Following the announcement on 31st January 2020 that an Initial Public Offering (“IPO”) of CANAL+ Polska S.A. (formerly ITI Neovision S.A., the “Company”) is being considered, the Company announces that it has submitted a prospectus for approval to the Polish Financial Supervision Authority (“PFSA”).
The Company and its shareholders have made no final decision about whether or not to proceed with the IPO. Subject to the PFSA’s approval of the prospectus, a further announcement about a potential offering is expected to be made in due course, taking into account market conditions and other factors.
Canal+ Polska is firmly established as Poland’s leader in premium TV. Our commitment to quality and innovation is reflected in our track record of growth, consistently expanding our subscriber base since 2016. We are now enriching our offer with the recent launch of our CANAL+ (OTT) streaming service and management will continue to implement its strategy while our shareholders consider the next steps in the potential IPO process
Edyta Sadowska, President of the Management Board
This press release is for information purposes only and will under no circumstances constitute the basis for a decision to invest in the shares of Canal+ Polska S.A. (the “Company” previously ITI Neovision S.A.) and as such does not constitute or form part of and should not be construed as an offer, solicitation or invitation to sell or issue, or an offer, solicitation or invitation to, subscribe for, underwrite, buy or otherwise acquire, securities of the Company or any of its subsidiaries in any jurisdiction, or an inducement/recommendation to enter into investment activity in any jurisdiction. Neither this press release nor any part hereof, nor the fact of its distribution or issuance, shall form the basis of, or be relied on in connection with, any contract, commitment or investment decision whatsoever. The prospectus (the “Prospectus”) prepared in connection with the public offering and admission and introduction of the Company’s securities to trading on the Warsaw Stock Exchange will be the sole legally binding document containing information on the Company and the offering of its securities in Poland (the “Offering”). The Company will be authorised to carry out the Offering to the public in Poland following: (i) approval by the KNF (Komisja Nadzoru Finansowego), the relevant Polish financial supervision authority, of the Prospectus; and (ii) publication of the Prospectus in accordance with the relevant provisions of EU and Polish regulations. For the purposes of the Offering in Poland and admission and introduction of the Company’s securities to trading on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, the Company will make the Prospectus available on its website in accordance with relevant EU and Polish regulations. Any investment in connection with the Offering should be made solely on the basis of the information which will be contained in the approved and published Prospectus and any amendments or supplements thereto. The Prospectus, when published, may contain information that differs from the information contained in this press release. This press release is not for distribution or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation or which would subject the Company or any of its affiliates to authorisation, notification, licensing or other registration requirements under applicable laws. Distribution of this press release and other information connected to the Offering may be restricted by law and persons into whose possession any document or other information referred to herein comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restrictions. 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This material does not constitute an investment recommendation within the meaning of the Market Abuse Regulation (Regulation (EU) 596/2014) and of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/958 of 9 March 2016 supplementing the Market Abuse Regulation with regard to regulatory technical standards for the technical arrangements for objective presentation of investment recommendations or other information recommending or suggesting an investment strategy and for disclosure of particular interests or indications of conflicts of interest.Statements contained herein may constitute “forward-looking statements”. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of certain words, including but not limited to: “may”, “will”, “should”, “plan”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “believe”, “intend”, “project”, “goal” or “target” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and involve a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the Company’s or its industry’s actual financial condition, results of operations or performance to be materially different from any future financial condition, results of operations or performance expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and the Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements that may be made herein, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. In the United Kingdom this press release is being distributed and is directed only at “qualified investors” within the meaning of Article 2(e) of the Prospectus Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2017/1129) who: (i) have professional experience in matters relating to investments and who fall within the definition of “investment professionals” in Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the “Order”); or (ii) are high net worth entities and other persons to whom such communication may otherwise lawfully be made falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as the “Relevant Persons”). This press release must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not the Relevant Persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this communication relates is available only to the Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with the Relevant Persons. Persons distributing this communication must satisfy themselves that it is lawful to do so. The securities will be available only to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase or otherwise acquire such securities will be only with, Relevant Persons. With respect to member states of the European Union other than the United Kingdom, this press release is directed only at, and the securities referred to herein will be offered only to, qualified investors within the meaning of Article 2(e) of the EU Regulation 2017/1129 (the “Prospectus Regulation”, the “Qualified Investors”) and/or in other circumstances falling within Article 1 section 4 of the Prospectus Regulation. Any such qualified investor will also be deemed to have represented and agreed that any such securities acquired by it in the Offering have not been acquired on behalf of persons other than such Qualified Investors.This press release is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The securities to which this press release relate have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration or in a transaction not subject to the registration requirements of the Securities Act. There will be no public offering of the securities in the United States. This announcement is not directed at or intended to be accessible by persons located in the United States (including its territories and possessions, any state of the United States and the District of Colombia), other than to "qualified institutional buyers" within the meaning of Rule 144A ("Rule 144A") under the Securities Act or pursuant to another exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act.
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