MOSCOW, February 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
OJSC Moscow Exchange MICEX-RTS
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OJSC Moscow Exchange MICEX-RTS ("Moscow Exchange" or the "Company") announces the successful pricing of its initial public offering in Moscow ("IPO" or "The Offering").
- The offer price has been set at RUB 55 per share (the "Offer Price").
- Based on the Offer Price, the total market capitalisation of Moscow Exchange at IPO will be approximately RUB 126.9 billion (US$ 4.2 billion).
- The total size of the Offering is RUB 15 billion, prior to stabilization, if any; including RUB 9 billion from shares sold by existing shareholders via MICEX (CYPRUS) LIMITED and RUB 6 billion from shares sold by MICEX-Finance LLC.
- Dealings will commence on the Company's own trading platform today under the ticker MOEX.
- Following the Offering, Moscow Exchange will have a free float of approximately 30% of the Company's shares outstanding, calculated as shareholders owning less than 5%.
- In connection with the Offering, VTB Capital acting as stabilising manager will have the right during a period of up to 30 days to acquire, for stabilisation purposes, ordinary shares of the Company in a number up to 13% of the total number of shares placed in the Offering.
Sergei Shvetsov, Chairman of the Moscow Exchange Supervisory Board and Deputy Chairman of the Central Bank of Russia, said:
"Today's announcement marks an important moment for Moscow Exchange and for the Russian capital markets. Having successfully placed RUB 15 billion, Moscow Exchange is strongly positioned to develop as a major global trading venue across multiple asset classes. We believe that the Russian economy will continue to be one of the fastest growing major global economies and the exchange will play a critical part in this growth."
Commenting on today's announcement, Alexander Afanasiev, Chief Executive Officer of Moscow Exchange, said:
"Moscow Exchange's IPO, the largest ever solely on a Russian exchange platform, marks a major step forward in its development as well as the future growth prospects of the Russian financial market. The fact that the Offering was oversubscribed demonstrates a vote of confidence in Russian listed equities and is genuine recognition of the recent initiatives to develop Russia's capital market infrastructure."
Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan, Sberbank CIB and VTB Capital are acting as joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners of the Offering. Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs International, Morgan Stanley, Renaissance Capital and UBS Investment Bank are acting as joint bookrunners.
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About the Moscow Exchange
OJSC Moscow Exchange MICEX-RTS operates Russia's largest public trading markets for equity, bonds, derivatives, foreign exchange and money market products as well as Russia's Central Securities Depository (CSD) and the country's largest clearing service provider, National Clearing Centre. It also provides information services relating to the Russian securities market as well as software solutions and other technology services to its members. In the year ended 31 December 2012, it ranked among the world's top-20 exchanges for equity trading by market capitalisation and among the top-ten exchanges for bond trading by trading volume (by value) and, in the six months ended June 2012, for exchange-traded derivatives by number of contracts traded. Moscow Exchange has 694 companies listed on its securities exchange, as at 31 December 2012, including many of Russia's largest companies.
The Moscow Exchange was formed in December 2011 as a result of a merger between Russia's two main exchange groups. The merger brought together MICEX Group, the oldest domestic exchange and operator of the leading securities, foreign exchange and money market platform in Russia, and the RTS Group, at the time the operator of Russia's leading derivatives market. This combination created a vertically integrated public trading market across most major asset classes. Following the merger the Company became an open joint stock company (OJSC) and was named Moscow Exchange.
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