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22 September 2021. Bupa Finance plc (the Offeror) announces today the indicative results of its invitation to holders of its £500,000,000 5.00 per cent. Fixed Rate Subordinated Notes due 2023 (ISIN: XS0920221453) (the Notes) to tender their Notes for purchase by the Offeror for cash (the Offer).
The Offer was announced on 14 September 2021 and was made on the terms and subject to the conditions contained in the tender offer memorandum dated 14 September 2021 (the Tender Offer Memorandum). Capitalised terms used in this announcement but not defined have the meanings given to them in the Tender Offer Memorandum.
The Expiration Deadline for the Offer was 4.00 p.m. (London time) on 21 September 2021. As at the Expiration Deadline, £299,927,000 in aggregate nominal amount of Notes were validly tendered for purchase pursuant to the Offer.
In the event the Offeror decides to accept valid tenders of Notes pursuant to the Offer, and the New Issue Condition is satisfied or waived on or prior to the Settlement Date, it expects to set the Final Acceptance Amount at approximately £250,000,000 in aggregate nominal amount of Notes. On the basis of such expected Final Acceptance Amount, the Offeror expects to accept for purchase Notes validly tendered in the Offer subject to pro rata scaling at a Scaling Factor of approximately 83.8725 per cent., as further described in the Tender Offer Memorandum.
Noteholders should note that this is a non-binding indication of the level at which the Offeror expects to set the Final Acceptance Amount and the Scaling Factor.
Pricing for the Offer will take place at or around 12.00 p.m. (London time) today (the Pricing Time). As soon as reasonably practicable after the Pricing Time, the Offeror will announce whether it will accept (subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the New Issue Condition on or prior to the Settlement Date) valid tenders of Notes for purchase pursuant to the Offer and, if so accepted, the Final Acceptance Amount, the Benchmark Security Rate, the Purchase Yield, the Purchase Price and details of any pro rata scaling.
Subject to the satisfaction or waiver of the New Issue Condition, the expected Settlement Date for the Offer is 24 September 2021.
BNP Paribas (Telephone: +33 1 55 77 78 94; Attention: Liability Management Group; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org); Citigroup Global Markets Limited (Telephone: +44 20 7986 8969; Attention: Liability Management Group; Email: email@example.com); HSBC Bank plc (Telephone: +44 20 7992 6237; Attention: Liability Management; Email: LM_EMEA@hsbc.com); and NatWest Markets Plc (Telephone: +44 20 7678 5222; Attention: Liability Management; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org) are acting as Dealer Managers and Lucid Issuer Services Limited (Telephone: +44 20 7704 0880; Attention: Harry Ringrose; Email: email@example.com) is acting as Tender Agent.
This announcement is released by the Offeror and contains information that qualified or may have qualified as inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014 as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the EUWA (UK MAR), encompassing information relating to the Offer described above. For the purposes of UK MAR and the Implementing Technical Standards, this announcement is made by Kathryn Tait, Deputy Company Secretary, Bupa Group.
DISCLAIMER This announcement must be read in conjunction with the Tender Offer Memorandum. No offer or invitation to acquire any securities is being made pursuant to this announcement. The distribution of this announcement and the Tender Offer Memorandum in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. Persons into whose possession this announcement and/or the Tender Offer Memorandum comes are required by each of the Offeror, the Dealer Managers and the Tender Agent to inform themselves about, and to observe, any such restrictions.