Execution of agreements to acquire Series L and Series M shares in CCC S.A.
(Current Report No. 17/2023)
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With reference to current reports No. 13/2023 and 14/2023, the Management Board of CCC S.A. with its registered office in Polkowice (the “Issuer” or the “Company”) announces that the Issuer executed agreements with investors to acquire 8,121,465 Series M ordinary bearer shares in the Company (“Series M Shares”). The required cash contributions for all Series M Shares were made in full.
In addition, the Issuer announces that the Issuer executed an agreement with Ultro S.à r.l (“Ultro”) to acquire 5,878,535 Series L ordinary registered shares in the Company (“Series L Shares”). The required cash contributions for all Series L Shares were made in full.
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The Placing Shares have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or with any securities regulatory authority of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States and may not be offered, sold, pledged, taken up, resold, transferred or delivered, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States absent registration under the Securities Act, except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with any applicable securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States. The Placing Shares have not been approved, disapproved or recommended by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any state securities commission in the United States or any other U.S. regulatory authority, nor have any of the foregoing authorities passed upon or endorsed the merits of the offering of the Placing Shares. Subject to certain exceptions, the securities referred to herein may not be offered or sold in the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Africa or to, or for the account or benefit of, any national, resident or citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, Japan, the Republic of South Africa.
No public offering of the Placing Shares is being made in the United States, United Kingdom or elsewhere outside of Poland. All offers of the Placing Shares will be made pursuant to an exemption under the Prospectus Regulation (EU) 2017/1129, as amended from time to time (including any relevant implementing measure in any member state, the “Prospectus Regulation”), from the requirement to produce a prospectus. This current report is being distributed to persons in the United Kingdom only in circumstances in which section 21(1) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, as amended (“FSMA”) does not apply.
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