February 25, 2019 | Montréal, Québec
5N Plus Inc. (TSX: VNP) ("5N Plus" or the "Company"), a leading global producer of engineered materials and specialty chemicals, announces today that it has exercised its right to redeem all of its 5.75% convertible unsecured subordinated debentures maturing on June 30, 2019 (the "Debentures"). On March 28, 2019 (the "Redemption Date"), 5N Plus will redeem Debentures in an aggregate principal amount of CA$26 million. On redemption, 5N Plus will pay to the holders of redeemed Debentures a redemption price (the "Redemption Price") equal to the principal amount of the Debentures, plus accrued and unpaid interest up to but excluding the Redemption Date, for a total of CA$1,013.71 per CA$1,000 principal amount of Debentures. Following such repayment, there will remain no outstanding Debentures. 5N Plus intends to use available funds to pay the Redemption Price of the redeemed Debentures.
Richard Perron, Chief Financial Officer, declared “In recent years, the Company has transformed its balance sheet, investing with focus and discipline in projects to support its ongoing transition towards higher added value products, a transformation requiring flexible means of financing”. Mr. Perron added “The Company intends to use the proceeds from the recently raised unsecured term-loan for the repayment of the balance of the unsecured convertible debentures issued by the Company in 2014. The new long-term financing poses no dilution potential for our shareholders ’’. Mr. Perron concluded “As we continue to transform our Company and deliver tangible value, we will continue to manage our debt structure diligently to fund internal and external strategic initiatives”.
5N Plus is a leading global producer of engineered materials and specialty chemicals with integrated recycling and refining assets to manage the sustainability of its business model. The Company is headquartered in Montreal, Québec, Canada and operates R&D, manufacturing and commercial centers in several locations in Europe, the Americas and Asia. 5N Plus deploys a range of proprietary and proven technologies to manufacture products which are used as enabling precursors by its customers in a number of advanced electronics, optoelectronics, pharmaceutical, health, renewable energy and industrial applications. Many of the materials produced by 5N Plus are critical for the functionality and performance of the products and systems produced by its customers, many of whom are leaders within their industry.
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