HEAD N.V. and HTM Sport- und Freizeitgeräte AG (“HTM”), a Subsidiary of Head N.V., Announce Extension of Early Tender Date and Expiration Date of Previously Announced Private Exchange Offer and Consent Solicitation Relating to HTM’s €135,000,000 8½ Senior Notes due 2014.
Amsterdam – May 22, 2009 – HEAD (VSX: HEAD, U.S. OTC: HEDYY.PK), a leading global manufacturer and marketer of sports equipment and HTM, a subsidiary of Head N.V., announced today that HTM is extending the early tender date and the expiration date of its previously announced offer to exchange (the “Exchange Offer”) its outstanding €135,000,000 8½% Senior Notes due 2014 (the “Existing Notes”) for its new 10% Senior Secured Notes due 2014 (the “Secured Notes”) until 5:00 p.m., London time, on June 5, 2009. The early tender date and the expiration date were previously 5:00 p.m., London time, on May 22, 2009. As a result, the settlement date for the Exchange Offer is expected to be postponed from May 28, 2009 to June 11, 2009. Lucid Issuer Services Limited, the exchange, information and tabulation agent in connection with the Exchange Offer, informed us that as at 5:00 pm, London time on May 21, 2009, one day before the original expiration date, approximately €6.6 in aggregate principal amount of the Existing Notes were validly tendered in the exchange offer.
As a result of the extension of the early tender date and the expiration date, eligible holders of Existing Notes who validly tender their Existing Notes in the Exchange Offer on or prior to 5:00 p.m., London time, on June 5, 2009, unless extended will receive €350 aggregate principal amount of the Secured Notes for each €1,000 principal amount of Existing Notes exchanged. The withdrawal date for the Exchange Offer remains 5:00 p.m., London time, on May 11, 2009 and has passed. Any tenders made after such date may not be withdrawn. HTM may terminate or withdraw the Exchange Offer at its sole discretion, at any time and for any reason.
The Exchange Offer is being made within the United States only to “qualified institutional buyers” as that term is defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and to persons located outside of the United States and who would be participating in any transaction in accordance with Regulation S. The Secured Notes to be offered have not been registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent an applicable exemption from registration requirements. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy Existing Notes or Secured Notes in any jurisdiction in which such an offer or sale would be unlawful.
The Exchange Offer is not being made and will not be made, directly or indirectly, in or into the Republic of Italy, whether by mail or by any means or other instrument (including, without limitation, telephonically or electronically) or any facility of a national securities exchange publicly or privately available in the Republic of Italy.
HTM’s obligation to accept any Existing Notes tendered and to pay the applicable consideration for them is set forth solely in the Offering Circular dated April 21, 2009, as supplemented by the Supplement thereto dated May 7, 2009 (together, the “Offering Circular”). The Exchange Offer is made only by, and pursuant to, the terms set forth in the Offering Circular, and the information in this press release is qualified by reference to the Offering Circular. Subject to applicable law, HTM may amend, extend or terminate the Exchange Offer.
Lucid Issuer Services Limited is serving as exchange, information and tabulation agent in connection with the Exchange Offer. Requests by holders for information, the Offering Circular and other documents should be directed to Lucid Issuer Services Limited, Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, London N1 3QP, U.K., Telephone: +44 20 7704 0880.
HEAD Group is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of premium sports equipment.
HEAD NV’s ordinary shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange (“HEAD”).
HTM is a subsidiary of Head N.V.
Our business is organized into four divisions: Winter Sports, Racquet Sports, Diving and Licensing. We sell products under the HEAD (tennis, squash and racquetball racquets, tennis balls, tennis footwear, badminton products, alpine skis, ski bindings and ski boots, snowboards, bindings and boots), Penn (tennis and racquetball balls), Tyrolia (ski bindings), and Mares/Dacor (diving equipment) brands.
We hold leading positions in all of our product markets and our products are endorsed by some of the world’s top athletes including Andre Agassi, Hermann Maier, Bode Miller, Amelie Mauresmo, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Novak Djokovic Andrew Murray, Ivan Ljubicic, Didier Cuche, Marco Büchel, Patrick Staudacher, Maria Riesch and Sarka Zahbrovska.
For more information, please visit our website: http://www.head.com
Analysts, investors, media and others seeking financial and general information, please contact:
Clare Vincent, Investor Relations
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Ralf Bernhart, Chief Financial Officer
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NL 1012 KK Amsterdam
Stock Market: Official Market of the Vienna Stock Exchange
HTM Sport- und Freizeitgeräte AG
A 2320 Schwechat
ISIN: XS0184717956 / XS0184719143
Stock Market: Luxembourg Stock Exchange