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EN+ GROUP BOARD APPROVES INTERIM DIVIDENDS

Released 07:00 20-Oct-2017

RNS Number : 1372U
EN+ Group PLC
20 October 2017
 

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This announcement is an advertisement and not a prospectus and not an offer of securities for sale to U.S. persons or in any jurisdiction, including in or into the United States of America, Canada, Japan, the Russian Federation or Australia.

Neither this announcement nor anything contained herein shall form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any offer or commitment whatsoever in any jurisdiction. Any offer to acquire securities pursuant to the proposed initial public offering by En+ Group plc (the "Offering") will be made, and any investor should make his investment decision solely on the basis of the information that is contained in the prospectus (the "Prospectus") to be published by En+ Group plc in due course in connection with the admission of the GDRs (as defined below) to the Official List of the UK Financial Conduct Authority to trading on the main market for listed securities of the LSE (as defined below). Copies of the Prospectus will, following publication, be available from En+ Group plc.

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EN+ GROUP BOARD APPROVES INTERIM DIVIDENDS OF USD 125 MILLION

20 October 2017 - En+ Group plc (the "Company" or "En+ Group"), a leading international vertically integrated aluminium and hydro power producer, today announces its decision on interim dividends. The Company's Board of Directors has approved a further USD 125 million to be paid in December 2017 to holders of the Company's shares and global depositary receipts as at 30 November 2017.

Earlier this year, En+ Group already declared and paid interim dividends in respect of 2017 totalling USD 201 million, of which USD 144 million are pass-through dividends paid by UC RUSAL.

Following the results of 2017 FY, the Company aims to declare additional dividends in 2018 for 2017 in compliance with its adopted dividend policy.

In 2017, the Company adopted a dividend policy to pay, on at least a semi-annual basis, dividends which will be equal to the sum of:

·     75% of Free Cash Flow of En+ Power, subject to a minimum of USD 250 million per year and

·     100% of dividends received from UC RUSAL.

Any future decision to declare and pay dividends will be subject to applicable law and commercial considerations.

Andrey Yashchenko, CFO, En+ Group, commented: "We are fully committed to our dividend policy, which underlines the strength of our business and further reinforces our compelling investment case."

En+ Group announced its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange in October 2017 and expects to list in November 2017.

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For further information, please visit http://eng.enplus.ru or contact:

Andrey Petrushinin

Ignatiy Pavlov

En+ Group

Tel: +7 495 642 79 37

Email: press-center@enplus.ru

Alastair Hetherington

Anastasia Gorokhova

Finsbury

Tel: +44 (0)20 7251 3801

Email: enplus@finsbury.com

 

About En+ Group

 

En+ Group is a leading international vertically integrated aluminium and hydro power producer. The Company combines power plants with a total installed capacity of 19.7 GW (including 15.1 GW of hydro power assets), and 3.9 mtpa of annual aluminium production capacity (through a controlling stake in UC RUSAL plc, the world's largest aluminium producer outside of China in 2016) which is the major consumer of En+ Group's hydroelectricity. En+ Group reported consolidated revenue of USD 9.8 billion for 2016.

 

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The information contained in this announcement is for background purposes only and does not purport to be full or complete.  No reliance may be placed by any person for any purpose on the information contained in this announcement or its accuracy, fairness or completeness. Neither the Company, nor any of Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, J.P. Morgan Securities plc,  Merrill Lynch International, SIB (Cyprus) Limited, VTB Capital plc, BMO Capital Markets Limited, JSC Gazprombank, Société Générale, UBS Limited or Atonline Limited (together the "Managers ") and their respective affiliates undertake to provide the recipient of this announcement with any additional information, or to update this announcement or to correct any inaccuracies, and the distribution of this announcement shall not be deemed to be any form of commitment on the part of the Company to proceed with the Offering or any transaction or arrangement referred to therein. This announcement has not been approved by any competent regulatory authority.

