Mogo Finance EUR 2022 bondholders approve amendments to terms and conditions – Bondholders’ meeting secures greater financial flexibility in COVID crisis
Mogo Finance EUR 2022 bondholders approve amendments to terms and conditions
Bondholders’ meeting secures greater financial flexibility in COVID crisis
Riga, Latvia, 27 January 2021. Mogo Finance and its group companies (the “Group”), specialized in used car financing, has received broad approval from bondholders to amend the terms and conditions of its EUR 2022 bonds. At today’s bondholders meeting, all proposed amendments were resolved. The proposals included the replacement of the bondholders’ representative (Proposal 1), the amendment of financial conditions (Proposal 2) and the amendment of the definition of permitted debt (Proposal 3). The minutes of the meeting will be published on the Group’s website later today.
Proxies were given to a single proxyholder in accordance with Luxembourg laws on bondholders’ meetings. The tabulation agent confirmed that proxies were received from over 450 investors holding EUR bonds in a total nominal value of approximately EUR 75.5 million. With the resulting participation of 75.5% of outstanding bonds, the quorum threshold of 50% was duly satisfied. Of the participants, at least 96% voted in favor of each of the resolutions, thereby also duly satisfying the majority thresholds.
The terms and conditions of the EUR 2022 bonds are expected to be formally amended in the coming days. Subsequently, the updated terms and conditions will be published on the website of Mogo and the amendment fees will be paid to the relevant investors.
Modestas Sudnius, CEO of Mogo Finance, commented: “The bondholders’ consent to the amendment of the terms and conditions is a great vote of confidence in Mogo Finance. We greatly appreciate the support of our investors as we navigate the COVID crisis.”
CFO Maris Kreics added: “The approvals in relation to the interest coverage ratio, the equity ratio and the permitted debt clause will strengthen the growth and profitability prospects of the Group. With the resulting greater financial flexibility in the economic environment of the COVID crisis, we can continue to focus on optimizing business performance.”
Aalto Capital acted as financial advisor to Mogo Finance.
The full documentation is available on the Group’s website at https://mogo.finance/bonds/.
Maris Kreics, Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Sven Pauly, Investor Relations (IR)
About Mogo Finance:
Mogo Finance is one of the leading and fastest-growing used car secured financing companies on a global scale. In selective markets, the Company also utilizes consumer lending as a strategic capital allocation vehicle to leverage its performance and customer base. Recognizing the niche underserved by traditional lenders, Mogo Finance provides financial inclusion and disruptively changes the used car and consumer financing industry across 14 countries. Up to date the Company has issued over EUR 585 million secured loans and running a net loan and used car rent portfolio of over EUR 192 million. Mogo offers secured loans up to EUR 15,000 with a maximum tenor of 84 months making used car financing process convenient, both for its customers and partners. Wide geographical presence and diversified revenue streams grant Mogo with unique scale and pace unmatched by its rivals. Mogo Finance operates a multi-channel fintech approach through its own branch network, more than 2,000 partner locations and a strong online presence. Physical footprint enriched with excellent customer journey makes Mogo Finance top of mind brand in its industry. A state-of-the-art car portal supports cross-selling potential from re-possessed cars to leasing and vice versa. Established in 2012, with headquarters in Riga, Latvia, Mogo Finance operates in Baltics and Europe with a strong focus on GDP-dynamic countries in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. Operating regions also include the Near East, the Caucasus and Central Asia as well as Eastern Africa.
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