Eros International Plc (NYSE: EROS) (the "Company"), a leading company in the global Indian film entertainment industry, today announced that it has entered into an equity investment facility in the form of a subscription agreement (the "Facility") of up to US$50 million. Under the terms of the agreement, Eros may elect to sell up to $50,000,000 of its A ordinary shares over a 12-month commitment period. Eros is not obligated to sell any shares under the terms of the Facility, and any share sales would be entirely at the discretion of Eros.
The purchase price of the ordinary shares will be at a 5% discount of the volume weighted average share price, but in no circumstances lower than $3.60 per share prior to February 29, 2020. The Facility will be primarily used for opportunistic investment in new content, with a focus on digital series and originals, to fuel the growth of the Company’s digital platform, Eros Now.
"The Facility provides Eros with incremental flexible financing capacity that will underpin our content development strategy. Any and all share sales under the terms of the agreement will be in amounts and at times determined by Eros, enabling us to sequence such purchases so as to minimize any potential dilution," Eros Group Chief Financial Officer and President of North America Prem Parameswaran said. "Given the significant growth in the Indian digital landscape we feel the Facility gives us the ability to be dynamic and deploy capital opportunistically on digital opportunities, further strengthen our market position and generate the best return for our shareholders."
The shares are being offered pursuant to a registration statement on Form F-3 (including a prospectus) and a prospectus supplement for the offering to which this communication relates which have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). The registration statement was declared effective on October 2, 2017. Investors should read the prospectus in that registration statement and the prospectus supplement for the offering to which this communication relates and other documents that the Company has filed and will file with the SEC for more complete information about the Company and the offering. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus related to this offering may be obtained from the Company: Eros International Plc, 550 County Avenue Secaucus, New Jersey 07094, or by calling (201) 558-9021.
This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of offers to buy any securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale of any security in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
About Eros International Plc
Eros International Plc (NYSE: EROS) is a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry that acquires, co-produces and distributes Indian films across all available formats such as cinema, television and digital new media. The Company was the first Indian media company to list on the New York Stock Exchange and has experience of over three decades in establishing a global platform for Indian cinema. The Company has a competitive advantage through its extensive and growing movie library comprising over 3,000 films, which include Hindi, Tamil, and other regional language films for home entertainment distribution. The Company also owns the rapidly growing OTT platform Eros Now. For further information please visit: www.erosplc.com.
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