May 19, 2020 / 6:51 AM / 10 days ago

REFILE-BRIEF-Compass Says Intends To Raise Gross Proceeds Of About 2 Bln Stg

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May 19 (Reuters) - Compass Group Plc:

* PROPOSED PLACING OF NEW ORDINARY SHARES

* GROUP PLC - LAUNCH ANNOUNCEMENT

* INTENTION TO RAISE NEW EQUITY

* TO RAISE NEW EQUITY TO REDUCE LEVERAGE, ENHANCE LIQUIDITY AND STRENGTHEN ITS POSITION

* NON-PRE-EMPTIVE PLACING OF NEW ORDINARY SHARES ( “PLACING SHARES”) OF 11 1/20 PENCE EACH IN CAPITAL OF COMPANY

* INTENDS TO RAISE GROSS PROCEEDS OF APPROXIMATELY £2.0BN THROUGH PLACING, SUBSCRIPTION AND RETAIL OFFER.

* DIRECTORS AND MEMBERS OF SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM INTEND TO SUBSCRIBE FOR NEW ORDINARY SHARES AT PLACING PRICE AND TO CONTRIBUTE APPROXIMATELY £1.1M IN TOTAL

* PROCEEDS OF PLACING WILL BE USED TO STRENGTHEN COMPANY’S BALANCE SHEET AND LIQUIDITY POSITION, REDUCING LEVERAGE

* COMPANY INTENDS TO RAISE GROSS PROCEEDS OF APPROXIMATELY £2.0BN

* PLACING WILL BE CONDUCTED THROUGH AN ACCELERATED BOOKBUILDING PROCESS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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