TIDMISAT

RNS Number : 5527V

Inmarsat PLC

03 December 2019

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN, INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

3 December 2019

Recommended cash acquisition of

Inmarsat plc

by

Connect Bidco Limited

a newly incorporated entity owned by a consortium of (i) funds advised by Apax; (ii) funds advised by Warburg Pincus or its affiliates; (iii) Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; and (iv) Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board

Court Sanction of Scheme of Arrangement

On 25 March 2019, the boards of Inmarsat plc ("Inmarsat") and Connect Bidco Limited ("Bidco") announced that they had reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended cash acquisition of the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Inmarsat (the "Acquisition"). The Acquisition is being effected by means of a scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 (the "Scheme") and is subject to the terms and conditions set out in the scheme document dated 18 April 2019 (the "Scheme Document").

Inmarsat and Bidco are pleased to announce that the Court has today sanctioned the Scheme.

The Scheme remains conditional upon the delivery of a copy of the Court Order to the Registrar of Companies, which is expected to take place tomorrow. Inmarsat will make a further announcement once the Scheme has become Effective. An updated timetable of principal events is set out at the end of this announcement.

Delisting and Currency Election Deadline

The last day for dealings in, and for registration of transfers of Inmarsat Shares is today. The Scheme Record Time and deadline for making a Currency Election is 6.00 p.m. (London time) today. For further information on making a Currency Election, please see Part 7 of the Scheme Document.

Applications have been made for the de-listing of Inmarsat Shares from the premium listing segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and the cancellation of the admission to trading of Inmarsat Shares on the London Stock Exchange's main market for listed securities, which, subject to the Scheme becoming Effective, will take effect at 8.00 a.m. (London time) on 5 December 2019.

Full details of the Acquisition are set out in the Scheme Document. Capitalised terms used but not defined in this announcement have the meanings given to them in the Scheme Document dated 18 April 2019.

Updated Timetable of Principal Events

If any further changes to the below timetable are required, an updated timetable will be announced by Inmarsat through a Regulatory Information Service in due course.

 
 Event                                    Expected time/date 
 Last day of dealings in, and for         3 December 2019 
  registration of transfers of, and 
  disablement in CREST of, Inmarsat 
  Shares 
 Latest time for receipt of the green     6.00 p.m. on 3 December 
  Form of Election or TTE Instructions     2019 
  and disablement of Inmarsat Shares 
  in CREST 
 Scheme Record Time                       6.00 p.m. on 3 December 
                                           2019 
 Suspension of trading in Inmarsat        Around 7.30 a.m. on 4 December 
  Shares                                   2019 
 Effective Date of the Scheme             4 December 2019 
 Delisting of Inmarsat Shares             By 8.00 a.m. on 5 December 
                                           2019 
 Latest date for despatch of US dollar    18 December 2019 
  or Sterling cheques in respect of 
  Cash Consideration and for settlement 
  of Cash Consideration through CREST 
  in US dollar or Sterling or other 
  form of payment 
 
 
 Enquiries: 
 Inmarsat 
  Alison Horrocks 
  Jon Sinnatt                                         +44 20 7728 1626 
  Rob Gurner                                          +44 20 7728 1935 
  Stephen Malthouse / Rob Walker                      +44 20 7728 1518 
  (Headland)                                          +44 20 3805 4822 
 J.P. Morgan Cazenove (Financial 
  Adviser to Inmarsat) 
  Hugo Baring 
  Charles Harman 
  Jonty Edwards 
  James Summer                                        +44 20 7742 4000 
 PJT Partners (Financial Adviser 
  to Inmarsat) 
  Simon Lyons 
  Scott Matlock 
  Jim Murray                                 +44 20 3650 1100 / +1 212 
  Jonathan Hall                                               364 7800 
 Credit Suisse (Financial Adviser 
  to Inmarsat) 
  Cathal Deasy 
  Eric Federman 
  Antonia Rowan 
  Ben Deary                                           +44 20 7888 8888 
 Apax 
  Global Media: 
  Andrew Kenny                                        +44 20 7872 6371 
 UK Media: 
  Andrew Dowler 
  Matthew Goodman 
  James Madsen                                        +44 20 7952 2000 
 USA Media: 
  Todd Fogarty                                         +1 212 521 4854 
 Warburg Pincus 
  Global Media: 
  Julie Foster                                        +44 20 7306 3816 
 UK Media: 
  Tim Burt                                            +44 20 3757 9256 
  Paul Durman                                         +44 20 7186 8890 
 Canada Pension Plan Investment 
  Board 
  Steve McCool 
  Global Corporate Communications                     +44 203 947 3002 
 
