Delfin completes placement of 18 million Luxottica ordinary shares
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Luxembourg, 6 September 2012 - Delfin S.à r.l. (“Delfin”) announces that it has completed the placement, previously announced to the market, of 18 million ordinary shares of Luxottica Group S.p.A. (“Luxottica”), equal to approx. 3.8% of Luxottica’s outstanding ordinary shares, for a total consideration of €486 million.
The placement was carried out through an accelerated bookbuilt offering to institutional investors, at a price of €27.00 per share. The transaction will be settled by delivery of shares and payment of the consideration on 11 September 2012.
Goldman Sachs International acted as Sole Bookrunner for the placement and UniCredit Bank AG London Branch acted as Co-Bookrunner.
As a result of the sale, Delfin will hold approximately 62.1% of Luxottica’s outstanding ordinary share capital.
This announcement is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities. The offer and sale of the securities referred to in this announcement has not been, nor will it be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 and the securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent such registration or an applicable exemption from registration.
There will be no public offering of the securities in the United States in connection with this transaction, nor will there be any offer to the public in Italy since the accelerated bookbuilt offering is exclusively reserved to “Qualified Investors” (as defined in Consob Regulation n. 11971 of 14 May 1999, as subsequently amended).