NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN OR SOUTH AFRICA
20 September 2013
Foxtons Group plc
Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited (contact: Stephane Gruffat; telephone: 020 7888 3692) 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).
Issuer: Foxtons Group plc
Shares: Ordinary Shares of the Issuer (ISIN No. GB00BCKFY513)
Offering size: 169,449,025 Ordinary Shares
Offer price: 230 pence per Ordinary Share
Stabilising Manager: Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited
Stabilisation period expected to commence at: 8.00 a.m. on 20 September 2013
Stabilisation period expected to end no later than: 19 October 2013
Maximum size of over-allotment facility: 16,944,902 Ordinary Shares
Terms: Adnams BBPM Holdings Limited, an entity controlled indirectly by funds advised by BC Partners, has granted Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, in its capacity as stabilisation manager and for the account of the underwriters, the option to acquire, or procure acquirers for, up to an additional 16,944,902 Ordinary Shares.
Duration: This option may be exercised in whole or in part on one occasion at any time from 20 September 2013 to 19 October 2013.
In connection with the offer of the securities referred to herein, the Stabilising Manager(s) may over-allot the securities or effect transactions with a view to supporting the market price of the securities at a level higher than that which might otherwise prevail. However, there is no assurance that the Stabilising Manager(s) will take any stabilisation action and any stabilisation action, if begun, may be ended at any time. Any stabilisation action or over-allotment shall be conducted in accordance with all applicable laws and rules.
This announcement and the offer of the securities to which it relates are only addressed to and directed at persons outside the United Kingdom and persons in the United Kingdom who have professional experience in matters related to investments or who are high net worth persons within article 12(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 and must not be acted on or relied on by other persons in the United Kingdom.
In addition, if and to the extent that this announcement is communicated in, or the offer of the 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") before the publication of a prospectus in relation to the securities which has been approved by the competent authority in that Member State in accordance with the Prospectus Directive (or which has been approved by a competent authority in another Member State and notified to the competent authority in that Member State in accordance with the Prospectus Directive), this announcement and the offer 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.
This announcement does not constitute, or form part of, any offer or invitation to sell or issue, or any solicitation of any offer to purchase or subscribe for any Ordinary Shares or other securities in the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa or in any jurisdiction to whom or in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful. The offer and the distribution of this announcement and other information in connection with the offer in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law and persons into whose possession this announcement, any document or other information referred to herein comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restriction. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Neither this announcement nor any part of it nor the fact of its distribution shall form the basis of or be relied on in connection with or act as an inducement to enter into any contract or commitment whatsoever.
Neither this announcement nor any copy of it may be taken or transmitted, directly or indirectly, into the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa or to any persons in any of those jurisdictions or any other jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant securities laws of such jurisdiction. Any failure to comply with this restriction may constitute a violation of United States, Australian, Canadian, Japanese or South African securities laws. The distribution of this announcement in other jurisdictions may be restricted by law and persons into whose possession this announcement comes should inform themselves about, and observe, any such restrictions.
This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer or sale would be unlawful prior to registration, exemption from registration or qualification under the securities laws of any jurisdiction. The securities proposed to be offered by the Issuer have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933 ("Securities Act") or under any securities laws of any state of the United States and may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. There will be no public offer of the securities referred to herein in the United States. The securities referred to herein have not been registered under the applicable securities laws of Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa and, subject to certain exceptions, may not be offered or sold within Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa or to any national, resident or citizen of Australia, Canada, Japan or South Africa.