Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc, a leading independent indigenous upstream oil and gas company operating in Nigeria mandated Citi, J.P. Morgan, Standard Bank and Standard Chartered Bank as Joint Global Coordinators and Natixis, Rand Merchant Bank and Société Générale as Joint Bookrunning Managers to organize a Global Investor Call at 3:00pm UKT on 22 March 2021 along with a series of 1×1 meetings with fixed income investors. A benchmark 5NC2 year US$-denominated Regulation S/Rule 144A senior unsecured guaranteed notes offering will follow, subject to market conditions. Use of proceeds will be to redeem the existing Seplat 2023 notes, repay drawings under the Revolving Credit Facility, for general corporate purposes, and to pay transaction fees and expenses.
In a statement by the firm signed by the Chief Financial Officer, Emeka Onwuka, Seplat stated thus:
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This communication is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The securities referred to herein have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the Securities Act, and the rules and regulations thereunder. The Company does not intend to register any of the securities in the United States or to conduct a public offering of the securities in the United States or elsewhere.
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