ISLE OF MAN, United Kingdom--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eros International Plc (NYSE:EROS) (the “Company”), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, today announced the closing of the Company’s registered direct offering of $122.5 million aggregate principal amount of its senior convertible notes due 2020 and warrants to purchase 2,000,000 of the Company’s A ordinary shares, for gross proceeds of $100 million.
The notes are a three year amortizing instrument with an initial conversion price of $14.6875. The Company has the flexibility to satisfy the amortization payments in cash or shares, subject to certain restrictions. The warrants have an exercise price of $14.375 and a term of six 6 months.
“We are very pleased to announce the completion of our financing,” said Prem Parameswaran, President of North America and Group Chief Financial Officer of Eros. “The $100 million of gross proceeds will help to significantly improve our balance sheet, support the continued growth of our Eros Now platform and leave us well capitalized for the future.”
The Company intends to use the net proceeds to repay amounts outstanding under its revolving credit facility and for general corporate purposes.
Citigroup Global Markets Inc. served as capital markets advisor to the Company in connection with the offering.
The securities were offered pursuant to an effective registration statement on Form F-3 (including a prospectus) and a prospectus supplement, which have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The prospectus in the registration statement, the prospectus supplement and the other documents that the Company has filed and will file with the SEC include more complete information about the Company and the offering. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of these documents, including the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus related to this offering, may be obtained from the Company: Eros International Plc, 550 County Avenue Secaucus, New Jersey 07094, or by calling (201) 558-9021.
About Eros International Plc
Eros International Plc (NYSE:EROS) is a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry that acquires, co-produces and distributes Indian films across all available formats such as cinema, television and digital new media. The Company was the first Indian media company to list on the New York Stock Exchange and has experience of over three decades in establishing a global platform for Indian cinema. The Company has a competitive advantage through its extensive and growing movie library comprising over 3,000 films, which include Hindi, Tamil, and other regional language films for home entertainment distribution. The Company also owns the rapidly growing OTT platform Eros Now. For further information please visit: www.erosplc.com.
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