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EQT IV, through the indirectly owned company Sofia IV S.à r.l. (the “Shareholder”), is launching a placing of shares in Sanitec Corporation (“Sanitec”) via an accelerated bookbuilding process (the “Placing”). The Shareholder currently owns 40,000,000 shares, corresponding to a 40.0% stake in Sanitec, and aims to sell a portion of the holding.
Nordea and UBS Investment Bank are acting as Joint Bookrunners and have agreed to a waiver of the lock-up entered into by the Shareholder in connection with the initial public offering of Sanitec.
This announcement is for information purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to buy, sell, issue, or subscribe for, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, sell, issue, or subscribe for any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. This announcement has been issued by and is the sole responsibility of Sofia IV S.à r.l.
The securities referred to herein have not been registered under the Securities Act and may not be offered or sold in the United States other than to “qualified institutional buyers” as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act or in offshore transactions pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. Nothing in this communication shall constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer or sale would be unlawful.
This document is being distributed only to and is directed at (a) persons who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(1) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order") or (b) high net worth entities falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order, and other persons to whom it may be lawfully communicated, falling within Article 49(1) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as "relevant persons"). Any person who is not a relevant person should not act or rely on this document or any of its contents.
 Certain of Sanitec’s previous lenders and members of management and the Board of Directors currently have a beneficial interest in Sofia LP, the indirect owner of the Shareholder.