NVTK: OAO Novatek: NOVATEK closes rouble denominated Eurobond issue UK Regulatory Announcement MOSCOW NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN, THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. NOVATEK CLOSES ROUBLE DENOMINATED EUROBOND ISSUE Moscow, 20 February 2013. OAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company”) announced today the closing of its four-year rouble denominated Eurobond issue in an aggregate amount of RR 14.0 billion. The annual coupon rate is set at 7.75% with coupons payable semi-annually. The Company’s CFO and Board member Mark Gyetvay stated: “We successfully placed our first rouble denominated Eurobond issue and plan to use the proceeds for refinancing of our short-term debt”. Barclays, Gazprombank, Goldman Sachs International and Sberbank CIB served as Joint Lead Managers on the issuance and Société Générale served as co-manager. *** For further information, please visit www.novatek.ru or contact: Press Service Investor Relations +7 (495) 721 2207 +7 (495) 730 6013 email@example.com IR@novatek.ru *** OAO NOVATEK is Russia’s largest independent gas producer and the second-largest natural gas producer in Russia. Founded in 1994, the Company is engaged in the exploration, production, processing and marketing of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons. The Company’s upstream activities are concentrated in the prolific Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region, which is the world’s largest natural gas producing area and accounts for approximately 84% of Russia’s natural gas production and approximately 17% of the world’s gas production. NOVATEK is an open joint stock company established under the laws of the Russian Federation. The Company’s shares are listed in Russia on MICEX-RTS Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange (LSE) under the ticker symbol “NVTK”. *** This announcement is not for distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States (including its territories and possessions, any State of the United States and the District of Columbia). This announcement is not an offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States. 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 term is defined under Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), absent registration with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission or an exemption from registration under the Securities Act. There is no intention to register any part of the offering in the United States or to conduct a public offering of securities in the United States. This announcement is only being distributed to and is only directed at (i) persons who are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) to investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”) or (iii) high net worth entities, and other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons in (i), (ii) and (iii) above together being referred to as “relevant persons”). Any securities described herein are only available to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase or otherwise acquire such securities will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents. In member states of the European Economic Area, this announcement is directed only at persons who are "qualified investors" within the meaning of article 2(1)(e) of Directive 2003/71/EC (the "Prospectus Directive"). This announcement is an advertisement and is not a prospectus for the purposes of applicable measures implementing the Prospectus Directive. In connection with the offer or sale of the securities referred to herein, Goldman Sachs International 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. Any stabilisation action or over-allotment will be conducted by Goldman Sachs International in accordance with all applicable laws and rules. Information contained in this document is not an offer, or an invitation to make offers, sell, purchase, exchange or transfer any securities in Russia or to or for the benefit of any Russian person, and does not constitute an advertisement of any securities in Russia. This information must not be passed on to third parties or otherwise be made publicly available in Russia. The securities referred to herein have not been and will not be registered in Russia or admitted to “placement” and/or “public circulation” in Russia. The securities are not intended for “placement” or “circulation” in Russia except and to the extent permitted by Russian law. Contact: OAO Novatek
NVTK: OAO Novatek: NOVATEK closes rouble denominated Eurobond issue
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