  Darryl Konynenbelt 
  Director, Global Media Relations                     +1 416 972 8389 
 Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan 
  Board 
  Lori McLeod                                        +1 (416) 730-7207 
  Investment Communications 
  Matthew Thomlinson                                  +44 203 7551 624 
 UBS Investment Bank (Lead Financial 
  Adviser to Bidco and the Consortium) 
  Christian Lesueur 
  Jonathan Rowley 
  Jonathan Retter                                     +44 207 567 8000 
 Merrill Lynch International (Financial 
  Adviser to Bidco and the Consortium) 
  Emmanuel Hibou 
  Geoffrey Iles                                       +44 20 7628 1000 
 Barclays (Financial Adviser to 
  Bidco and the Consortium) 
  Osvaldo Ramos 
  Gaurav Gooptu                                       +44 20 7623 2323 
 

Further information

This announcement is for information purposes only and is not intended to and does not constitute, or form part of, an offer, invitation or the solicitation of an offer to purchase, subscribe for, otherwise acquire, sell or otherwise dispose of any securities or the solicitation of any vote or approval in any jurisdiction pursuant to the Acquisition or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law. This announcement does not constitute a prospectus or a prospectus equivalent document.

The Acquisition is made solely pursuant to the terms of the Scheme Document, which, together with the Forms of Proxy, contains the full terms and conditions of the Scheme.

This announcement has been prepared for the purpose of complying with English law and the Takeover Code and the information disclosed may not be the same as that which would have been disclosed if this announcement had been prepared in accordance with the laws and regulations of jurisdictions outside the United Kingdom.

The Acquisition is subject to the applicable requirements of the Takeover Code, the Panel, the London Stock Exchange ("LSE") and the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA").

Important notices about financial advisers

J.P. Morgan Securities plc, which conducts its UK investment banking business as J.P. Morgan Cazenove ("J.P. Morgan Cazenove"), is authorised in the United Kingdom by the PRA and regulated by the PRA and the FCA. J.P. Morgan Cazenove is acting as financial adviser exclusively for Inmarsat and no one else in connection with the Acquisition and will not regard any other person as its client in relation to the Acquisition and will not be responsible to anyone other than Inmarsat for providing the protections afforded to clients of J.P. Morgan Cazenove or its affiliates, nor for providing advice in relation to the Acquisition or any other matter or arrangement referred to herein.

PJT Partners (UK) Limited ("PJT Partners") which is authorised and regulated by the FCA in the United Kingdom is acting exclusively for Inmarsat and no one else in connection with the matters described herein and will not be responsible to anyone other than Inmarsat for providing the protections afforded to clients of PJT Partners or for providing advice in connection with the matters described herein. Neither PJT Partners nor any of its subsidiaries, branches or affiliates owes or accepts any duty, liability or responsibility whatsoever (whether direct or indirect, whether in contract, in tort, under statute or otherwise) to any person who is not a client of PJT Partners in connection with this announcement, any statement contained herein or otherwise.

Credit Suisse International ("Credit Suisse"), which is authorised by the PRA and regulated by the FCA and the PRA in the United Kingdom, is acting as financial adviser exclusively for Inmarsat and no one else in connection with the matters set out in this announcement and will not be responsible to any person other than Inmarsat for providing the protections afforded to clients of Credit Suisse, nor for providing advice in relation to the content of this announcement or any matter referred to herein. Neither Credit Suisse nor any of its subsidiaries, branches or affiliates owes or accepts any duty, liability or responsibility whatsoever (whether direct or indirect, whether in contract, in tort, under statute or otherwise) to any person who is not a client of Credit Suisse in connection with this announcement, any statement contained herein or otherwise.

UBS AG London Branch ("UBS") which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority ("PRA") and regulated by the FCA and the PRA in the UK is acting as financial adviser to Bidco and the Consortium and no one else in connection with the matters set out in this announcement. In connection with such matters, UBS, its affiliates, and its or their respective directors, officers, employees and agents will not regard any person other than Bidco and the Consortium as their client, nor will they be responsible to any other person for providing the protections afforded to their clients or for providing advice in relation to the contents of this announcement or any other matter referred to herein.

Merrill Lynch International, a subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation ("Merrill Lynch"), is acting exclusively for Bidco and the Consortium in connection with the matters referred to in this announcement and for no one else and will not be responsible to anyone other than Bidco and the Consortium for providing the protections afforded to its clients or for providing advice in relation to the matters described in this announcement.

Barclays Bank PLC, acting through its investment bank ("Barclays"), which is authorised by the PRA and regulated by the FCA and the PRA in the United Kingdom, is acting exclusively for Bidco and the Consortium and no one else in connection with the matters referred to in this announcement and will not be responsible to anyone other than Bidco and the Consortium for providing the protections afforded to clients of Barclays nor for providing advice in relation to the Acquisition or any other matter referred to in this announcement.

Publication on website

A copy of this announcement will be available on Inmarsat's website at https://investors.inmarsat.com/ and Bidco's website at http://inmarsatbidcoinfo.com by no later than 12 noon (London time) on 4 December 2019 (being the first Business Day following the date of this announcement).

Neither the contents of Inmarsat's website nor Bidco's website are incorporated into and or form part of this announcement.

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