Jun 09 2012
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Saudi Fransi Capital outlines progress made to date of Zain KSA's Rights Issue - Regulatory approval received, Tadawulaty e-voting facility now available and Banks' preparations underway
Riyadh - 9th June 2012 - Saudi Fransi Capital , the lead manager of Mobile Telecommunications Company Saudi Arabia 's ("Zain KSA") planned Capital Restructuring today provided a progress update to the market.
Following receipt of the required approvals from the Capital Market Authority ("CMA") and Ministry of Commerce and Industry ("MoCI"), the date for the Extraordinary General Meeting ("EGM") for the shareholders of Zain KSA to approve a proposed capital reduction and capital increase by way of the Rights Issue (collectively, the "Capital Restructuring"), has been confirmed as 25th June 2012. Saudi Fransi Capital and Al Rajhi Capital are financial advisers to the Capital Restructuring process.
The electronic votes submitted before the above deadline by shareholders registered in the company's books at the close of trading on the 25/06/12 will be valid and counted along with physical votes made at the EGM.
The list of banks who will be receiving applications for new shares in Zain KSA has been confirmed. The following banks are on the list and are now making preparations for the Rights Issue: Banque Saudi Fransi, Riyad Bank, NCB, Bank Al Jazira, Bank Al Bilad, ANB, Al Rajhi Bank, SAMBA, Saudi Investment Bank, Saudi Holland Bank, SABB and Al Inma Bank.
The red herring prospectus* in relation to the Rights Issue has been published on the website of the Capital Market Authority (in Arabic) at http://www.cma.org.sa/Ar/DocLib1/Zain-Redherring%20Prospectus.pdf.
Capital Restructuring information website
Zain KSA has created a new section on its investor relations website dedicated to providing information and updates on the Capital Restructuring process, as well as a regularly updated news and Q&A section. The website can be found at [http://www.sa.zain.com].
*The red herring prospectus has been approved and published by the CMA. However it does not contain the pricing details of the new shares to be issued by way of the Rights Issue. These details will be included in the final prospectus which will be published following the EGM.
About Zain KSA
Following a successful bid for the third mobile license in March 2007, Zain KSA commenced commercial operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in August 2008. Offering a wide array of advanced mobile voice and data services, and supported by a strong and appealing brand that has captured the heart and minds of the region, Zain KSA has established itself as a formidable operator covering over 90% of the Kingdom's populated area with national roaming agreements for the remaining areas. Most recently, Zain began upgrading its predominantly HSPA+ network and is today offering 4G LTE hi-speed internet broadband services in major cities across the Kingdom. Zain KSA is listed on the Tadawul (stock ticker code: 7030).
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This announcement and the information contained herein does not constitute or form part of any offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for any securities in Zain KSA nor should it form the basis of, or be relied upon in connection with, any decision or commitment to purchase or subscribe for any securities in Zain KSA . Securities in Zain KSA will not be offered in any jurisdiction other than in compliance with the applicable laws, rules and regulations governing the issue, offering and sale of securities to the public.
This announcement and the information contained herein is not an offer of securities for sale, or solicitation of an offer to purchase securities, in the United States (including its territories and possessions, any State of the United States and the District of Columbia), Canada, Australia or Japan. The securities of Zain KSA have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") or under any securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States and accordingly may not be offered, sold, taken up, exercised, resold, renounced, transferred or delivered, directly or indirectly, within the United States except pursuant to registration of the securities under the Securities Act or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with any applicable securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States. There will be no public offer of securities in the United States.
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