The Province of Buenos Aires (the “Province”) today announced that it has further extended the expiration of its invitation (the “Invitation”) made to holders of certain eligible bonds (the “Eligible Bonds”) listed in the Invitation Memorandum dated April 24, 2020 (as amended and supplemented from time to time, the “Invitation Memorandum”) to submit orders to exchange their Eligible Bonds for new bonds pursuant to the terms and subject to the conditions described in the Invitation Memorandum from 5:00 p.m., Central European Time, on July 2, 2021, to 5:00 p.m., Central European Time, on July 23, 2021 (the “Expiration”), unless further extended or early terminated. Accordingly, unless the Province, among other things, does not further extend the Expiration or terminate the Invitation early, the Invitation Period (as defined in the Invitation Memorandum) is extended through the new Expiration, the Results Announcement Date (as defined in the Invitation Memorandum) shall be July 26, 2021 or as early as practicable thereafter, and the Execution Date, the Effective Date and the Settlement Date, each as defined in the Invitation Memorandum, shall be July 30, 2021 or as early as practicable thereafter.
Certain of the Province’s bondholders, including members of its ad-hoc committee, have agreed to enter into non-disclosure agreements with the Province. The Province has extended the deadline of the Invitation to engage in conversations with such bondholders.
The Province has engaged BofA Securities, Inc. and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. to act as dealer managers for the Invitation. D.F. King is acting as exchange, tabulation and information agent. Any questions or requests for assistance regarding the Invitation may be directed to BofA Securities, Inc. at +1 (888) 292-0070 (toll free) or +1 (646) 855-8988 (collect) or Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at +1 (800) 558-3745 (toll free) and +1 (212) 723 6106 (collect).
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Eligible Holders (as defined below), or custodians for such holders, of Eligible Bonds may obtain a copy of the Invitation Memorandum by contacting the dealer managers by calling any one of the numbers above or D.F. King at its email address (PBA@dfkingltd.com) or telephone number (+44 20 7920 9700 or +1 212-232-3233) or by download, following registration, via: https://sites.dfkingltd.com/PBA
This announcement is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States, and none of the New Securities (as defined in the Invitation Memorandum) has been or will be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and they may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. This press release does not constitute an offer of the New Securities for sale, or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, in any state or other jurisdiction in which any offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. Any person considering making an investment decision relating to any securities must inform itself independently based solely on an offering memorandum to be provided to eligible investors in the future in connection with any such securities before taking any such investment decision.
This announcement is directed only to beneficial owners of Eligible Bonds who are (A) “qualified institutional buyers” as defined in Rule 144A under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) or (B) (x) outside the United States as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act, (y) if located within a Member State of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) (each, a “Relevant State”), “qualified investors” as defined in Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (as amended, the “Prospectus Regulation”), (z) if located within the United Kingdom (“UK”), “qualified investors” as defined in the Prospectus Regulation as it forms part of domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (“EUWA”) and (zz) if outside the EEA or the UK, is eligible to receive this offer under the laws of its jurisdiction (each an “Eligible Holder”). No offer of any kind is being made to any beneficial owner of Eligible Bonds who does not meet the above criteria or any other beneficial owner located in a jurisdiction where the Invitation is not permitted by law.
The distribution of materials relating to the Invitation may be restricted by law in certain jurisdictions. The Invitation is void in all jurisdictions where it is prohibited. If materials relating to the Invitation come into your possession, you are required by the Province to inform yourself of and to observe all of these restrictions. The materials relating to the Invitation, including this communication, do not constitute, and may not be used in connection with, an offer or solicitation in any place where offers or solicitations are not permitted by law. If a jurisdiction requires that the Invitation be made by a licensed broker or dealer and a dealer manager or any affiliate of a dealer manager is a licensed broker or dealer in that jurisdiction, the Invitation shall be deemed to be made by the dealer manager or such affiliate on behalf of the Province in that jurisdiction.