ARD Finance Announces Intention to Terminate SEC Reporting Obligations
LUXEMBOURG, Jan. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ARD Finance S.A. (“ARD Finance”), a holding company of Ardagh Group S.A. (NYSE: ARD), announced that it will today voluntarily file a Form 15F with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to terminate its SEC reporting obligations under section 13(a) or section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), as a result of the redemption in full of its previously outstanding, SEC-registered 6.625% / 7.375% Senior Secured Toggle Notes due 2023 and 7.125% / 7.875% Senior Secured Toggle Notes due 2023.
Subject to any objection from the SEC, the termination will be effective 90 days after the filing of the Form 15F with the SEC, or within such shorter period as the SEC may determine. Upon the filing of the Form 15F, ARD Finance’s reporting obligations under the Exchange Act will be immediately suspended pursuant to the rules of the SEC.
ARD Finance owns approximately 92% of Ardagh Group S.A. The NYSE listing and SEC reporting obligations of Ardagh Group S.A. are unaffected by ARD Finance’s Form 15F filing.
About Ardagh Group
Ardagh Group S.A. is a global supplier of infinitely recyclable metal and glass packaging for the world’s leading brands. Ardagh operates more than 50 metal and glass production facilities in 12 countries across three continents, employing over 16,000 people, with sales of $7bn.
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SOURCE ARD Finance S.A.