AMSTERDAM, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
VimpelCom Holdings B.V. ("VimpelCom Holdings"), an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of VimpelCom Ltd. ("VimpelCom" or the "Company"), announces the completion of US$2.2 billion in debt financing with 3-year floating rate guaranteed notes, long 5-year guaranteed notes and long 10-year guaranteed notes. The notes are guaranteed by VimpelCom Holdings' subsidiary OJSC "Vimpel-Communications." The notes are listed on the Irish Stock Exchange.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the notes in the United States or any other jurisdiction, nor shall there be any sale of the notes in the United States or any other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under applicable securities laws. The notes have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The notes may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. (For these purposes, "United States" means the United States of America, its territories and possessions, any State of the United States, and the District of Columbia.)
This press release is not an invitation nor is it intended to be an inducement to engage in investment activity for the purpose of section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 of the United Kingdom (the "FSMA"). To the extent that this press release does constitute an inducement to engage in any investment activity, it is directed solely at persons who (i) are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) are investment professionals within the meaning of article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Financial Promotion Order") or (iii) are persons falling within article 49(2)(a) to (e) of the Financial Promotion Order or (iv) is a person to whom such communication may otherwise lawfully be made in accordance with the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and the Financial Promotion Order (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). This communication must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not relevant persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this communication relates is available only to relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons.
This press release is not an offer, or an invitation to make offers, sell, purchase, exchange or transfer any securities in Russia or to or for the benefit of any Russian person, and does not constitute an advertisement or offering of the notes in Russia within the meaning of Russian securities laws and must not be distributed in Russia. The notes have not been and will not be registered in Russia or admitted to placement and/or circulation in Russia. The notes are not intended for "offering", "placement" or "circulation" in Russia (each as defined in Russian securities laws).
SOURCE VimpelCom Ltd.