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Ardagh Group Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

NEW YORK, March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ardagh Group S.A. ("Ardagh" or "the Group") today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 16,200,000 Class A common shares at a price of US$19.00 per share, for a total offering size of US$307,800,000. In addition, Ardagh has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,430,000 Class A common shares at the initial public offering price less the underwriting discount.

The shares are expected to begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange on March 15, 2017 under the symbol "ARD."  The offering is expected to close on March 20, 2017, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions.

Citigroup, Deutsche Bank Securities, Goldman Sachs & Co, Barclays, Credit Suisse and J.P. Morgan are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Davy and Wells Fargo Securities are acting as co-managers for the offering.

The offering is being made only by means of a prospectus. A copy of the final prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, by telephone at 800-831-9146.

A registration statement relating to the offering has been filed with, and declared effective by, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful before registration or qualification under the securities laws of that state or jurisdiction.

Ardagh Group (www.ardaghgroup.com) is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world's leading food, beverage and consumer brands. It operates 109 facilities in 22 countries, employing approximately 23,500 people and has global sales of approximately €7.7 billion.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes "forward-looking statements," including with respect to the proposed initial public offering, within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which may be beyond our control. We caution you that the forward-looking information presented in this press release is not a guarantee of future events, and that actual events may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking information contained in this press release. Any forward-looking information presented herein is made only as of the date of this press release, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise.

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