VEON's Scheme becomes effective
VEON Ltd. and VEON Holdings B.V.
VEON’s Scheme becomes effective
Amsterdam, Netherlands, 31 January 2023 12:30 CET: VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ, Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), a global digital operator that provides converged connectivity and online services, and its subsidiary, VEON Holdings B.V. (the “Company”), confirm that, further to the announcement issued on 30 January 2023 regarding the Scheme Sanction Hearing, at which the Court made an order sanctioning the Scheme (the “Order”), the Order has been delivered to the Registrar of Companies.
VEON and the Company are therefore pleased to announce that each of the conditions to the Scheme has been fulfilled in accordance with the terms of the Scheme and therefore the Scheme has become effective and binds the Company and all Scheme Creditors, including, among other things, the imposition of the Scheme Standstill, which will restrict 2023 Noteholders from taking Enforcement Action (and other related actions) in accordance with the terms described in the Scheme, as summarised in the Explanatory Statement issued by the Company on 21 December 2022, as amended on 11 January 2023.
The Amendments will only become effective if and when each of the Amendment Conditions has been satisfied or waived (in accordance with the Scheme). This includes the receipt by the Company of certain licences, and/or confirmations that no such licences are required, as set out in the Explanatory Statement (in the event that the Company determines, in its absolute discretion, that it requires such licences or confirmations).
Capitalised terms used but not defined in this announcement have the meaning given to them in the Explanatory Statement, which is available on the Scheme ebsite at https://deals.is.kroll.com/veon.
For more information visit: https://www.veon.com.
This press release is not a prospectus for the purposes of Regulation (EU) 2017/1129.
This communication or information contained herein is not an offer, or an invitation to make offers, to sell, exchange or otherwise transfer securities in the Russian Federation to or for the benefit of any Russian person or entity and does not constitute an advertisement or offering of securities in the Russian Federation within the meaning of Russian securities laws.
Elements of this press release contain or may contain “inside information” as defined under the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014.
Any steps taken in respect of the Scheme and in connection with the Amendments must be in compliance with all applicable sanctions laws and regulations, including the sanctions laws and regulations administered by the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States, and including securing any necessary licences and approvals from competent sanctions authorities.