Amatheon Agri Holding N.V.: First Noteholders Meeting and Proposed Restructuring
Announcement of First Noteholders Meeting and Proposed Restructuring
Amatheon Agri Holding N.V., the Euronext listed agribusiness and farming group ("Amatheon Group") announces today, its subsidiary, Amatheon Financing B.V. (the "Company"), has given notice of its first noteholders meeting of the 8.25% EUR 125 million July 2017 bond (ISIN: DE000A1ZML05) (the "Bond") to be held on 10 April 2017 in Berlin ("Noteholders Meeting").
The Company will propose to noteholders, amongst other amendments to the Bond's terms and conditions, extension of the maturity date for two years to July 2019, a reduction in the interest rate and deferral of certain interest payments.
The proposed amendments of the Bond terms are aimed at improving the short to medium term financial flexibility of the Amatheon Group and at providing a stable basis for raising future equity and debt capital to finance further growth. Given the Bond's current 31 July 2017 maturity, extension of the maturity date in particular is critical to ensuring the financial stability of the Amatheon Group.
The amendments also assist the Company in continuing the successful roll out of its farming and food strategy in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Uganda. Amatheon has already proved its notable success in building an integrated farming and meat cluster in Zambia which is a solid platform for further acquisitions and brownfield investments in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The restructuring of the Bond provides the Company an opportunity to secure a more appropriate capital structure which enables the Amatheon Group to deliver value to all of its stakeholders. The complete notice, including details on the Noteholders Meeting, can be downloaded on the Company's website www.amatheon-agri.com/investor-relations/bonds.
The Management Board Berlin, Germany, 22 March 2017
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For further information please see the Group's website www.amatheon-agri.com. All communications to the Group or the Management Board in connection with the foregoing must be addressed as follows:
Amatheon Agri Holding N.V. Friedrichstrasse 95, 10117 Berlin, Germany Tel: +49 30 53 000 90 04 Fax: +49 30 53 000 90 20 email: email@example.com
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