Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. announces the launch of a transaction for the purchase of ordinary shares of Società Cattolica di Assicurazioni S.p.A. through a Reverse Accelerated Book-Building procedure addressed to qualified investors and foreign institutional investors
23 May 2022 - 17:40
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Trieste - Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. (“Assicurazioni Generali”) announces its intention to purchase at least no. 12,166,055 ordinary shares of Società Cattolica di Assicurazione S.p.A. (“Cattolica”), equal to 5.3279% of the share capital of the latter (the “Relevant Shareholding”), so as to become holder, also taking into account the treasury shares held by Cattolica as of today, of a shareholding exceeding 90% of the share capital of Cattolica.
For this purpose, Assicurazioni Generali has engaged Equita SIM S.p.A. to act as authorized intermediary and sole bookrunner, in order to purchase the abovementioned shareholding through a reverse accelerated book-building procedure (the “Transaction”), at a price per share which may not exceed Euro 6.75, to be started immediately and of which Assicurazioni Generali reserves the right to close at any time.
Equita SIM S.p.A. will address exclusively to qualified investors in Italy (as defined in Article 2, par. 1, lett. e) of the Regulation (EU) 2017/1129) and foreign institutional investors (other than U.S. persons as defined in Regulation S of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as subsequently amended, and investors located in the United States of America and Japan and any other country where the offer of financial instruments is not permitted without the authorizations by the competent authorities) willing to sell Cattolica shares.
The Transaction is conditional upon the purchase of the Relevant Shareholding.
The final amount of Cattolica shares purchased by Assicurazioni Generali and the purchase price will be communicated upon completion of the Transaction, under the terms and conditions provided for by applicable laws and regulations.
It should be noted that, as of today, Assicurazioni Generali already holds 192,896,731 Cattolica shares, equal to approximately 84.475% of the share capital of Cattolica.