VERBUND AG (the "Company") hereby announces its invitation, subject to the invitation and distribution restrictions referred to in the Tender Invitation Memorandum, to all Noteholders to tender their €840,000,000 4.75 per cent. Notes due 2019 (ISIN XS0439828269 – the "Notes") for purchase by the Company for cash up to a maximum aggregate purchase price of up to € 300,000,000.
The period for tendering Notes begins on 07.10.2015, and will expire at 4.00 p.m. Frankfurt time on 15.10.2015, unless amended, extended, re-opened or terminated as provided in the Tender Invitation Memorandum. The Company may, in its sole discretion, refuse to accept or accept on a pro rata basis tenders of Notes. Please see the Tender Invitation Memorandum for further details. Noteholders may obtain a copy of the Tender Invitation Memorandum through their respective deposit bank or the tender agent.
The rationale of the Invitation for the Company is to perform active liability management. Notes purchased by the Company pursuant to the Invitation will be cancelled and will not be re-issued or re-sold.
This information neither constitutes an offer to purchase nor an invitation to sell Notes. The distribution of this information may be subject to statutory or regulatory restrictions in certain jurisdictions. Persons into whose possession this information comes are required to inform themselves about, and to observe, any such restrictions. An invitation to tender Notes for purchase will be made exclusively by and on the basis of a Tender Invitation Memorandum dated 07.10.2015.
THIS INFORMATION AND THE INVITATION REFERENCED HEREIN IS NOT BEING MADE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES BY USE OF THE MAILS OR BY ANY MEANS OR INSTRUMENTALITY (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, E-MAIL, FACSIMILE TRANSMISSION, TELEPHONE AND THE INTERNET) OF INTERSTATE OR FOREIGN COMMERCE, OR OF ANY FACILITY OF A NATIONAL SECURITIES EXCHANGE OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE INVITATION CANNOT BE ACCEPTED BY ANY SUCH USE, MEANS, INSTRUMENTALITY OR FACILITY OR FROM WITHIN THE UNITED STATES. THIS NOTICE, THE TENDER INVITATION MEMORANDUM AND THE INVITATION DO NOT CONSTITUTE OR FORM A PART OF ANY OFFER OR SOLICITATION TO PURCHASE OR SUBSCRIBE FOR SECURITIES IN THE UNITED STATES. THIS INFORMATION AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN ARE NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION, TRANSMISSION OR DISSEMINATION IN OR INTO ANY JURISDICTION, IN WHICH SUCH AN OFFER OR INVITATION OR THE PUBLICATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISSEMINATION OF SUCH AN OFFER OR INVITATION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL, OR ANY PERSON LIVING OR BEING RESIDENT IN SUCH JURISDICTION.
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