Telecom Italia S.p.A.: successful placement of eur 1,300 million mandatory Convertible Bonds due November 2016

11/08/2013 - 07:40 AM

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This announcement and the information contained herein is restricted and is not for release, publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, into or from the united states of America, Canada, Australia, japan or in any other jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant laws of such jurisdiction. This announcement is not an offer of securities for sale nor solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities, in or into the United States of America, Australia, Canada or japan. Please see the important notice at the end of this announcement

  • Successful placement of EUR 1,300 million Fixed Rate Guaranteed Subordinated Mandatory Convertible Bonds due November 2016 convertible into ordinary shares (the “Ordinary Share Bonds”) issued by Telecom Italia Finance S.A. (the “Issuer”), to be guaranteed by Telecom Italia S.p.A. (the “Guarantor”)
  • Ordinary Share Bonds placed with a coupon of 6.125% per annum and an initial maximum conversion price set at 122.5% of the minimum conversion price of such Ordinary Share Bonds
  • The minimum conversion price will be set and announced after the close of Borsa Italiana on 8 November 2013
  • Proceeds of the Bonds to be used for the Issuer’s general corporate purposes

With reference to the press release issued on 7 November 2013, Telecom Italia S.p.A. announces that the placement of EUR 1,300 million Fixed Rate Guaranteed Subordinated Mandatory Convertible Bonds due November 2016 convertible into ordinary shares (the “Ordinary Share Bonds”) issued by Telecom Italia Finance S.A. (the “Issuer”), guaranteed by Telecom Italia S.p.A. (the “Guarantor”), has now been completed.

The Ordinary Share Bonds will mature in November 2016 (3 years), will be in registered form in the denomination of EUR 100,000 each and will be issued at 100% of the principal amount.

The minimum conversion price of the Ordinary Share Bonds will be equal to the VWAP of the Shares between the open and close of Borsa Italiana on Friday 8 November 2013 and will be announced in a separate press release after the close of Borsa Italiana on 8 November 2013.

Settlement of the Ordinary Share Bonds is expected to occur on 15 November 2013.

Considering the demand for the Ordinary Share Bonds, the Issuer has decided to proceed with the full total announced size in the format of Ordinary Share Bonds and will not issue any Savings Share Bonds  (as defined in the launch press release).

An application will be made to admit the Ordinary Share Bonds to trading on an internationally recognized, regularly operating, regulated or non-regulated, stock exchange, as determined by the Issuer, no later than 15 March 2014.

The offering is being made to qualified institutional investors only, outside the United States (subject to certain limited exceptions), in offshore transactions to non-U.S. persons (in reliance on Regulation S) and may be subject to restrictions in other jurisdiction.

 

Important Notice

This announcement is for information purposes only and is not intended to constitute, and should not be construed as, an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy the securities of Telecom Italia Finance S.A. (the “Issuer”), the guarantees of Telecom Italia S.p.A. (together with the Issuer, the “Company”), or the ordinary shares or saving shares into which the Bonds are convertible (collectively, the “Securities”) in the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan or in any other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration, exemption from registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction.

These materials are not an offer for sale of securities in the United States. None of the Securities have been, or will be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). Consequently, such Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons (as such terms are defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act), absent registration or an exemption from the applicable registration requirements under the Securities Act.  The Company does not intend to register any part of the offerings in the United States or to conduct a public offering of the Securities in the United States.

This announcement is directed only at persons (i) who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the “Order”) or (iii) who fall within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order or (iv) to whom this announcement may otherwise be directed without contravention of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (all such persons together being referred to as “Relevant Persons”). This announcement is directed only at Relevant Persons and must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not Relevant Persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this announcement relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged only with Relevant Persons.

In addition, if and to the extent that this announcement is communicated in, or the offered Securities to which it relates is made in, any EEA member state that has implemented Directive 2003/71/EC (together with any applicable implementing measures in any member state, the “Prospectus Directive”), the Offerings are only addressed to and directed at persons in that member state who are “qualified investors” within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive (or who are other persons to whom the offer may lawfully be addressed) and must not be acted on or relied on by other persons in that member state.

No action has been taken by the Company that would permit an offer of Securities or the possession or distribution of these materials or any other offering or publicity material relating to such Securities in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required.

The release, publication or distribution of these materials in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law and therefore persons in such jurisdictions into which they are released, published or distributed, should inform themselves about, and observe, such restrictions.

Milan, 8 November 2013