Drax Group Plc (DRX) - Results of Placing RNS Number : 5715P Drax Group PLC 25 October 2012 THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS RESTRICTED AND IS NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN, SOUTH AFRICA OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. Drax Group plc ("Drax" or the "Group" or the "Company") 25 October 2012 Results of Placing Drax Group plc is pleased to announce the successful completion of the placing announced earlier today (the "Placing"). A total of 36,474,627 new ordinary shares of 11 ^16/ pence each (the "Placing Shares") have been placed by Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch ("Deutsche Bank") and UBS Limited ("UBS") who are acting as joint lead managers and bookrunners (Deutsche Bank and UBS, together the "Bookrunners" or "Managers") at a price of 520 pence per Placing Share, raising gross proceeds of approximately £190 million. The Placing Shares being issued represent approximately 9.99 per cent. of the issued ordinary share capital of the Company prior to Placing. Application has been made to the Financial Services Authority for admission of the Placing Shares to the premium listing segment of the Official List of the UK Listing Authority (the "Official List") and to the London Stock Exchange for admission to trading of the Placing Shares on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities (together, the "UK Admission"). It is expected that the UK Admission will take place no later than 8.00a.m. on 30 October 2012 and that dealings in the Placing Shares on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities will commence at that time. The Placing Shares, when issued, will be fully paid and will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing ordinary shares of the Company including the right to receive all dividends and other distributions declared, made or paid after the date of issue. For further information, please contact: Drax Group plc Chief Executive: Dorothy Thompson Finance Director: Tony Quinlan +44 (0) 1757 618 381 Investor Relations: Michael Scott +44 (0) 1757 612 230 Media: Melanie Wedgbury +44 (0) 1757 612 438 Deutsche Bank James Agnew +44 (0) 207 547 6860 UBS Hew Glyn Davies +44 (0) 207 568 2431 Brunswick Michael Harrison +44 (0) 207 404 5959 Website: www.draxgroup.plc.uk General The distribution of this Announcement and the offering, placing and/or issue of the Placing Shares in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. No action has been taken by the Company, the Bookrunners or any of their respective affiliates that would permit an offer of the Placing Shares or possession or distribution of this Announcement or any other offering or publicity material relating to such Placing Shares in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. Persons into whose possession this Announcement comes are required by the Company and the Bookrunners to inform themselves about and to observe any such restrictions. This announcement is for information purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to sell or issue or the solicitation of an offer to buy, subscribe for or otherwise acquire securities in any jurisdiction in which any such offer or solicitation would be unlawful. Any failure to comply with this restriction may constitute a violation of the securities laws of such jurisdictions. This Announcement or any part of it does not constitute or form part of any offer to issue or sell, or the solicitation of an offer to acquire, purchase or subscribe for, any securities in the United States (including its territories and possessions, any state of the United States and the District of Columbia), Canada, Australia, South Africa, Japan or any other jurisdiction in which the same would be unlawful. No public offering of the Placing Shares is being made in any such jurisdiction. In particular, the securities of the Company (including the Placing Shares) have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), or under the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States, and accordingly the Placing Shares may not be offered, sold or transferred, directly or indirectly, within the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and the securities laws of any relevant state or jurisdiction of the United States. This document is not being distributed by, nor has it been approved for the purposes of section 21 of Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 ("FSMA") by, a person authorised under FSMA. This document is being distributed and communicated to persons in the UK only in circumstances in which section 21(1) of FSMA does not apply. This Announcement may contain and the Company may make verbal statements containing "forward-looking statements" with respect to certain of the Company's plans and its current goals and expectations relating to its future financial condition, performance, strategic initiatives, objectives and results. Forward-looking statements sometimes use words such as "aim", "anticipate", "target", "expect", "estimate", "intend", "plan", "goal", "believe", "seek", "may", "could", "outlook" or other words of similar meaning. By their nature, all forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances which are beyond the control of the Company, including amongst other things, UK domestic and global economic business conditions, market-related risks such as fluctuations in interest rates and exchange rates, the policies and actions of governmental and regulatory authorities, the effect of competition, inflation, deflation, the timing effect and other uncertainties of future acquisitions or combinations within relevant industries, the effect of tax and other legislation and other regulations in the jurisdictions in which the Company and its respective affiliates operate, the effect of volatility in the equity, capital and credit markets on the Company's profitability and ability to access capital and credit, a decline in the Company's credit ratings; the effect of operational risks; and the loss of key personnel. As a result, the actual future financial condition, performance and results of the Company may differ materially from the plans, goals and expectations set forth in any forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements made herein by or on behalf of the Company speak only as of the date they are made. Except as required by applicable law or regulation, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to publish any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained in this Announcement to reflect any changes in the Company's expectations with regard thereto or any changes in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. No statement in this Announcement is intended to be a profit forecast, and no statement in this Announcement should be interpreted to mean that earnings per share of the Company for the current or future financial years would necessarily match or exceed the historical published earnings per share of the Company. Deutsche Bank is authorised under German Banking Law (competent authority: BaFin - Federal Financial Supervising Authority) and regulated by the Financial Services Authority for the conduct of UK business. Deutsche Bank is acting exclusively for the Company and no one else in connection with the Placing and the other matters referred to in this Announcement. Deutsche Bank will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to clients of Deutsche Bank nor for providing advice in connection with the Placing and the other matters referred to herein. UBS is acting exclusively for the Company and no one else in connection with the Placing and will not regard any other person (whether or not a recipient of this document) as a client in relation to the Placing and will not be responsible to anyone other the Company for providing the protections afforded to its clients or for providing advice in relation to the Placing or any transaction, arrangement or other matter referred to in this Announcement. The Placing Shares to be issued or sold pursuant to the Placing will not be admitted to trading on any stock exchange other than the London Stock Exchange. Neither the content of the Company's website nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on the Company's website is incorporated in, or forms part of, this Announcement. 513496234 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange END MSCBKPDQQBDDAKB -0- Oct/25/2012 14:47 GMT
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