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This announcement is an advertisement and not a prospectus. Investors should not purchase or subscribe for any transferable securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information contained in the prospectus published by Civitas Social Housing PLC on 18 October 2017 (the “Prospectus”). A copy of the Prospectus is available from www.civitassocialhousing.com. This announcement is not an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to acquire, securities in the United States or in any other jurisdiction. Neither this announcement nor any part of it 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. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing, this announcement does not constitute a recommendation regarding any securities.
The contents of this announcement, which have been prepared by and are the sole responsibility of Civitas Social Housing PLC have been approved by G10 Capital Limited, part of the Lawson Conner Group, (the “AIFM”), as a financial promotion solely for the purposes of section 21(2)(b) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (“FSMA”).
10 November 2017
CIVITAS SOCIAL HOUSING PLC
(“Civitas” or the “Company“)
Result of C Share Issue
The Board of Civitas are delighted to announce that the Company has raised a total of £302 million by way of a fully pre-emptive Open Offer, Placing, Offer for Subscription and Intermediaries Offer of C Shares.
Application has been made for all of the C Shares to be admitted to the Standard Listing segment of the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s main market for listed securities (“Admission”). It is expected that Admission will take effect, and dealings in the C Shares will commence, at 8.00 a.m. (London time) on 14 November 2017.
Immediately following Admission, the Company will have 350,000,000 Ordinary shares and 302,000,000 C Shares in issue. As the C Shares have no voting rights, the total voting rights in the Company will be 350,000,000. This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they may determine whether or not they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the FCA’s Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.
Michael Wrobel, Chairman of Civitas Social Housing PLC, said:
“Following the successful closing of our fund raising in excess of £300 million we would like to thank both our existing shareholders for their continued support and also welcome our many new shareholders, including new pension fund, specialist ethical, real estate and retail investors to the Company. The proceeds will be applied in acquiring additional regulated social homes, providing many more vulnerable people with long-term, stable accommodation within a community setting. We have an extensive pipeline of opportunities that meet the Company’s investment criteria and expect to make further announcements in this regard shortly”
Terms used and not defined in this announcement shall have the meaning given to them in the Prospectus.
For further information, please contact:
Civitas Housing Advisors Limited
Paul Bridge Tel: +44 (0)20 3709 4622
Andrew Dawber Tel: +44 (0)20 3709 4626
Cenkos Securities PLC
Sapna Shah Tel: +44 (0)20 7397 1922
Tom Scrivens Tel: +44 (0)20 7397 1915
Pagefield Communications Limited
Philip Dennis Tel: +44 (0)7947 868206
David Leslie Tel: +44 (0)7584 070274
Solid Solutions Associates (UK) Limited
Nigel Morris Tel: +44 (0)20 7549 1613
Civitas Social Housing PLC was the first Real Estate Investment Trust offering pure play exposure to social housing in England and Wales. The Company is managed by Civitas Housing Advisors Limited. The Company’s Ordinary Shares are listed on the premium listing segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and were admitted to trading on the main market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange in November 2016.