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

This announcement is not for publication or distribution, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States. The distribution of this announcement may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions and persons into whose possession 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 contain or constitute an offer of, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, securities to any person in the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan or the Russian Federation or in any jurisdiction to whom or in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful. The GDRs and the ordinary shares of the Company represented by them referred to herein may not be offered or sold in the United States unless registered under the US Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") or offered in a transaction exempt from, or not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. The offer and sale of GDRs and the ordinary shares represented by them referred to herein has not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act or under the applicable securities laws of Australia, Canada or Japan. Subject to certain exceptions, the GDRs and the ordinary shares of the Company represented by them referred to herein may not be offered or sold in Australia, Canada or Japan or to, or for the account or benefit of, any national, resident or citizen of Australia, Canada or Japan. There will be no public offer of the GDRs or the ordinary shares of the Company represented by them in the United States, Australia, Canada or Japan.

In member states of the European Economic Area ("EEA") (each, a "Relevant Member State"), this announcement and any offer if made subsequently is directed only at persons who are "qualified investors" within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive ("Qualified Investors"). For these purposes, the expression "Prospectus Directive" means Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including Directive 2010/73/EU), and includes any relevant implementing measure in the Relevant Member State.

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This announcement may include statements that are, or may be deemed to be, "forward-looking statements".  These forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms "believes", "estimates", "plans", "projects", "anticipates", "expects", "intends", "may", "will" or "should" or, in each case, their negative or other variations or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy, plans, objectives, goals, future events or intentions. Forward-looking statements may and often do differ materially from actual results. Any forward-looking statements reflect the Company's current view with respect to future events and are subject to risks relating to future events and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to the Group's business, results of operations, financial position, liquidity, prospects, growth or strategies.  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made.

Each of the Managers and their respective affiliates expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to update, review or revise any forward looking statement contained in this announcement whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. Any purchase of GDRs in the proposed Offering should be made solely on the basis of the information contained in the final Prospectus to be issued by the Company in connection with the Offering. The information in this announcement is subject to change.

The date of Admission may be influenced by things such as market conditions. There is no guarantee that Admission will occur and you should not base your financial decisions on the Company's intentions in relation to Admission at this stage. Acquiring investments to which this announcement relates may expose an investor to a significant risk of losing all of the amount invested. Persons considering making such investments should consult an authorised person specialising in advising on such investments. This announcement does not constitute a recommendation concerning the Offering. The value of GDRs can decrease as well as increase. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Information in this announcement cannot be relied upon as a guide to future performance. Before purchasing any securities in the Company, persons viewing this announcement should ensure that they fully understand and accept the risks which will be set out in the final form Prospectus, once published. Potential investors should consult a professional advisor as to the suitability of the Offering for the person concerned.

Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, J.P. Morgan Securities plc, Merrill Lynch International, VTB Capital plc and UBS Limited are each authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. SIB (Cyprus) Limited and Atonline Limited are authorised and regulated by Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. BMO Capital Markets Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Société Générale is a French credit institution authorised and supervised by the European Central Bank and the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution and regulated by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers. The Managers are acting exclusively for the Company and no-one else in connection with the Offering. They will not regard any other person as their respective clients in relation to the Offering and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to their respective clients, nor for providing advice in relation to the Offering, the contents of this announcement or any transaction, arrangement or other matter referred to herein.

In connection with the Offering of the GDRs, the Managers and any of their affiliates, may take up a portion of the GDRs in the Offering as a principal position and in that capacity may retain, purchase, sell, offer to sell for their own accounts such GDRs and other securities of the Company or related investments in connection with the Offering or otherwise. Accordingly, references in the Prospectus, once published, to the GDRs being issued, offered, subscribed, acquired, placed or otherwise dealt in should be read as including any issue or offer to, or subscription, acquisition, placing or dealing by, the Managers and any of their affiliates acting in such capacity. In addition, the Managers and any of their affiliates may enter into financing arrangements (including swaps or contracts for differences) with investors in connection with which the Managers and any of their affiliates may from time to time acquire, hold or dispose of the GDRs. The Managers do not intend to disclose the extent of any such investment or transactions otherwise than in accordance with any legal or regulatory obligations to do so.

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