LBI’s has on 29 September 2023 decided to initiate a partial conversion of EUR 50,185,354.25 of Bonds into new 50,185,354.25 Class A Shares (equity) each of nominal value EUR 0.01 (the “Conversion”) according to authorization provided in Art. 6.2. and Art. 29 of the Company’s Articles of Association, and Art. 6.1.(a) of the Terms and Conditions of the Bonds (the “Conditions”). In addition, on 27 October 2023 85.07% of Bondholders have approved a written Extraordinary Resolution with respect to the partial conversion which was posted on LBI´s website on 2 October 2023.

Further to the above, the Board of Directors of the Issuer will, with reference to Article 6.2 of the Articles of Association and Condition 6.1(a) of the Conditions, increase the Issuer’s share capital by 501,853.54 from EUR 13,670,036.50 to EUR 14,171,890.04 nominal value, by issuing 50,185,354.25 new Class A Shares each of a nominal value of EUR 0.01. The Conversion rate of the new shares shall be EUR 0.01 per share.

The Board of Directors of the Issuer believes that the Conversion is in the best interests of both the Issuer and the Bondholders, as it is reasonably likely that the Issuer will be unable to redeem the Bonds in full on or before the Final Maturity Date and due to the fact that post income year 2023 the Issuer should not have sufficient tax losses available to cover later income that the Issuer will realize from later conversion or cancellation of debt.

Subscription to the new Class A Shares derives from the Conditions. The subscription price shall be paid by way of set-off against the Bonds converted hereunder, and will be paid upon issuance of the Subscription Rights (as defined in Article 29.5 of the Articles of Association), issued in relation to the Conversion.  The record date for the partial conversion is 24 November 2023.

For the purpose of the Conversion and allocation of the new Class A Shares and in accordance with the Conditions, the Settlement Instruction form attached to the Notice as Annex 1 must be completed and returned to the Issuer via post to U.S. Bank National Association c/o U.S. Bank Global Corporate Services, 214 N. Tryon Street, 27th Floor, Charlotte, NC 28202 and electronically to CDOAgencyServices.LBIhf@usbank.com, as soon as possible but no later than on 17 November 2023. 

The Notice of Partial Conversion of Bonds can be found here and Annex 1 can be found here.

If the Settlement Instructions are not completed and returned to US Bank on behalf of LBI ehf., then in accordance with Condition 6.4(f) of the Conditions allocation of the new Class A Shares shall be issued and registered on 24 November 2023 into LBI’s shareholders registry in the name of either the Securities Escrow Agent or such Bondholders who have failed to return Settlement Instructions and who, assuming compliance with Condition 3.3 of the Conditions, the Issuer reasonably believes to be Bondholders entitled to such Class A Shares.

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