The Intertain Group Limited (TSX:IT), the largest online bingo-led operator in the world, announced today that Jackpotjoy plc has published its prospectus relating to the proposed admission of Jackpotjoy plc’s ordinary shares to the standard listing segment of the Official List of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (the “FCA“) and to trading on the main market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange plc. The prospectus has been approved by the FCA and, subject to applicable securities laws, it is available to Intertain shareholders on Jackpotjoy plc’s website (www.jackpotjoyplc.com/
As announced on January 13, 2017, the admission of the Jackpotjoy plc shares to trading in London and the effective date of Intertain’s previously-announced plan of arrangement are both expected to occur on January 25, 2017 effective as of 8:00 a.m. (London time) (the “Effective Date“).
Shareholders are reminded that the election deadline for eligible Canadian resident shareholders to elect to receive exchangeable shares under the arrangement is 5:00 p.m. (Toronto time) today.
Shareholders are also reminded the last day of trading of Intertain’s common shares on the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX“) is expected to be January 24, 2017. The exchangeable shares issued under the plan of arrangement are expected to be listed and commence trading on the TSX on the Effective Date, subject to the satisfaction of customary listing conditions. Shareholders receiving Jackpotjoy plc ordinary shares under the plan of arrangement are further reminded that, as disclosed in Intertain’s management information circular dated August 19, 2016, there is expected to be a three to five business day transition period following the Effective Date relating to the issuance of Jackpotjoy plc ordinary shares and the associated crediting of intermediaries’ CREST accounts. Copies of the circular and the letter of transmittal and election form are available under Intertain’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
Shareholders who require assistance in making an election to receive exchangeable shares or in completing the letter of transmittal and election form which accompanied the circular are encouraged to contact Kingsdale Advisors at: 1-866-581-1513 (toll-free in North America), by calling collect at 1-416-867-2272 (outside of North America) or by email at contactus@kingsdaleadvisors.
Advisors to Intertain
Canaccord Genuity Corp. is acting as sole financial advisor in connection with the implementation of the UK strategic initiatives, including the London listing.
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP is acting as counsel to the Special Committee. Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP and Clifford Chance LLP are acting as Canadian and UK/US counsel, respectively, to Intertain in connection with the UK strategic initiatives. Kingsdale Advisors is acting as strategic and communications advisor to Intertain.
About The Intertain Group Limited
Intertain is an online gaming company that provides entertainment to a global consumer base. Intertain currently offers bingo and casino games to its customers using the InterCasino (www.intercasino.com), Costa (www.costabingo.com), Vera&John (www.verajohn.com), Jackpotjoy (www.jackpotjoy.com), Starspins (www.starspins.com) and Botemania (www.botemania.es) brands. For more information about Intertain, please visit www.Intertain.com.
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The shares (including the exchangeable shares) anticipated to be issued pursuant to the plan of arrangement have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act“), or any state securities laws, and the shares (including the exchangeable shares) issued in the plan of arrangement are anticipated to be issued in reliance upon the exemptions from such registration requirements pursuant to Section 3(a)(10) of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable exemptions under state securities laws. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities.