Sequa Petroleum N.V. Bonds Update
Further to its press releases of 14 November 2016, 17 March and 15 May 2017, Sequa Petroleum N.V. (the “Company”) notes that a further potential default has occurred under the Company’s USD 300,000,000 5.00 per cent Convertible Bonds due 2020 (of which USD 204,400,000 in principal amount remain outstanding) (ISIN: XS1220076779, SEQ01 PRO EC) issued by the Company in April 2015 (“Bonds”). The potential default is failure to pay $5.11M interest under article 10 (a) of the Terms and Conditions of the Bonds in respect of the interest period to 31 October 2017 and the failure to remedy the potential default within 14 calendar days from that date.
The net funds received from the Norwegian tax authorities in relation to the Company’s cessation of E&P activity in Norway, announced 20 June 2017, together with debt restructuring and possibly new equity and/or debt funds will enable the Company to progress selected high quality appropriately sized acquisition targets of production and development assets that are expected to be value-accretive to the Company’s creditors. It is noted that the Company’s only remaining significant creditors are its Bondholders, that the late payment of overdue coupons would not resolve the potential defaults under the terms of the Bond, and that any restructuring is envisaged to address both the overdue coupons and the defaults, on a basis determined in discussion with Bondholders. The Company is in the process of engaging with its Bondholders through the Trustee in order to agree the basis of the restructuring.
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Jacob Broekhuijsen, Chief Executive Officer
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