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Roadshow announcement

March 13, 2015

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This announcement is an advertisement and is not a prospectus for the purposes of EU Directive 2003/71/EC, as amended, and/or Part VI of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (the “FSMA”). This announcement is not itself an offer for the sale of any Bonds. Investors should not subscribe for any Bonds (as defined below) referred to in this announcement except on the basis of information in the prospectus (the “Prospectus”) in its final form which will be published by Retail Charity Bonds plc (the “Issuer”). Before any Offer (as defined below) commences, copies of the Prospectus will be made available to the public as required by Part VI of the FSMA.

This announcement is a financial promotion prepared by Retail Charity Bonds plc and approved by Canaccord Genuity Limited (the “Lead Manager”) solely for the purposes of section 21(2)(b) of the FSMA. Canaccord Genuity Limited (incorporate in England No. 1774003) whose registered office is 88 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7QR, is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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The Lead Manager is acting for Retail Charity Bonds plc and is acting for no-one else in connection with any offer of Bonds and will not be responsible to anyone other than Retail Charity Bonds plc for providing the protections afforded to clients of the Lead Manager nor for providing advice in connection with any offer of Bonds or any other matter referred to herein.

Retail Charity Bonds PLC Intention to Issue Sterling Bonds

Retail Charity Bonds plc today announces a roadshow on behalf of Hightown Praetorian & Churches Housing Association Limited (Hightown) to meet with fixed income investors.

Retail Charity Bonds is an issuing platform enabling UK charities to raise medium term debt finance through bonds issued to retail and wholesale investors and listed on London Stock Exchange’s Order Book for Retail Bonds (ORB).

A sterling bond with a maturity of between eight and ten years may follow, subject to market conditions

Offer Highlights

 

  • The Bonds are expected to be listed on the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and admitted to trading on the regulated market of the London Stock Exchange
  • The Bonds are also expected to be eligible for the London Stock Exchange’s electronic Orderbook for Retail Bonds
  • The Offer is expected to take place in the coming weeks
  • The minimum application size is expected to be £500
  • The Offer is expected to comprise of an offer to members of the retail investors in the UK, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man and an offer to institutional investors (in the UK and elsewhere outside the United States under Regulation S)

 About Retail Charity Bonds

 

  • Retail Charity Bonds is an initiative of the social investment charity Allia, and established in association with Canaccord Genuity
  • Established as an issuing platform enabling charities to raise medium term debt through bonds listed on the London Stock Exchange and traded on the Order book for Retail Bonds
  • The issuing vehicle, Retail Charity Bonds plc, is a public limited company, but is not itself a charity. It is governed by an independent board of directors

Hightown Highlights

 

  • Hightown is a registered social landlord and exempt charity registered in England, regulated by the Homes and Community Agency and the Care Quality Commission
  • Operates mainly in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire
  • Managing over 4,400 units of housing, of which approximately 2,602 are affordable homes for rent, 667 supported housing units, 598 homes for shared ownership and 566 leasehold homes
  • Provider of housing and support to people with support needs including people with learning disabilities and mental health problems, young people and homeless people (860 clients and 10,000 hours of support a week),
  • Developer of new affordable housing.

 

For further information, please contact:

Allia

Phil Caroe          +44 (0)1223 781303

Canaccord Genuity

Adrian Bell          +44 (0) 20 7523 8000
Mark Glowrey
Henrietta Podd

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The offering and the distribution of this announcement and other information in connection with any offer in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law and persons who come into possession of this announcement or any document or other information referred to herein should inform themselves about and observe any such restriction. Any failure to comply with these restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities law of any jurisdiction.

This announcement does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to sell, or any solicitation of any offer to purchase any Bonds. Any purchase of Bonds pursuant to any Offer should only be made on the basis of the information contained in the Prospectus, which contains important risk factors.

The Bonds will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, (the “Securities Act”). Subject to certain exceptions, the Bonds may not be offered, sold or delivered within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons. The Bonds are expected to be offered and sold outside of the United States in reliance on Regulation S of the Securities Act. There will be no public offering in the United States.