Radisson Hospitality AB initiates a Consent Solicitation process to facilitate the proposed acquisition of more than 50 per cent of its outstanding shares
Radisson Hospitality AB (publ) ("Radisson Hospitality") announced that its wholly-owned direct subsidiary, Radisson Hotel Holdings AB (publ) (the "Issuer"), has initiated a consent solicitation process relating to its €250,000,000 6.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2023 (the "Notes") in order to facilitate the proposed acquisition, pursuant to certain existing agreements, including any amendment or extension thereof, by a consortium led by Jin Jiang International Holdings Co., Ltd., a limited liability company organized under the laws of the People's Republic of China (the "Purchaser"), of more than 50 per cent of the outstanding shares and votes in Radisson Hospitality AB (publ) (together with its subsidiaries, the "Target Group") from Radisson Hospitality, Inc. and HNA Sweden Hospitality Management AB (the "Sellers") (the proposed acquisition, the "Acquisition").
The purpose of the process is the solicitation of consents from the holders of the Notes to a waiver (the "Change of Control Waiver") and related amendment (the "Proposed Amendment") of the Indenture governing the terms and conditions of the Notes (the "Indenture"). If given effect, the Change of Control Waiver and the Proposed Amendment would permit (i) the proposed Acquisition by the Purchaser of the Target Group from the Sellers without the need for the Issuer to make a Change of Control Offer as provided for in the Indenture and (ii) subsequent transfers of beneficial ownership of the Target Group to the affiliates of the Purchaser without the need for a Change of Control Offer.
The consent solicitation will expire at 5:00 p.m. London time on September 25, 2018.
This information is information that Radisson Hospitality AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out below, at 08:30 CET on 19 September 2018.
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ABOUT RADISSON HOSPITALITY AB
Radisson Hospitality AB (publ) [formerly Rezidor Hotel Group AB (publ)], publicly listed on Nasdaq Stockholm, Sweden, is one of the largest hotel companies in Europe, the Middle East & Africa (EMEA).
Radisson Hospitality AB is a member of the Radisson Hotel Group, 11th largest hotel group in the world. Through a master franchise agreement with Radisson Hospitality, Inc. USA - Radisson Hospitality AB operates and develops hotel brands; Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, and Park Inn by Radisson, across EMEA; along with the Radisson Rewards loyalty program for frequent hotel guests. Since 2016, Radisson Hospitality AB also owns 49% of prizeotel.
Radisson Hospitality AB (publ) features a portfolio of 486 hotels with more than 107,136 rooms in operation or under development in 78 countries across EMEA. Radisson Hospitality AB and its brands employ 45,000+ team members. The company has an industry-leading Responsible Business Program and is named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the US think-tank Ethisphere since 2010.
Radisson Hospitality AB is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.