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Early closure of Offer Period relating to the Bond

Released 10:05 30-Nov-2012

RNS Number : 4201S
Unite Group PLC
30 November 2012

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 30 November 2012



The UNITE Group plc

("UNITE", the "Issuer")


Issue of 6.125 per cent. Sterling Bonds due 2020 (the "Bonds")


Early closure of Offer Period relating to the Bonds.


Terms used herein shall have the meaning given to them in the Prospectus dated 21 November 2012 (the "Prospectus") relating to the Bonds.


In accordance with the terms and conditions of the offer set out in the Prospectus, the Issuer hereby announces that the Offer Period relating to the Bonds, which commenced on Wednesday 21 November 2012 and which was originally scheduled to close at 12 noon (London time) on 5 December 2012 will close early at 10 am (London time) on Monday 3 December 2012.


Subscriptions for Bonds received after the issue of this announcement may or may not be accepted and if accepted, may be scaled back.


The aggregate nominal amount of the Bonds to be issued will be at least £75 million.


Mark Allan, Chief Executive Officer of UNITE, commented:


"We are delighted at the success of UNITE's debut retail bond. The extremely positive response from investors demonstrates the attractiveness of UNITE and its consistent income streams which provide stable returns. This issue will allow us to access a new source of finance and diversify our sources of finance."


For media enquiries please contact:


The UNITE Group plc

0117 302 7004

Mark Allan

Joe Lister


Pelham Bell Pottinger

Victoria Geoghegan

Duncan Mayall

Elizabeth Snow 



020 7861 3925

Investec Bank plc

Chris Babington

Nicolas Levandowsky


020 7597 4793

Numis Securities

Oliver Cardigan

Heraclis Economides

Oliver Hardy

020 7260 1000


Important Information:

This announcement is not a prospectus for the purposes of EU Directive 2003/71/EC, as amended (the "Directive"), and/or Part VI of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. Investors should not subscribe for any bonds referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information contained in the prospectus relating to the issue of the bonds dated 21 November 2012. Full information on The UNITE Group plc and any offer of bonds will only be available in the prospectus and the sizing announcement to be published in respect of such bonds. Investors will be able to obtain copies of the prospectus and the sizing announcement on the website of the Regulatory News Services operated by the London Stock Exchange.


The offering and the distribution of this announcement and other information in connection with any offer in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law and persons into whose possession this announcement or any document or other information referred to herein comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restriction. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.


This announcement does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to sell, or any solicitation of any offer to purchase. Any purchase of bonds pursuant to any offer should only be made on the basis of the information contained in the relevant prospectus, available as described above.


The bonds have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") and, subject to certain exceptions, may not be offered, sold or delivered within the United States. Any bonds will be offered and sold outside of the United States in reliance on Regulation S of the Securities Act, and will be subject to certain U.S. tax law requirements.

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