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FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.,
The Offering will comprise the sale by Spherion of 306,521,750 existing ordinary shares in Michael Page, representing 81.7% of the total issued share capital of Michael Page. An over-allotment option of another 45,978,250 existing ordinary shares, representing approximately 12.3% of the total issued share capital of Michael Page, has been granted to the underwriters. The remaining 6% of the Michael Page’s total issued share capital will be allocated to certain senior executives of Michael Page, subject to the terms of a restricted share plan.
The price range has been set at 190p to 250p per share (US$2.79 to US$3.68, based on the current exchange rate of US$1.47=£1). Based on the Offering price at the mid-point of the price range and the 375 million shares to be issued, the total size of the Offering is expected to be approximately £825 million.
1. Expected Timetable
2. Roadshow commences
3. Institutional Offering closes on
4. Announcement of Offering price and allocation
5. Conditional dealings commence on the
6. Admission and commencement of unconditional dealings on
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Purpose of the Offering
Spherion is offering the shares of Michael Page to allow it to more exclusively focus on the development of its human capital model under the Spherion brand. Since it was acquired in 1997, Michael Page has continued to run as an autonomous entity. As previously stated, Spherion intends to use the proceeds of the Offering to substantially reduce bank debt and implement a significant repurchase of Spherion common stock.
Spherion Corporation is a $3.7 billion human capital management company. Founded in 1946, the Company is based in
This release contains statements that are forward looking in nature and, accordingly, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause future results to differ from current expectations include risks associated with acquisitions, competition, changing market and economic conditions, currency fluctuations and additional factors discussed in this release and in Spherion’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company’s actual results may differ materially from any projections contained in this release.
This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is unlawful. The ordinary shares of Michael Page Plc (the "Ordinary Shares") have not been and will not be registered under the US Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and, subject to certain exceptions, may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. Persons (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act ("Regulation S")). The Ordinary Shares are being offered and sold outside the United States to non-U.S. persons in reliance on Regulation S and within the United States only to "qualified institutional buyers" ("QIBs") (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act ("Rule 144A")) in transactions exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act.