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Nyrstar (0JNH)


Tuesday 07 July, 2009


Nyrstar announces convertible bond offering inc...


The current news release constitutes regulated information as defined
in the  Belgian Royal  Decree  of November  14, 2007,  regarding  the
obligations of  issuers  of  financial  instruments  that  have  been
admitted to trading on a regulated market

News Release

             Nyrstar announces convertible bond offering
         increased to EUR 120 million following exercise of
                        over-allotment option

Balen, Belgium (7 July 2009) - Following the successful placement  of
its senior unsecured  convertible bonds,  due 2014  (the "Bonds")  on
Thursday 2 July 2009, Nyrstar NV  announces the full exercise of  the
EUR 15 million over-allotment  option by Goldman Sachs  International
on behalf  of itself  and ING  Belgium SA/NV.   The exercise  of  the
over-allotment option increases the overall size of the offering from
EUR 105 million to  EUR 120 million following  strong demand for  the

The net proceeds from the issue of the Bonds will be used by  Nyrstar
to diversify its  funding sources  and strengthen  its balance  sheet
liquidity as well as to fund organic or external growth opportunities
as they  may  arise,  consistent with  Nyrstar's  recently  announced

Goldman  Sachs  International,  acting  as  Stabilising  Manager  (as
referred to below), has informed Nyrstar that it has not carried  out
any stabilisation activities to date.

Payment for and delivery of the  Bonds are expected to take place  on
or about  10 July  2009.  The  payment and  delivery are  subject  to
customary conditions precedent for this type of transaction.

Application has been made  to the Luxembourg  Stock Exchange to  list
the Bonds on the official list  of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange  and
to admit the Bonds to trading on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange's Euro
MTF Market, barring unforeseen circumstances.

Goldman Sachs  International  acted  as Sole  Lead-Manager  and  Sole
Bookrunner of the transaction.  The over-allotment option was granted
to Goldman  Sachs  International and  ING  Belgium SA/NV,  acting  as
Managers in connection with the offering of the Bonds.

                               - end -

About Nyrstar
The partner of choice in essential resources for the development of a
changing world.  Nyrstar is a leading global multi-metals'  business,
producing significant quantities of  zinc and lead  as well as  other
products (including silver, gold and  copper).  Nyrstar is listed  on
NYSE Euronext Brussels under the symbol NYR. For further  information
visit the Nyrstar website,

Michael Morley
Director Legal and
External Affairs
T: +44 20 7408 8120
[email protected]

Chris James
Group Manager,
Investor Relations
T: +44 20 7408 8161
M: +44 7912 269 497
[email protected]

Geert Lambrechts
Communications Advisor
T: +32 14 449 646
M: +32 473 637 892
[email protected]

Stabilisation/FSA. In connection with the issue of the Bonds, Goldman
Sachs International  acting  as  Stabilising Manager  or  any  person
acting on behalf of Goldman Sachs International may over-allot  Bonds
or effect transactions with a view to supporting the market price  of
the Bonds at a level higher than that which might otherwise  prevail.
However, there is  no assurance that  Goldman Sachs International  or
any person  acting  on behalf  of  Goldman Sachs  International  will
undertake stabilisation action. Any stabilisation action may begin on
or after the date  on which adequate public  disclosure of the  final
terms of the offer of the Bonds  is made and, if begun, may be  ended
at any time, but  it must end  no later than the  earlier of 30  days
after the issue date of the bonds  and 60 days after the date of  the
allotment of the  bonds. Any stabilisation  action or  over-allotment
must be conducted by Goldman Sachs International or any person acting
on behalf  of  Goldman Sachs  International  in accordance  with  all
applicable laws and rules.

This announcement is for general  information only and does not  form
part of any offer to sell, or  the solicitation of any offer to  buy,
securities. The distribution of this  announcement and the offer  and
sale of  the securities  described in  this announcement  in  certain
jurisdictions may  be restricted  by law.  Any persons  reading  this
announcement  should  inform  themselves  of  and  observe  any  such

this announcement is not an offer of securities in the united  states
or any  other jurisdiction.  the bonds  (and the  Company's  ordinary
shares) may  not be  offered  or sold  in  the united  states  absent
registration  or  an  exemption   from  registration  under  the   US
Securities Act of  1933, as amended  (the "Securities Act").  nyrstar
does not intend to register any  portion of the planned offer in  the
united states or to conduct an  offering of securities in the  united
states. the offering is being conducted outside the united states  in
accordance with regulation s under the securities act.

This announcement is an advertisement and not a prospectus within the
meaning of Directive  2003/71/EC of the  European Parliament and  the
Council of November 4, 2003 (as  implemented in each member State  of
the European Economic Area, the "Prospectus Directive").

in member states of the european  economic area, the bonds are  being
offered only  to  qualified  investors  within  the  meaning  of  the
prospectus directive, in accordance  with the respective  regulations
of each member state in which the bonds are offered.

This announcement is directed  only at the  following persons in  the
United Kingdom:  (i)  persons  who have  professional  experience  in
matters relating to investments falling  within Article 19(5) of  the
Financial Services and Markets  Act 2000 (Financial Promotion)  Order
2005, (ii)  persons  who are  "high  net worth  entities"  and  other
persons, to whom this ANNOUNCEMENT may be legally distributed  within
the meaning of Article 49(2) (a) to (d) of the Financial Services and
Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion)  Order 2005 (all such  persons
together being referred  to as  "Qualified Persons").  in the  united
kingdom, the Securities are intended  only for Qualified Persons,  no
invitation, offer or agreements  to subscribe, purchase or  otherwise
acquire such Securities may be proposed or concluded other than  with
Qualified Persons and Any  person other than  a Qualified Person  may
not act or rely on this announcement or any of its contents.

The Bonds will not be offered, sold or delivered to the public in the
Republic of Italy  ("Italy") other than:  (i) to qualified  investors
(investitori  qualificati),  as  defined  pursuant  to  Article  100,
paragraph 1(a), of Legislative  Decree No 58,  24 February 1998  (the
"Financial Services Act") as amended  and restated from time to  time
and Article 34-ter, paragraph 1(b) of CONSOB Regulation No. 11971  of
14 May 1999, as amended and  restated from time to time (the  "CONSOB
Regulation"); or (ii) in  other circumstances provided under  Article
100  of  the  Financial  Services  Act  and  Article  34-ter,  CONSOB
Regulation, where  exemptions  from  the  requirement  to  publish  a
prospectus pursuant to Article 94  of the Financial Services Act  are

Any purchase of or application for  BONDS of the COMPANY pursuant  to
the Offering should  only be  made on  the basis  of the  information
contained in the final PROSPECTUS to  be issued by the Issuer in  due
course in connection with the Offering.

This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is 
solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


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