Sydney, 20 November 2015
Not for distribution or release in the United States
Macquarie Group Limited (ASX: MQG; ADR: MQBKY) advises that applications under the Share Purchase Plan (SPP) announced on 8 October 2015 closed on 17 November 2015 with approximately $A147 million in applications received from 17,900 shareholders. The SPP shares will be allotted at $A78.40 per share, the same price as applied to the recent institutional placement (the Placement) adjusted for the 1H16 dividend.
Macquarie confirms it will accept all eligible SPP applications and expects to issue approximately 1.9 million fully paid ordinary shares which will rank pari-passu with existing shares.
Chief Financial Officer, Mr Patrick Upfold said “Following on from the Share Purchase Plan offered in March, it is pleasing to see continued support from retail investors.”
Macquarie announced on 9 October 2015 that it had successfully raised $A400 million by way of the Placement. In total, Macquarie has raised approximately $A547 million through the Placement and the SPP. As previously advised, the funds raised under the Placement and SPP will provide capital for the acquisition of the Esanda dealer finance portfolio from Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited as announced on 8 October 2015.
Macquarie expects the SPP shares to be issued on Tuesday, 24 November 2015. Macquarie will apply for the ASX quotation of the SPP shares and the shares are expected to commence trading on ASX on Thursday, 26 November 2015. Holding statements are expected to be despatched to participating shareholders on Friday, 27 November 2015.
Shareholders wishing to trade their SPP shares prior to receiving their holding statement should confirm their allocation with the share registry, Link Market Services Limited, before they trade. Any person who seeks to sell SPP shares before receiving their holding statement does so at their own risk.
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.