Steinhoff International Holdings N.V. : Sale of shares in KAP Industrial Holdings Limited

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13.03.2018 / 15:45
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Steinhoff - Sale of shares in KAP Industrial Holdings Limited


Steinhoff International Holdings N.V. (the 'Company' and with its subsidiaries, the 'Group')

Shareholders are referred to the Steinhoff announcement released on SENS this morning regarding the launch of an accelerated bookbuild offering to place up to 450 000 000 ordinary shares in KAP Industrial Holdings Limited ('KAP') ('the Placing Shares') (the 'Placing').

Steinhoff has successfully placed the Placing Shares at a price of R8.15 per Placing Share ('Placing Price') raising total gross proceeds of R3.667 billion (c. EUR251million). The book of demand was multiple times oversubscribed. The Placing Price represents a discount of 4.1% to the KAP closing price on Monday, 12 March 2018.

Accordingly, the Placing Shares, constituting approximately 16.7% of KAP's issued share capital, will be allocated in terms of the Placing, reducing the Company's interest in KAP from c. 43% to c. 26%. Settlement of the Placing is expected to occur on Friday, 16 March 2018.

Stellenbosch, 13 March 2018


This announcement (the 'Announcement') is restricted and is not for release, publication or distribution, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Japan or any other jurisdiction in which such release, publication or distribution would be unlawful. This Announcement is for information purposes only, does not purport to be full or complete, is subject to change and shall not constitute or form part of an offer or solicitation of an offer to purchase or sell securities in the United States of America or any other jurisdiction nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of securities laws of such jurisdictions. No reliance may be placed for any purpose on the information contained in this Announcement or its accuracy or completeness.

The KAP shares sold pursuant to the Share Sale (the 'Placing Shares') were placed through an accelerated bookbuild offering (the 'Placing') carried by The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited and Investec Bank Limited (the 'Joint Bookrunners').

The distribution of this Announcement and the offering for sale of the Placing Shares in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. The Placing Shares may not be offered to the public in any jurisdiction in circumstances which would require the preparation or registration of any prospectus or offering document relating to the shares in such jurisdiction. No action has been taken by the Company or either Joint Bookrunner or any of their respective affiliates that would permit an offering of such securities or possession or distribution of this Announcement or any other offering or publicity material relating to such shares in any jurisdiction where action for that purpose is required. Persons into whose possession this Announcement comes are required by the Company and the Joint Bookrunners to inform themselves about, and to observe, such restrictions.

The Placing Shares 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, directly or indirectly, in the United States of America, absent registration or an exemption from, or transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. There will be no public offer of the Placing Shares in the United States of America or in any other jurisdiction.

Neither this Announcement nor the Placing constitutes or is intended to constitute an offer to the public in South Africa in terms of the South African Companies Act 71 of 2008 (as amended) ('the South African Companies Act'). In South Africa this Announcement is only directed at, and any investment or investment activity to which this Announcement relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, persons in South Africa who (i) fall within the categories of persons set out in section 96(1)(a) of the South African Companies Act or (ii) who are persons who subscribe, as principal, for Placing Shares at a minimum placing price of R1 000 000, as envisaged in section 96(1)(b) of the South African Companies Act.

In member states of the European Economic Area ('EEA') which have implemented the Prospectus Directive (each, a 'Relevant Member State'), this Announcement and any offer if made subsequently is directed exclusively at persons who are qualified investors within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive ('Qualified Investors'). For these purposes, the expression Prospectus Directive means Directive 2003/71/EC (and amendments thereto, including Directive 2010/73/EU, to the extent implemented in a Relevant Member State), and includes any relevant implementing measure in the Relevant Member State.

In the United Kingdom this Announcement is only being distributed to, and is only directed at, and any investment or investment activity to which this Announcement relates is available only to, and will be engaged in only with, Qualified Investors who are (i) investment professionals falling within Article 19(5) of the UK Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the 'Order'); or (ii) high net worth entities falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order, or (iii) other persons to whom it may otherwise be lawfully communicated (all such persons together being referred to as 'relevant persons'). Persons who are not relevant persons should not take any action on the basis of this Announcement and should not act or rely on it.

This Announcement has been issued by and is the sole responsibility of the Company. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is or will be made as to, or in relation to, and no responsibility or liability is or will be accepted by the Joint Bookrunners or by any of their respective affiliates or any of its or their respective directors, employees, advisers or agents as to, or in relation to, the accuracy or completeness of this Announcement or any other written or oral information made available to or publicly available to any interested party or their advisers, and any liability therefore is expressly disclaimed.

This Announcement does not purport to identify or suggest the risks (direct or indirect) which may be associated with an investment in the Placing Shares. Any investment decision to acquire Placing Shares pursuant to the Placing must be made solely on the basis of publicly available information. Any such information has not been independently verified by the Joint Bookrunners.

Each of the Joint Bookrunners are acting for the Company, and no one else, in connection with the Placing and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to the respective clients of the Joint Bookrunners, nor for providing advice to any other person in relation to the Placing or any other matter referred to herein.

In connection with the sale of the Placing Shares, any of the Joint Bookrunners and any of their respective affiliates acting as an investor for their own account may acquire a portion of the Placing Shares as a principal position and in that capacity may retain, purchase or sell for their own account such Placing Shares. In addition they may enter into financing arrangements and swaps with investors in connection with which they may from time to time acquire, hold or dispose of Placing Shares. They do not intend to disclose the extent of any such investment or transactions otherwise than in accordance with any legal or regulatory obligation to do so.

Nothing in this Announcement should be viewed, or construed, as 'advice', as that term is used in the South African Financial Markets Act, 2012, and/or Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 2002, by any of the Joint Bookrunners.

The Placing Shares to be sold pursuant to the Share Sale are not admitted to trading on any stock exchange other than the JSE.

The information contained in this announcement is subject to change without notice and, except as required by applicable law, the Company does not assume any responsibility or obligation to update publicly or review any of the forward-looking statements contained herein.

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