Jul 16 2012
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Zain KSA Rights Issue Update
Riyadh - 16 July 2012 - Saudi Fransi Capital , the lead manager of the on-going rights issue transaction being undertaken by Mobile Telecommunications Company Saudi Arabia , confirmed that as of 2:00 pm on 16 July 2012, total subscriptions including debt conversion of SAR 2,546 million stood at approximately 325 million shares or 54% of the rights issue. The last day for the rights issue is Tuesday 17th July 2012. Receiving banks will continue to accept subscription forms until 5:00pm whilst electronic applications will continue to be accepted until 11.59pm.
The transaction is fully underwritten by a syndicate of underwriting banks led by Saudi Fransi Capital and Al Rajhi Capital. The syndicate of receiving banks includes Banque Saudi Fransi, Al Rajhi Bank, Alinma Bank, Bank AlBilad, The National Commercial Bank, Samba Financial Group, Saudi Hollandi Bank, Arab National Bank , Bank Aljazira, Riyad Bank, SABB and The Saudi Investment Bank.
Shareholders, eligible to participate in the rights issue, are those who were registered as shareholders at close of market trading on 4 July 2012 prior to the extraordinary general assembly meeting held to approve the company's capital restructuring plans. Shareholders can obtain a subscription application form to apply for their eligible shares at any of the receiving banks, or online through the receiving banks' website.
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 KSA 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 has not been reviewed or approved by any regulatory authority, including the Capital Market Authority of Saudi Arabia (the "CMA"), nor has any regulatory authority taken any steps to verify the information set out in it.
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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