Sydney, 09 October 2015
Not for distribution or release in the United States
Macquarie Group Limited (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY) Chief Financial Officer, Mr Patrick Upfold, announced today the Group had successfully completed a $A400 million capital raising in the domestic and international capital markets.
The institutional placement, conducted by way of a bookbuild, will result in the issue of 5 million new fully paid ordinary shares (New Shares) at a price of $A80.00 each (the Placement). The New Shares will rank pari-passu with existing ordinary shares and be eligible for any interim dividend in respect of the six months ending 30 September 2015.
In addition to the Placement, Mr Upfold announced that eligible Macquarie ordinary shareholders in Australia and New Zealand will also have an opportunity to participate in a capital raising by way of a share purchase plan (SPP). Further details of the SPP will be provided in a separate announcement following the 1H16 result announcement on 30 October 2015.
“The Placement was significantly oversubscribed receiving strong support from existing and new investors both in domestic and international markets. This outcome reflects the positive response from our shareholders to the Esanda dealer finance acquisition, as well as the continued growth across our existing businesses.” Mr Upfold said.
The Placement does not require shareholder approval and settlement is expected to take place on Wednesday, 14 October 2015. The shares are scheduled to commence trading on ASX on Thursday, 15 October 2015 and will be eligible for any interim dividend for the six months ending 30 September 2015.
This release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, securities in the United States or to persons acting for the account or benefit of persons in the United States. The securities have not been, and will not be, registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (“Securities Act”) or the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States and may not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, persons in the United States, unless they have been registered under the Securities Act (which Macquarie has no obligation to do or top procure) or are offered and sold in a transaction exempt from, or not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. This release should not be distributed or released in the United States.