12 May 2016: IPO details announcement (ENG)

12 May 2016


  • FinTech company plans initial public offering on the Regulated Market (General Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange for end of May 2016
  • Offer period begins on 13 May 2016 and is expected to end on 24 May 2016
  • Price range is from 13.50 euro to 16.50 euro per share
  • Existing shareholders commit themselves to lock-up period of 18 months
  • MyBucks plans to use proceeds to fund further growth in Africa and Europe

Luxembourg, 12 May 2016 - The FinTech company MyBucks S.A., headquartered in Luxembourg, which is one of the pioneers in the digital micro-finance business, has announced further details of its planned initial public offering (IPO) on the Regulated Market (General Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The offer period begins on 13 May 2016 and is expected to end on 24 May 2016. During this period, investors will be able to subscribe to shares of MyBucks S.A. through the bank Hauck & Aufhäuser. The initial listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is scheduled for 27 May 2016. The company plans to issue 2.0 million new shares via a capital increase as well as up to 300,000 existing shares in connection with a potential over-allotment. The company has granted Hauck & Aufhäuser a Greenshoe option with respect to the shares borrowed to cover such potential over-allotment. Assuming the placement of all new shares and full exercise of the Greenshoe option, the free float in the shares of MyBucks will amount to 18.7 percent of its share capital. The price range has been set from 13.50 euro to 16.50 euro per share. Assuming a placement of all shares at the mid-point of the price range and full exercise of the Greenshoe option, MyBucks expects gross issuing proceeds of approximately 34.5 million euro. The existing shareholders of MyBucks will not sell any shares within the the offer. Instead, the shareholders have committed themselves to a mandatory lock-up period of 18 months from the day of the initial listing of the shares on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The new shares will have the same rights as the existing shares of MyBucks S.A.

Expansion of offering in Africa and Europe "We offer our customers in Africa and Europe technology-based financial services via digital and mobile channels that make accessing them quick and easy" says Dave van Niekerk, CEO of MyBucks S.A. "This IPO will enable us to introduce our highly scalable MyBucks business model into other countries in Africa and Europe, allowing us to get closer to our objective of becoming a global player." MyBucks is a profitable enterprise that uses its GetBucks, GetBanked and GetSure brands to offer a comprehensive portfolio of financial services, which include credit, banking as well as insurance products. The company is actively engaged in nine African and two European countries with more than 380 employees and over 400 sales agents. During the financial year 2014/15 (ended 30 June), MyBucks generated 31.2 million euro in revenue. Operating profit amounted to 11.1 million euro and profit before taxation was at 5.7 million euro. "MyBucks has had positive earnings, before and after tax, for the third year running. Not many FinTech companies can claim to have achieved such good performance. The IPO on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange will assist the company's growth plans," says Tim Nuy, Executive Director of MyBucks S.A.

__Issuing proceeds are to support further corporate growth __ Among other things, MyBucks plans to use the proceeds of the IPO to fund further growth in African and European markets. In addition, MyBucks is now poised to take over a pan-African finance group of the US enterprise Opportunity International Inc. The offering of MyBucks' shares consists of an initial public offering to investors in Luxembourg and Germany as well as private placements to qualified investors outside Germany, Luxembourg and the United States of America in reliance on Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Hauck & Aufhäuser is assisting the IPO as sole global coordinator and sole bookrunner. MyBucks' shares have been assigned the international securities identification number (ISIN) LU1404975507 and the German Securities Code (Wertpapierkennnummer) (WKN): A2AJLT. The securities prospectus is available for download from the website of MyBucks (www.mybucks.com) under Investor Relations.

About MyBucks MyBucks is a FinTech company based in Luxembourg that delivers seamless financial services through technology. Through its brands GetBucks, GetBanked and GetSure the company offers unsecured consumer loans, banking solutions as well as insurance products to customers. MyBucks has experienced exponential growth since its inception in 2011 and today has operations in nine African and two European countries. MyBucks aims to ensure that its product offering is accessible, simple and trustworthy, in comparison to traditional, non-technological methods, ultimately working towards enhancing the benefits to the customer. The MyBucks' product offering enables customers to manage their financial affairs easily and conveniently. Discover more at: www.mybucks.com

Press Contact Folker Dries Phone: Tel.: +49 151 1623 1556 Email: fdries@heringschuppener.com Zsófia Köhler Phone: +49 69 9218 7437 Email: zkoehler@heringschuppener.com Important information This announcement does not contain or constitute an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy or subscribe for securities. This announcement is not a prospectus. Potential investors should not purchase or subscribe for any securities referred to in this announcement except on the basis of the information contained in the prospectus of the Company (including any supplements thereto) which has been approved by the Luxembourg Commission for the Supervision of the Financial Sector (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier - CSSF) and immediately published thereafter. Copies of such prospectus are available free of charge from MyBucks S.A., 40, avenue Monterey, L-2163 Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, as well as, for viewing in electronic form, on the websites of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (http://www.bourse.lu) and the Company (http://www.mybucks.com). This announcement is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States of America (the "United States"). Securities may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). Any public offering of securities to be made in the United States would be made by means of a prospectus that could be obtained from the Company and that would contain detailed information about the Company and its management, as well as the financial statements of the Company. There will be no public offer of the securities in the United States. In the United Kingdom, this information is directed at and/or for distribution only to (i) investment professionals falling within article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "Order"), or (ii) high net worth companies falling within article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (each such person hereinafter a "relevant person"). The securities are only available to, and any invitation, offer or agreement to subscribe, purchase or otherwise acquire such securities will be engaged in only with, relevant persons. Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this information or any of its contents. Subject to certain exceptions under the Securities Act, the securities referred to herein may not be offered or sold in Australia, Canada or Japan or to, or for the account or benefit of, any national, resident or citizen of Australia, Canada or Japan. Some of the information in this announcement may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of the Company. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "will," "could," "may" or "might," or, in each case, the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially. We do not intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Many factors could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, general economic conditions, our competitive environment, risks associated with our industry, as well as many other risks specifically related to the Company and its operations.