|STEINHOFF INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS N.V. - Update On Progress Of Financial Restructuring And Extension Of Long-Stop Date Under Lock-Up Agreement
|19 October 2018 17:30
SNH SHFF 201810190048A
Update On Progress Of Financial Restructuring And Extension Of Long-Stop Date Under Lock-Up Agreement
Steinhoff International Holdings N.V.
(Incorporated in the Netherlands)
(Registration number: 63570173)
Share Code: SNH
Steinhoff Investment Holdings Limited
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
(Registration number: 1954/001893/06)
JSE Code: SHFF
UPDATE ON PROGRESS OF FINANCIAL RESTRUCTURING AND EXTENSION OF LONG-STOP DATE
UNDER LOCK-UP AGREEMENT (“LUA”)
Steinhoff International Holdings N.V. (the “Company”) (together with its subsidiaries, the
On 15 October 2018 the Company announced (the “15 October Announcement”) that it
had requested that the creditors under the LUA provide their consent to an extension of the
long-stop date from 20 October 2018 to 20 November 2018. The extension is required to
provide additional time for the long form documentation for the implementation of the
restructuring (the “Restructuring”) of the financial indebtedness of the Company, Steinhoff
Europe AG (“SEAG”), Steinhoff Finance Holding GmbH (“SFHG”) and Stripes US Holding, Inc
(“SUSHI”) to be finalised. It remains the objective of the Group to complete the Restructuring
as soon as possible.
The Company can confirm that in excess of 85 per cent of the Group’s financial creditors
have confirmed their support of the proposed extension and consequently the long-stop
date has been amended to 20 November 2018.
To facilitate the implementation of the Restructuring, the Company has also sought the
consent of creditors under the LUA in respect of certain proposed amendments to clause
17.5 of the LUA relating to the mechanics by which the Restructuring may be undertaken.
The requisite consent levels to such requested amendment have been obtained other than
in relation to the 2021 Series of bonds and we expect to achieve the necessary threshold
under that Series shortly. Creditors that have not yet consented to that request can do so
ahead of the deadline of 5pm (London time) on Tuesday 23 October 2018.
Shareholders and other investors in the Company are advised to exercise caution when
dealing in the securities of the Group.
JSE Sponsor: PSG Capital
Stellenbosch, 19 October 2018
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