Prague, Czech Republic – 16 March 2023 – Allwyn International a.s. (formerly SAZKA Group a.s.), ID number: 242 87 814, with its registered office at Evropská 866/71, Vokovice, 160 00 Prague 6, Czech Republic, registered in the Commercial Register maintained by the Municipal Court in Prague under file B 18161 (the Issuer), in relation to the bonds SAZKA GR. 5.20/24, ISIN CZ0003522930 (hereinafter the Bonds)
that as a result of requests for early repayment of the Bonds submitted in accordance with Article 12.4.1. of the Bond terms and conditions by the bondholders, who have not attended, abstained or voted against the resolutions adopted at the bondholders‘ meeting held on January 23, 2023 an early repayment of the Bonds took place in a total nominal value of CZK 3,063,910,000.
After this early repayment and subsequent cancellation of the early repaid Bonds, the total nominal value of the outstanding Bonds is CZK 2,936,090,000.
The redeemed Bonds were repaid from proceeds of the €303.1m term loan A2 and B2 facilities committed under the existing Syndicated Facilities Agreement signed in November 2022 earmarked for the repayment of Allwyn’s 2024 maturities (Bond Refinancing Facilities).
After the partial repayment of the Bonds, €170.5m remains committed and undrawn under the Bond Refinancing Facilities.
Kerry Parkin, Allwyn
Allwyn is a leading multi-national lottery operator. Allwyn builds better lotteries that return more to good causes by focusing on innovation, technology, efficiency and safety across a growing casual gaming entertainment portfolio. The lottery-first approach of focusing on affordable recreational play has earned Allwyn leading market positions with trusted brands in Austria, the Czech Republic, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States (Illinois). Following a successful tender process in 2022, a UK subsidiary of Allwyn was awarded the licence to operate The National Lottery under the Fourth Licence.
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