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Stock Spirits Group PLC (the "Company")
Holdings in the Company
The Company has been informed that funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. ("Oaktree") have executed an agreement for the disposal of their entire shareholding in the Company, consisting of 73,665,895 ordinary shares and representing approximately 36.83% of the Company's issued share capital. This disposal was effected by way of a placing of shares to institutional investors (the "Placing").
Following the Placing, Oaktree no longer holds any shares of the Company.
As a result, Karim Khairallah, a director of the Company appointed by Oaktree, has agreed to step down from the board of the Company with immediate effect.
J.P. Morgan Cazenove and Nomura acted as Joint Bookrunners and placing agents to Oaktree on the Placing. JOH. Berenberg, Gossler & Co KG was also appointed to act as selling agent.
Stock Spirits Group PLC: +44 (0) 1628 648 500
Christopher Heath, Chief Executive Officer
Lesley Jackson, Chief Financial Officer
Andrew Mills, Investor Relations Director
This announcement is for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer or an invitation to acquire or dispose of any securities of the Company in the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan or in any other jurisdiction in which such an offer of solicitation is unlawful. The shares sold pursuant to the Placing have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or under any securities laws of any state or jurisdiction of the United States and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration. The Company was advised that there was no public offering of securities in the United States.
Neither this announcement nor any copy of it may be taken, transmitted or distributed, directly or indirectly in or into the United States, Canada, Australia or Japan. Any failure to comply with this restriction may constitute a violation of United States, Canadian, Australian or Japanese securities laws.
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