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Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Citigroup Global Mkt

Stabilisation Notice

RNS Number : 6333V
Citigroup Global Markets Limited
24 July 2018


24 July 2018

Not for release, publication or distribution, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States of America, Australia, Japan, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or any jurisdiction in which such distribution would be unlawful.


ASA International Group plc


Post-stabilisation notice and exercise of the over-allotment option


Full exercise of the over-allotment option

Citigroup Global Markets Limited, acting as the stabilising manager in connection with the initial public offering (the "Offer") of shares in ASA International Group plc (the "Company"), has today given notice to exercise the over-allotment option  granted by Catalyst Microfinance Investors in respect of 4,000,000 ordinary shares of the Company (the "Over-allotment Shares") at the Offer price of 313 pence per Over-allotment Share (the "Over-allotment Option"). Settlement of the Over-allotment Option will take place on 27 July 2018.


Including the exercise of the Over-allotment Option, the final total size of the Offer was 44,000,000 ordinary shares in total (representing 44 per cent. of the ordinary shares in the Company currently in issue).


Stabilisation notice


Further to its announcement on 13 July 2018, Citigroup Global Markets Limited (Contact: Syndicate Desk +44 20 7986 9000), in its capacity as stabilisation manager, hereby gives notice that it did not undertake stabilisation (within the meaning of Article 3.2(d) of Market Abuse Regulation (EU/596/2014)) in relation to the offer of the following securities and is terminating the stabilisation period early:

The securities:


ASA International Group plc


Ordinary Shares with a par value of £1 each



Offering size:

40,000,000 Ordinary Shares excluding the over-allotment option


London Stock Exchange plc



Maximum size of over-allotment facility

4,000,000 Ordinary Shares


Initial Public Offering of Ordinary Shares

Offer price:

313 pence per Ordinary Share

Associated securities:

There are no associated instruments that are subject to stabilisation


Stabilising Manager:

Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Citigroup Centre, Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5LB, United Kingdom

Stabilisation period:

From 13 July 2018 to 24 July 2018

Trade Date

Lowest price paid (pence)

Highest price paid (pence)





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