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Completion of Placing

Released 11:01 28-Sep-2016

RNS Number : 0766L
easyHotel PLC
28 September 2016


28 September 2016

easyHotel plc

Completion of Placing

easyHotel plc (LSE: EZH) ("easyHotel" or the "Company"), the owner, developer, operator and franchisor of "super budget" branded hotels, is pleased to confirm that following the announcement made earlier today 38,000,000 new ordinary shares of 1 pence each ("Ordinary Shares") in the capital of the Company (the "Placing Shares") have been successfully placed by Investec Bank plc with certain institutional and other investors at a price of 100.0 pence per Placing Share (the "Placing Price") to raise £38.0 million (before expenses) (the "Placing").

The Company confirms that each of the Directors have participated in the Placing as set out in the Company's announcement released earlier today.

The Placing remains conditional on, inter alia, the passing of the Resolutions which are to be proposed at a General Meeting of the Company to be held on 14 October 2016 and Admission taking place by no later than 17 October 2016.

Capitalised terms used in the announcement released earlier today in relation to the Placing shall have the same meanings in this announcement.

Expected timetable of principal events

Last time and date for receipt of Forms of Proxy and CREST Proxy Instructions

12 noon on 12 October 2016

General Meeting

12 noon on 14 October 2016

Admission and dealings in the Placing Shares expected to commence on AIM

8.00 a.m. on 17 October 2016

Where applicable, expected date for CREST accounts to be credited for Placing Shares in uncertificated form

17 October 2016

Where applicable, expected date for despatch of definitive share certificates in respect of Placing Shares in certificated form

By 31 October 2016



easyHotel plc

via Hudson Sandler

Guy Parsons, Chief Executive Officer

Marc Vieilledent, Chief Financial Officer

Investec Bank plc - Nominated Adviser and Sole Broker

+44 (0) 20 7597 4000

Chris Treneman / David Anderson

Neil Coleman / William Brown


Hudson Sandler - PR Adviser to easyHotel

+44 (0) 20 7796 4133

Wendy Baker / Emily Dillon



Notes to Editors:


easyHotel is the owner, developer, operator and franchisor of branded hotels. Its strategy is to target the "super budget" segment of the hotel industry by marketing "clean, comfortable and safe" hotel rooms to its customers. Website: 


Operating hotels

easyHotel's owned hotels currently comprise 390 rooms, and it has a further 17 franchised hotels with 1,405 rooms. 


Owned hotels:

Old Street (London), Glasgow, Croydon.


Franchise locations:

Bulgaria (Sofia), Germany (Berlin, Frankfurt), Hungary (Budapest), The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague), Switzerland (Basel, Zurich), UAE (Dubai), UK (Edinburgh, London Heathrow, Central London, Luton).


Hotel development pipeline

The Company's development pipeline of owned and franchised hotels currently consists of:


Owned hotels:

United Kingdom (Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Ipswich)

Subject to planning permission: Spain (Barcelona)


Franchise hotels:

The Netherlands (Amsterdam Arena Boulevard, Amsterdam-Zaandam), Belgium (Brussels), UAE (Dubai), Germany (Bernkastel-Kues), Portugal (Lisbon), Turkey (Istanbul)



This Announcement should be read in its entirety. In particular, you should read and understand the information provided in the "Important Notices" section of this Announcement.


This Announcement may contain and the Company may make verbal statements containing "forward-looking statements" with respect to certain of the Company's plans and its current goals and expectations relating to its future financial condition, performance, strategic initiatives, objectives and results. Forward-looking statements sometimes use words such as "aim", "anticipate", "target", "expect", "estimate", "intend", "plan", "goal", "believe", "seek", "may", "could", "outlook" or other words of similar meaning. By their nature, all forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances which are beyond the control of the Company, including amongst other things, United Kingdom domestic and global economic business conditions, market-related risks such as fluctuations in interest rates and exchange rates, the policies and actions of governmental and regulatory authorities, the effect of competition, inflation, deflation, the timing effect and other uncertainties of future acquisitions or combinations within relevant industries, the effect of tax and other legislation and other regulations in the jurisdictions in which the Company and its respective affiliates operate, the effect of volatility in the equity, capital and credit markets on the Company's profitability and ability to access capital and credit, a decline in the Company's credit ratings; the effect of operational risks; and the loss of key personnel. As a result, the actual future financial condition, performance and results of the Company may differ materially from the plans, goals and expectations set forth in any forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements made in this Announcement by or on behalf of the Company speak only as of the date they are made. Except as required by applicable law or regulation, the Company expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to publish any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained in this Announcement to reflect any changes in the Company's expectations with regard thereto or any changes in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

Investec is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (the "FCA") and the Prudential Regulation Authority in the United Kingdom and is acting exclusively for the Company and no one else in connection with the Placing, and Investec will not be responsible to anyone (including any Placees) other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to its clients or for providing advice in relation to the Placing or any other matters referred to in this Announcement.

No representation or warranty, express or implied, is or will be made as to, or in relation to, and no responsibility or liability is or will be accepted by Investec or by any of its affiliates or agents as to, or in relation to, the accuracy or completeness of this Announcement or any other written or oral information made available to or publicly available to any interested party or its advisers, and any liability therefore is expressly disclaimed.

The distribution of this announcement in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. This announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute or form part of any offer to issue or sell, or the solicitation of an offer to acquire, purchase or subscribe for, any securities in the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, the Republic of Ireland or South Africa or in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation would be unlawful and should not be relied upon in connection with any decision, or as any inducement, to subscribe for or acquire any new Ordinary Shares. In particular, this announcement does not constitute or form part of any offer to issue or sell, or the solicitation of an offer to acquire, purchase or subscribe for, any securities in the United States. No public offer of securities is being made in the United Kingdom or elsewhere.

This announcement is not an offer of securities for sale or a solicitation of any offer to purchase securities in the United States. Placing Shares may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "US Securities Act") or an exemption therefrom. The Company has not and does not intend to register any securities under the US Securities Act and does not intend to offer any securities to the public in the United States. No money, securities or other consideration from any person inside the United States is being solicited and, if sent in response to the information contained in this announcement, will not be accepted. The Placing Shares have not been and will not be registered with any regulatory authority of any state within the United States.


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