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This announcement does not constitute an offer of securities for sale or subscription in any jurisdiction. Investors should not subscribe for or purchase any securities referred to in this announcement except in compliance with applicable securities laws on the basis of information in the admission document (the "Admission Document") published by FFI Holdings PLC on 22 June 2017 in connection with the placing of its ordinary shares (the "Placing") and admission of its ordinary shares to trading on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange plc (the "London Stock Exchange"). Copies of the Admission Document are available from the Company's website www.filmfinances.com.
30 June 2017
FFI Holdings PLC
("FFI" or "Company")
ADMISSION TO AIM AND FIRST DAY OF DEALINGS
FFI Holdings PLC, the world leader in the provision of completion contracts to the entertainment industry for films, television, mini-series and streaming products, is pleased to announce that admission of its ordinary shares to trading on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange ("Admission") will take place and dealings will commence at 8.00am today under the ticker "FFI".
Liberum Capital Limited ("Liberum") is acting as Nominated Adviser, Sole Bookrunner and Corporate Broker.
FFI Holdings PLC
Tel: +1 310 275 7323
Steven Ransohoff, CEO
Timothy Trankina, CFO
Antony Mitchell, COO
David Sasso, IR
Liberum Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser, Sole Bookrunner and Corporate Broker)
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3100 2000
Hawthorn Advisors (Financial Public Relations)
Tel: + 44 (0) 20 3745 4960
Notes to Editors
FFI is the world leader in the provision of completion contracts to the entertainment industry for films, television, mini-series and streaming product. FFI was founded in London in 1950 and is now headquartered in Los Angeles, with 11 offices globally including in London, Stockholm, Toronto, New York, Cape Town, Cologne and Shanghai. Over the last 67 years, FFI has provided the financiers of film and television productions with contracts providing assurance that such productions will be completed on time, on budget and to a basic pre-agreed specification. Since 2008, FFI has issued completion contracts to all the leading financiers involved in the entertainment industry, unlocking funding for approximately 1,700 productions with gross production budgets estimated to be in excess of US$17 billion.
This announcement is for information purposes only and does not itself constitute an offer or invitation
to underwrite, subscribe for or otherwise acquire or dispose of any securities in the Company and does not constitute investment advice.
Neither this announcement nor any copy of it may be taken or transmitted, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, into the United States of America (including its territories or possessions, any state of the United States of America and the District of Columbia) (the "United States"), or published or distributed, directly or indirectly, into the United States. Neither this announcement nor any copy of it may be taken or transmitted, published or distributed, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, into Australia, Canada, the Republic of South Africa, New Zealand, Japan or to any persons in any of those jurisdictions or any other jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the relevant securities laws of such jurisdiction.. Any failure to comply with this restriction may constitute a violation of United States, Australian, Canadian, South African, New Zealand or Japanese securities laws. The distribution of this announcement in other jurisdictions may be restricted by law and persons into whose possession this announcement comes should inform themselves about, and observe any such restrictions.
This announcement does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to sell or issue, or any solicitation of any offer to purchase or subscribe for any Ordinary Shares or other securities in the United States, Australia, Canada, the Republic of South Africa, New Zealand, Japan or in any jurisdiction to whom or in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful. The Placing and the distribution of this announcement and other information in connection with the Placing and Admission in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law and persons into whose possession this announcement, any document or other information referred to herein, comes should inform themselves about and observe any such restriction. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Neither this announcement nor any part of it nor the fact of its distribution shall form the basis of or be relied on in connection with or act as an inducement to enter into any contract or commitment whatsoever.
Any subscription for or purchase of Ordinary Shares in the Placing should be made solely on the basis of the information contained in the final Admission Document. The information in this announcement is for background purposes only and does not purport to be full or complete. The information in this announcement is subject to change. However, the Company does not undertake to provide the recipient of this announcement with any additional information or to update this announcement or to correct any inaccuracies.
The securities to which this announcement relates have not been, and will not be, registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") or with any regulatory authority or under any applicable securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States, and may not be offered or sold, transferred or delivered, directly or indirectly, within the United States unless registered under the Securities Act or pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with applicable state laws. There will be no public offer of the securities in the United States.
The securities referred to herein have not been, and will not be, registered under the applicable securities laws of Australia, Canada, the Republic of South Africa, New Zealand or Japan and, subject to certain exceptions, may not be offered or sold within Australia, Canada, the Republic of South Africa, New Zealand or Japan or to any national, resident or citizen of Australia, Canada, the Republic of South Africa, New Zealand or Japan.
This announcement is only addressed to and directed at persons in member states of the European Economic Area (the "EEA") who are qualified investors within the meaning of Article 2(1)(e) of the Prospectus Directive (Directive 2003/71/EC), as amended ("Qualified Investors"). In addition, in the United Kingdom, this announcement is addressed and directed only at Qualified Investors who (i) are persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order"), (ii) are persons who are high net worth entities falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order and (iii)
to persons to whom it may otherwise be lawful to communicate it to (all such persons being referred to as "relevant persons"). Any investment or investment activity to which this announcement relates is available only to relevant persons in the United Kingdom and Qualified Investors in any member state of the EEA other than the United Kingdom and will be engaged in only with such persons. Other persons should not rely or act upon this announcement or any of its contents.
Liberum, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (the "FCA") in the United Kingdom, is acting exclusively for the Company and no-one else in connection with Admission. It will not regard any other person as its client in relation to Admission and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the regulatory protections afforded to its clients, nor for providing advice in relation to the contents of this announcement or any transaction, arrangement or other matter referred to herein.
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Certain figures in this announcement, including financial information, have been subject to rounding adjustments. Accordingly, in certain instances, the sum or percentage change of the numbers contained in this announcement may not conform exactly with the total figure given.
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