THIS ANNOUNCEMENT RELATES TO THE DISCLOSURE OF INSIDE INFORMATION REGARDING OCADO GROUP PLC'S 4.00% Senior Secured Notes due 2024 FOR THE PURPOSES OF ARTICLE 7 OF THE MARKET ABUSE REGULATION (EU) 596/2014 ("MAR")
Ocado Group plc announces results of consent solicitation relating to its 4.00% Senior Secured Notes due 2024
July 19, 2019 - Ocado Group plc ("Ocado") today announced the results of its previously announced solicitation of consents from registered holders of its 4.00% Senior Secured Notes due 2024 (ISIN XS1634001892 and XS1634001975) (the "Notes") to a waiver (the "Waiver") with respect to, and amendments (the "Proposed Amendments") of, certain restrictive covenants and other provisions contained in the indenture dated as of June 19, 2017 (the "Indenture") governing the Notes (the "Consent Solicitation"). The Consent Solicitation was made upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the consent solicitation statement dated July 12, 2019 (the "Consent Solicitation Statement"). Defined terms used but not defined in this announcement have the meanings set forth in the Consent Solicitation Statement.
Ocado has been advised by Lucid Issuer Services Limited, the Tabulation and Information Agent for the Consent Solicitation, that as of 4:00 p.m., London time, on July 19, 2019 (the "Expiration Time"), consents were validly delivered and not validly revoked in respect of more than a majority in aggregate principal amount of the Notes outstanding. As a result, Ocado and HSBC Corporate Trustee Company (UK) Limited, as the Trustee and Security Agent, among others, have entered into the Supplemental Indenture in connection with and to implement the Waiver and the Proposed Amendments. The provisions of the Supplemental Indenture will become operative shortly before the consummation of the ORL Sale. If the ORL Sale (as defined in the Consent Solicitation Statement) is consummated and the other conditions set forth in the Consent Solicitation Statement are satisfied or waived, Ocado will make a cash payment equal to £2.50 per £1,000 principal amount of the Notes to each registered holder of the Notes that validly delivered and did not revoke its consent prior to the Expiration Time. It is expected that the Consent Fee will be paid to holders not later than promptly after the completion of the ORL Sale (which is currently expected to occur on August 5, 2019).
Goldman Sachs International acted as the Solicitation Agent and Lucid Issuer Services Limited acted as the Tabulation and Information Agent in connection with the Consent Solicitation. Copies of the Consent Solicitation Statement are available by contacting the Tabulation and Information Agent at +44 20 7704 0880 or email@example.com. Questions regarding the Consent Solicitation should be directed to the Solicitation Agent at +44 20 7552 6157 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell, a solicitation to buy or an offer to purchase or sell any securities. The Consent Solicitation is being made only pursuant to the Consent Solicitation Statement and only in such jurisdictions as is permitted under applicable law.
This announcement is released by Ocado Group plc and contains inside information regarding the Notes for the purposes of MAR, encompassing information relating to the Consent Solicitation, the Waiver and Proposed Amendments described above.
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