topco and Lottomatica Group and the risks involved in investing in the securities. In any EEA Member State that has implemented the Prospectus Regulation, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation. The expression “Prospectus Regulation” means Regulation EU n. 1129/2017.
This announcement is not a prospectus within the meaning of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 June 2017 (the “Prospectus Regulation”).
Investors should not subscribe for any securities referred to in this document except on the basis of information contained in the prospectus or the international offering circular which include detailed information regarding Topco and Lottomatica Group and the risks involved in investing in the securities. In any EEA Member State that has implemented the Prospectus Regulation, this communication is only addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State within the meaning of the Prospectus Regulation.
The distribution of this press release is not made, and has not been approved, by an “authorized person” within the meaning of Article 21(1) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. As a consequence, this press release is directed only at persons who (i) are located outside the United Kingdom, (ii) have professional experience in matters relating to investments and fall within Article 19(5) (“investment professionals”) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotions) Order 2005 (as amended), (iii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) (high net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended) or (iv) are persons to whom this press release may otherwise lawfully be communicated (all such persons together being referred to as “Relevant Persons”). This press release is not a prospectus which has been approved by the Financial Conduct Authority or any other United Kingdom regulatory authority for the purposes of Section 85 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.
The distribution of this document in certain countries may constitute a breach of applicable law. The information contained in this document does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in Canada, Australia or Japan. This press release may not be published, forwarded or distributed, directly or indirectly, in Canada, Australia or Japan.
This press release contains statements that are, or may be deemed to be “forward-looking statement”, projections, objectives, estimates and forecasts reflecting management's current views with respect to certain future events. Forward-looking statements, projections, objectives, estimates and forecasts are generally identifiable by the use of the words "may", "will", "should", "plan", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "intend", "project", "goal", or "target" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, all statements other than statements of historical facts, including, without limitation, those regarding Topco's future financial position and results of operations, strategy, plans, objectives, goals and targets and future developments in the markets where Topco or any Group company participates or is seeking to participate. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results: forward-looking statements may and often do differ materially from actual results. The Group's ability to achieve its projected objectives or results is dependent on many factors which are outside management's control. Actual results may differ materially from (and be more negative than) those projected or implied in the forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking information involves risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect expected results and is based on certain key assumptions.
All forward-looking statements included herein are based on information available to the Group as of the date hereof. No Group company undertakes any obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable law. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to any Group company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements.
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