Sisal Group: information related to the proposed IPO of Sisal Group S.p.A.

Following the press release dated 27 May 2014 related to the filing of the request for the admission to list and trade its shares on the Mercato Telematico Azionario managed and organised by Borsa Italiana S.p.A., and with the intention to provide information to the holders of Senior Secured Notes traded on the Euro MTF of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and on ExtraMOT PRO of the Italian Stock Exchange, Sisal Group S.p.A. (the “Company”), announces that in the context of the proposed IPO of the Company – following the admission to listing by Borsa Italiana and the approval of a prospectus in Italian by CONSOB – the plan is to restructure the Sisal group’s indebtedness through:

  • the effects of the selling shareholder’s waiver, subject to the completion of the IPO, of the shareholder loans granted to the Company; and
  •  the use of the eventual proceeds to the Company to redefine its existing indebtedness.

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Sisal, established in 1946, was the first Italian firm to operate in the gaming sector as State concessionaire. For more than 65 years it has been a leading participant in the Italian gaming industry. Today, Sisal Group, led by the Chief Executive Officer Emilio Petrone, is leader in the gaming and payments and services markets, with more than 45 thousand points of sales spread across the country. Sisal Group manages the games SuperEnalotto, SiVinceTutto - SuperEnalotto, Vinci per la Vita - Win for Life and Eurojackpot. It is active also in the sport betting business with Sisal Matchpoint, online through the website and dedicated mobile applications. In September 2010 the firm launched the new concept retail Sisal Wincity, which combines entertainment and restoration, with its nine point of sales in the relevant Italian business centres. Furthermore, with SisalPay, innovation is at the consumer’s service through easy payment methods, simple and safe for bills, phone cards, prepaid cards and more. Dating back to its origins Sisal has been driven by a strong sense of responsibility: an undertaking embodied in a complex Social Responsibility strategy, [declined in educational, cultural, sportive and scientific projects finalized to talent enhancement, education of youngsters and scientific research and development, together with a Responsible Game programme, which represents the central and distinctive element of Sisal Group’s strategy of social sustainability .

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Sisal Group uses the simplification regime set forth in Article 70, paragraph 8, and 71, paragraph 1, of CONSOB Regulation on Issuers No. 11971/1999, and therefore avails itself of the exemption from the duty to publish the information documents required by Article 70, paragraph 6, and 71, paragraph 1, of the aforementioned Regulation on Issuers applicable to mergers, demergers, capital increases with contribution in kind, acquisitions and sales.
For further information:
Sisal Group – Communications Dept. – tel. +39 02 8868971 –
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