PT HM Sampoerna Sets Price Range for Potential Rights Issue
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 21, 2015--
Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) (“PMI”) today
announced that on August 11, 2015, PT HM Sampoerna Tbk. (“Sampoerna”),
an indirect subsidiary of Philip Morris International Inc. in which PMI
holds a 98.18% interest through PT Philip Morris Indonesia (“PMID”),
filed a registration statement with the Indonesian Financial Services
Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan or “OJK”), in connection with a
potential rights issue (the “Rights Issue”) by Sampoerna. The purpose of
the potential Rights Issue would be to comply with the Indonesian Stock
Exchange’s (“IDX”) mandatory requirement of a minimum threshold for
public shareholding. Pursuant to IDX regulations, all listed public
companies are required to have at least 7.5% of their total paid-up
capital owned by the public (excluding controlling or principal
shareholders) by January 30, 2016. As advised by Sampoerna on its
website on September 21, 2015, the price range for a potential
institutional placement of rights shares in connection with the Rights
Issue has been set at between Rp. 65,000 and Rp. 77,000 per rights share
of Sampoerna. It is expected that after the Rights Issue 7.50% of
Sampoerna's total paid-up capital will be owned by the public, in
compliance with IDX requirements. Final pricing for the placement is
expected to occur on or about October 1, 2015.
This notice is not an offer for sale in the United States of the
rights shares or the rights (the "Securities ") that Sampoerna proposes
to issue in connection with the Rights Issue. The Securities have not
been and will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as
amended (the "Securities Act") and may not be offered or sold in the
United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the
registration requirements of the Securities Act.
Philip Morris International Inc.
Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) is the leading international
tobacco company, with six of the world's top 15 international brands,
including Marlboro, the number one cigarette brand worldwide.
PMI's products are sold in more than 180 markets. In 2014, the company
held an estimated 15.6% share of the total international cigarette
market outside of the U.S., or 28.6% excluding the People's Republic of
China and the U.S. For more information, see www.pmi.com.