Mogo Finance commences process to amend terms and conditions of EUR 2022 bonds – Invitation to bondholders’ meeting on 27 January 2021 following supportive feedback from investor consultation period
Mogo Finance commences process to amend terms and conditions of EUR 2022 bonds
Invitation to bondholders’ meeting on 27 January 2021 following supportive feedback from investor consultation period
Riga, Latvia, 11 January 2021. Mogo Finance and its group companies (the “Group”), specialized in used car financing, has commenced the formal process to amend the terms and conditions of its EUR 2022 bonds. The notice of invitation to convening a meeting of bondholders on 27 January 2021 to vote on the amendments of the terms and conditions has been published today on the Group’s website, alongside other supporting documents.
The proposals include 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 amendment of the terms and conditions is aimed at strengthening the Group’s growth and profitability prospects by securing greater financial flexibility in the current economic environment.
After a consultation process, almost 40% of investors signaled support for the proposed amendment terms. If the Proposal 2 and Proposal 3 are successfully approved, EUR bondholders who voted in favor of the respective proposals will receive an amendment fee of 0.50 per cent for each of the approved proposals. The results of the votes will be available on the Group’s website subsequent to the meeting of the bondholders.
Aalto Capital acts as financial advisor to Mogo Finance. Holders of the EUR 2022 bonds are encouraged to reach out directly to Aalto Capital (contact details below) for more information regarding the process for amending the terms and conditions of the bonds.
The full documentation is available on the Group’s website at https://current.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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