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Venice, April 1, 2015 – OVS S.p.A., Italy’s market leading value fashion retailer, announces that today the Joint Global Coordinators, Banca IMI S.p.A., BofA Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs International and UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking partially exercised for No. 7,692,701 shares the greenshoe option, granted by Gruppo Coin S.p.A.
The purchase price for the Shares subject to the greenshoe option was set at Euro 4.10 per share – equal to the final offer price of the Initial Public Offering – for a total amount of Euro 31,540,074.1.
The settlement of the Shares related to the greenshoe option will take place on April 2, 2015.
As a result of the exercise of the greenshoe, No. 108,692,701 OVS’ ordinary Shares were sold in the Initial Public Offering, representing 47.88% of the Company’s corporate capital amounting to Euro 445,640,074.1.
Banca IMI S.p.A., Goldman Sachs International, BofA Merrill Lynch and UniCredit Corporate & Investment Banking acted as Global Coordinators; the Joint Bookrunners were Credit Suisse and HSBC.
Banca IMI S.p.A. acted also as Lead Manager of the Italian Public Offering and Sponsor of the offering.
The OVS Group is the market leading value fashion retailer in Italy. It creates, produces and sells clothing apparel for women, men and children under the brands OVS and UPIM, and has an extensive sales network across the country. The OVS brand, which represents more than 80% of the Group’s turnover, combines fashion, quality and Italian style, always at the most affordable prices. In the financial year ended 31 January 2014 the OVS Group achieved consolidated revenues of €1.136 billion.
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