Cazoo Group Ltd (NYSE: CZOO) (â€œCazooâ€ or â€œthe Companyâ€), the UK online used car retailer, which makes buying and selling a car as simple as ordering any other product online, announces today the final results of its previously announced exchange offer (the â€œExchange Offerâ€).
In the Exchange Offer, Cazoo offered to exchange $630 million aggregate principal amount of its 2.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2027 (the â€œConvertible Notesâ€) for a pro rata portion of (1) $200 million aggregate principal amount of 4.00%/2.00% cash/payment-in-kind toggle senior secured notes due 2027 and (2) Class A ordinary shares of Cazoo which will represent 92% of the total Class A ordinary shares outstanding upon consummation of the Exchange Offer. The settlement of the Exchange Offer is expected to occur on December 6, 2023.
As of the expiration of the Exchange Offer at 11:59 p.m., New York City time on December 4, 2023, $630,000,000 aggregate principal amount of the Convertible Notes were validly tendered and accepted, representing 100% of the outstanding Convertible Notes.
About Cazoo – www.cazoo.co.uk
Our mission is to transform the car buying and selling experience across the UK by providing better selection, value, transparency, convenience and peace of mind. Our aim is to make buying or selling a car no different to ordering any other product online, where consumers can simply and seamlessly buy, sell or finance a car entirely online for delivery or collection in as little as 72 hours.
This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or exchange, or the solicitation of an offer to buy or exchange any securities, or a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, sale or exchange would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or an exemption therefrom.
This communication contains â€œforward-looking statementsâ€. The expectations, estimates, and projections of the business of Cazoo may differ from its actual results and, consequently, you should not rely on forward-looking statements as predictions of future events. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words â€œbelieve,â€ â€œproject,â€ â€œexpect,â€ â€œanticipate,â€ â€œestimate,â€ â€œintend,â€ â€œstrategy,â€ â€œfuture,â€ â€œopportunity,â€ â€œplan,â€ â€œmay,â€ â€œshould,â€ â€œwill,â€ â€œwould,â€ â€œwill be,â€ â€œwill continue,â€ â€œwill likely result,â€ and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are predictions, projections and other statements about future events that are based on current expectations and assumptions and, as a result, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause actual future events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements in this press release, including but not limited to: (1) the implementation of and expected benefits from our business realignment plan, the wind-down of operations in mainland Europe, the five-year plan (which extends the revised 2023 plan to 2027), and other cost-saving initiatives; (2) reaching and maintaining profitability in the future; (3) global inflation and cost increases for labor, fuel, materials and services; (4) geopolitical and macroeconomic conditions and their impact on prices for goods and services and on consumer discretionary spending; (5) having access to suitable and sufficient vehicle inventory for resale to customers and reconditioning and selling inventory expeditiously and efficiently; (6) availability of credit for vehicle and other financing and the affordability of interest rates; (7) increasing Cazooâ€™s service offerings and price optimization; (8) effectively promoting Cazooâ€™s brand and increasing brand awareness; (9) expanding Cazooâ€™s product offerings and introducing additional products and services; (10) enhancing future operating and financial results; (11) achieving our long-term growth goals; (12) acquiring and integrating other companies; (13) acquiring and protecting intellectual property; (14) attracting, training and retaining key personnel; (15) complying with laws and regulations applicable to Cazooâ€™s business; (16) our inability to consummate the Transactions contemplated by the Transaction Support Agreement as scheduled or at all; (17) the volatility of the trading price of our Class A Shares, which may increase as a result of the issuance of Class A ordinary shares and warrants pursuant to the Transaction Support Agreement; (18) the Companyâ€™s ability to regain compliance with the continued listing standards of the NYSE as set forth in Sections 802.01B and 802.01C of the NYSE Listed Company Manual within the applicable cure period; (19) the Companyâ€™s ability to continue to comply with applicable listing standards of the NYSE; and (20) other risks and uncertainties set forth in the sections entitled â€œRisk Factorsâ€ and â€œCautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statementsâ€ in the Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC by Cazoo Group Ltd on March 30, 2023 and in subsequent filings with the SEC. The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. You should carefully consider the foregoing factors and the disclosure included in other documents filed by Cazoo from time to time with the SEC. These filings identify and address other important risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements, and Cazoo assumes no obligation and does not intend to update or revise these forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Cazoo gives no assurance that it will achieve its expectations.
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