BUENOS AIRES, Argentina--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grupo Supervielle S.A. (NYSE: SUPV) (Mercado Abierto Electrónico S.A.: SUPV) (Bolsas y Mercados Argentinos S.A.: SUPV) (“Grupo Supervielle”), together with Julio Patricio Supervielle, Grupo Supervielle’s controlling shareholder (the “Selling Shareholder”), announced today the closing of a global offering of Class B shares of Grupo Supervielle. The global offering consisted of an international offering in the United States and other countries outside of Argentina (the “International Offering”) and a concurrent offering in Argentina (the “Argentine Offering” and together with the International Offering, the “Global Offering”). Simultaneously with the Global Offering, we conducted a preemptive and accretion rights offering of Class B shares to existing shareholders (the “Rights Offering”). In the aggregate, 70,000,000 Class B shares were offered by Grupo Supervielle and 33,000,000 Class B shares were offered by the Selling Shareholder, including the Class B shares offered by the Company in the Rights Offering.
The Global Offering and Rights Offering priced on September 12, 2017, at US$4.00 per Class B share, or US$20.00 per ADS, for an aggregate offering size of US$412 million. 17,238,907 American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) were sold in the International Offering. Each ADS represents five Class B shares. 12,410,957 Class B shares were sold in the Argentine Offering and 4,394,508 Class B shares were subscribed pursuant to the Rights Offering. On September 14, 2017, the international underwriters exercised their option to purchase up to 14,582,730 additional Class B shares, which may be represented by ADSs at the option of the international underwriters. As a result of the exercise of such option, an additional 867,267 Class B shares will be sold to existing shareholders pursuant to their exercise of preemptive and accretion rights relating to such option.
A registration statement on Form F-3 and a prospectus relating to the Class B shares and the ADSs were filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and the registration statement became effective on July 21, 2017.
BofA Merrill Lynch acted as global coordinator and joint bookrunner and Itaú BBA and J.P. Morgan acted as joint bookrunners. AR Partners and Banco Supervielle acted as local placement agents.
Copies of the prospectus and prospectus supplement related to the International Offering may be obtained by contacting BofA Merrill Lynch, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, Attention: Prospectus Department, or: email@example.com; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions, Telephone: 1-866- 803-9204, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or Itaú BBA, Attention: Equity Sales Desk, 767 Fifth Avenue, 50th Floor, New York, NY 10153, or 1-212-710-6756. Copies of the registration statement, the prospectus and the prospectus supplement related to the International Offering can be accessed through the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
The Argentine Offering was authorized by the Comisión Nacional de Valores (“CNV”), the Argentine securities regulator, pursuant to Resolution No. 18,856 dated July 18, 2017. The CNV authorization means only that the information requirements of the CNV were satisfied. The CNV did not render any opinion in respect of the accuracy of the information contained in the Argentine prospectus.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release includes statements concerning potential future events involving Grupo Supervielle that could differ materially from the events that actually occur. The differences could be caused by a number of risks, uncertainties and factors relating to Grupo Supervielle’s business (please see “Risk Factors” in the prospectus supplement relating to the Global Offering and our 2016 Form 20-F filed with the SEC on May 1, 2017). Grupo Supervielle does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements made in this press release to reflect future events or developments.