Italgas: Publication of quarterly financial information

Milan, 26th January, 2017 – In line with the changes to the regulatory framework and taking into account the needs of our stakeholders, Italgas chose to publish voluntary additional periodic financial information to the annual and semi-annual financial report, as previously announced to the market in a press release on 20th December 2016 (Financial calendar).

This choice reflects the company policy of providing regular and transparent information to the market and investors on the Group’s financial performance.

From 2017, the information contained in the quarterly press release issued to the market will cover at least the following indicators:

  • Key operational data;
  • Total revenues;
  • Ebitda;
  • Ebit;
  • Net profit;
  • Investments;
  • Free cash flow and change in net debt.
  • The press release may contain additional qualitative and quantitative information in order to better explain the evolution of the business.

The quarterly information will be approved by the Board of Directors and disclosed to the public in accordance with the timing provided by the Group’s Financial Calendar.

Changes to Italgas’ calendar of corporate events

Milan, 26th January, 2017 – Italgas announces that today the Board of Directors resolved to change the financial calendar 2017 published on December 20, 2016.

In particulary:

  • the Board of Directors’ Meeting to approve the consolidated financial statement at December 31, 2016 and the dividend proposal for 2016 has been postponed from March 20, 2017 to March 23, 2017. Press release will be issued before market opening on the March 24, 2017; the conference call to present 2016 FY results to institutional investors and financial analysts will take place on the afternoon of the same day;
  • the date of the Shareholders’ Meeting for the approval of the Financial statements as at December 31, 2016 and the dividend distribution has been postponed from April 27, 2017 to April 28, 2017. A Press release will be issued at the end of Shareholders’ Meeting.

Italgas debuts on the bond market with a dual tranches bond issue for a total of 1.5 bln euro

NOT TO BE PUBLISHED OR DISTRIBUTED IN THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA AND JAPAN

Milan, January 12, 2017 – Italgas SpA (rating BBB+ by Fitch, Baa1 by Moody’s) successfully launched today its first two tranches fixed rate bond issue, with tenors of 5 and 10 years, each for an amount of 750 million euro, as part of its EMTN Programme (Euro Medium Term Notes) approved by the Board of Directors on 18th October, 2016.

Joint Bookrunners of the placement were Banca IMI, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole CIB, Citi, ING, J.P. Morgan, Mediobanca, Société Générale and UniCredit.

The transaction, reserved for institutional investors, has achieved resounding success and attracted orders for 4.5 billion euro, 3 times oversubscribed, with high quality and wide diversification of investors.

The bonds will be listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

“I’m very satisfied with the success of this first bond issue both in terms of interest gathered and satisfying pricing conditions – said Paolo Gallo, Italgas CEO -. The transaction represents an important step in line with the strategy presented to the financial community and allows our company to increase the average duration of its debt thus strengthening its capital structure with an average cost in line with our expectations”.

Details are:

5 year Tranche

Amount: Euro 750 million
Maturity: January 19th, 2022
Annual coupon of 0.50%. The re-offer price is 99.123% (equivalent to a spread of 60 basis points over the reference mid-swap rate).

10 year Tranche

Amount: Euro 750 million
Maturity: January 19th, 2027
Annual coupon of 1.625%. The re-offer price is 99.170% (equivalent to a spread of 105 basis points over the reference mid-swap rate).

DISCLAIMER

This announcement (and the information contained therein) does not constitute or form part of any offer to sell nor a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities nor shall there be any offer of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer or sale would be unlawful. It may be unlawful to distribute this announcement in certain jurisdictions. This announcement does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States, in Australia, Canada and Japan and in any jurisdiction in which such offer or sale would be unlawful and is not for publication or distribution in any such jurisdictions. The securities referred to in this announcement have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This announcement is not a public offer of financial products in Italy as per Article 1, para. 1, letter. t) of Legislative Decree no. 58 of February 24, 1998. The documentation relating to the offer has not been/will not be submitted to the approval of CONSOB

Italgas starts institutional investors meetings to launch its debut transaction on debt capital market

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Milan, 4 January 2017 – Italgas S.p.A. (rated BBB+ by Fitch, Baa1 by Moody’s) has mandated BANCA IMI, BNP PARIBAS, J.P. MORGAN, MEDIOBANCA, SG CIB and UNICREDIT to arrange a series of investor meetings in the main European financial centers commencing on 9th of January, 2017.

A euro denominated fixed rate senior unsecured benchmark transaction of one or more tranches will follow, subject to market conditions evaluation.

The transaction is part of Italgas EMTN Programme (Euro Medium Term Notes) approved by the Board of Directors on 18th October, 2016.

DISCLAIMER

This announcement (and the information contained therein) does not constitute or form part of any offer to sell nor a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities nor shall there be any offer of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer or sale would be unlawful. It may be unlawful to distribute this announcement in certain jurisdictions. This announcement does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States, in Australia, Canada and Japan and in any jurisdiction in which such offer or sale would be unlawful and is not for publication or distribution in any such jurisdictions. The securities referred to in this announcement have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements. This announcement is not a public offer of financial products in Italy as per Article 1, para. 1, letter. t) of Legislative Decree no. 58 of February 24, 1998. The documentation relating to the offer has not been/will not be submitted to the approval of CONSOB

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